As an artist who is interested in turning my passion for art and photography into a small business, I've been trying all sorts of online e-commerce solutions. None of them have felt like they fit with what I had envisioned. Many were pricey and the quality was not up to par. I felt very discouraged.
In a sense, this feeling of inadequacy in regard to my shop, had slowed me down. A lot of time and effort went into posting items for sale. I listed items in one venue, then relisted them in a second venue, then a third and then...you get the picture. I felt I needed to find a good solution before I continued spinning my wheels on things I was not satisfied with. I decided to stop listing items to shops until I found the perfect venue. I spent a lot of time researching every option I could find.
Over the weekend, I added a new shop to my website. The perfect venue for me turned out to be a free Wordpress plug-in. My shop is now fully contained on my website. I do not have to pay listing fees or commissions. I am in total control of everything. Payments will go through Paypal and I have the capability of adding other options when I am ready to do so. There is no longer an expiration date on my listings. Keywords and tags are now limitless.
I finally feel I have found a fit for me and I can move forward with my aspirations. Please check out the few items I have listed in my new shop. More will be added in the next couple of weeks and then I will send out a newsletter announcing a grand opening sale with some coupon codes. Sign up for my newsletter so you don't miss out!
I would love to hear what you think of my new shop.