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1/26/2013: Frustration

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I spent the entire day yesterday working on the website I started on 1&1. I finally got all the photos, descriptions, and prices loaded on the sales page. Then I went on to the settings for the online store and that's when I found there was no inventory control integrated in the software! I called the help line and asked what people do if they sell a one-of-a-kind item and he said, "Well, I guess you would have to go on the site really quick and manually delete the item." Grrrrrrr! I have to admit, this isn't something I thought of checking beforehand. I just assumed (I know, I know) that inventory would be monitored through the software. So, I printed out copies of the website before I took the items all off the page. A whole day's work down the drain, but a lesson learned.

I was looking on my FB page afterward and noticed an ad for a website selling jewelry. I clicked through so I could see what her site looked like and how she sold her items. At the bottom of the page was a link to indiemade.com. I looked on their site and it is built specifically for artisans and crafts people to sell their work. Perfect! And, it monitors inventory automatically. Today I have spent most of the day rebuilding the website. It was easier this time as I had the copies of the pages and all I had to do was type, not create, the pages.

I shipped my first two orders today! Wahoo! Now...back to work!

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