Alma Mater Maps is a collection of nostalgic map prints of universities across the country. With vintage style and sentimental landmarks, these prints are the perfect gift item for die hard fans and alumni.
Alma Mater Maps came about after I started mapping cities I've lived in. This included the previous college town I lived in and where I studied graphic design. The concept transitioned into universities after the success of designing a map for my own alma mater.
How did you earn your first sales? Which channels are now generating the most traffic and sales for you?
Facebook has been a key player in website traffic. Also, sports bloggers have graciously given Alma Mater Maps shout outs. They have an intense reach!
Tell us about the back-end of your business. What tools and apps do you use to run your store? How do you handle shipping and fulfillment?
If you are a brand new small operation that will be shipping out goods I highly recommend the app ShipStation + buying a thermal printer. ShipStation makes shipping mindless. With just a few clicks my thermal printer spits out a perfect & professional sticky label that is then placed on my product. It's wonderful!
What are your top recommendations for new ecommerce entrepreneurs?
Just using Shopify puts you way ahead of the game! I love that you can keep all data within Shopify by using card readers as well! Keep your numbers all in one place, you'll be glad you did!