Student Turns a Quarantine Idea Into a Successful Business

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Courtesy of Taylor Schmidt

Shop Taylor Lynn offers a variety of trendy and unique phone cases and stickers, all designed by junior here at SJHHS, Taylor Schmidt.

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Sports Editor

Shop Taylor Lynn, created by junior Taylor Schmidt is a small business for custom, trendy, and affordable phone cases and stickers. 

Schmidt started her business back in August of 2020. The idea came about amidst the craziness of quarantine, starting off as just something to do for fun. It suddenly became much more than that, and her business became official and launched its own website in March of 2021. 

While her family and friends were very supportive of her and encouraged her to follow the idea, Taylor is doing everything on her own. She is financially covering everything individually and investing into her business with her personal money. 

“I know it can be really scary at first to invest and start a business, but honestly just go for it. Do your research and know that it is okay to seek support from your friends and family,” said Schmidt. 

Shop Taylor Lynn offers a variety of different stickers and phone cases, with options for everyone. The phone sizes available have a very wide range, with cases for Galaxy, IPhone, and Note cell phones. 

New case designs are released every Friday, keeping the website fresh and updated. Something very unique about this small business is that there is always something new and exciting to see each week, with designs all created by Taylor herself. 

“I think the one thing that makes me different from all the other phone case businesses is all my cases are custom and unique to you! It’s 2021 and there’s a case for everyone!” said Schmidt. 

I know it can be really scary at first to invest and start a business, but honestly just go for it. Do your research and know that it is okay to seek support from your friends and family,”

— Schmidt

As of right now, the prices are exceptionally affordable, with the average phone case costing fifteen dollars, and stickers marked at only one dollar a piece. 

Currently, Schmidt ships domestically to all of the United States, and plans to expand to international shipping in the future. 

Taylor’s business has caught a lot of attention from fellow students at San Juan Hills and nationwide customers, with positive reviews from all over. 

Shop Taylor Lynn is an amazing business. Taylor’s products are affordable and great quality phone cases. She puts her time and effort into making every single case unique in their own special way which makes it more important to the customer,” said Brianna, who left this review on her website. 

One of Schmidt’s best selling products is the custom case, in which a customer places an order with a picture of their choice, to be put on the front of the case. With this feature, the options are endless. 

“I seriously adore my cases from Taylor! I’ve ordered matching ones for my boyfriend and I. They are such incredible quality and there is a super fast turnaround time!” said Bethany, another customer who left a review on the site.

Especially now, it is important to support the small businesses in our area. Make sure to show Taylor some love and check out Shop Taylor Lynn’s Instagram here