Patricia Spork Update – August 18, 2016
Hey, hey, hey all you cool people! How ya been? Hope great!
Me? I’ve been wracking brain and consuming time with newest online store effort. Previously, I closed down a storefront I’d started elsewhere. For various reasons, just couldn’t get enthused working it.
Anyhoo, the online service I’m using now allows a free storefront for up to 20 products. They have a decent selection of store themes and a theme editor. Tried to go with an all white background, to use with one of my logos, but it caused the button colors to be white with only button text appearing. Sooo, chose a color that kind of matched a different logo banner and colored the buttons. Bright as heck, but hey, they’re sunflower colors, so goes along with the Sorrel Sunflower biz name.
I could have paid to host the domain and installed everything needed for a store, but would have taken much more time and effort. By going the free route, I’m more limited to site design, but everything else needed for store operation is handy-dandy. As for product amount, prices are reasonable, so I can pay for other services as the store grows.
Call me a dummy, but some things, like postage “bands,” I couldn’t get to work properly, and rather than going back and forth with support team, opted for different route that should work for me. So, for multiple orders and less shipping fees, I’d have to be contacted for combined shipping rate. Yes, will probably lose me some customers, but anyone truly interested in the products would take the time. Or they could pay for all shipping fees in the basket. In a circumstance like that, I’m the type of person to refund any amount I feel was overcharged. Of course, most people wouldn’t know that…to my detriment. Positive note: One product purchase is the usual for items I’ve offered online, so guess that’s why the I’m not overly concerned. Depending on my needs, I’ve done the same when shopping online.
So far, Sorrel Sunflower has four patriotic jewelry products. One product is a “bundle,” with some non-jewelry items included. The bundles can save people money, since each item would cost more if individually offered for sale by me. Another good thing about the bundle is it offers several giftables, for self and others. I think making themed bundles is going to be a lot of fun for me.
If you get time, visit Sorrel Sunflower and consider becoming one of my customers or subscribe to the up-coming monthly newsletter by providing name and e-mail at bottom of store’s homepage. Hope to have the first issue ready to send within first week of September. But, my great-granddaughter is due to be born the end of this month (Whoo-hoo!), so first issue may not be sent until mid-September.
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Dogs need to go out, so ending this post.
Take care and enjoy your family.