That is how I started my own business.
It started when my eldest daughter discovered the joy of removing the tape of her diaper. She has it on then when you look at her; she is already diaper-less! I guess it is the snapping sound that the tape makes when removed that amused her which is why she kept on doing it even outside our home. Since we cannot afford to have her in tow without diapers, I looked for some training pants or pull ups diaper online. I did not want to settle for those in the supermarkets as they are very pricey!
That is how I met my diaper supplier. I saw that diaper business has huge potential as you will never run out of customers, infant and adult alike. After trying the products to Ayex, I was convinced and put up my own buy and sell business. For two years, I have a self-sustaining small business. We get several packs for different sizes from our supplier and inform our clients what is available. Hubby delivers the diapers on his way to work or during weekends. I, on the other hand, meet up clients on places I pass by to and from work. It was not really hard when you get used to carrying bulky diaper packs.
During the course of our business, the price of gas kept on going up and it affects us because we use a car to deliver the diapers. As much as we wanted to increase our delivery charge, we could not because we want to retain our loyal clients. That same time, motorcycle Philippines is becoming popular and we really thought of getting one for delivery purposes.
However, I have no one to do the deliveries full time. I do not have someone who is knowledgeable about motorcycle parts information or simply someone who will drive the motorcycle full time. Time came that I became too busy with work and got pregnant with my second child. I was no longer able to manage the business well. With heavy heart, I decided to stop our operation in Las Pinas. Regret fills me up when old clients text me to inquire what is available and all I can tell them is we are not operating anymore. Some of them still get diapers from us on an order basis until now and I am grateful to these clients for their loyalty. We still have some stocks here in Quezon City but we are not actively selling them. We just have a signage outside our home and people come to inquire and buy. We do not deliver yet but I hope in the coming months, we can revive this business.