Friday, October 23, 2009

KnotGypsy's ArtFire Studio Grand Opening Sale!

I have listed many of my finished jewelry pieces, all of my patterns, and some kits at my new ArtFire Studio. I have also been listing some of my older inventory at a substantial discount...see my ArtFire Studio Sections - Clearance Sale.

I think I have now listed enough items to have a "Grand Opening Sale" - 15% off everything in my Studio EXCEPT Patterns and Kits. YES, this means even the Clearance Items qualify for the discount! This sale will last one week - expires 10-30-09. Hint: This might be a good opportunity for a little early Christmas Shopping...

Just go to my new ArtFire Studio and place your order (no need to sign up for an account!). During checkout, you will have an opportunity to use a coupon code. The code for this sale is: GRAND OPENING.

Edit: THIS SALE IS NOW OVER! KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR NEW SALES IN THE FUTURE.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Love ArtFire!

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade


Well, I think I am finally getting to know about all the features offered at ArtFire. And, I must say I am quite impressed.

First of all, I need to mention that the "Basic Membership" does not include all the features, but for the holiday season at least, you will get unlimited listings.

I went ahead and signed up for the "Verified Member" account. It is only $12.00 per month no matter how many listings or how many sales you make. Sweet.

What I love (Verified Member account):

The many ways you can customize your "Studio". I will play more with different banners later as I am still busy setting up and getting everything listed. This feature allows you to make your shop your own.

The "ArtFire Kiosk" that allows people to buy directly from my Facebook page. The "Rapid Cart" feature that allows people to buy directly from this website (see sidebar).

No matter where someone places their order (Rapid Cart, ArtFire Kiosk, or my Studio) customers need not sign up for an account. The only downside to this is that without an account, they also cannot leave feedback (called "Karma" on ArtFire).

You can import items from your Etsy Shop and you can post your Etsy Mini Gallery right on your ArtFire Studio storefront.

You get a blog (integrated right into the Studio) so people can quickly and easily see updates and any additional information you care to share.

You get a "Global Editor" where you can change something (tags, for example) on all items at once.

You can make up coupon codes for specials/sales...For example, I am planning a "Grand Opening" Sale on all my finished jewelry very soon. (Hopefully this weekend - if I can get everything listed in time).

They offer extensive "Help Guides" on everything you need to know.

And, I am still learning...

If you decide to sign up for your own ArtFire Studio, mention KnotGypsyDesigns and if I get enough referrals, I will get my membership paid for. But, even if you don't mention my name, I highly recommend ArtFire for anyone who wants to sell handmade items online.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New "Buy and Download" System Now Available!


I now have all the patterns up in my new E-Junkie "KnotGypsy Designs" Pattern Shop . This will make buying my patterns easier than ever before. No account to sign up for and no waiting for me to check my email so I can send you your pattern! Right after you make payment, you will be directed to where you can download the patterns right then and there!

Find these Patterns:

Waves Bracelet
Fans Bracelet
Fans Necklace and Earrings
Fans Pattern Package
Tapestry Bracelet
Serpentine Bracelet
Arrow Bracelet
Victorian Lace Earrings
Victorian Lacy Ripples Bracelet
All 9 Patterns at a Discount

Edit: 2 Oct 09 - I have finished listing all 9 of my currently available patterns in the new Pattern Shop. Edited to reflect this.

I am posting this in the sidebar as well for the convenience of it.

And, yes, all my patterns are still available at My Etsy Shop, however, the ones listed in the new Pattern Shop will be priced just a little lower as I don't have to spend time emailing patterns and so I pass the savings on to you.
Copyright 2007 Donna Littlewood