August 4, 2008
I’d like to clarify the account options being offered at LolliShops.
First & Most Important: We are *not* a directory!
This is going to be a fully functioning marketplace with all the bells and whistles. culturezoo, my programming team, is downright amazing. I have seen some of the rough drafts, or “wireframes” as they are called and I was blown away! And Excited! Wait until you see how you list an item, or your statistics page… I’m going to do a whole post on your statistics page!
LolliShops’ Vendor Account: This is the standard account. Setting up shop is free. You select your shop name & username. You get to customize the look of your store front with some patterned templates, color pickers, a shop banner and personal icon.
Listing an item costs .20 ( this price buys you 6 months then you have the option to renew the listing at .20)
When you sell an item, LolliShops makes 3%. So that’s it as far as overhead.
LolliShops’ Website Vendor Account: This is the account for artists with their own dot com websites that wish to utilize LolliShops as a way to generate business and traffic for their web boutiques.
Setting up shop is free and functions just like a standard account.
Listing an item costs .20 and these accounts will provide a unique step to the listing process in which the vendor applies a URL into the listing from their website.
When a buyer clicks the listing on LolliShops to buy–the sale actually takes place on the artist’s website–not LolliShops. There isn’t a fee on the sale so there is an $18.00 a month flat rate fee on these accounts.
This is an amazing opportunity for all of us. Instead of all of us froufrou lovers being scattered all over the internet–we get to all meet together at one marketplace!
I’m really excited about the supplies! With some of these website girls listing their goods here at LolliShops, I will be able to do some one stop browsing! Everything will show up in the search engine!
I’m also going to have a “LolliShops’ Friends” page where shops can do some banner ads if they aren’t interested in opening a shop.
If anyone has any questions, we can dialog in the comments…
July 21, 2008
I have been amazed at the amount of support I have received through LolliShops. All I did was provide some cute buttons for your blogs and you all picked them up and added them.
I have plans to reward those of you that have already done that. I have been collecting that information.
The reward will be something along the lines of free shop listings on your first day of setting up on LolliShops.
If you haven’t added a button to your blog, you can still do that and know that I am also able to collect information in the form of stats! Word Press allows me to see how people got to this blog. For instance, yesterday, someone found me by clicking a button on Lori Karla’s Blog- Faeriewindow
It would be easy for me to reward people for directing the most traffic to LolliShops.
By golly, that’s a great idea!
Stay tuned for that contest! I will ask people to do a blog post about LolliShops and then I’ll see who directed the most people over here!
Then they will get a numptious prize! Anyhoodles, I’m all about properly thanking LolliShop’s supporters–it will be an ongoing trend.