a beautiful change

brand new, redesigned fluffyland shop I’ve been whining about Zencart for ages, and finally (finally!!) I’ve thrown in the towel. Or should I say, I’ve thrown away the towel in favor of a much cleaner and prettier towel? Yes, that’s it. What I’m trying to say is… I’m finally done with Zencart.

It took me a very long time for me to find a shopping cart solution. There are hundreds out there – plenty of free ones, that would certainly give me as much grief as the anti-zen cart; and plenty of very, very pricey ones. Needless to say, I can’t shell out 100 bucks a month for my shopping cart software.

But after all the work I had to do to keep up with Zencart, I knew some monthly fee would be worth the effort saved. I had gotten so fed up with the lengthy process of adding products that I just stopped adding new products at all. Not cool! The setup was a nightmare for SEO. The folder hierarchy was ridiculous, and I had a whole notebook full of tips for myself on finding the right file (did i mention that tons of files have the same name?). It was unbelievably frustrating. So now, we’re trying out BigCartel.

It was created as an affordable solution for small indie businesses struggling to make their way in the world. Hey, that’s me! We’ll see how it goes. I can’t be picky at this point. I’m paying a small monthly fee, but it’s better than my previous battles. I’ve sacrificed a great deal in customizability – but before, I stopped doing that anyway. The support is in need of a few more hands, and there are some desired features that are “in the works” and have been for quite some time, but so far I’m happy with it. It’s pretty. It’s easier. I can’t complain.

What you should do now is head over to the brand new Fluffyland! There are some brand new products, and I will be adding more in the next few weeks! And update your bookmarks… the shop is now located at http://shop.fluffyland.com.

What do you think?

(and by the way – use coupon code GRANDOPENING for 15% through the end of April!)

3 Responses

  1. Alex says:

    Cute stuff! Glad to hear that you’ve found a temporary solution to your cart-woes…

  2. Karen says:

    what happened to the wristlets? why aren’t they being sold anymore?

    • Sam says:

      Hi Karen, thank you so much for noticing! The new cart limits the number of products I can have for sale at any given time, so I have been phasing out the things I don’t sell as many of (wristlets included). However, I still have some wristlets in stock and they are currently just hanging out with the rest of my inventory here at home, so if there are any that you’re interested in let me know! Or if I do end up listing them I will send you a note.

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