Opening Shop

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…
~Sadie Lou