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Some Instances In Selling Online | Real Talks Of Thoughts

Some Instances In Selling Online

As I said in my previous post, I am selling different varieties of authentic jewelries made from authentic gold using my Facebook account. From the start I know it would be hard for me because most of my friends are from my hometown and we have a tradition not to wear any jewelry on our body except on specials occasions or important events. I am encourage to sell online because of a close friend  during college days.She is selling and is doing great, she got enough orders and she convinced me to try. I said to her that it would be in a hard way, same reason to what I have stated above, not being negative but I just completely know how are the people in my hometown, we don’t wear jewelries, I don’t wear until I meet my husband and things changed. At the bottom line, I am convinced as she offered me an awesome deal.A deal to people like they can order a jewelries that is payable good for three months.I was amazed with that deal because there’s a guarantee that one is going to order but of course choose the right people who can pay fully at the given time.

As time goes by and I keep posting, finally, a not so close friend of mine ordered one necklace and two bracelets that is agreed to be paid for three months, and agreed also once she received the jewelry she will give a 40% down payment to me and will directly deposited to my bank account. My agreement to the buyer is set to final so I said  to my friend to order it, she is my secondary supplier and she said yes. By tomorrow, I asked for some updates about the order and she said, it was not yet ordered because her credit line is already used up for other orders as well. Truly, I was disappointed because my buyer is already expecting that the order is going to be made that day.

My friend offered the best option and that is to make the following orders after three days,assuring me that by that time My orders will be fully  done. I completely agreed again and made my buyer  to understand the situation and so far is okay to her .Friday came, I asked again the status update of the orders. Disappointingly, I received another shallow reason that she didn’t make it.

I was honestly upset because she made me believe two times that it would work, that the order is going to be made. I am upset because, she keeps me hoping, she keeps me believe and I am absolutely ashamed to the customer because I am doing the same way, giving her hope for nothing. We both believe for a false hope that cannot be true.

At that time, I canceled the order though the buyer didn’t say a word, I did it because I don’t want to hope again and nothing will happen. I got no reply, no answer at all after  the cancellation made, Perhaps; my friend is also ashamed to me. I don’t want to assume what she’s feeling that time but I guess she does felt guilt.

Even though, I made my explanation understandable enough, still the customer is disappointed, I can see it in her words, and I can feel it because that’s what I also felt. Now, I think she have no trust again to deal with me, I also doubt if she would want to order again. I broke her trust  so I feel so ashamed of myself. I am asking now to myself, why trust is so easy to ruin yet it’s so hard to build?Think twice before doing something.

My friend and I  are not exchanging  messages after that day. Unlike before we used to send messages almost every day, even have a video call for once or twice a week.

I am not losing hope to get back to each other after the incident,it’s just a mild situation to ruin what we used to have before.True friends remain no matter what storms come in their way.

Comments ( 4 )

  1. Replynerdieeds

    Good luck on your online business. It sounds like you are busy online and venturing other businesses. @cgalavia

    • Replycgalavia

      I am just trying my luck in Selling Online though there are instances that felt like I have to give up.Thank you @nerdieeds.I hope I can continue soon.

  2. Replycharmingchel

    My sister is into online business, too. She's selling Hello Kitty stuffed toys, Baymax etc... She's the one making it and so far, so good. Last Christmas she made a lot of orders and delivered it successfully, without any problems at all. Hope you'll be able to talk with this friend of yours. You can tell her what really happened. If you explain it well to her, she would understand... afterall, you're friends, right?

    • Replycgalavia

      @charmiingchel That is so great to hear,she made her success selling online doing on her own.With my friend and I,I think we are okay even though we don't talk to each other by this time.Friendship is still there and nothing will change.Maybe we just need a little space.

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