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carsonsmommy1108 04-16-2009 04:21 PM

Has this been done before/would you buy it?
 
Ok ladies, I am in the process of starting up my own WAHM diaper shop. I am in the very beginning, still planning, only testing on my own baby, not others yet stage. I have drafted a pattern that so far I like, although I'm sure it will need tweaking after testing, and I plan to promote my store like there is no tomorrow, but lets face it, for the most part, most diapers are very similar! SO I've been trying to come up with a catch, something that makes my diapers cute, cool, something people other than me want when compared to other similar diapers, and I want to know if my idea is something that has already been done, or if there would even be any interest at all...

So my idea:

My store would be called "Pirate booty covers" or something similar (still working on the name:giggle: )

I would specialize in mostly pirate themed diapers, like brown and tan striped outer with that maroon, pirate-y red for stretchy tabs, a diaper with "torn" raggedy looking fabric added onto the leg holes, something in maroon with a hand stitched pirate appliqué, or the words "yo ho ho and a bottle of milk", maybe a diaper or two with different pirate themed outers (like I have some black fabric from Joannes that has silver skull and crossbones on it)

So what do you all think? Is this marketable?
Has it been done?

Was it dumb of me to post my idea on here because there is the rare WAHM who is an idea stealer (although I know 99.9% of you know how hard it is and wouldn't dream of stealing another WAHM's idea)?

Thanks for any input mamas!

Chey 04-16-2009 04:56 PM

Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?
 
As far as has it been done? I don't think I've seen it. However do you really want to pigeonhole yourself into something you can't really expand on?

It's a cute idea, but I personally would do something a bit more broad that would appeal to a larger market of mammas. By doing "just" pirate theme you are running a very narrow market.

Why not have your Diap biz, and then run "lines" like clothing stores do, have a whole Pirate theme line...then you can do other things as well. You could run a Monster line, a pirate line, a fish line etc... etc...

MunkyCrazy 04-16-2009 05:13 PM

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I love pirate-y stuff and with the abundance of girly things it would be cute to have more boy stuff.

I'd buy stuff!

carsonsmommy1108 04-16-2009 05:22 PM

Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chey (Post 6967304)
As far as has it been done? I don't think I've seen it. However do you really want to pigeonhole yourself into something you can't really expand on?

It's a cute idea, but I personally would do something a bit more broad that would appeal to a larger market of mammas. By doing "just" pirate theme you are running a very narrow market.

Why not have your Diap biz, and then run "lines" like clothing stores do, have a whole Pirate theme line...then you can do other things as well. You could run a Monster line, a pirate line, a fish line etc... etc...

You know, you are totally right! For now, I do want to be specialized in one little area, just because now I also make clothing, am a full time student, and have a 5 month old, but in the future I think I might expand a bit, so I better leave the option open.

MunkyCrazy 04-16-2009 05:25 PM

Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?
 
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Originally Posted by carsonsmommy1108 (Post 6967544)
You know, you are totally right! For now, I do want to be specialized in one little area, just because now I also make clothing, am a full time student, and have a 5 month old, but in the future I think I might expand a bit, so I better leave the option open.

I still think you could name it Pirate Booty Covers and you wouldn't be limited to pirate stuff, it's just a name. There are plenty of things with "monkey" and "star" names that have nothing to do with what they sell.

carsonsmommy1108 04-16-2009 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MunkyCrazy (Post 6967579)
I still think you could name it Pirate Booty Covers and you wouldn't be limited to pirate stuff, it's just a name. There are plenty of things with "monkey" and "star" names that have nothing to do with what they sell.

good point! thanks for your input ladies:goodvibes:

GEM Cloth 04-16-2009 09:32 PM

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You could use that to get your name out there, like your specialty, but offer lots of other things too.

luvmybaby333 04-16-2009 09:50 PM

Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?
 
I do think there was somebody who based a lot of their first few products on pirates (I believe that the WAHM's business is: Da' Dtinky.) They designed little pirate shirts and stuff.

But, that said, they primarily deal in recycled wool and not ALL of their products have a pirate theme.

HTH

MyFourStars 04-16-2009 09:59 PM

Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?
 
Just because your name is based on one thing doesn't mean you have to stock only that product. I have my star diaper shop but stock a myriad of fabrics and diapers. I mean, I have a TON of starry fabrics, but there are cupcakes and ducks and sesame street and Twilight and just STUFF too LOL

AdeliaGreen 04-16-2009 10:21 PM

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Love the pirate booty idea :) And I agree that you can keep that name and don't have to limit your products to the theme. Good luck to you!


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