St. Louis native Jessica Donovan enjoys 3 things: tacos, cute animals, and creating content that informs, inspires, and connects people to a democratized & transparent fashion manufacturing experience.
It’s common for fashion businesses to label themselves “high-end”. What’s less common, however, is for an apparel brand to produce clothing that’s high quality, message their brand as luxury, and sell their products at a high-end price point. It’s not enough to simply claim the title of “high-end”. Your brand must truly embody luxury level values in every thing – from conscientiously-sourced materials, to artisan-level production, to marketing and price point.
In 2019, the U.S. Census Commerce Bureau declared that online sales had finally overcome so-called general merchandise sales for the first time ever. While that sounds like big news for all who operate in off or online retail, analysts credited Amazon for a large part of the growth, specifically due to Amazon Prime’s customer-friendly shipping rates and speedy turnaround times.
Whether or not you operate your boutique out of a brick and mortar, RV, or pop-up stall, it’s crucial that you also make your apparel products available online. Traditional boutiques that live wholly outside of an e-commerce model can only sell to customers in specific locations, during specific hours of business. That’s pretty limiting considering that e-commerce stores have the ability to serve customers 24/7, whether they live right down the street or in a different hemisphere.
TEXAS, May 15, 2019 – Yesterday, MakersValley was selected to participate in the MassChallenge Texas in Austin 2019 accelerator program. MakersValley was one of more than 650 other startups to apply for the accelerator located in Austin, Texas.