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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Who is ready for a big announcement? I am! In honor of the 4th of July weekend coming up I will be running a 50% off sale the entire weekend as well as Monday. I will be putting up the coupon code later tonight for you all to take advantage of. Since I know this will be a big sale I want to cover a few things:

It usually takes me anywhere from 24-48 hours to fill an order but I am going to extend the process time. I will give a window of 3-4 days to receive your order.

I am so excited for a fun weekend filled with lots of sunshine! I hope you all enjoy it!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

I woke up this morning to beautiful sunshine shining in my window and I thought, hey, I'm going to add a coupon code in the shop! For today only use code

So needless so say, I had a great time. I got a photo of him at the concert but it was really blurry*insert sad face here:( Lol. I really hope people start paying more attention to this kid because he is extremely talented.

Now onto shop business. I still have a very big announcement that will probably come tomorrow or Thursday. Stay tuned to see what it is!
Also, I have been getting a lot of requests for custom orders, logos and the like. I do want to let everyone know that I do plan on making that a part of my shop in the future. Right now, time does not permit me to be making custom orders or adding pre-made logos to the shop. I have two little ones that I have to keep an eye on so time on the computer is limited. However, my oldest daughter starts kindergarten in the fall so I will have more time on my hands and that will probably be when I will start the custom order and premade logo part of my shop:) 

Do any of you have any big plans for this weekend? I hope it's a good one for you all!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New stuff and a coupon code!

Happy Tuesday AND Happy first day of Summer! To celebrate I have a 25% off coupon code. Use code TUESDAYTREAT25OFF in my shop and save some cash!

I also wanted to post some new designs here on my blog. Check them out:

As you can see, I made some fall/Halloween sets. I also added some Christmas sets as well. I decided to add them so that customers can stock up early and use them when the time comes.

I have also been really active in some giveaways lately. I have a free business card design up for grabs on The Shop Around the Block's facebook page. I have a free set available on Storkbite's Children's Boutique on facebook as well. Go check their pages out and have a look!

I also have a big announcement but that won't be coming until next week. Be sure to check back and find out what the big news will be!

I also wanted to share my write up I wrote for my absolute favorite team-The Homefront Team. We are made up of military spouses on Etsy and it is a fabulous place for all of us to go to work together and support each other.

A few ways to help promote your shop:

There are so many ways to promote your shop. My two favorite things to do when promoting my shop sets are doing giveaways and having great customer service.

Do you have a blog? I think having a blog is one of the single most important things that you as an Etsy shop owner can do. Just start out slow. I usually blog once a week and this is perfect for my readers to get a glimpse of any new shop sets I've created, coupon codes, or any other general announcement. Blogs are great for doing giveaways as well. Giving away items from your shop set is a really fun way to get buyers in your shop to have a look around. They can see what is in your shop and this usually will spark some interest and point your followers in the direction of your shop.

If you don't have a facebook page, I would recommend heading over there right now! Facebook is probably the single most effective way to get your news out to potential customers. You need to first build up your fan base and then the rest is a piece of cake. With facebook, you can announce sales, giveaways, coupon codes or just send out a friendly hello to your fans.

I will be writing more in the coming weeks but for now I am going to focus on the shop and getting more items in stock.

I will see all of you next week for the big announcement!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go...

This weekend I will be working on a lot of new exciting things for the shop! The first is that I will be adding 4th of July shop sets. I will be working on those this weekend and will hopefully have them up by Monday. I will also be slowly adding fall, Halloween, and Christmas shop sets as well. They will be under the holiday section. I know we aren't even close to those holiday's but I wanted to get them in the shop so shoppers can stock up early.

I am also trying to get more of the business marketing kits in the shop. I've only got a few right now but I will hopefully have a lot more by July. They are very time consuming to make but I want to get them in the shop so that you as the shopper can see what the different items look like, ie the gift certificate design or whatever design you want to see.

I am also looking into the idea of having a business card section in my shop. What do you guys think? I have a lot of ideas for new cards but I just need the time to sit down and make them! Hopefully by the end of the June I can have some previews of them for you all.

I think that is all for this entry. I will be writing again on Monday for my usual blog write up but I wanted to let you all know my plans so you can go check it out!

Take care polar bear!