Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sweet Creek Herbs is Leaving eBay!

Hi friends:

This is a little tough to write, because I made some real good customer friends at the first online store I had. But, I am up against the wall, and it is time to make a decision. It is a tough decision, but my eBay store has to go.

This little store costs me $30.00 a month to maintain and this is without one listing. Each listing is 3 cents that renews every 30 days, and I maintain about 90 listings. And, there is the 12% commission for what sells that is the highest online anywhere.

But, I am grateful to this site for giving me the opportunity to develop experience and confidence selling online. I learned a very lot, and I know this knowledge will help me always.

But, now I am at Etsy, Artfire, my own domain at http://www.sweetcreekherbalsoaps.com/. I'm looking at other handmade sites, such at http://www.madeitmyself.com/, http://www.shophandmade.com/, and others like these.

And, I am now developing a profile at http://www.byhand.me/. This is a new site developed for all sorts of artisans and handcrafters to develop a directory for their wares, and a site for those who would purchase handmade to have a huge selection of artisans and crafters from which to choose to shop. I am excited to be a part of this community.

My hope in all this is that I do not lose the dearest customers I gained through my eBay store. This is why I am blogging about this issue. When they look for me online, I hope they find this blog to explain my actions. My last day to be open will be February 28. March 1 will be no more eBay store for sweetcreekherbs.

Thank you.

Kathleen of SweetCreekHerbs

ps. My Chamomile Shampoo Bar was selected to represent sweetcreekherbs at the etsy storque bath and beauty voting polls. I would be so honored if you would go by this site and vote for my shampoo bar. I don't know what voting will do, but it might be fun! Thank you very much.


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