Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Shop advice wanted & Giveaway


I have been very lax with posting on here – for a crafting blog there have been very few craft posts recently.  However rest assured that I have been busy and in time I will share with you a couple of things I have been up to.

However… I am in the process of revamping my shop site, with lovely shiny new photos & hopefully a new look.  And here’s the favour I’m asking - if anyone has a spare five minutes and feels like having a quick look at my old site, I’d love any comments with anything you like, don’t like and you’d do differently.  Any advice with getting people to the shop (and making them spend some money while they’re there!) would also be much appreciated.  Click here for my shop site.

As a big thank you (or bribe!), I’m giving away 2 copies of my Yum Yum lunch bag e-pattern for the first 2 comments I pull out of the hat in a weeks time (29th June at 8pm uk time)

Am leaving you with a couple of photos of variations of the lunch bag pattern you could soon be making.

Thank you all

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  1. Well I have to say I found it very easy to use and navigate! I think you probably need to offer more and perhaps change the background to something 'softer' - the white is not very welcoming! I hope this helps!

  2. Love the shop section of your site, but I think the opening page could use a bit of a revamp. A full banner/header instead of your name in the corner would look great, and the "Enter Shop" link could be a large centered button ~ making it easier to find and more fun.

    I'd love that pattern! I want to make them for my girls for back-to-school!

  3. I really like your shop, it's sharp and clear. I love your monster bags they always make me smile! Maybe rotate the photos on your first Category page, when people call back to see if there's anything new (even if there isn't) new shop front pictures may make them think there is. Hope this helps a little.

  4. Sorry for the late reply but your news feed doesnt seem to be coming up in my dashboard. I really like your shop. My only comment would be that you have to click in and out quite alot. Maybe you should have fewer categories as if someone is for example in the outset only looking for a tote bag they are unlikely to go into the handbag section whereas if they were all in one part they might perhaps see something else they like and buy 2 things rather than one! I would also make it more obvious how to get into the shop as the hyperlink is quite small. Great little shop though! x

  5. p.s The tote bag reference was just an example. I know that you dont have a section for those! Should have used lunchbags as an example but sure you know what I mean anyway! x

  6. Hi Sally, will try to be some help! I think it looks good and is easy to navigate. I think it would be good to have some photo's of bag interiors and also some action shots, i.e. someone holding/wearing a bag gives a better idea of size (rather than having to think in your head what the measurements might look like), especially with childrens backpack, could you suggest what ages it might fit? I don't have an online shop at the moment so not sure about directing traffic but I have a facebook page and I know I get quite a bit of traffic from that through to my blog, it's also a quick and easy way of updating people of new additions to the shop etc.
    Can you include in the description brief care instructions? Just so people have an idea before they buy.
    Hope this is helpful - good luck!

  7. Thanks for the chance. Well, i have visited your shop website. I would like to suggest you to post some of the photos of the latest/new release products instead of using words to describe it in the NEWS section.. Customer is more attracted to the picture before the wording (example me :D). Another suggestion is maybe you can try to post some shortcuts about the popular/hot sell products at the side of the website from the shop, and when customer roll over it or click into it will straight away go to the product description page.
    Final suggestion, try to minimize the clicking steps. One click will show the products description instead of few clicks. Get frustrated sometimes if the internet line is slow and need to wait for the page to load.

    Well, that is my suggestion. No offend here :D