TeamHandmade MONDAY CHALLENGE: Shop Critiques

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Original Post

pomegranatefarm from PomegranateFarm says
Edited on Jul 16, 2012

Our weekly challenged is posted!

This will be our Critique Thread, and I'll go first.

I need a shop critique please. I already know some areas that need work:
shop policies, my About Page, and some of my photos. But need a fresh set of eyes to take a lookie. And please. Be brutal:)

If you volunteer to critique me, you can post it here, then convo me with your feedback.

Posted at 8:01 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT


I volunteer and will write up a critique for you, Kathi, and send it via convo.

I'd love a fresh set of eyes to help with mine. I also know there is a lot that needs work, too, but sometimes people see things that I don't and it's very helpful. Thanks in advance!

Posted at 8:32 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

I think your photos are stunning.
I adore your shop banner.
The policies are clear cut,but you know me loving words and lots of them.
I'd can the info about your past etey life.
Your about me makes me want to move to the country. But you don't have a profile.

Now, I know some of my pictures suck. I'd love info on improvement.
And mt love of words,where do I have too many?

Posted at 8:32 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

Thank you, Mel. Looking forward to it! April, thank you for the suggestions. You are right on all counts!

Mel, I'll critique you and send it via convo also. April, if no one else comes along to give you a critique, I'll do yours also:)

Posted at 8:40 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

What I really want to try to figure out is why my supplies sell like Krispy kremes but my items do not.

Posted at 8:46 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

Thanks, Kathi! It'll take me a while to get it all written up, but I want to be very thorough. :D

Posted at 8:47 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

Okay Mel. Same here:)

Posted at 9:16 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

April - I sent you a convo

Posted at 10:34 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

I'd love someone to take a look at my shop. I'm getting decent (for me) views, but no buyers. I know I'm in a small niche market, so I'm not expecting sales everyday, but one a month, every other month, something!

I have a half baked About page and need to add photos and know I need to do something with my profile since it's basically the same as my About. SEO continues to be a mystery to me, so I'm probably lacking there.

Thanks everyone!

Posted at 11:24 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

April I would be happy to critique your shop.

Posted at 11:38 am Jul 16, 2012 EDT

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