Friday, February 17, 2012
I've Reopened my Etsy Shop
I know I have been sort of missing in action as of late but with good reason. As of the beginning of this year I have reopened my Etsy shop, I figured it was time I gave them another try. I am also in the process of restocking my Zibbet shop. Also if every thing goes to plan and time permits I will most likely open a shop on two other venues.
Now I know what your thinking, why some many different shops why not just sell at one place. That is a great question and there is reasoning behind my actions. First like the old saying goes never put all your eggs in one basket. This doesn't mean that I believe that any of these selling platforms will go belly up, but it could conceivably happen. I don't have any control over the workings of the different selling platforms and it is always best to be prepared. (As a side note if in the unlikely event that one of the places I sell from happens to disappear that does not mean I have disappeared. All my customers will still be able to find me through my email, blog, Twitter, website, etc. I will be there for my customers.)
Each selling platform has their own pluses and minus to using them such as seller and buyer tools they offer, the functionality of the site, and so forth. Another reasoning for multiple shops is that lots of people may have loyalty to certain websites while others may just prefer one website over another. This way my customers can shop were ever they are most comfortable. Give the customer what they want, right? I want to make my customers happy.
In each of my BarLee Creations shops (including on eBay under barleespringers) you will always be able to buy my single sided all dog breed crate tags. However each shop may or my not have some of other items I make, it will vary from shop to shop.
To spice things up a bit I have decided that I will be selling my handmade dog/pet collar charms and pet & owner sets in my ArtFire and Etsy shop. Each shop will have different charms, so you will never see the same charm offered on both sites at the same time. (I will amend this to include my other new shops if and when I get them open.)