Thought I'd put together a post about the secret online shop I've been working on for the last couple of months. I recently made the decision to close my Etsy shop for good and work on launching an online shop integrated on my website instead. It’s all on a private page which is nearly ready to go public and I’m super excited to share my hard work with you- cross fingers it’ll work out on here!
So, what can you expect to see on there?
I’ll have original drawings and paintings as well as limited edition prints, stickers and handmade felt goodies. Will also have The King With Dirty Feet book bundles with stickers and activity packs dedicated to whomever you choose. Here's some photos of what you can expect on launch day:
Why the change and what's different?
Basically, Etsy put their fee prices up which would have meant putting prices up for customers as well as extra shipping taxes and although it was just a little bit, it adds up over time and I didn’t think that was fair (from their new CEO's statements, I suspect they’ll keep creeping up!)
Squarespace has the listing fees set on what Etsy’s used to be so that’s why I’ve made the jump. Nothing will change with the kind of products I had listed before, if anything I have a bit more control over everything and don't rely on Etsy's policies and search engine function anymore, just Google seo and clicks from the rest of my website.
I'm moving from little Anglesey to Cheltenham (to do a masters course wooooo!) a little sooner than expected so the launch will likely be after the move towards the end of this month so bookmark my website / follow me on socials and keep an eye out for updates and sneak peeks.
***EDIT 5/9/18*** Following the move to Cheltenham, I didn't have room for the online shop boxes so my beloved shop plans will be delayed until further notice. They're sitting safely in my studio shed in Anglesey and as soon as family come back from holiday they'll be couriered over to me here in Chelt!
I don't want to make the shop page public until I have a certain date for the products to arrive so there's no delivery delays on any orders. If you see anything on here or on my instagram that you'd like to buy, please do shoot me a message instead of waiting for the online shop opening. Thank you for your patience! - Rhi ***EDIT 5/9/18***
I hope you’ll continue to support me through my website instead and appreciate more than ever your constant support during this transition so THANK YOU!
Email or @ me for a chat - I'd love to know if you're near Cheltenham so I can get a lowdown of all the places I need to be in the know of or if there are any illustrator meetups nearby?
P.S I made this bee gif the other day #savethebees