The Next Phase of the Journey
Happy 2021 everyone! Whew, I’m so glad it’s finally here! 2020 was a tough year. I hope everyone’s family is healthy and safe and as happy as is possible in such tough times.
In the last 4 years since it was first launched, Minnesota Miniatures Market has been growing and changing, thanks to your support. The site carries nearly 1,000 different miniature items from 14 different brands and after the purchase of a Glowforge laser cutter, I started producing exclusive laser-cut miniatures.
However, despite all the wonderful growth and support, 2020 has proved difficult. My biggest retailers are located in the United Kingdom and Taiwan. As a result of COVID precautions and border closures, supply lines have been slow, unreliable, and at times, non-existent.
Minnesota Miniatures Market, while it may seem like a large operation, is really a very small business (pun intended 😉 ). I run it out of my house with the occasional help of friends and family, and these 2020 supply restrictions and general stress have made my life particularly difficult.
So I’ve made the decision to stop carrying other retailers’ products on the site and focus on what I really enjoy – designing and manufacturing exclusive laser-cut products for the MN Mini Market Etsy store.
This was a hard decision but one that I think will be the best for the business! This will allow me to focus on creating new and unique designs at affordable prices, without struggling through the day-to-day inventory and supply chain management issues.
Visit the new Etsy store
There are already several dozen items for sale on Etsy, including cutting boards, shelves, and our very first roombox kit! You can even request custom items and I will try to work with you to make your vision come true!
I would love for you to come by and get acquainted! Etsy has tons of great items available, from thousands of small artists like myself. Visit our Etsy site and use coupon code
BLOGWELCOME to take 20% off your first order!
Along with designing exclusive products on Etsy, I will be expanding this blog with more tutorials, reviews, how-tos, and more! Make sure to join the mailing list on our website for the latest!
Shop clearance sales on MnMiniMarket.com
Even more good news for you is… mnminimarket.com is having some great sales! I am selling off our Streets Ahead, Bright Delights, and Wonder Miniatures stock for DEEP discounts! Shop now, because once an item is sold out, it’s gone!
I am very excited for the next step in this miniature creation journey and I hope you will all come along with me.
If you would like to show your support, please join the mailing list and follow our new shop on Etsy. If you have any feedback or would like to offer ideas for laser-cut products, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
Stay positive and test negative!
Minnesota Miniatures Market Founder
Looking for a new online retailer for the products we used to carry? I recommend Minimum World. They are a UK-based company that sells Streets Ahead as well as a number of other fine brands. Their prices are very reasonable and they offer free shipping to the US on orders over $75.