I’m another person who loves to shop but unfortunately, I wasn’t born in a multi-billionaire family. That is why, in every shopping time, I have to prioritize things that I need and I want. And then I realized how fun it could be to spend other people’s money and still shop. Well, not necessarily that you’re shopping for the things you want or need using their money but at least, you fulfill your shopping urge.
I have a mini business over at Multiply where we sell mostly diapers and gadgets. Our gadgets range from mobile phones, ipods, psp consoles, other game consoles, camera and some accessories. I’ve been in the business for more than a year now and I must say it’s fulfilling even if we don’t get lots of regular orders.
There were times though that I have clients who looks for stuff that we don’t really carry. Because I don’t want disappointing people, I do my best to understand their need and offer that I buy it for them when I have the luxury of time. This one I really enjoy.
The things that I bought for my clients range from simple stuff like shirts to techie stuff like external hard drive and the recent one, external DVD drive. Since doing this, I realized that personal shopping is easier when:
- The client has a specific working budget.
- The client has a clear vision of what he wants.
- The client is clear on when he needs the item.
When I was canvassing for the DVD drive, I just kept on doing that because my client didn’t gave me all of the above. And so the procrastinator in me kept deferring it.
I was so glad when she finally gave me a deadline. I was forced to finish looking and gave her the price range of the products I saw. The next day, I went back to the mall and get what she said she wanted.