On closing the Etsy Shop
It was with a heavy heart in February that I decided to close my Etsy shop. It was through Etsy that I was really able to reach so many of you. The main reason for the decision to close is the way shipping is calculated. With the flat rate shipping not a weight based real time integrated shipping calculator and the weight of my products when the new USPS rates came out I couldn’t seem to find that middle ground, either I was greatly overcharging or vastly undercharging and when it came to International shipping it was a nightmare. I’d rather spend my time on product development and keeping the pricing on my products as low as possible, not spending countless hours testing out scenarios to every country out there. I LOVE my international customers I just don’t love calculating shipping.
With the Shop now there are so many features I’m just starting to explore.The fists I’m sure everyone will appreciate the more you shop the more you save, repeat customers now have a couple bonuses built in after you place 3 orders you automatically start saving 3% off all future orders, in the future there will probably be more steps on the savings ladder, and I would love feedback from YOU the most important people in this venture, the bonus to this is that in addition to the 3% you can also use coupon codes so your savings can be even greater! The second big step is FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75, again this number may be adjusted in the future but I thought this was a decent jumping off point. I also now have the ability to trigger the cart to give free gifts with purchase, buy 1 get 1 offers that all happen BEFORE you even enter a discount code.
The other piece of fun is every month from all of the orders placed I’ll be entering names into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Just from ordering you could win. Your accounts have already had a $25 store credit applied to them! Congratulations!!
I hope you will continue to order from Lana Bella I have really appreciated all of the support you have given my business and my family over the past 5+ years on Etsy.