Okay ya'll, it's Monday and things are getting off to a bumpy start...but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I know I told you a while back about a free site called Etsyonsale.com and how great it was. Well, I just discovered today that it's not so great and not so free anymore either:/
I went to take my sale down and discovered that you now have to purchase credits to use the service. I guess I wouldn't be to upset to buy the credits but this service was pretty much just a want not a need. I don't need to use it especially since Etsy now has coupon codes. If I want to put something on sale I can just offer a coupon code and guess how much that costs? Yep, you got it a big whopping nothing. (another reason I love Etsy so much). Another downer to this site is that once you put your items on sale and you decide to take the sale down early, your listings will stay as is. I think this is also the case if you let the sale run it's course. I needed to change some things and ended up having to edit every single listing in my shop that said "on sale" as well as the price. My recommendation: don't use etsy on sale unless you have the extra cash. Even then I don't think it is worth it but maybe down the road I might consider it.
Anywho, I wanted to share my exciting news with all of you! Our offer on the house was accepted and we are set to move in early March. We have the inspection this weekend and I am really excited to see our home again. Now that we have some dates in hand I will be putting my shop on vacation on February 18, 2011. If you need a shop set before then now is a great time to get one:)
Today's tip is all about customer service. When a customer purchases a product from you it is important that you give them good customer service so that they will come back and purchase from you again. Another good tip that goes along with this is your packaging. Maybe wrap their item in a nice bow or enclose a gift certificate/coupon for a discount on their next purchase. This is a great way to let your customers know that you care:)
I think that is all from me for today. As I said before I will be on vacation in less than a month so get your shop sets now!!!