Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Recycled Packaging Logo

After a discussion on the Folksy forums, I have created this logo for sellers to use on their packaging if they use recycled materials. Please free to use this on your packaging if you wish. I am happy for this to be turned into a stamp if thats how you would prefer to use. The original file is 300 dpi so should be sufficent for printing, if would like a better quality file then i can email one to you.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mother's Day!

Don't forget everyone that it's just a week until Mother's Day and we've got some great cards for you to get your mum!  Free UK postage on Mother's Day Cards too!
Mother's Day Heart

Thanks Mum

Friday, 2 March 2012


We have now set up a shop on Etsy! And to celebrate we are offering 10% off all items, just use the following code at the checkout: HELLOTWRAS101 - simple really!

Folksy Front Page - What did it mean?

On Wednesday we were lucky enough to have an item of ours selected to be on the front page of Folksy, as part of the Leaving on a Jet Plane theme. 

But after seeing a lot of comments in the forums that being on the front page hadn't brought other sellers any sales we thought that we would share what being on the front page meant for us.

Firstly, we were lucky enough to sell the featured item, which we are really delighted about as it was on its second listing cycle having not sold first time around. It didn't lead to any further sales but it did give some interesting google analytics results...

We had 89 shop visits that day, our best ever. The next best day we had during February was 31 visits, so that's a dramatic difference between the two. On average we had just 12 shop visits a day during the month, so again being on the front page has boosted visits.

Throughout the course of the month we had 119 unique visitors, 88 of which came on the day we were on the front page. Nearly half of all visitors who viewed the cushion on the front then clicked through into other areas of the shop.

So in short, while being on the front page might not always mean lots of sales it does prove to be a great way of getting more (and importantly new) visitors to your shop. It's a great way of free advertising.