August 27, 2008 |  Category:   life


…are in my head. Usually I can avoid getting sick if the family is passing it around, but today I awoke with a terrible pain in my head and ears. I think I need to sleep and drink more water too. But still, I am getting a lot of work done today to make up for a day taken off yesterday and my little pre-Labor Day shopping spree. Also in the works is a new Whimsy & Spice website. Our current website was designed and coded in less than a day because of a tight deadline to launch, which is lightening fast and atypical for me. The process this time around has been much slower and more painful. Having yourself as a client is probably the worst. The site isn’t going to be a drastic change as it’s only been up for 5 months and have served us well, but we need to add the capabilities for customers to buy online without directing them to etsy, which I think we will still keep, but it’s getting quite competitive over there with more bakers on the scene…

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  • Lara August 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    So pretty!

  • Rebekah September 2, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I just wanted to say that if you DO decide to part from Etsy (i’d be sad to see you go, but I understand the competitiveness and other silliness that goes on over there) PLEASE let me know because you’re stuff is entirely too delicious to live with out and I talk about your products to EVERYONE.

  • Jenna September 2, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Rebekah, we aren’t leaving etsy, but I find it most important to add e-commerce to our own site. Etsy was just a temporary shop till we had our own, but we are doing well with it, so we will keep it, but I do think that it’s entirely possible that we are losing sales by diverting people over there. Plus like every shop, we feel like we need to constantly add things and update to compete and that’s not really what we want to do. Some bakeries have 30+ products on there. It’s getting a bit nuts!