Our Small Australian Family Business
(…and why we want to stay small!)
Drop shipping isn’t for us…and it will never be for us. I want to tell you why.
Most businesses want to be big. Our beautiful paediatrician in Special Care used to tell us ‘it’s not good not to grow’ and whilst true in terms of thriving babies, it isn’t necessarily true for businesses. See, most people equate expansion with success. Not us. We recently came to a crossroads where we could have either decided to start using a third party to drop-ship (pack and post) your orders from a warehouse/other business or we could instead buy a studio of our own and bring in an assistant for me (don’t be offended you didn’t see the job listing on seek - she’s family) because we want this business to remain a small family business. That is success to us. Quality control is so important to us - we want to be sure each order going out is perfect and packed with love. Further, and far more importantly, it is vital that Seamus have meaningful, real work. If we signed up for drop-shipping…we would be essentially retiring him and that might sound nice in theory but when you’ve already been dramatically disqualified from pursuing your (exciting and high risk) career (or any career working for someone else) due to health - it would be deeply unfair to take away work you can do…and do very well. Everyone likes to feel that they contribute and matter and nothing matters more to me than ensuring my husband feels that way after our lives were turned upside down a few years ago with health battles. So drop shipping isn’t for us and never will be for us. Success, for us, is measured in our ability to stay small, prioritise family and personally ensure you have an incredible art-buying experience with us.
So we will continue to operate (very proudly) as a small Australian family business far into the foreseeable future and continue our commitment to being entirely Made in Australia.