Meet Our Vendor: Elixir Fixer
Elixir Fixer is awesome. The names of their products have some funny wit to them and who doesn’t love that? And they are sweet as pie. We feel so honored to have them as both a vendor and sponsor! You’ll become a fancy mixologist in no time! Perfect for the summer!
Who are you and what do you do?
Our business centers around fun, good times and getting together with friends! What do we do? We make craft cocktail and soda syrups! We use locally sourced fresh produce, herbs, and fruit juices. Some of our syrups also contain floral waters, bitters and one of them is sweetened with floral honey sourced in Washington. We use pure cane sugar to sweeten, filtered water and lots of love and fresh fruit goodness!
Any new exciting news you’d like to share with our readers?
We started our business January 2016 and now our products are in over 37 retail stores from Alaska to New York and Delaware!! Each week, we keep getting more inquiries for new wholesale accounts and it is very exciting! We are so thrilled and grateful that our products are enjoyed by so many. We want Elixir Fixer to be part of everyone’s world!
What do you love most about craft show vending?
What we love most is meeting our customers. There are so many great people who appreciate hand-crafted goods, who support local artisans and who love to shop local. These are our peeps! Another thing we love, is seeing people enjoy our products. We love hearing how people used it for their parties, or gave it as a gift. One customer told us that she won it at an auction, gave it to her sister who cooked with our products and just loved the results. That’s the stuff we love to hear about! Plus, she seeing people sample our products and enjoy them and give us their feedback always makes our day. The other thing we love about craft show vending is meeting the other amazing artists and artisans and seeing what they do! We love being around creative people!
Is this a full-time business for you?
Yes, this is a full-time business for my husband and I. I left my full-time job with all the bells and whistles and decided to go for it! My husband is one of the most talented people I have ever met. He is a trained chef and the things he creates are always delicious. Plus, he is also a professional floral designer so our storefront always looks amazing. Please come see us! We are located in Bremerton in Manette which is close to the ferry.
Where do you see your business in 3 years?
We are very focused this year and next on regional distribution with an eye towards national distribution, but we will never forget our roots. It’s the locals who cheer us on and who have given us such great support and we are truly grateful. We continue to do local markets and our two sons will soon be joining the family business. Our oldest will be at the UCU Summer Show and he loves doing the shows and markets and meeting the customers as well.
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
We have 10 products in our portfolio, and while I love them all, I definitely have a favorite. It is “Fast Thymes.” It is made with lemon juice, lemon zest, lemongrass, lemon thyme, rose water and floral honey from Brookfield Farm. It’s amazing! I am a gin girl and it’s always my drink of choice. I love love love it!
What do your customers love most about your product(s)?
Our customers love that they are easy to use, totally tasty and made with fresh ingredients and contain no artificial sweeteners. I have several parents who buy these for their children. Others use it with their soda stream. We have one customer who comes from Bellevue to purchase our products at the Adorned Abode in Tacoma. He generally buys 12 or more bottles at a time! We also have a customer in Puyallup who only serves her children sodas made with our syrups! We also have a couple of customers who go crazy over our NOLA Cola which they pair with whiskey or bourbon. They both rave about it a lot and one guy says we need to be “on the map” so that everyone can try it!
What’s the best experience you’ve ever had with one of your customers?
Gosh, there have been so many wonderful experiences. I guess the one that stands out was this past fall right before the holidays. At our shows, we typically offer concierge service so that people can buy our products and leave them at our booth with their name and number. One customer did that and forgot to pick up their products. We contacted them and a couple of days later we heard back. We shipped it out to them for free and wished them the happiest of holidays. Well, they mailed us a beautiful card with the nicest note ever and messaged us on Facebook, too telling us that they cheered to our good health!! We still have the note, it still brings a smile to our faces and we feel so fortunate to have such great customers!
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