There is nothing more important when running a business than to have a good relationship with your customers. We are really pleased to be supplying so many independent shops as it generally makes for a more personal contact. It may be the industry we are in, but we really do have the nicest customers and it is such a pleasure working with them all. We would like to introduce you to some of them in this blog post and share the lovely things they have said about Dry Red Press.
Michael and Sarah Fram, The Leaping Hare Gallery and Framers
The Leaping Hare Gallery and Framers are situated in the historic North Yorkshire Georgian Market Town of Easingwold. They work with some of the most talented artists in Yorkshire and beyond and are proud to showcase their work. They also stock cards, gift wrap and books as well as offer a framing service and run popular workshops.
Michael and Sarah are proud supporters of the fabulous 'Just a Card' campaign which encourages people to buy from artists, designers and independent shops. The simple message is that every purchase makes a difference and could transform the high street - even if it is 'just a card' (or a coffee, a notebook, a slice of cake etc). They know first-hand how greatly the campaign has benefited their own independent business.
"Dry Red Press cards stand out as some of our best sellers , so you could say that their products are one of the reasons our customers keep coming back." "We can honestly say the Dry Red Press website is one of our favourite websites for clarity and simplicity of navigation. It is also completely free of clutter and using it is a pleasure." The Leaping Hare Gallery have been loyal customers for nearly 4 years and are always a pleasure to deal with. We are very proud to be supplying their lovely gallery with our cards.
Lizzie Fright and Peter Barnett, McGillan and Woodell
McGillan and Woodell is a small independent Gallery in Ramsgate. They stock a beautiful range of prints, cards, jewellery and gifts and also have a lovely gallery space available for hire.
"The range of cards is absolutely brilliant and highlights many different talented artists, societies and print makers. The website is well laid out, easy to use and orders always arrive in super speedy time." "Our customers return for our cards time after time because as we hear repeatedly, 'You have the best cards in Ramsgate'. That can't be bad!"
Since their first order in June last year, McGillan and Woodell have been placing orders regularly through our website. Lizzie always chooses a lovely selection of designs. They sell a lot of our cards and we are so pleased they found us!
Angela Parker, Bankside Gallery
Bankside is the gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE). It's vibrant exhibitions celebrate the very best in contemporary water-based media and original print, championing the work of both new and established artists.
"Dry Red Press cards are simple and elegant, the square format lends itself to eye-catching displays. The striking designs, with subject matter guaranteed to suit all tastes, are complimented by a coloured envelope and just enough information about the artist on the reverse. These stylish, unfussy cards sell consistently well in our Gallery as they feature works by artists from the RWS and the RE, so not only can they be sent, but the images can also provide a lasting momento of an enjoyable exhibition."
We have been supplying Bankside since the very start of our business and are proud to offer the Dry Red Press award to artists from the RWS and the RE at their annual exhibitions. Some of our best selling cards are by the Bankside artists and we feel very lucky to be associated with them. Angela places lovely big orders and is one of our best London customers.
Thank you for reading about these fabulous galleries, and please remember the next time you visit an independent shop or gallery that even a small purchase, such as a card, makes a big difference.
Laura and Kicki