I’m still waiting to hear back from CASA about raising money for them. I’m still open to suggestions for other organizations to raise some money for. Let me know if you know of any awesome charities that could benefit from a little exposure and money.
Second thing. I will be working in Southern California on an archaeology project from April 15 to the 30th and I’m going to spend a few days with my family on the Central Coast. This means any orders made during that time will not be shipped until May 5th. So, if you need anything before then, please put your order in before Thursday the 14th so I can have time to get it shipped out before I go.
I applied to Heartsy.me to be a featured seller. For those who don’t know, they are a new website and what they do is offer really good deals on coupons to be spent in a given Etsy seller’s store. It’s very similar to Groupon. When I first heard about it I thought it seemed really interesting and I applied to be a featured artist. As I waited to hear back I started noticing that many of those being featured were offering deals of 60% and more off.
I price so that if I get a wholesale order I still make a small profit at 50% off, and it works out because a wholesaler is ordering mutliple items, all at the same time so I save time with packaging and shipping etc. This site is asking you to sell below wholesale and to do so one sale at a time. I have seen people offering 68% off which is crazy.
I’m an independent artist. Asking me to basically give my goods away is not only insulting it is dangerous to my future viability as an artist. I am working very hard and depending on my ability to build my business to be profitable in the future, but there is no way to ever become profitable if you fall into a rut of selling things for less than they cost before you’re making any profit at all.
So I started thinking. I bet people would love a deal. I know I like sales. I can’t afford to offer big sales on a regular basis or for long stretches of time, but I can certainly decide to offer occasional short term sales. So, this Sunday nigh (April 10) beginning at midnight PST, I will have a sale for 30% off everything in my store! This sale will continue on through Monday and end at midnight PST, Monday night. So basically, a 24 hour sale, everything is 30% off. Sounds like a mighty good deal to me.
I will announce the coupon code you may use to take advantage of this sale in several places throughout the day on Sunday including here.
There will be a notice in my shop announcement as well.
If any other awesome bloggers would like to share the news about my sale I’d sure appreciate it, and would of course be happy to return the favor in the future.
As always, thanks for reading and have a wonderful night!