Monthly Archives: January 2017

Business is Growing

Business is Growing

I share with you a synopsis of the events happening around Kramer at market LLC. We experienced 40% growth in market sales in 2015 and 30% growth in 2016. We are now wholesaling to local storefronts and farm stores, a practice we plan to grow in 2017.

This growth has led to many new needs inside the business. Much of my time of late is spent upgrading our infrastructure, which was originally built around myself and my self-built systems. My husband, a software analysis, has generously donated his time, skills, and earned dollars to these upgrades, new programs, and equipment. Making possible growth my business otherwise could not afford.

  • We have put in a cloud and internal server. This will allow files to be shared between our office, our packaging facility, and our market locations.
  • My phone was upgraded to better process credit cards at markets.
  • A tablet was purchased to process credit cards. (So far that has not worked.)
  • A new computer for the office with the latest and greatest Microsoft Office products and an up-dated Quicken for Business.
  • A new data base for product tracking, pricing, labeling, etc., etc. This is an elaborate piece of software that is totally changing the face of the business.
  • A new look for our website.
  • And coming, our own shopping cart. The targets of this new shopping cart are to allow customers to order on-line and pick-up at market, and to serve wholesale accounts.
  • Last fall we acquired a new employee who is giving the business new visions, as well as, some much needed relief and help on my part.

We experience more and more support from our local community, customers, and followers on social media. Thanks so much for all you do! We wish you good health, opportunity, wealth, and happiness!

Kramer at market Essential Oil Labeling

Kramer at market Essential Oil Labeling

We currently carry 30 – 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, most of which are also Food Grade at the time we purchased them. FDA labeling says we can not label both therapeutic and food grade on the same bottle. After much consideration we have decided to label 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade. Our reasoning behind this is, much of what we promote and believe in, in the use of oils, is body application (massage, ointments, rubs, etc) and aromatherapy (infusing in your air space, inhalers, etc). While we know some companies are pushing digesting essential oils for there many health benefits we have many concerned on the safety of this practice due to the potency of essential oils. I have posted before that 1 drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to drinking 26 cups of peppermint leaf tea. Oregano oil is powerful enough to burn the skin and yes your throat. Some people are putting drops of oil in capsules and swallowing them, I have concerns about them hitting your digestive track and organs in this pure form, after all that capsule is going to break down and all that will be left is pure oil. If you are doing this I suggest you heavily dilute that oil in carrier oil first. Personally, I feel you are much safer in digesting teas or adding herbs and spices to your smoothie blends. From a more practical stand, just squeeze a half of lemon in your water in the morning. Stay healthy, stay safe!

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