Hey U-Fab Friends,
Have you heard of a local band from Charlottesville called Dave Matthews Band, apparently he’s
sort of a big deal. Anyway one of our
advertising reps gave us 2 Luxury Suite tickets to see his show on Saturday, Nov
20th at John Paul Jones in Charlottesville and instead of using them
ourselves we’ve decided to give them away to one of our lucky customers. Check out the end of this email to see how
you could win these tickets.
Well it’s been a while since my last email and lots has been
going on so let me jump in.
Charlottesville Store News/Update:
Well it’s been over 4 months since we opened the doors to our new
Charlotttesville store and I’m sure many of you are curious how it’s going.
I’ll be honest, I conveniently forgot how hard it is to open a new store
in a new market. For some reason I had tricked
myself into thinking that I would open the door and people would just rush
in. Well I was wrong…… To say that
first day, and first week were quiet would be a generous statement. In
fact I’m pretty sure half our customers that first day and a good number that
first week were actually Richmond customers who came to check out the new store
(which I greatly greatly appreciated btw). Those first few months were tough but we
stuck to our business model, started advertising and knew that once the word of
mouth started spreading things would get much better.
in Charlottesville is booming and U-Fab as a whole is doing great. (many days are even busier than Richmond!!!) Thanks to all of you who have shopped with us
and more importantly continue to let your friends and family know about U-Fab,
referrals are what really drive our business.
matter of business was to find someone to run the Richmond store. It’s not easy to give up your baby but luckily
I already had the perfect person in mind, Will Chambers. Will has been in the furniture and interior
design industry for his entire career and had also worked for me in the
furniture business for almost 4 years.
He brings an incredible amount of experience, knowledge and true passion
to his work. With Will and Mariah running the day to day in
Richmond we haven’t missed a beat and to be honest I think the store has gotten
even better. I know my wife is much
happier with how clean and organized the store is now and I hope all of you are
too. If you haven’t met Will yet stop in
and say hi.
it’s hard to keep up. In the last month
we’ve gotten in hundreds of new closeouts from Kravet, Robert Allen, P/Kaufmann,
Braemore, Waverly and more. Going
forward I am going to do my absolute best to post pictures and updates to our
Facebook page whenever we get a new shipment it. So if you want to be in the know become our
friend or fan on Facebook.
are 54”, 100% cotton home décor fabrics.
your holiday plans:
– you know being green is very fashionable these days
and/or Runners – show off to your
mother-in-law with your stylish yet frugal handiwork
Skirts – explanation not required
Christmas Cards – these are really cool, although not very
economical to mail….
while stock lasts and let us know what you did with your Christmas fabric.
furniture business, and that time has come.
When we were in North Carolina last month we attended the furniture
market and shopped a variety of the better quality furniture manufacturers and
I think we’ve found the right one. The
company we are going to be working with has a great collection of upscale and
more unique styled furniture. On top of
the style lines they already work with a large amount of the fabrics we stock so
obviously they must have good taste. In
addition to the fabrics the company offers we will be able to order any of
their frames with fabrics from out stores (aka COM). We
are expecting to have some of the frames in stock in early January.
weekend (except we’ll cut out an hour or so early on Wed). So if you’re hosting T-day bring in your
family to help you choose your fabric, or better yet maybe you can get them to
buy you an early Christmas present!!
the following hours for the holiday weekend:
finally considering bring some it. I
really don’t know much about them so I’m looking for input from all of you on
what you would like us to carry. So if
you have a minute feel free to email me with your suggestions and ideas on
things that you would like to be able to buy at U-Fab while your shopping for
stores but right now we are currently looking for a few of the right people to
join our team. If you are interested in
either of the positions listed below or know someone who might be please email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to help cover a few days a month when we need extra help. This job could be as little as 10 hours a
month to 40 hours a month. Most of the
days needed would be weekdays and they wouldn’t necessarily have to be full
– Store Manager
individual to take over all day to day operations in the Charlottesville store.
This job is full time and would require
working every Saturday. You must love
fabric and working with customers and the ideal candidate would have some sales
and/or management experience. This
position will be salary plus bonus based on store performance.
time or energy working on it. However since
it now seems like everyone is on Facebook, that is going to change. We are going to use Facebook to update everyone
on the following things:
once or twice a week)
Pictures of new fabric lines that reps show us
so you can give us your input
Pictures of completed projects
Special events & promotions
will be able to win tickets to local concerts, events, theme parks etc.,
Yep that’s right we are going to bribe you to be our friend
on Facebook. One of the perks we get from our advertising
partners is lots and lots of tickets to all sorts of local events, theme parks,
concerts and other things. So going forward when we get tickets we will
post the opportunity to win them on Facebook .
I’m assuming that we should have 3-4 giveaways a month so there will be
lots of chances to win.
Which leads me to our first ticket giveaway. As I mentioned earlier we have a pair of
tickets for the sold out, Dave Matthews Band concert this Saturday night (Nov.
20th, 7:00 @ John Paul Jones in Charlottesville). Also these are not just regular tickets they
are actually tickets for one of the luxury suites at JPJ so it should be pretty
So how do you get the chance to win these tickets? It’s really quite simple. Become a fan of U-Fab on Facebook and then
post something nice on our wall and mention you would like to win the tickets. At 5pm tomorrow (Friday), we will pick a
winner at random and arrange getting the tickets into your hands.
So long story short we want everyone to become a fan of
U-Fab on Facebook
Help spread the word
As I mentioned earlier referrals and positive reviews are
what really drives our business so if you have a minute to spare we love for
you to leave us a review:
it to the end. Thanks again for all your
support and hopefully we’ll see you in one of the stores soon.