Forum Activity for @Emay Wang

Emay Wang
@Emay Wang
07/25/11 09:27:55PM
8 posts

Which Inventory Software & POS System to Use


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Thank you Melanie.

Your feedback is very helpful. I will check the website for more details. Would you mind to telling me the cost since you have to pay loyalty?

Thanks.

Emay

Emay Wang
@Emay Wang
07/25/11 02:04:03AM
8 posts

Which Inventory Software & POS System to Use


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Thanks Andy for sharing your experience.

I will have over hundred of items in store. Good inventorymanagement software & POS system definitely will make things lot of easier for me. I willcheck vendhq & shopkeep's website for more information.

Emay

Emay Wang
@Emay Wang
07/21/11 11:19:16AM
8 posts

Which Inventory Software & POS System to Use


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hi, Stu,

Thank you for your reply, and your encouragement.

I want to arrange things effectively, in order to make management easier. Thinking about how many items I will have, and how to decorate the store in a way it would be more fun and inviting, it is exciting, but can be frustrating as well.

I will do whateverit takes to get my shop ready.

Emay

Emay Wang
@Emay Wang
07/19/11 01:10:47AM
8 posts

Which Inventory Software & POS System to Use


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hi, Everyone,

Finally I am ready to open a candy & chocolate shop in San Mateo County, California. This is my first retail business, I would really appreciate any of your suggestions about choosing an inventory software and POS system.If you have suppliers that you like to recommend, that would be great.

Some of you might be a very experienced shop owner. I am wondering if you would be willing to share your experiences about how you do things, so I could use some expert advice.

Thank you very much for your feedbacks.

Emay


updated by @Emay Wang: 04/10/15 11:31:03AM
Emay Wang
@Emay Wang
04/12/11 01:56:01PM
8 posts

Chocolate Tastings


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I am learning about chocolate. So if I come to your store for sampling, I would definitelylike to hear the different types of chocolate and ganaches involved inyour work. How you make your chocolate great, the stories and inspirations. Make your tasting a fun event. You are not just selling sweets, you sell feeling. Hope this helps.

Emay Wang
@Emay Wang
03/28/11 06:43:22PM
8 posts

I want to open a gourmet chocolate store in Beijing, China. Would love to hear your suggestions.


Posted in: Opinion

Hi, everyone,

My name is Emay, Iam here to learn and to share.

I am getting into a gourmet chocolate business, and want to open a store in Beijing China.Why not! We are so lucky to live in the United States and enjoy all kind of finechocolates. But gourmet chocolates arevery new to China, and I want to bring them to China.

There are lots of chocolatiers who making fine chocolates. They all have their best sellers. What I want is to sell premium chocolates from a few brands. For example, I like Recchiuti's dark chocolate covered marshmallow, truffle champagne from Leonidas, Tea flavored chocolate from Charles chocolate...etc. But the problems are gourmet chocolates have a very short shelf life, and the inspection and quarantine, custom clearance, permit are complex. You might say why not learn to make chocolate yourself? Well, the business model in my mind is to collect fine chocolates from different makers, yes, you guessed right, something similar to Fog City News.

So here I am for help. Is my idea realistic? what is the best way to work with chocolatiers to get their chocolate to China?Any suggestions & comments?

Very appreciate your time, and thank you in advance.


updated by @Emay Wang: 05/11/15 11:10:32PM
Emay Wang
@Emay Wang
03/31/11 05:45:33PM
8 posts

Open Question regarding artisan chocolates marketing study


Posted in: Opinion

There are some formal reports you can get for a price. here is something good to know.

According to Packaged Facts, the United States market for chocolate is forecasted to reach an overwhelming $18 billion by the year 2011. Please check out the following site for more details: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/343340/us_chocolate_sales_forecast_to_reach.html?cat=5

If you are interested in the opportunities in China's market, you can response to my blog: Chocolate wonderland in the other side of pacific ocean

Emay Wang
@Emay Wang
04/20/11 05:53:48PM
8 posts

Vivid metaphors


Posted in: Tasting Notes

I went to 2011 San Francisco International Chocolate Salon, something I would like to share:

Fine chocolate is expensive, but less expensive than therapy - a visitor's T-shirt