Late afternoon on Monday 4th September dozens of Yumbles makers gathered together for the bi-annual Makers Meet-up in a basement cocktail bar in west London. Coinciding intentionally with the nearby Speciality & Fine Food Fair many makers were “fresh” from either exhibiting at the trade show for the day or attending.
As always the room was buzzing with chatter as makers made new connections and caught up with old friends. Topics ranged from wholesalers tips, to discussing trade show horror stories to discussing potential collaborations and much more!
We kept the “content” of this meet-up light, knowing from past meet-ups how invaluable the rare peer networking opportunity was for makers, and also knowing that after a full 2nd day at a trade show many of the makers would welcome an informal social.
However we did share:
- an update on how the marketplace is doing (in a nutshell growing, growing!!),
- the key things we’re focusing on to continue that growth and also make our makers lives easier with the new marketing add-ons and planned improvements to the Seller Portal (better reporting!!),
- and finally of course we discussed Christmas – some of the best sellers from last year, our top advice and marketing plans.
For all of us on the Yumbles team it was as always a fantastic chance to catch up with so many makers, hear their news and get feedback, ideas and inspiration. The energy and collaboration in the room was really exciting to see and a great tribute to the thriving community we are all building together.
Here’s to the next meet-up. We’re planning a really special event full of great sessions and speakers in early 2018 – so stay tuned!