Friday, June 26, 2009
That's my Triple Scoop Ice Cream Cup, featured in the bottom row! The best part? I just listed it today! Let's hope it sells! Remember I'm having a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SALE!!
I'm having a SWEET sale! Buy one get one free!!!! Check out my BOGO sale items and just wait for the revised invoice!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Those are my Yellow Rose Earrings in the top treasury and my Teapot Collector Brooches in the bottom treasury.
Mmmm....Dessert time! It's time to change up your featured items! Go with a food theme (mine is summer desserts) or go with a color theme or the like! Get creative!
Have you been in my shop lately? You will notice that I have craziness going on with photo backrounds and such. I am testing out a plethora of new backrounds, seeing what I like, what I don't like and if I just want to go back to plain white! haha! It's been nuts, so if you have an opinion on any of them let me know!! Have a great and peaceful weekend!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I've also decided to go by way of the Bento Box Lunch! I love the cuteness and creativeness of it all, that I am researching the boxes and all that good stuff. I want the kids to have Bentos for preschool and I would love to start sending husband off with a Bento every day too! I will obviously need different sizes forthe kids and husband and I, so I am doing my research before diving right in! I want to be sure to have it all by the time school starts in the fall though! yay!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I ALWAYS have my 'emergency' kit as well! It's a toolbox filled with all my random goodies, pens, reciept pads, my shop lables and stamp, jewelry tools, jump rings, duct tape, masking tape, price tags, zip ties, hammer, rope, nails...that sort of thing! I always keep everything and anything in here. Even change for a 20.00 if for some reason, I forgot to get change. I also set up a work table as well with my laptop & my shop pulled up. This way people can browse my shop as well as purchase from there as well! I call ahead of time to find out if there is wi-fi or if it will be available. I do all research possible on show locations! This way I can also accept credit card payments and Paypal payments too since I have my laptop fired up!
I will add more as I upload photos from other shows! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! I will go into detail on anything!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
When a customer in turn uses your code, they will write it in the messages to seller box. Here, my customer would use CARIBOUSHIP if they had my business card from the show. Then they would check out as normal. As Etsy DOES NOT have any service for coupons or discounts, my customers WAIT for the revised invouice that I will send them from PAYPAL. All this must be done manually until Etsy incorporates a promo code system. After 1 week, my Caribou Promo has brought me 1 sale, so I knew that out of the 20 cards that people took at the show, 1 person bought something straight away. (I also use expiration dates on codes, so that people will be more apt to use it right away as opposed to forgetting about it).
Whenever you have a sale, mention your shop, want to give a discount, run an Ad, you should use a seperate code so that you can keep track of what it working for you in the long run! When I ran a Facebook ad, I used FB3 (since expired) in the ad, because I was keeping an eye on what sales an ad in such a big place would bring. (Not many). Before Flickr started cracking down on profiles and Etsy peeps, I had a code in there for a free pair of earrings that said FlickEar (since expired) and I realized that a HUGE amount of my sales were coming from Flickr! It's not hard to keep a little notebook by your computer or even a file ON your computer of codes to keep track! Hope this has helped you all!!!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Have a tent! Seriously, if the rain comes down your stuff is safe AND if it's a beating hot day, you are in the shade! It was a crazy day on Saturday! A bit chilly in the early morning during set up, but then it got rainy as the show opened and then in the afternoon it was hot hot hot! (OH and it was verrry Windy! So be sure to weigh your tent down!)You don't have to get a big, fancy EZ-Up tent right off the bat, you want to test the show waters first before you make such a large investment. The one I am using in this show is a simple, green one with no sides from Target. It was on sale for 18.88. I use water jugs to weight it down. Simple and re-usable! More tips to follow tomorrow!!!
Monday, June 1, 2009
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