July 19, 2008
I was away on a little, family vacation but I’m back now and I’m ready to give you another update!
There has been quite a few emails from artists asking when LolliShops will be ready. The answer is: I really don’t know the date. I can say that the company that is building LolliShops is starting from scratch–from the ground up!
Every single detail passes through his hands to mine and we talk about everything. I want to make sure that when you’re ready to move into LolliShops, everything will be comfortable and pleasing.
There will also be a phase where LolliShops will be tested in it’s Beta Format. For those of you that don’t speak “computer” that means LolliShops will be open for an invited group of artists and consumers to test how user-friendly it is; to work out the bugs and to provide feedback.
I can also tell you that I will be promoting LolliShops at Silver Bella
in November. The plan is to have opened LolliShops up to the public before then to have something to promote and to provide a form of advertising for all the sellers. Then of course, Christmas is right around the corner from that and I am hoping to have a VERY special LolliShops style Christmas!!
I have some giveaways and contests planned as well as some rewards programs! But for now, just continue to check on this blog as I will be blogging at least once a week. If you want to contact me directly, just email me at email@example.com
I’ll leave with a song that inspires me!
I’ve thrown away my toys
Even my drum and train.
I wanna make some noise
With real live aeroplanes.
Some day I’m going to fly.
I’ll be a pilot too.
And when I do, how would you
Like to be my crew…
On the good ship lollipop.
Its a sweet trip to a candy shop
Where bon-bons play
On the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay.
Lemonade stands everywhere.
Crackerjack bands fill the air.
And there you are
Happy landing on a chocolate bar.
See the sugar bowl do the tootsie roll
With the big bad devils food cake.
If you eat too much ooh ooh
You’ll awake with a tummy ache.
On the good ship lollipop
Its a night trip into bed you hop
And dream away
On the good ship lollipop.
“The Good Ship Lollipop”
music by R. Whiting and words by S. Clare
July 15, 2008
Welcome to the official blog of LolliShops!
Take a little look around…all of the design sweetness was generated by Heather Bluhm of Bluhm Studios and all of the tricky programming by Levi of culturezoo. I’m so excited to have this cute blog so that I can start sharing with you all the great features and surprises I’m preparing for LolliShops. The first ideal I wanted to share with you is that LolliShops is going to appeal to three kids of people.
Artist 1 wants to sell their handmade goods, vintage treasures or artistic supplies but doesn’t have the froufrou friendly marketplace to do that. That’s where LolliShops will come in. Artists can list their items for sale at a reasonable listing price and an inexpensive transaction fee–cheaper than those *other* marketplaces.
Artist 2 owns their own dot com website where they currently sell their wares but getting traffic to their websites is expensive and time consuming. Many owners of dot com websites opened shops on *other* marketplaces but it’s difficult to have enough original inventory to sell in two places. That’s where LolliShops is different–people with their own dot com websites will be able to fully participate on LolliShops and run a full boutique that helps funnel traffic back to your dot com. More details on that soon!
Artist 3 is our lovely consumer! LolliShops will offer so much more than just a place to shop. The marketplace is juried to maintain a specific look that appeals to a specific audience–that means NO CLUTTER! LolliShops will also support artists’ blogs, giveaways & swaps! This blog will be your gateway to special events, prizes, rewards, featured sellers, promotions and so much more! Make sure to bookmark for later and add it to your daily blog roll.
That’s it for today–thanks for visiting! Come back soon and don’t forget to share those scrumptious buttons in the side bar on your blogs–Thanks so much!
July 6, 2008
Save this blog for later or add it to your blog roll if you’re interested in becoming part of LolliShops, “The froufrou friendly market place!”
This blog will be your source for exciting updates, special guest artists and news! LolliShop features and promotions will be revealed right here!
Come visit us again!