December 29, 2015 2 Comments
Hope you're all preparing to kick off the new year in style!
It's been an adventurous 2015 for us and we've worked hard to establish ourselves as a brand. Our promise has always been the same from the start, to offer durable leather classics. I would say we've succeeded to an extent - but we might have pissed off some of you along the way. If we did, we sincerely apologise and we hope that we made it up to you later. We are grateful for the support of each and every one of you along the way.
Far more interesting than what transpired in 2015 is what we have to look forward to, so here's a glimpse of what you can expect from us in 2016.
Yup, we know we been slow in introducing new products and we get a fair bit of complaints about this. However, we have some new products which are at the final stage of their production including a new satchel bag and a passport cover. You can expect these on the website in the first two weeks of January 2016. We also plan on introducing at least one new women's and men's wallet each as those are our best selling items.
In 2016, we plan on taking our social media engagement to the next level. We plan of featuring special interviews and stories of adventurers from our part of the world. We would also like to give you a more personal and closer look into Bear Necessities, the brand and company. So if you're not a fan of our Facebook and Instagram pages yet, we recommend that you become one now!
The thing is, a lot of our friends and partners have been encouraging us to increase the prices of our products, saying they are worth more than what we are charging. We have generally been averse to this idea as we felt we were still at a developing stage and our products had not reached their true potential. Now, however, we feel that the time is right to charge a bit more for some of our better selling products. So if you're reading this, and there's a BN product which you really want to buy, now's the time.
We feel quite passionately about animals and the environment, and we plan to do our best in caring for both in 2016. Part of our plans is to give a percentage of our profits, in an ongoing basis, to local charities working in these segments. We also plan on running different campaigns with these charities to create more awareness about these causes.
So those are some of the big things we have planned for 2016 - I'm sure there will be plenty more smaller adventures along the way. Let us know what you think and what are some of your resolutions for the new year.
Have a wonderful new year!
P.s. This is our first blog post - let us know what you think. ;)