Aldea Design Inc. just won a Totally Awesome Award for Plushest Children Furniture Shop in San Francisco. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they have to say below!
Red Tricycle: Your community recently voted you “Most Awesome Plushest Children Furniture Shop” – what do your customers value most about your business?
Aldea Design Inc.: Customer service.
RT: What do you want people to know about your business that they don’t already know?
AD: Always looking for the best items for the best price.
RT: How did your business get started and what was the motivation?
AD: I started with a small store and listened to people’s needs. I tried to fulfill a need that was not being met in the community.
RT: Tell us, what do you start your morning with: 1. coffee 2. tea 3. mimosa 4. water 5. all of the above.
AD: Coffee + Dance at ODC.
RT: What is the most awesome thing a customer has ever done for you?
AD: Refer us to their friends.
RT: What is your biggest pet peeve as a business owner?
AD: The price of freight keeps increasing making it difficult to offer great products at good prices.
RT: How do you keep your stress levels down?
AD: Pinot Noir.
RT: What’s your secret superhero power as a business owner?
AD: Knowing what the consumer is looking for before they do.
RT: Tell us, what is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received (as a parent or business owner)?
AD: Name your business after the first letter of the alphabet.
RT: How about the worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?
AD: This neighborhood is too hip for a baby store. You should go to the suburbs.
RT: Is there a special offer you’d like to include for Red Tricycle readers?
AD: Come into the store and say “Red Tricycle” three times and get a free gift.
Check out their website here.
Photo credit: Aldea Design Inc.