B Corp, Do You Know Why It Matters?

Motherlove

Motherlove added B Corp Certified to their list a few years ago.  At the time of certification Motherlove was one of just 1300 companies in THE WORLD to be awarded this certification.

After learning more about B Corp Certified, I know if I am presented with two otherwise equal choices and one is B Corp, the other not…the certification will tip the scale.Motherlove Products

Check out this webpage to read more about why this is a really cool deal!

If you would like more information about carrying Motherlove in your place of business, please email me at tracy@tracylurban.com 

 

Free Freight February @Momma Goose

Baltic Amber

Enjoy this poetry by our very own, Kim B.
More importantly enjoy FREE FREIGHT 🙂
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Love is in the AIR….from all of us to YOU! Rubies are RED, Sapphires are BLUE, Amber is….well…AMBER, but here is our ODE OF LOVE TO YOU….

“A” – ASTUTELY PERCEPTIVE (You choose to carry the BEST Amber!)
“M” – MAGNIFICENT CUSTOMERS (And you give them the very best)
“B” – BOLD COURAGEOUS SPIRIT (Everyone should have as much as you)
“E” –  EXTRAORDINARY STYLE (You trendsetter you!)
“R” – REMARKABLE WISDOM (You radiate it!)


Contact me today to get your updated order form for Momma Goose Products, Ltd. before this offer expires.

Are Your Baby’s Teethers Non-GMO?

Momma Goose Products, Ltd has added all-natural teething toys to their already best-selling line of Baltic Amber. Let’s just say Momma Goose has your baby’s teething pain on the run. Introducing….

RiNGLEY by Momma Goose Products

 

RiNGLEY Natural Teething Toy
ZooLEY Monkey

RiNGLEY is the original Canadian natural teether that combines two effective teething tools keeping them all-natural: Untreated Maple wood and 100% organic cotton terrycloth made free from dye and without harmful chemicals. The fiber-filler of the ZooLEY line is made from corn. Corn fibers are put through a distillation process that turn into sugars which then ferment into lactic acid that form a polymer resin.  The end result is a fiber that is non-allergenic, odor free, biodegradable and 100% compostable.

RiNGLEY was  designed with a child’s development in mind. Since infants learn through tactile stimulus, touching and putting things in their mouths, the need for a product made without harmful chemicals and dyes is important. The different textures of the RiNGLEY components enable children to satisfy their teething needs and the ring and cloth are naturally easy to grip.  RiNGLEY can be used wet or dry and easily reaches around a child’s gums and teeth.  RiNGLEY is an organic and natural toy for babies to chew and teethe on. RiNGLEY comes in 7 styles: knotted, straight, junior, sun, monkey, turtle and elephant. And meets and exceeds ASTM, CPSIA and CE toy safety standards, Certified organic cotton.

Winner of these awards and appreciated by discerning moms around the world.  Naturally, RiNGLEY is a product that you can confidently offer your parents as fully safe and all-natural to their baby to entertain and to soothe those sore gums.

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Now There Is More From Momma Goose

Momma Goose has just acquired RiNGLEY – Canadian made, organic, natural teething toys!

RiNGLEY is the original Canadian natural teether that combines two effective teething tools: untreated Maple wood and 100% organic cotton terrycloth. These different textures enable children to satisfy their teething needs. Made free from dye and without harmful chemicals. The design allows your child to easily grip the ring and cloth. It can be used either wet or dry to ease the child’s gums and teeth. – See more at http://ringley.ca/

Orders for RiNGLEY products are now being accepted and will begin shipping March 16th. This is a fantastic product, that fits beautifully with the Momma Goose existing line, the Amber Goose Teething Jewelry.  Combined ordering will allow you to try RiNGLEY in your store(s) and broaden your offering of teething product without having to commit to  large minimum order requirements.  Contact me  for ordering. urban.tracy@gmail.com

New Year – A New Look

Welcome to 2015! The magic of turning the page of a calendar has happened again.

