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Offline chrissal1

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US to Liverpool
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:17:01 PM »
Hi Guys,

I'm American, well dual citizen, and I recently moved to the Wirral, just outside of Liverpool, after spending most of my life in the US.

Any other Americans in the Liverpool area?

Since moving here, trying to find a job in the UK just wasn't what I expected. I sent out over 2,000 job applications in the first 6 months of moving back and just wasn't getting traction because all my experience is from the US.  I would have thought that would have been a positive but no matter how I positioned it, it was always looked at as a negative.  That was a huge surprise for me.

Anyway, fast forward another 6 months and I recently opened an American Candy store online, USA Delights. Talk about a learning curve. Anyway, I just wanted to reach out and introduce myself

Thanks for reading.  I'd love to hear from you.

Chris

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 06:24:53 PM »
Hi Chrissal! Welcome to the forum!  ;D

Is this you?  https://www.usadelights.com 
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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 06:26:55 PM »
Thank you for the welcome!

Indeed it is :-)

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 06:29:49 PM »
Thank you for the welcome!

Indeed it is :-)

Awesome!   ;D. Do you do requests!  ;D
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 06:34:51 PM »
Thanks!!! Hit me with your request  ;D

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 06:38:18 PM »
Thanks!!! Hit me with your request  ;D

There might be more and I may have to prioritise so don't hold me to this but I didn't see tootsie rolls or candy corn?  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 06:41:27 PM »
I have Giant Tootsie Rolls but not Candy Corn (Yet).

They're not listed because I've been giving them (& Jolly Ranchers & Blow Pops) away with each order as a little thank you.

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 06:44:22 PM »
Woop!  ;D
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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 06:46:03 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2017, 01:34:45 PM »
Hey Dude, have you thought about stocking some of the things you find in a normal pick and mix store and selling them as well?  I'm thinking sugared almonds and giant jaw breakers, which are as American as Apple pie and those candy stores buy big jars of them.  You could make up your own brand, put them in zip lock bags and they could be cheap. 

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 05:22:04 PM »
Hey Jim - That's a great idea. I've started putting feelers out in the States looking for confectionery wholesalers.  I'd love to be able to sell Girl Scout Cookies as well, but they control that supply pretty stringently don't they.

I've been working long hours lately trying to figure our website optimization.  When you search for American Candy I used to be on page 14 or something.  I've since moved up to page 5 so I'm totally psyched... :-)

Cheers, Jim!

Chris
www.usadelights.com

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 02:29:26 PM »
Just to be clear, I'm talking about UK suppliers.  Have you been to one of those retro candy stores where they have jars of stuff and you buy 100 grams at a time?  Those have plenty of candy you may not have thought of that passes for American like Jordan almonds and jawbreakrrs that come from UK suppliers. 

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 02:37:30 PM »
I'm going to do a little research on the most popular American bulk/retro candy to get an idea of what people would look for and see what I can source.  It's a great idea.  Totally worth trying isn't it! Cheers Jim.

Chris
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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2017, 03:35:57 PM »
All right, since the doors are open for crazy ideas...

Find some kind of candy that you can repackage and sell under your own label.  Make up some wrappers and call it BitCandy.  Buy yourself some BitCoin and load the tiniest bit possible onto paper wallets.  Print them onto tiny pieces of paper and wrap it around the inside of your candy like the comics in bazooka gum.  Make about 30 of these, then feature them on the front of your website and maybe sell a couple.  Then take the remaining 15 and send one to the relevant journalist for the top 15 newspapers and websites along with a press release about how great your new bit coin related candy is selling.  After all, you are giving away BitCoin with each piece!  I guarantee somebody will write about it in a national publication and then your site will be swamped.  You can put up a page saying that the BitCandy is sold out but you can sign up for the mailing list to learn when it will be back in stock, or shop now for American Candy! 
If it works, please send me some butterfinger bars.

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Re: US to Liverpool
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2017, 03:40:29 PM »
Haha!!!!  That is pure GENIUS! My first thought is the gold chocolate coins. Man, what an idea this is!