Welcome to another update on my Cork House internship adventures! This week the manager of the showroom went on vacation, leaving me in charge of running the store for the week! Although the increased amount of responsibility made me a bit nervous, I enjoyed the experience I had at running the showroom on my own. It gave me great insight into what it would be like to have my own business in the future and taught me how to multitask between different responsibilities throughout the day. I also got more of an opportunity to interact and help customers both in person, over the phone and through email. I think this also helped with my customer service and interpersonal skills and I’m grateful for the opportunity!
Aside from running the Cork House, we also got in a bunch of new slate coasters and cheese plates. Now, at first glance, it may be confusing as to why the Cork House would stock something made of slate, but turn these upside down and you’ll notice the cork backing to each coaster and plate. Although slate is a great natural material on its own, it can mark up a surface it sits on or be difficult to move around and store. With cork adhered to the base of the product, it helps protect your table, along with creating a non-slip surface and helps keep slate from being damaged when stacked in storage.
The most exciting part of these products is that we'll be able to print into the slate! I’ve already tried my Savannah design on one of the coasters and it turned out beautifully! I’m very excited to try testing out different images more next week. Custom slate coasters and plates make a perfect personalized gift option, you can check them out in store or online today!
And with that, I’ll bring this week to a close. I’m sad to report that next week will be the last one of the internship before I head back to school. Make sure to check back next week to see my final post!
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The Cork House Redesigned
For detailed product information you may be linked to the corkstore.com as we redesign our website. The corkstore.com is a Jelinek Cork Group website.