First State Trade will be holding its grand opening on Wednesday, June, 28th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at 26850 Lewes Georgetown Highway in Harbeson, Delaware (former Donut Connection). To celebrate their kick off, the grand opening will include special sales, prizes, and giveaways. The first 50 customers will receive a free gift with purchase. There will be complimentary beverages and snacks to enjoy while shopping. Their soft opening captured a lot of interest with many in attendance.
Owners Jenny & Dave McMillan’s direction for First State Trade is to have an eclectic mix of name brands coupled with unique, one of a kind items including reclaimed wood art pieces made by Dave. Shoppers can find thousands of items including baby clothing, adult t-shirts, toys, home décor, unique gifts, jewelry, women’s accessories, novelty items, and much more. The owners have created a “Steals & Deals” room. It is here that shoppers can find heavily discounted items that may be “less than perfect.” Jenny and Dave have also designed and created their own trademarked brand of home décor and party items known as the brand JennyGems. The brand has had tremendous success online and includes a variety of wood signs, wedding and party items, cake toppers, and gender reveal event products.
The mission of the store is to give shoppers a fun, fresh, and unique experience along with friendly customer service for those looking outside of traditional mainstream retailers. This store also gives back to the community. Through their own brand, JennyGems, the McMillans’ have designed and created charity products. All profits from the sale of their cancer sign series is donated to the Relay for Life. First State Trade is also about convenience. With their drive thru window, customers can conveniently shop online and schedule an in-store pick up or use the drive thru window to pick up packages without having to leave their cars. Customers can also purchase items online and have them shipped to their home.
Formerly McMillanBooks, owners Jenny and David McMillan have been in business since 2001. The couple began selling old books and antiques online as a hobby and to supplement their income. Through their success, Jenny and Dave gradually expanded their product lines to include home décor, gifts, toys, and novelty items. Eventually the co-owners changed the company name to First State Trade. In 2016, Jenny was selected by Amazon to attend the First Annual Women’s Conference at Amazon’s Corporate Headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Since 2014, Amazon has asked for Jenny’s continued participation in various press events to discuss the McMillans’ successful online business and their experience as an Amazon retailer. The McMillans’ have received various awards and recognition from both Amazon and Ebay for being a leading online retailer while offering outstanding customer service.