What a year it was! 2022 certainly came with its challenges for everyone. With huge increases in the cost of living, staff shortages, new financial stresses and too many natural disasters to count.

Starting the year being predominantly an online business, Wander & Wild faced hurdles of its own. No more covid restrictions, retail storefronts reopening and increased costs of not only importing our goods, but also shipping them out to our customers. 
On a personal front I faced challenges of sharing time between my love for this business, and as a Mum navigating of our first year of preschool for our gorgeous twinnies who were diagnosed with ASD late last year. Mix that with an 8 year old tween, general life demands, therapy appointments, CFS flares, Covid finally catching us, a few health scares through the family and we’ve certainly also felt a little tested at times. 

BUT now for the fun stuff… Throughout all of this we’ve managed to have our most successful year in business yet. We’ve gained lots of new customers and almost doubled our return customer rate (which is truly heart warming).  
We’ve attended trade shows, Met some incredible new suppliers, Gone through branding updates, Worked with talented content creators, Supplied to some big names in the industry, And most excitingly.. secured our new HQ space! 

The later part of the year has been full of planning, fit outs, stocking and styling the new space in preparation of welcoming you all to our new showroom. And while the perfectionist in me keeps adding to the (never ending) list of jobs to finish, we will finally be opening its doors later this month…   
(Oh & the twinnies are also kicking some huge goals with their progress #proudmum)   

What a rewarding roller coaster 2022 has been!
None of which would be possible without the continued support of our beautiful customers. The love, shares, comments, likes & purchases is what allows us to continue to do what we love. 
I feel so incredibly humbled to have connected with a lot of you & look forward to meeting more of you face to face in the months to come. It’s truly so rewarding to know our collections are being used to personalise & warm your spaces. The idea that we’re able to add treasures to your home that you may not have had access to otherwise, Pieces that will help create a home you’ve dreamt of, bring beauty and calm to your space & be part of fond memories for years to come. 

2023 will be an exciting year of firsts as we transition to opening our doors as well as continuing to operate online & expand our team. (Follow our socials or join the email tribe to stay in the loop on our open dates).  
We’ll be bringing you some new collections as well as our much loved old treasures. A new year with new challenges & hopefully another rewarding rollercoaster to come.
Can’t wait to share the ride with you.

Stay tuned X

 

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