Monday, December 26, 2011

Pricing Changes

After a lot of agonizing over the math I have a couple related announcements when it comes to the prices of my jewelry:

1) Starting January 1, prices on my jewelry will be going up.
2) Also starting January 1, I'll no longer be charging shipping on my jewelry.

Basically costs of both shipping and materials are going up for me and the increases I need to make would leave me with fairly awkward prices (for example $31.60 for a standard octopus necklace and $3.25 for shipping for a total of $34.85) but if I include shipping in the prices I can price things more easily as multiples of 5 ($35 for standard octopus, $40 for Cosmic, $45 for Steampunk). Also from a promotion standpoint this will help me on places like Google Shopping where free shipping is a sorting option.

As for my other items: Prices for sculpture I've already finished and have for sale are staying where they are however new pieces will probably be priced higher and I will be increasing their shipping costs once the new shipping prices go into effect next year. Ornaments and other small items like the decorated tins will be going up much like jewelry with free shipping.

These changes won't be happening until January 1 so you have a few days to snag some jewelry at the current prices in my Etsy shop.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Last Chance to Order

Today is the deadline for all Christmas orders from Noadi's Art. If you've been on the fence about ordering a present from me now is the time to decide. I'm also still offering free shipping until midnight tonight.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Free Shipping this Weekend!

Free Shipping DayThis Friday, December 16, is Free Shipping Day. Noadi's Art will be participating and since my holiday order deadline is the end of Monday, December 19, I'm extending the deal all weekend. This is your last chance to order Christmas presents and also my very last sale of the year. Everything in the shop will have free shipping for US orders and reduced shipping worldwide (I'm very sorry to my international customers but I can't ship in time for Christmas).

Monday, December 12, 2011

New Perma-Pets

In the past couple weeks I've completed 4 new Perma-Pet sculptures. Go check them out on Etsy.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Bringing back "Other" payment option

A couple months ago I eliminated "Other" as an option for checkout in my Etsy shop so people can pay via Google Checkout. The reason at the time was that not enough people were using it to pay with Google Checkout but a fair number of people were selecting it by mistake when they really wanted to use Paypal.

Due to the ridiculous problems Regretsy has had with Paypal this week I'm bringing the option back and encouraging buyers to use it. I have to continue offering Paypal since it's the only online payment option actually integrated with Etsy's checkout and I can't afford to lose the sales if I removed it completely. Hopefully in the near future Etsy will finally offer integration with other payment services.

I know many Etsy sellers dislike Regretsy, I get it, I was featured on the blog too. I took it in the spirit of comedy and the idea that no publicity is bad publicity and I was even featured in the book. However regardless of how you feel about the content of the blog April has used it to raise a ton of money for some very worthy causes, including this recent one where 200 kids will get Christmas presents thanks to the reads of the blog going above and beyond the amount asked for to make it happen.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Tree Octopus

It's funny the way ideas will suddenly hit you. I've had a couple octopus sculpts sitting on a shelf for the past month or so that I wasn't sure what do do with them. I made them for Perma-Pets but misjudged their size so I couldn't quite fit them into the jars. Then last night I remembered the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus and I realized the octopuses would be the perfect size for Christmas (or Squidmas) ornaments. A few minutes later I'd added wire loops to the tops of their heads and ribbons for hanging.
Red Tree Octopus
Peachy Tree Octopus