I finally picked a day! The launch day for the Tooaquarius shop will be Saturday May 27 around noon MST. I’ll have a bunch of my Etsy catalogue up there including some stuff that has gone inactive on Etsy, offered at a discount. There’s a few brand new beads and canes that will debut on my site shop before getting listed on Etsy a few days later. And I’ll list some of my regular finished items on my site before offering a few on Etsy. Maybe a piece of ceramics or two. Phew! I’m excited!
I also fully expect the whole thing to be a mess because shipping settings and localization settings and all the other fun toys that I’m going to try out on Shopify! I did finally figure out the proper subdomain settings so the shop is now at https://shop.tooaquarius.com and I’ll be tinkering with themes to get the blog site and the shop site closer to each other in appearance. But it’ll be a mess.
Since I’m used to having an open shop it’ll probably just stay open with my regular inventory in it and then get occasional new product drops. We’ll see how balancing Etsy inventory and shop inventory goes since I don’t yet want to sync the two.
The week after I’ll be in Saskatoon – June 4th! – for the Etsy SK Spring Market. Last year was a most excellent market day and I hope the weather is decent and we repeat that whole success. We will be at the same spot, just off Broadway Ave on 11th street E. You can spread the good word on Facebook with our event page.