Hey all! Just a quick note to wish Heather, fellow co-owner and badass seamstress, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Nothing that new to report on the business end, as I am in Pittsburgh this week for work and Heather has had some concerts and lots of symphony practices for the last week or so!
With Halloween around the corner, I am really hoping our shop picks up in the next few weeks…. and not three days before the holiday! When we first discussed opening the shop, we wanted to primarily do costumes but kinda abandoned the idea once we got into the Etsy world. Needless to say, I am SO happy we came back to it, and I know Heather really loves to work on the custom orders – Hopefully in the next few weeks, I’ll be able to take over sewing bandanas so she has more time to focus on those custom designs that she is amazing at!
So…. I just want to take a deep breath and rant for a few lines – Feel free to skip 🙂
I am very active on the Etsy Forums – I find FANTASTIC new shops that way, and learn new information from Etsy sellers on a daily basis! Not to mention that it is fantastic exposure to potential clients that purchase from Etsy all the time!
Yet, there are people there who’s only goal is to BITCH about how terrible Etsy is – Yes, it has some flaws, and yes, the review system changed and it is super different and not necessarily the easiest to use, and YES, admins do have to block complaints and Etsy bashing in general – But seriously, GET OVER IT. Work around it, spend more time for follow-up and just keep on trucking! If Etsy hasn’t changed it in over a month of CONSTANT complaints, then just MOVE THE FUCK ON. Rant, ended.
Owning a business is hard work and things change, you just have to make adjustments and keep on going – With over 90 million users to manage, change and innovation is the name of the game.
Let’s just hope we can all keep up!
Oh and Heather made a galaxy-inspired sweet ass new bandana that I had to post – It is my new fav!