Friday, 31 May 2013

Bad news for the craft shop

Hello again, I can't believe what has happened. I went to the shop that was selling my cards yesterday to restock and was told the bad news that the shop assistants had been given notice and that the shop is to close down on the 14th June. I was so shocked and angry, the shop was a brilliant idea and gave all crafters the opportunity we need to get our work seen. There are lots of empty shops already in Wigan, there will soon be nothing worth going shopping for!

7 comments:

  1. Maybe now's the time to start an online shop? So sorry to hear that news. Stratford's the same too although we're not as bad as some due to the tourists.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear the bad news. Rents are high, it's expensive to keep staff so you need to sell A LOT to keep a shop running. Such a pity! Especially as your cards are most attractive.
    What about Jane's idea? Online shop? Etsy?

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  3. I'm sorry to hear about the shop closing. Having had two different retail businesses with my husband years ago, I can say that it is hard work, expenses out the kazoo, and it's a wonder anyone stays in business. Little guys go out all of the time, because as the saying goes, it takes money to make money.

    I opened a little shop on Etsy, and sold some items last year. (I closed it temporarily when my dear husband passed away in December. Am getting ready to fill it with items again.) I think your lovely cards would sell. It's worth a try.

    When one door closes another opens.

    Wishing you well.

    FlowerLady

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  4. Oh, so very sorry to hear that. Hopefully you'll find another outlet for your fabulous cards.

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  5. What a shame Susan, people seem to use esty to sell but an outlet is so much easier as they do all the selling for you, I do hope you find somewhere else soon as your cards deserve to be seen by lots and lots of people.

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  6. Thank you for all your replies, I don't know anything about etsy, or selling anything on line, this will be something I will have to look into.

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