Archives for January 2012
|“Our tip involves advice, not money.”~Hardy|
We’ve all heard these sayings at one time or another.
~If it’s yours put your name on it.
~If you don’t want anyone else to have it, put your name on it.
~You say someone took something that belonged to you? Well, was your name on it?
I’m sure you can agree that although the statements are very common, at times they don’t hold much weight. While shopping on Etsy for some supplies, I found what I was looking for, but I needed a smaller quantity of what the seller had listed. I’ve purchased from this shop before so I asked for a reserved listing of a smaller quantity. She was happy to accommodate my request.
A reserved listing was created with my name on it. She sent me the link and when I clicked on it I saw one simple statement. This item has sold. Are you kidding me? So, as I was the chuckling to myself over the fact that someone else bought my listing a convo came into my inbox. The seller was notifying me that someone else had purchased “MY” reserved listing and she will list another one right away.
Of course the other buyer didn’t receive the products. Instead they got an email simply stating they made an error. Overall, the situation created a little extra work for the seller who had to create a new listing, cancel the original one, and email the person who made a mistake. And it put me in a bit of a tizzy (my new word this week).
My muse was wide awake and we came up with an idea. When creating reserved listings use an image other than the product itself. Therefore, other potential buyers won’t be able to see what is being held for someone else. And hopefully avoiding temptation to add the item(s) to their cart.
In a recent blog post I shared with you that I was giving all of my online shops a makeover. If you missed it, click here. With my card shop I include all three of my dogs within the branding concept. No one is left out and each of my fur kids play a part in the business (other than looking cute behind the lens).
Hardy has residency in the shop banner. Disco and House work in other areas of the shop. Therefore, we came up with these images.
Last night the BF got Chinese for supper. So, naturally I get the cookie. That’s the way it works.
I know that there’s probably like eightymillion of these printed all with the same message. But this sentence so fits me and where I’m at in my life right now.
That’s all. Just wanted to share my good fortune with you.
Have a productive day!:)
A new year is ahead of us. I look at it like I now have 12 brand new months to do anything & everything that I didn’t have “time” for this past year. Lots of exciting news will be released within the next couple of weeks with my storefronts.
Resolutions?? Sure I have them. But to tell you them or write them down just isn’t realistic for me. Instead I’m going to attack them head on and then share my experiences with you. Will I accomplish them all? Probably not, but that’s what New Years are for, right?
Are you with me?
In regards to the photo above. It was taken on the one and only day that we had snow here a couple of weeks ago. It lasted a whole day. Today the winds are high, but still no snow. Kind of odd but that’s okay with me.
Please excuse the mess with the looks of my blog. I’m doing some fine tuning.
Have a great day:)