BIG COMPETITION 5 YEARS - La Taverne du Viking
BIG COMPETITION 5 YEARS
La Taverne du Viking is celebrating its 5th anniversary. It was on November 14, 2017 that the site officially opened, after more than a year and a half of research and work with artisans.
The 5 years in a few figures are: 640,313 visits to the store, more than 35,000 orders. Conquered distant countries like: Canada, the United States, Brazil, but also close to us: Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Germany!
But above all it is 5 years of efforts, personal sacrifices, crises (covid, war), phases of depression sometimes, questioning, sleepless nights and strong desires to stop everything.
But besides that, there have been thousands of positive messages, love and customers who have become close friends and for that thank you!
Before explaining here how the big competition will unfold, I will talk about the future of La Taverne du Viking in a few lines.
La Taverne du Viking lost a year and a half on its projects, because if you don't know, the company is run by a single person who manages both: technical issues, customer service, marketing, accounting, ideas, future products, negotiations with artisans etc...
Besides that, I became a father and those who experience it know: Managing a child and a business at home is not something simple.
So I wanted to put aside the brand's future projects to devote myself 100% to the first months of my son who is essential to me... And today, I do not regret this choice.
The Viking Tavern returns with an inestimable force that will shake Midgard!
A clothing line is being created and will arrive in spring 2023, a line that recalls the love for Viking culture.
You can wear our clothes at the office, at a wedding, or on a daily basis... Because our designs will be sober and refined but linked to this beautiful culture that we all love. Our clothes will be of quality, at an affordable price and created in France!
In order to help our Ukrainian artisans, and to maintain sustainability for our products, we will offer 80% continuous manufacturing and no longer on demand as today.
Thus, our craftsmen will manufacture the most requested products in advance in order to offer delivery within 48 hours from France.
Naturally, this cannot apply to our rings and our silver products which will remain on a made-to-order basis and within our current lead times.
We are working with certain Norman partners on the creation of a physical store in the center of Rouen.
The idea is to offer our products for direct purchase and to develop our brand in Normandy with our participation in certain medieval markets and festivals.
We want our store to be the meeting place for all lovers of Viking culture, which is why it will be a place full of surprises…
In order to meet strong demand, we work with our craftsmen to produce products for less than €60.
Handmade and quality will always be essential.
Our craftsmen are working on other less expensive manufacturing methods to offer products at competitive prices expected by 78% of our customers ( who responded to our previous questionnaire).
But we don't stop there. We are going to offer new Axes, new statuettes (in different materials), our drinking horns will make a comeback and we are working on an illustrated book for young and old!
That's a lot for one person, right? This is why La Taverne du Viking will strengthen its teams by 2023 in order to develop all of this more quickly.
Now let's talk about the big special 5th anniversary competition!
5 years is beautiful, it's big and that's why this year things will be gigantic, are you ready?
La Taverne du Viking is organizing a major competition from Monday November 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to Wednesday December 14 at 7:00 p.m. and you will win:
So there will be 13 winners! (never seen!)
To participate, go to our Facebook page on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. to find out the terms of the competition.
I would like to thank you for these 5 years and your many positive feedback.
And I hope we can share the journey with you for a long time to come.
At the beginning of 2017, in the midst of a career change, the idea of making a living from his passion gradually took hold in Stevan's head.
It was then that the idea of a site offering quality Viking jewelry and accessories with modern techniques, but respecting ancestral traditions, was born.
After months of drawing, creation, doubt. La Taverne du Viking officially opens in November 2017, in order to stand out from competing stores La Taverne du Viking chooses a 100% handmade and made-to-order creation.
Our mission? Sharing our passion with everyone through our creations while remaining responsible and made-to-order manufacturing.
After 3 years of opening and more than 20,000 satisfied customers all over the world, La Taverne du Viking closes, the world is paralyzed by a virus.
But we are not remaining idly faced with our fate, we are taking advantage of our forced closure to think and work on new products.
That's when in May 2020, we are back stronger with 90 new products!
In our 5th year full of projects. The war affects our employees in Ukraine and as bombs explode under their heads, they continue manufacturing and shipping orders with disproportionate force.
Together we are committed to multiplying our strengths to continue our mission. La Taverne du Viking then begins a shift, offering new products, the multiplication of resellers, partners and delivery within 48 hours on certain products.
The Great Raid
5 years passed and thousands of happy customers, La Taverne du Viking is expanding its collection offering more quality products and always created by hand: axes, drinking horns, clothing, beard beads...
After two crises and a pause in our projects, we are still working on the creation of a physical store, but not only that.
We want to open a unique place that immerses you in the magical culture that unites us all and that Awakens the Viking that sleeps among you™.