|Hello! I've been cutting A LOT of these lately!...|
According to the press & media, the nation is currently gripped by on-line shopping fever this week. Well, I know I've been hammering the 'add to cart' button lately in order to keep on top of the Christmas shopping!
Just over 2 years ago I opened my website shop and my Folksy shop. During those past 2 years there was always a big pick up in sales around about now...
...but then again, I also used to do a couple of Craft Fairs around now too.
This year though, something had to give due to the amount of commissions and orders I've been juggling lately - so I took the decision not to do any Christmas Craft Fairs this year. It was a tough decision as I quite enjoy doing them - but the amount of work involved to prepare for them for the return I generally make just made it the very thing that had to give!...
..I must confess, I did worry whether I had made the right decision as I've got lots of new designs so therefore lots of new stock.
It seems I needn't have worried as on-line sales this year are going great guns.
Folksy has been a real surprise this year...and I can't help but notice that there are far more orders from non-registered Folksy members/shop owners than ever before - so the word that you don't need to be a Folksy member to shop on Folksy has certainly spread in the past 12 months - which is great news for all!...
These pics are just some snapshots of a few of the orders I've prepared for posting off to their new homes in the past week. All I know is I've gotten through a lot of bakers twine for my Christmas card multi-packs...
Thank goodness for Pretty Fabrics & Trims and their super speedy service for keeping me well supplied :)
So it's off to the Post Office again for me.
I hope the Christmas Shopping and trading is going well for you all too!
Have a great week