What started out as a place to sell a custom keyboard I designed blew into a wild journey that has had many of challenges. Mtn Kbd (formerly Mountain Keyboards) is a custom mechanical keyboard store that is run from Sydney. What was once a small store of a handful of items has now blown up into a small business I’m glad to have started.
Throughout this journey I have had to learn a variety of things including:
- Managing and storing stocked items
- Packing and shipping items consistently
- Managing customer relations
- Building a community
- Managing finances
- Organising freight from several countries via air and sea
- Marketing and designing new products
- Creating a website and blog posts
Fortunately, this store has grown successfully to a point where I have learned many, many lessons that I can take forward into future projects. I love being able to share knowledge and insight on this business wherever possible. Though I don’t plan on running this business in the long term, it has been quite the journey thus far and I’m interested to see where this goes.
Through the help of purchases from customers, I’ve been able to donate over $800 so far to two different charities.
Multiple blogs have been shared that show the finances around the store.
All of the packaging used from my end is entirely home compostable.
4.9 Star Reviews
At the time of writing (November 2022) I have 120 reviews with an average of 4.9 stars.