Saturday, December 4, 2010

Behind the scenes at Baby Dipper

I thought it might be interesting to share what happens "behind the scenes" here at Baby Dipper, LLC when an order is placed through the Baby Dipper web site or when other bowls need to be packed for shipment for reviews or giveaways. Here is a glimpse of my little helpers at work.

Actually, first of all, the order, review request, or giveaway winner must be finalized and that part is all me. Then the shipping information is entered into the U.S. Postal Service's online Click-n-Ship program to print the labels for the packages. It's still all me through those things, too, but next come the parts where my two-year-old twin boys, Franklin and Carlton, get a chance to help out. Though they try to "help" with the computer part, especially with the printer, their net effect during that part actually detracts from my overall efficiency.

BUT, once the labels are printed and the handwritten notes are completed (by me, not the boys), the packages are ready to be assembled. We start by applying the shipping label to the appropriate USPS Priority Mail envelope or box. Next comes the preparation of the envelope or box to receive the Baby Dipper bowl(s) it must hold, sometimes involving the insertion of packing material (oh, what fun!).

Then Carlton and Franklin take turns placing the Baby Dipper bowls in the packages and removing the wax paper from the adhesive strip on the envelopes. This is followed by a trip to the front door to stage the packages for their final placement on the front porch for pick-up by our postal carrier.

I hope you have enjoyed this look behind the scenes at Baby Dipper. By the way, that's Franklin in the yellow-orange shirt and Carlton in the dark orange shirt with bugs on it. I'll try to post a bit more about what goes on around here when something fun or cute happens again.


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