Retailer Frequently Asked Questions


    • Do you have a minimum order?
      • No. We fully recognize the specialty nature of of this business and want to make sure we fit the needs of the retailer and the end customer. Often, a store may not have the exact size a customer needs and we feel that the ability to rush a special order of a certain size or style is important.

 

    • I am wondering about carrying christening apparel in my store, does it sell well?
      • Yes. It is doubtful there is any other category in your store that has the profit potential of special occasion wear. It is relatively hard for customers to find these days and customers are seeking stores that carry it. Once you are known for having it in your store, you will do very well.

 

    • How much christening apparel should I carry in my store?
      • Enough that customers can see that you are “in the business” which equates to a minimum of about 10 pieces. A special order only option for christening apparel in your store has proven a failure by all who have attempted such. If you are not in the business, the customer will go somewhere else.

 

    • Is christening apparel a seasonal product?
      • No, infant baptism, christening, baby naming and baby blessings happen all year round as babies are born.

 

    • Do you drop ship?
      • Yes, we pioneered a robust drop shipping program in 2003 and have continued to refine it since. (See full description in secure retailer pages.)

 

    • Do you keep stock or is it make-to-order?
      • Everything is in stock and ready to ship. Customers generally do not want to wait for make-to-order so we can’t either.

 

    • I live in a conservative area, can I sell expensive items in my store?
      • Infant baptisms and christenings are special occasion, once-in-a-lifetime events. While not every customer has a large budget, there are many who seek for special items and are willing to spend what is required for this special occasion. They will usually want all the accessories too. Do not sell yourself and your store short by failing to understand this fact. If you only carry inexpensive goods, then that is the customer you will attract.