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Townsville’s Newest Babies and Kids Shop

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Baby Shop Townsville – The babies and kids shop was born

So, a little while back I had this idea for Townsville’s Newest Babies and Kids Shop! Here is the back story. Nth Qld Babies and kids Market Mackay and Nth Qld Babies and Kids Expo Townsville have been a massive part of my business for the last 7-8 years. These events are an amazing opportunity for local small and medium sized business to showcase in a specialised market setting. With the opening of the Mackay shop, I loved the idea of Townsville having a shop too. I approached the owner Trisha, for Zebra Babies to open the shop here in Townsville.

About Nth Qld Babies and Kids!

The Mackay shop opened in 2021 in North Mackay, being a home for Mackay, Townsville and surround small business to showcase and stock all year round. A range of products from babies and kids to mum and mum to be products. Local small business and small Australian, New Zealand Brands we can’t get locally. Not just a baby shop, for all things big and small. Located – Shop 2224 Canelands Central, Mackay QLD 4740. I absolutely loved this idea and wanted to bring this to Townsville not just for myself but for all our stallholders in Townsville too.

The Babies and Kids Shop Pitch!

I picked up the phone, rang Trisha and said, I have an idea and I think I’m the perfect person for it! The inner workings of the Townsville shop were underway. A lot of phone calls, facetimes and searching for a lease that was the right fit for us. I got a phone call one afternoon from a centre management asking if I was still looking for a shop front and we went from there. We finally landed on Kmart Aitkenvale after they approached us.

Shop Fit Out Day Was Here

We got the Keys! We planned the best we could for our fit out. Handover day come and oh my goodness, I was so excited to pick up the keys. I think I was shaking of exciting at the time. The move of Zebra Babies began and the fit out of the shop front a couple days later. Our fit out was done in 2 weeks. Moving Zebra Babies and most of the stock (there was a lot) out of my home in 3 days as well as setting it up to be able to process online orders in about 2 days. CRAZY! We got all our walls installed and the bits and pieces done. Trisha arrived from Mackay with the final fit out.

The last push!

once all fittings and stock arrived from Mackay. We absolutely smashed it out. We lost count of the amount of trolley loads we purchased from Kmart that weekend. The wine and good food consumed after our long days. We did it!! A beautiful babies and kids shop full of local stockist from Townville, Mackay and small business brands from Australia and New Zealand. We even added a cute little play room in the middle for kids to play while mum and dad shop.

Opening day for the Nth Qld Babies and Kids Expo Shop!

We did our soft opening week on July 25th and grand opening even on the 30th with an amazing turn out. Shae from KTM Kollections Helped the entire day with opening and closing. Over the week we had plenty of bounty bags to give away. We had in store sales and promotions. These super cute rainbow balloon towers too. So many familiar expo faces as well as regular customers of Zebra Babies.

Stockist for Townsville Babies and Kids Expo Shop!

We are proud stockist of Townville, Mackay small businesses. Small Australian/ Nz brands too. We are sourcing items for you to have locally that can usually only be purchased online. Making them easily available at all times. If you are interested as a local or Australian/ Nz brand stocking our shop please don’t hesitate to email us townsville@nthqldbabiesandkidsmarket.com

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