The Happi Empire seedling was planted and nurtured whilst I was living in sparkly Manly, the best beach in Sydney, Australia 😉 I set up the shop in Aussie dollars & did all the marketing mainly in Australia.
Then, I moved to England last year… if you’ve ever moved a business half way across the world, even a mainly-online one, you will know that it’s a very fuzzy, veiled experience, one that you just have to close your eyes, hold your nose & jump into!
It’s taken a while to get up the headspace & courage to change the shop over from Aussie dollars to pounds, because I was scared people would be put off ordering, as basically all my happi customers are in Australia!!
But since moving to England, I’m getting more orders from the USA, along with a bunch of confusion about the $ currency. On top of that, I need to organise the business financially for tax and boring things like that.
So, The Happi Empire shop is now in Great British Pounds! £££
I still ship internationally
I have about 2 customers in the UK (haha!) and want to soothe & encourage Aussies & Americans alike to come hither, roll up and get your happi products! Orders get posted within 48 hours, so will reach you in about 7-9 days.
I have made sure the postage prices aren’t too different from when I was in Aus, so you won’t be hit by extra shipping expense.
I do have a retail distributor in Australia, who sells to shops country-wide. They are called Brumby Sunstate, so any book shop or gift shop will be able to order The Happi Empire products in for you.
I am in the midst of setting up UK & US distributors now, so soon there will be even more options to buy happi products, without having to wait for the postie! Wahoo!!
What do you think about this change?
I’m interested to know what you think about this change if you live in Aus, or anywhere overseas from good old blighty.
Are you put-off by seeing the £ sign? Do the postage charges seem acceptabubble to you?
I would love to know what you think & then I will tweak things accordingly, so it’s the best it can possibly be for ordering online. Post a comment below or send me a private message.
Lotsa love as ever xoxo