As many of our customers already know we have moved. Our first move is almost complete, and then we movie again in about 7 months. We have already skimmed our inventory down to the bare bones. Literally shipping several thousand pounds of stock. We’re fairly certain that the UPS and Canada Post drivers dreaded pick ups at our address. We left some gift cards to keep them happy! However we still have quite a lot of inventory that we would like to not have to move again with our next move. We’ll be offering our 40% off storewide sale again this summer, stay tuned if you like deals! Please note what is available online is what we have. We will not be restocking until after our second move likely late fall... but, keep reading.
Moving forward to after our second move, we’re not sure exactly what The Wet Leaf will look like. We started as a small boutique store back in 2015. With a focus on Bucephalandra and rare plants, because we’re hobistist too and that’s kind of the side of the hobby that we’re interested in. Over the years we added more and more products to our store, created our own brand Nature Aquarium Systems and sourced products that were not available in Canada. There's several business that have started up after us using our blueprint and we’re really stoked about that! It really brings the aquascaping hobby to Canada and we all benefit from that. Keep working hard guys!
On a personal note, there’s one and a half people doing the job of two to three people. As mentioned The Wet Leaf is a hobby turned business that is far too successful! We both have full time careers unrelated to the aquascaping industry and since we’ve started up in 2015 two young children. This creates a lot of late nights and early mornings. A lot of our customers likely received emails and shipping notifications late at night and assumed we were a 24 hour operation! And frankly one of us is burnt out. At this time we’re not really sure where the Wet Leaf will be after our second move. We might scale it way back to more of a boutique business or we might sell it and start over differently.
I’d like to finish by thanking all our customers, without you we could have not done any of this! We have been lucky enough to meet some really talented people along the way in Canada and abroad that we may not have met as hobbyists. And I’m proud to say that we have been able to serve the vast majority of our customers well. Keep on scaping folks! Support Canadian business if you can and do your part to drive the hobby in Canada! Customer demand is what brings the products in.