Shop transition: Shipping update and Marketing your shops.
As I prepare for my family’s move to Viet Nam for 3 years, I want to keep you updated on my business and what it means to you.
Per my previous post, my sister Y will be doing all the packaging and shipping from her home in Florida.
What this means to you:
*The shipping rates remain the same: I ship using Priority Mail flat rate so it’s the same cost as long as it fits in the small, medium or large flat rate boxes.
*The shipping time frame remains the same: As per USPS’s guidelines, Priority Mail takes 2-3 days nationwide.
You will get the same fine metal purse frames — with a 30-day full refund guarantee — for the same rates that you’ve been paying and within the same time frame you’re used to.
With Y here in the last 2 weeks, it has really allowed me to tackle my to-do list. With the success of the WhileBabyNaps Facebook fan page, handbag makers who have posted their clutches are getting another venue for exposure. In less than 3 days, I’ve had close to 6000 fan page views. My blog views continue to go up with SELLERS page being the most searched page. Call me biased (it won’t be the first time I’ve admitted to that so fire away! 🙂 ) but I really feel that my WhileBabyNaps.Etsy.com Facebook fan page is really geared for the fans. The more successful you are, the more successful I am. I know that if I support you in your endeavor, I will get that support in return.
My favorite part about the fan page??? The comments that you are starting to post about each other’s creations. I am so proud to see you all supporting each other. Remember my post on taste uncertainty, I would love for the fans to come to know that this is THE place to go for clutches. It increases your chance of having a sale then going it alone.
In addition, Y was invaluable in providing me with the different national arts and craft fair directories that were presented in a previous post.
She’s already been a tremendous help and I feel strongly that it has allowed me to take my dreams of putting women in business to another level. I’ve been getting some great feedback and I want to thank you, for your support.
Here’s one recent note:
You’re so sweet – thank you for adding the 4th chain to my order for free; that’s why your shop is so popular, Winn. You take care of all of us, even little old me, who just orders 5 or 10 frames at a time. I received very good customer service from my previous frame supplier, but you beat her prices, even with the loops, and your blog is a wonderful perk!
Take care and I hope to be adding my clutches to your Facebook page soon!
So to Patti and all the “little old me’s” out there, please know that my business depends on you and all the little old me’s! I really try to treat everyone with the same amount of attention and thought — whether you buy 5 frames or 100 frames. And as my customers, knowing how exacting you all are about having the finest frames 🙂 I know that you all take every sale of your clutches with the same care.
It’s this level of care that you will continue to see from WhileBabyNaps.
Thank you ~
Winn (and Y)