25 Mar 2015

Setting up the Little Shed Designs Etsy shop


Well, after having spent a lot of time deliberating about selling online ..........



I have finally taken  the bull by the horns, thrown caution to the wind, rolled up my sleeves and signed up to Etsy,  Which is pretty obvious by that oversized badge that has gate crashed the Little Shed blog !!!

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 I was wanting a much smaller one that fitted the "look" of the blog , but obviously Etsy had other ideas
Initially I thought.... well here we go then, fasten you seat belts, liking it to that feeling you get when phoning your broadband supplier or The inland revenue and only armed with a flask of tea and a slab of Kendal mint cake, I set off putting my life on hold and bracing myself  for hours and hours of frustrating technical issues in the Etsy combat zone.
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That's not me by the way!!

But, shockingly and surprisingly !!!!!!
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It all went very smoothly and I began to enjoy my new found freedom of adding images and listings to my "all new" ecommerce shop. I was uploading images at the click of a button without pixel issues, quickly and efficiently and when I did "mess" up amendment wasn't a problem.

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It was a walk in the park
The one area I  wasn't  really sure about was connecting my shop to my social media platforms eg Twitter, Blog spot and not wanting to download the whole contents of the shop to my Facebook page, I sought the help of the Social Media queen herself, lover of everything about Staffordshire and generally nice person, Emily from Simply Staffordshire.  With a cup of tea in one hand and a Ginger nut in the other Emily knowingly, navigated the good ship "Little Shed", through the stormy waters of this task.  So a big thank you, Emily for your patience, expertise and help..... as I am now fully "linked up". 



So it only remains for me to say " hats off" to Etsy and their nominal listing fees , % of selling fees, constant updates and great support forums for making this journey as smooth as possible.  Although.....in the the back of my mind I still have this niggling feeling that some horrendous technical hitch is going to leg me up and I have a gremlin in the back of my head saying "it can't be that easy"!!! 


Image result for gremlin      If you would like to take a look at our Etsy shop please click the oversized button that says ETSY or if you can,t see it!!! click this link Little Shed Designs Etsy Shop

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