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Babygorgon Pre-Order

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Babygorgon Pre-Order

At the last minute before heading out to O'Connor Brewing's Stranger Things party, I opened up preorders for a new friend: Babygorgon! It's the much rounder, quite small, and very kawaii cousin of the Stranger Things monsters. Even with all of Babygorgon's positive qualities, I'd still keep a close eye on your cat if you adopt one ... Opening up preorders Saturday night was a moment I went completely off of my business plan and schedule. Originally, I was sewing them for FantaSci, a mini con happening this weekend. But I was so excited and happy with how Babygorgon turned out that...

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Now Offering Sezzle!

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Now Offering Sezzle!

I recently discovered a really cool app for my shop called "Sezzle." After thoroughly researching about it, I've now added it as a new checkout option on my shop! When you choose Sezzle at checkout, it splits your total purchase into four payments over a six week period. Only 25% of the total is taken upfront, and there is no interest or extra fees collected from you. You do have to create an account with them, but it's really easy and quick. I pay a Merchant Fee to use their service, but I think it's totally worth it! They also have a...

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Why Preorders?

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I honestly cannot remember who I had this conversation with, but it was along the lines of me wishing I could offer more of my handmade doll designs when I add them to my shop. I would only add the ones I’d finished sewing, which meant there would only be one or two available.  For anyone new to my work, I’ll quickly clarify why this is an issue for me:  In addition to sewing plush for my online shop, I also need time to make, package and ship open orders. I also need about a month’s worth of time to...

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New Website Features and Shlii Updates!

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In addition to fulfilling orders, answering emails, prepping for and vending at shows, handling/restocking inventory, designing new products, creating new artwork, managing all social media accounts, designing promo items, etc. I've ALSO been updating my website this year. 😄 It's a slow process, but I recently added a Reviews feature and am in the works creating a Rewards system! 💖 (I also finally updated my Event Schedule. I'm sorry that took so long!!) I'm also playing around with ads to get my work out there to the masses! 😆🎉 Since I've been selling online for nine years, I feel like...

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2018 Thoughts and Plans for Next Year

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2018 Highlights I made over twelve new or variant plush designs this year in addition to a set of new enamel pin designs! The enamel pins were graciously funded by my amazing Kickstarter backers.  I also vended in twelve shows this year! I think that’s a new record for me!  2019 Business Plans There are […]

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