I am so excited about this months boss babe! She seriously is a babe and she’s also a really good friend of mine with an amazing business! So readers… meet my friend Amber!
Amber, tell me a little more about yourself:
Oh my goodness, where do I begin?
I was born and raised on a family ranch just north of Branson where I grew up riding horses, swimming in the creek, and playing with my seven siblings. You might describe me as a bit of an adrenaline junkie. If it involves a thrill–sign me up! Motorcycles, skateboarding, flying machines, and snowboarding are among my favorite activities.
Yep, you and I are like the most opposite in the adrenaline category! haha! I don’t want to do anything that might possibly end in me breaking something…
So this company of yours… How did you come up with the idea and the product?
After grad school, my husband and I spent the next year and a half traveling the world. It was on this trip that I became aware of the menstrual crisis that plagues women in need. When I got back to the States, I started my career in Health and Wellness but soon pivoted to e-commerce and Pixie Cup was born in 2016. I launched our Buy One Give One program last year where we give a cup to a woman in need with every single cup that we sell. Since then we’ve given away over 13,000 cups.
I am so proud of you and this company! What is the goal of your company and what are some dreams you have for this business?
Our mission is to empower others, give back, and live free. We dream of a world where women aren’t missing work or school because of their periods. Our vision is to get a Pixie Cup in the hands of every woman in need.
Who else do you have on your team?
Tell me a little bit about them. I have three other girls on my team. My little sister Jill is our customer service ninja. Rochelle is our marketing assistant, and Laura is our content strategist.
I love that you have some great girls helping you!
I have seen how successful your products and the business is, but it’s always a little scary when first starting out. Were you nervous? How did you push through the fear of starting your own business?
I literally had no idea what I was getting myself into, or if Pixie would even be successful. I’ve just been putting one foot in front of the other since day one. I started small, and I’m still small. But I’m growing and learning each and every day.
Do you have any encouragement to share with others who may want to start their own business?
Just do it! Start with something you can manage and then watch it grow as all of your hard work begins to pay off. TIP: I’ve learned 95% of everything I know about starting my own business by listening to podcasts. We have access to so much free education these days. Take advantage of that!
If you were going to order, how would you know what size to order?
If you’re young and have a light flow, order the Small Pixie Cup. If you’ve had children vaginally or have a heavier flow, order the large cup. Most women can wear both cup sizes and often buy both so that they can use the small cup on their light days, and the large cup on their heavier flow days.
Do you have any testimonials you’d like to share with us?
So, so many!–
-I love mine for so many reasons! I love how I am making a small, but positive step toward a cleaner environment by not having to buy tampons. I love helping other women in need! I love the ease of use and how you don’t have to worry about leaking like you would with tampons. sometimes i work 453 hours a day and i don’t have to stress about not being able to go to the bathroom to change products. -Alicia A.
–The Pixie Cup has been a huge lifesaver! I have a retrocessed (tilted) uterus and getting a tampon to be comfortable or stay where it was supposed to was nearly impossible. I was convinced that pads were my only option,and with that most physical activities especially swimming were out of the question during my period. It wasn’t until I was introduced to pixie cups that I got those freedoms back. I have never once had problems with it staying put or leaking. It’s nice to have that confidence back and even better to not have to wear a pad EVER AGAIN! – Samantha H.
–Pixie Cup has changed the way I feel about my period. I have always struggled with painful cycles and a heavy flow and after having two kids my body has changed, tampons didn’t fit my body and I was experiencing major leaks after wearing them for a short time but not filling them up. I was super frustrated and feeling very discouraged so I decided to give Pixie Cup a try and wow it solved all my problems! I cannot say enough good things about it. It was so easy to use, comfortable and ZERO leaks, I also feel like my cramps aren’t as severe now. A huge bonus is I’m free from harmful chemicals and feel good about what I’m putting in my body. I’m so grateful for Pixie Cup and my only regret is not trying it sooner! I love the passion and mission of this company and this amazing product. – Toby H.
If people were interested in trying the product out, where can people order their pixie cups?
When you think about your company, what are some things that you hope your product brings people?
Freedom. Freedom from worry, pain, and everything your period may keep you from. We want women to be able to live free, no matter what time of the month it is.
You mentioned your 1 to 1 program- Have you been able to visit any of the places or people that have been a recipients of your 1 to 1 program?
Yes, here in the States but not internationally… yet!
Can you tell me a little more about the 1 to 1 program?
We are basically the TOMS of menstrual cups. With every single cup that we sell, we donate one to a woman in need. Both to women here in the US, as well as those in developing countries.
How long have you been working towards making this company full time or getting all the parts worked out?
I just went full time with my business this summer. It’s been exciting to watch it grow as I spend more time investing in its growth.
Have you experienced any hardships while working on your company?
Absolutely. But I try to not let them get me down. I’ve made mistakes and learned from them. I’ve had some very challenging physical hardships over the past year and a half, but it’s not in my blood to give up.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with me and my readers?
I’d LOVE for you to try a Pixie Cup. They are a game changer and one of the best purchases you’ll make this decade. They’re healthy for your body, good for the environment, and cleaner than tampons once you get the hang of them. A super tampon will hold 10ml of fluid where a Pixie Cup holds 25ml which means you can wear it for 12 hours straight. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back. And remember, when you buy a cup, you’re giving a cup to a woman in need. You simply can’t lose with this one.
Thank you so much for doing this interview with me… It was fun being able to share all about your business and all that and the team are doing! Keep working hard… can’t wait to see what else comes of your business!
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