May 7, 2019
Way back in 1996 Jest Notes began on my kitchen table with handcrafted notes cards and calligraphy. In 2001, still at home and expanding into the dining room we morphed into Jest Notes & Baskets. In 2004 after taking over the kitchen table, the dining room, the family room, the 2 car garage AND the kids’ bedrooms after they left for college….it was time to move out.
For the past 15 years we have been at our warehouse/showroom on Ark Road. This past winter I even drove the van into the garage! But things change. Our industry has changed. Shipping costs ALONE have risen close to 30% over the past few years. Tariffs on baskets being imported are at that same level. Vendors have increased prices on every type of item that goes into our gifts.
The choice was to increase prices, decrease quality and/or quantity OR get creative. So, being positively unwilling to do any of the former we went with the latter. By moving back home and eliminating rent as a rather costly part of overhead, we are able to maintain the quality AND quantity that we include in each and every gift. It is with tremendous joy (and relief!) that we announce that the move is complete.
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