Monday, November 29, 2010

I Hate it When I Loose a Sale!

I messed up on my Rhoadworks site.  And, as a result...I lost a Sale.  Note to self: When you correct one listing, be sure and correct them all.  
But, I corrected the listing, apologized to my customer (who was very understanding, by the way),  and refunded her money. Lesson learned. 
But as you small business owners know, any lost sale these days really hurts.  Let's hope Cyber Monday ends well. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Doesn't Anyone want to Cyber Shop?

Thanksgiving is over..No more cooking..and maybe your company is gone.  So..isn't it time you got on line and did some Christmas Cyber shopping? 
Since the media was pushing Black Friday and Cyber Monday..I decided to put a Cyber Weekend Sale on my site.  Free Shipping Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  But so far, no takers.  Maybe people are tired of being inside their houses and are out running the malls. 
But I have to feel like in the wee hours of the morning, or evening some  price savy shoppers will realize some savings are to be had on the computer.  Is Free Shipping not a big enough carrot these days??  Maybe we hear it too much.
Or maybe customers are waiting for businesses to dig deeper and really cut prices to the bone. Well, I'm not there yet.  Give me another week or so.

I donated garments and participated in a couple of events this past couple of weeks.  A few lucky people even won free oneses.  Free.  Have I heard from them yet??  No.  Aren't we still in a financial depression?  Are people too lazy to take advantage of a free gift that they could at least donate?  Maybe so.
I'll just have to be patient...
Until then I'll just continue to put new designs on Rhoadworks and hope for the best.  And I'm excited to start participating in Craft Shows.. more about that later.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Day to be Thankful

Recently, I was filling out a questionnaire.  Sort of a "who are you and what are your interests" type thing.  It made me stop and really think about why I do some of the things I do and where I get my inspiration from.  In most cases it came down to family.  The family I came from made me who I am today. And my existing family gives me a reason to live and enjoy life.
I know the Thanksgiving Holiday is based on the first Americans being thankful for their freedom.  And they were thankful for the people that helped them set up this country. 
But, personally, I think this is a good time to additionally be thankful for family past and present.  No matter where you are from or what your origin is.  To focus for one day on what family really means isn't a bad thing.
Along with a fair amount of good food, I intend to enjoy tomorrow to the fullest.  

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

All Hail Harry Potter!

I'm loving that the new Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be premiering this Friday.  It has created a lot of sales for me.  I have two Harry Potterish designs available.  At first the Hogwart Alumni design was the best seller.  Now it seems that the Harry Potter outfit with collar and tie has taken first place. 

My question is.. The parents that are ordering these onesies for their little infants.  Are they taking them to the premier?  Are they just showing them off at the premier parties?  I just wonder. 
I would love for one of my Harry Potter babies to be caught by some paparazzi.  And maybe put in a publication.  Now that would be good for business.  And from what I hear, it's not over yet.  The next "Chaper" is coming out next year.  Harry..just keep on flying.