Over the past 12 months I have only been selling items through the Ernie & Bird eBay store which has been reasonably successful. However I’ve recently opened a ‘madeit’ store to get a feel for the audience and see whether my items will sell well in very different environment to the ‘bidding and winning’ format of eBay.
I started listing a couple of nursery mobiles (and had a sale) and then listed the new Ernie & Bird Oven Pad range that was for sale through madeit alone. I have so far sold 2 sets and also had the range featured in their official madeit ‘Monday New Finds’ newsletter that is sent out to all members once a week – you’ve got to be happy with that!!
So I have been spending the last couple of days listing more items in my madeit store rather that eBay. I know it may be a tad confusing for buyers looking for particular items for the time being – but I am simply testing the waters to see which store is going to be more successful and where more sales are generated – is it impulse buying from people skimming through shopfronts or search results for specific things? Hopefully the next month or so will indicate which store to keep and which one to ditch as it’s not very economical to have both.
Children’s birthday parties…. just the mere thought of throwing a birthday party fills most mums with anxiety and overwhelming exhaustion! I hosted a BIG first birthday for my eldest daughter five years ago inviting pretty much everyone we knew and celebrating in our backyard. Plus she also had a rather large 4th birthday party last year that was probably a…