here’s a preview of the new shop layout.. i hope you all like it. ♡ i’m really happy to finally have a website that reflects our image rather than the blank white pages of etsy~ i think etsy was a good starting point for us, but we are quickly outgrowing the website and it’s began to show in many ways… not even including how huge our bill has become every month. a great thing about our new shop is that it takes no cut out of our sales, meaning everything can remain at a lower price for you all, and we can have more promotions!
however it’s not just becoming a pretty place to look at. the new site gives not only a lot more room for customization, but offers a lot of cool features as well. there will be some big changes with how things are done now, but i really think the change will be for the better- for everyone!
first off, it allows a lot more room for important information to be properly laid out & integration of other features. as you can see, the blog is now a bigger part of the shop - the latest post displays right on the front page, and there’s a link directly within the site for the blog :3 any information regarding the latest news, our shop policies, how to inquire about a custom order, and even about us/the shop itself is more easily accessed right there in the menu * ~ i hope now it’s a lot easier to keep up with what’s going on over here, and there’s no more important information scattered haphazardly through a million different pages!
also i’m really excited to announce that the new store allows an easier product display system. now instead of having lots of individual listings for every single item, there will be one listing for each particular product - ie all of the twinkle stars currently available will be displayed in their own special listing; you just click on the item you want, select the color from a drop down menu and there you go!
this is great, because it means now instead of updating with one or two items here and there, we can go back to updating in large runs of each particular item as first intended. so in essence there should be less “we just listed 2 bats, a purple shooting star and a pair of wrist cuffs” and more “we just updated the shop with more party bats in every color!”
this also means that for some of our most popular items - such as the deco stars, twinkle stars, bats, big puffy hair ties etc - there will be a “made to order” option! we will still be making all of these items as ready-made, like how it was before - we make it, list it, and the item in the picture is what you receive. but now there will ALSO be special listings (and a special category within the shop, so they’re easy to find) with a certain stock setting for every week or so, that allows you to just go to the page, select what color you want to order & let us know what accent color or any other special information upon checkout. we weren’t able to do this before on the old shop as it’s too difficult to keep up with, but now if an item isn’t available in one color it will simply display as “sold out” :)
i’m hoping this will make it a lot easier for our customers to get a hold of the things that are the most frequently sold out, instead of us having to guess what to make all the time, and our customers having to constantly message us to ask about getting the items they want. i feel as though there’s been a lot of confusion about what kinds of things can be custom ordered/remade by us, or if we will even do those types of orders at all. now this information should be more clear for everyone to see- so hopefully, there will be a lot less confusion and need to message back and forth about these things, making it easier on everyone and allowing us to focus on actually making people’s items & getting them out to you faster!
another great thing is that now ANYONE can buy from the shop or message us through the contact form. unlike etsy there’s nothing to sign up for- you don’t even need a paypal account, you can pay via your credit/debit card securely through paypal without even signing up for it if you want!
during the transition, all of our current stock listed on etsy will remain until it’s sold. when it’s gone we won’t be shutting down that shop (it will remain for feedback, contact, etc purposes) - we just most likely won’t be listing any more items, except perhaps in special occasions! in addition, some of the old stock on etsy is currently on sale if anyone wants to check it out!
the new store will be having a special promotion, as well as some new items, including some limited edition items! ♡
i think that’s just about everything, it should all be a lot more clear instead of me blabbing on about it once the shop actually goes up. we should be live by this afternoon or tomorrow! i’ll let you know~