Remember back several weeks ago when I told you all how excited I was to finally have my website set up for ecommerce? I had put a couple of things in that shop as a test, and one of my loyal customers went and and purchased one of the necklaces. She paid. And then, she ordered it again, and paid again because it looked as though the necklace was still in her cart. Each time she went back to the website, the necklace was still in the shop, showing it was available for purchase, and still showed that it was sitting in her cart.
She tells me what happened. I have to refund her $, and manually go into the website to remove the sold item because the website company has not been able to establish inventory control for their ecommerce sites. Yep, I know. How aggravating!??
So I'm in a pickle at this point. What do I do with a website that looks really cool, but doesn't have the ability to have an accurately working ecommerce shop?? Nothing!! I cancel the ecommerce fees, and start from scratch. AGAIN. What is this now, attempt #3 at having my own website?? You must be sick to death of this by now. And I'm sure you are asking the one question in your head- why would you want to sell somewhere else besides Etsy.
Well, the easiest answer is the FEES. I am sick to death of paying the fees, and as a seller who lists often and sells consistently, I owe the folks at Etsy a small fortune at this point.
Am I going to break up with them completely? no, probably not. I am not really to sever all ties but it will be nice to list and not have to pay hefty fees. Also, I do get some traffic from Etsy as far as new customers go, so there's that.
Now for the good stuff. I have opened a new shop, well- how could I not, right?! It's super fabulous, easy- I take paypal!, eye catching. Well, take a look yourself!
All of the pieces shown at the top of this post, are now listed in my new shop.
The shop is linked on my website, when you click the shop link at the left, it will take you there automatically. Please bookmark it as an additional venue for my work. THANK YOU!