Saturday, March 24, 2012

Handmade Items

So as most of you know, my Etsy shop is no longer up and running. Therefore, I was forced to explore other avenues in which my handmade items could be sold. I read many articles, did a lot of yahoo searching and ended up finding some pretty cool sites I didn't know existed.

1. Artfire
This is a site that resembles Etsy very much. However, there is no listing fee, no contract, just a simple monthly fee. This appealed to me as I have over 250 products and the listing fees on Etsy got a little out of hand. I now have a shop on Artfire and I think it has the potential to gain traffic just as my Etsy shop did.

2. Zibbet
This site offers pretty much the same thing as Etsy and Artfire and went live in 2009. They offer a completely free service which I think is the biggest perk out of all three sites. There are no listing fees and no monthly fees. There is a catch however, the limit is 50 items. If you have more than 50 items there become a monthly fee of $9.95 (still, not bad!) I have yet to set up a shop at Zibbet but it's looking more appealing by the second.

3. Wanelo
This site resembles Pinterest. You can find pretty much anything - from decor, to clothing, to random accessories. Once you click on the photo it links you to what store you can find it at. It's a pretty neat concept as it allows you to find stores you have never heard of. You're also able to follow people and make collections.

As I did all this research I discovered just how handmade friendly our online marketplace was. There are plenty of tools and resources to succeed at selling online and I am determined to bounce back!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Party Packages

As a mother I know that the birthday parties we throw our kids are just as important to us, if not more, than our kids. We want our family and friends to know we are on the ball and can throw a shindig like no other, with cute decorations, tasty food and a delicious cake! We are now offering party packages so you can get all your party decor in one place all wrapped up together! We want to save you time, so instead of searching store after store, you have time to make that homemade cake with all the fondant princess or superhero designs (yeah, right!). We offer these packages in pretty much any theme! It includes, one dozen cupcake toppers, one dozen party straws, one dozen personalized gift tags and two dozen round stickers! All for the price of $32 plus shipping. Here are just a few!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas is approaching!

Be sure to stock up on all your holiday decorations! Our house is already filled with Christmas lights around the windows, banners, streamers and more! These Christmas banners will add a whimsical touch to your home. We also offer gift bags that include an assorted amount of gift tags, bakers twine and scrapbook goodies! All necessities you'll need this holiday season!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Suprise Grab Bags!

Not sure if you want to order in bulk? Are you a little skeptical of the quality? Surprise grab bags are for you!

These grab bags are specially designed for you to get a little taste of Whimsical Occasions and what we offer. You pick the theme and I create the perfect grab bag just for you!

There are two types of grab bags to choose from:

Regular Grab Bag {including a total of 25 items} - $8
Jumbo Grab Bag {including a total of 40 items} - $12

Your surprise grab bag may include all or some of the following:

Scalloped gift tags
Rectangle gift tags
Circle gift tags
Bracket labels
A $10 gift card to my shop
15% off your next purchase
Bakers twine
Scrapbook goodies
Additional coupons and/or discounts to other thriving businesses

Some themes to choose from are:
Baby Shower
Any color(s)
Cartoon character

I look forward to making your {surprise grab bag} special for you!

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I am excited to announce that I am finally joining the blogging world! Whimsical Occasions offers many great items for your special occasions including party banners, party straws, gift tags, cupcake toppers and much more! We are also now offering Bakers Twine! $2 for 25 yards in either red or green, plus $2 shipping.

I'm excited to share with you my designs and answering any questions you may have!