- Posted February 22, 2010 by
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Making it in America
Like nearly 100,000 other micro-manufacturers and artisan studios, Abracadabra Stamp Makers started their business on the kitchen table. Today, in the midst of this recession they are successfully "Making it in America" by selling their exclusive handcrafted rubber art stamps to thousands of small businesses and crafters coast to coast and to many others internationally.
Their main business is selling to more than 15,000 "Made in America" crafters, entreprenaurs, galleries and shops. Abracadabra Stamp Makers offers their products wholesale to store owners looking for quality handmade in America merchandise.
This year as the "Shop Local," and "Online Sales" movements exploded, craft galleries and shops specializing in American Made products enjoyed increased holiday sales. There are more than 30,000 art fairs and craft festivals and other events in America each year, but few artisans find their way to shops and galleries.
Twenty years ago, small studios were few and far between, limited to painters, sculptors, etc in secluded pockets of America like Santa Fe, where artists congregate, but today there are more than 500,000 studios selling DIY products locally and on Etsy and other online resources. These artisans are our newest and best resource for small business creation and growth. Handmade products are the fastest growing sector of small business.
"We are always amazed at how ingenius Americans really are. It's what sets us apart," says Nancy Miller, owner of Abracadabra Stamp Makers, "but they will stay small if they don't learn the basics of pricing, product development as well as negotiating skills for dealing with stores and buyers." Miller says they offer product ideas on their site and share customer submissions with a link back to their web page.
While consumer support is growing, many of these new DIY businesses are in desperate need of training and mentoring as they grow, and they could potentially add hundreds of thousands of jobs. Educational workshops for artists interested in growing their part-time businesses into a real career and sustainable income is in great demand.
If you are interesting in carrying Abracadabra Stamp Makers rubber art stamp line in your store or just purchasing their products individually check out their webstore at http://www.acesoverjacks.com/Abracadabra.html
They are a respected local business located in New Mexico, offering their beautiful handmade in America products all over the world.