For some of you the end of 2014 couldn’t come quickly enough as it has been a real struggle. Business has been hard. I continue to be in awe of your resourcefulness and tenacity. Let me say, “Congratulations! You’ve Done It!”

For others of you 2014 was a fabulous year.  It was the year of your launch. Some added locations, others expanded your store’s square footage. Wow! In either case, hard or fabulous, I love the spirit of the Entrepreneur.

At the launch of 2015 possibilities abound. (in truth they abound at the dawn of each new day – but this post is about the new year so….) They are available to every one of us. I absolutely adore the HOPE that arrives with a new year.

Speaking of which, I HOPE you’ve noticed the new look of my website. My sister, Shelly, built this for me. We have been collaborating on the things I wanted in a website for about 3 to 4 months.  I’m so excited to roll it out on the 1st day of the new year.  If you need help with your website or graphics or social media or email campaigns, Shelly is for hire. Just shoot me an email and I’ll get her contact information to you.

Let me leave you with one of my favorite quotes by Christopher Reeve:

Hope Quote

Now Representing Bebe Au Lait

Organic Blush Nursing Cover
Organic Blush Nursing Cover from Bebe Au Lait

Probably best known for their nursing covers, Bebe Au Lait now offers a catalog of beautiful nursing covers and so much more. From burp cloths to sleep sacks to swaddling blankets, Bebe Au Lait has been the brand your customers are asking for. Do you need the latest catalog and wholesale price list? Email me at urban.tracy@gmail.com

What Is Your Shelf Worth?

One of the many challenges facing retailers is how to properly allocate shelf space to the multitude of products available and find the right products for your customers.  Finding products that are shelf-worthy.

Having been a retail store owner and a manufacturer, I have been given the privilege to see both sides of the “shelf”. You want products that are of high-quality, yes.  But still there are more things to consider to actually give shelf space to any given brand.  Some criteria for the product:

1. Does it work?  Do customers ask for the product?

2. Does it have general aesthetic shelf presence?

3. Is it supplied quickly each and every time you order.

4. Is the product safe? You could even push further to…Is it pure, natural, organic?

5. Is it produced by a company of high-standards and integrity? Said company will be the one to back their product and provide the support that is needed. And if the company gives back to the community…the world we live in, that would be a company all the more worth your business.

Here is a company/product that answers “YES” to all 5 statements above…MOTHERLOVE!MFG_MLbutton

Let me tell you first, that I have known Kathryn at Motherlove for more than 20 years. Our first meeting was at an ILCA Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. We were both business owners exhibiting at this event. At this point in business we didn’t even know what we didn’t know. You’ve heard that said, I’m sure!

Kathryn Higgins and Silencia Cox, Owners of Motherlove.
Kathryn Higgins and Silencia Cox, Owners of Motherlove.

I had sold my business in 2006 and I was asking myself “what now?” It was in this window-of-time that Kathryn invited me to represent Motherlove. I jumped at the opportunity! Now after working with Kathryn and her daughter, Silencia, I have come to know how knowledgeable they are concerning herbs, of their healing and nurturing benefits and I am amazed over and over again.  But more importantly, I have clearly seen the passion they have for their company to “nurture” businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and the environment.  I have heard Kathryn asked, “What’s the biggest lesson you learned from your business?” Kathryn replied, “Everyone should be treated with respect. Competitors, employees, customers – everyone.” and “If there is one thing/thought/idea that you could pass on to the next generation, what would it be?” She said, ” Take care of the earth. This is our home. Do the best you can to walk gently. Evaluate everything you do and its impact on the earth and on others.”   You see, Kathryn and Silencia have this conscientious nature about everything they do, in their lives and business. You see it in the quality of Motherlove products.  This is why I highly respect them and am proudly working with them representing Motherlove products. Motherlove and their line of products not only meet the criteria listed above but they are truly caring people presenting products to women and babies with a heart to help them through pregnancy, succeed at breastfeeding and be healthy.

Watch this short video. See for your SHELF