Tell us about your business
Wish is an accessories and gift shop on North Street in Skibbereen. We stock a marvellous range of handbags, jewellery, scarves, belts and other interesting pieces with the emphasis on quality and value for money. We’ve been here 4 years now – we started with the recession!
What do you feel is unique about business in Skibbereen?
Skibbereen is a combination of a vibrant local town and a busy tourist town. So we have loyal local customers year round as well as visiting tourists at holiday times. The best of both worlds.
What do you feel is key to business success in Skibbereen?
For us, it is constantly sourcing new and different products for our customers and offering a high standard of customer service. The business community is important too – supporting each other, promoting Skibbereen together.
What is your opinion on using the internet to bring in more business?
We currently use our website to showcase our range of accessories but we do not sell online yet. The website is a work in progress... It is essential to have an online presence though - even if it only gives a flavour of the business. `
Are you using social media to market your business?
We send promotional emails to customers on our mailing list but we have not yet embraced Facebook or Twitter. The to-do list is getting longer...