Friday, May 1, 2009

Featured Seller - Simply Smiss

What does customer service mean to you?

I make my items to the best of my ability, and take time to make sure they look good before I send them out. I try to create nice packaging that would look nice when given as a gift. And I love to include an extra little goodie with every order!

What is your most memorable experience with a customer?

My first customer would have to be my most memorable. I was very excited that someone wanted to BUY my stuff!!!

What sets you apart from other sellers who are selling similar items?

I don't just slap the fabric on the buttons, like I have seen some. I try to go for symmetry to keep a polished appearance. I also donate 10% of all my sales to the etsy for animals charity of the month!

How did you learn the skills that make you successful today?

Lots of playing with different materials

What is your goal for the next year?

Just looking to create new and more interesting items, learn new skills.

What keeps you motivated when sales are slow?

Talking to other sellers. Usually it's a general slump around all the shops and I keep in mind that it's not for a lack of people liking my items!

What do you do to attract new clients and encourage repeat business?

I offer BOGO sales to bring in new sales; I create great products and show my appreciation to keep them coming back!

If you could share one piece of advice with someone who is considering opening their own store of handmade items, what would it be?

Don't think you can sit back and let the store do all the work. You have to get out there and promote your shop! Have fun with it and be proud of your work!


BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! (equal or lesser value) I can give you a refund through paypal, or send me a convo and I will create a new listing for you. PLUS my little extra goodie! :)

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Admin Comment: We can't say enough great things about Jennifer, owner of Simply Smiss, she is just a lovely person with a great selection of items in her shop. We especially love the bee themed items!! Thanks Jennifer for your great interview.

1 comment:

  1. Great Interview. I love the hairclips and also the heart cell phone charm is very cute!!!