The TransCanada Etsy Team and the Alberta Etsy Team are joining forces for a Canada Day Party! The TransCanada team has organized a treasure hunt and two seriously awesome prizes as part of the whole deal. There are a ton of details in the post about it, so check that out.
I’ll be offering my crowd favourite FREE SHIPPING in my Etsy shops until July 4th (may as well celebrate the south of the border folks too!). You can see what the rest of the Alberta Team is up to as well!
The Alberta Street Team is a pretty awesome street team and one of the very awesome things it does, week in, week out, is to do a thorough critique of member shops. Yesterday was my turn. Most of the critiques are of newer members but we managed to find a nice little stack of polishing tasks for my bead shop on Etsy.
So my great big mushy thanks of the week has to go out to Joan of ASecondTime who is the host and ringmaster of the weekly circus.
What sort of items did I get suggested? Add a little bit of personality to my shop announcement, a bit about my years of experience to my profile, more navigation links in my descriptions and to include additional photos, perhaps using completed pieces to show scale and examples. We discussed advertising, promotions and how to market better. It really is easier with a little help from your friends.
It’s nice to have company when you’re crazy. Fall has kicked in with a vengeance here, just in time for the Alberta Street Team (which I’m still an honourary member of!) to do their Harvest Sale this October 3-9. The participating shops – some 50 of us – will be offering various discounts and promotions so keep an eye on the blog. I will be offering a nice, juicy 20% off in both Etsy shops and my Artfire shop beginning October 2nd (so that it coincides with Etsy’s weekend deals promotion).
There are some cute little fall designs in the bead shop on Etsy. I have a few more to finish up over the next couple of days.
If you’d rather make your own beads, the cane shop has some fun stuff.
And here’s a snapshot of round beads on Artfire. Why? Because round rocks of course! And rolls… but that’s another story.