Thursday, March 19, 2009

"E-Tailer Spotlight" - Ye Olde Chandler


I'd like to introduce you to one of our newest e-tailers, Faye and Lesli of Ye Olde Chandler.
They are participating in our sample box this month.

I must let you in on a secret - you are going to absolutely LOVE their candles and tarts! Faye and Lesli sent some of the best smelling tarts for the boxes this month. They have a wide variety of fragrances to choose from. Some of the scents of the tarts for this month's sample box are: lavender, tropical romance, mango papaya, magnolia, ginger bergamont, mulberry, honeysuckle, muscadine, fresh linen, lilac, asian sandlewood, mardi gras, cool citrus basil, moon lake and many more. Be sure to visit Ye Olde Chandler, if you are in the market for a candle. They make all their candles from American Grown Soy. They make handmade soaps, too. I've not smelled the soaps, but if they are anything like the tarts - they will smell wonderful!

Visit Faye and Lesli at Ye Olde Chandler; return to this blog - post about a product you like or would like to try or a comment about their website. You will be entered into a drawing for a candle from Ye Olde Chandler in your choice of fragrance. Your prize will be sent directly from Ye Olde Chandler to you. Be sure and leave an email address so we can contact you. The drawing will be held on Thur., March 26 at 5:00 Central Time.


Tell us a little about yourself and/or your business.

We are a mother and daughter team living in Texas, Faye and Lesli, who began making a small assortment of candles in Lesli's kitchen during lunch breaks. We have now grown to over 60 scents, added handmade soap, and branched out onto the internet! We like that our products have that natural quality and that soy wax not only burns cleaner but supports American farmers.

How or why did you start your business?

We always enjoyed going to craft malls and antique stores together. One day while we were browsing one such shop we noticed a few different candle kiosks. After looking over the products, I'm not sure who said it first, but one of us mentioned that we could make our own, save money and probably make them better than the ones we'd been looking at. It all kind of built from there!

What kind of products do you carry or make?

We carry container candles, votives and wax melts as well as many varieties of soap. We also occasionally have special, limited stock items such as tart burners and crock candles.

Do you carry handmade products? Do you make them yourself?

Yes, all of our candle and soap products are handmade by the two of us.

What’s your favorite product to make or create?

Lesli's favorite product to make is soap, so she specializes in those products. She also has a special place in her heart for Lemon Pucker candles as that was the first scent we ever made and it always brings back happy memories. Faye specializes in candles and scent development and is always on the lookout for new scents to add to our collection.


Do you have a storefront, sell strictly on-line or both?

Currently we sell only online but we do hope to have a storefront as soon as possible. We also do craft shows when we can.

Please list any websites and email addresses.

We can be found at http://www.yeoldechandler.com
We can be reached at info@yeoldechandler.com

Do you work at another job?

Faye has recently retired from her job at a local school district where she worked for over 20 years. Lesli works part time at a boarding and training facility for dogs, her second love!

What or who inspires you?

When it comes to business we inspire each other whether it be mixing and testing new scents or coming up with a fun product idea.

What advice would you offer to someone starting their own business?

Don't give up! Even when things seem slow, if you truly love the product or service that you offer and you are enthusiastic about what you do, people will recognize that and good things will follow.

5 comments:

Chris said...

if i want to start a new business about a new product should i make a awareness program for that?

Karin said...

The Apothecary Jar Candles look great-- so many lovely scents to choose from!

LisaLisa said...

Wow...great interview. Looks like Ye Olde Chandler has some great products.

Snowberry Creek said...

Thanks ladies for taking time to visit Ye Olde Chandler. I know Faye and Lesli appreciate your comments.

I agree with you, Karin. The apothecary jar candles do look great and I would have a hard time choosing just one scent. They do have an excellent variety - something for everyone.

Thanks, LisaLisa! Glad you stopped by - thanks for your support. They do have some wonderful products and I can tell you that they smell GREAT!

Snowberry Creek said...

Chris - I tried to find your blog but couldn't. Yes, if you want to start a new business - get it out in front of the public - make them aware of your product.