January is over? WTF? Where did the month go? Besides spending 12 hour days and late nights at the office. I had pleasure (extreme sarcasm) of being in Las Vegas for two weeks this month for four trade shows; Affiliate Summit, SHOT Show, AGE and CHAMPS.
While I usually attend the SHOT Show, which is the largest Firearm and Sporting Expo, every January not only to check out the latest tactical gear and to buy for our site Go Survival Gear, but mainly the SHOT show is my little vacation at the beginning of the year. However this year CHAMPS and AGE were bumped up (who knows why) which made my vacation none existence. When not walking around or in some meeting I had to work on our customers marketing materials, and get ready for the show.
While most of you know the CHAMPS and AGE shows have traditionally been held in March, this year they were the week of January 19th. While we planned in advanced the shows still crept up on us quickly. We have been focusing not only on revamping our wholesale website, but we also did construction in the warehouse and re-skued our entire inventory system.
For those of you who went to CHAMPS I hope you had a chance to stop by our booth. The girls killed it with an awesome display and an even greater personal presence. For anyone who didn’t stop by make sure to check out our specials.
It has definitely been a busy month. I am really proud of my team and what we have accomplished and I am excited to see what the rest of 2014 holds. Btw, we surpassed our sales goals – while we tend not to focus on the numbers, it is definitely a plus when we surpass our goals. But even if we didn’t hit our numbers it would have been understandable.
Also be sure to check out some of the new smoke shop products we picked up: