Whazzzup everybody? Guess who's back? Yep, it's me! It's time for another blog entry, sharing what's inside this messy head. This time I'll write briefly about my online store. I actually wrote about it last year, when I just signed up to Ecwid, and I must say I'm still extremely satisfied with it. For those that don't know the URL for my store, it's pretty easy, just visit: store.popeyewong.com.
I am touching base regarding my online store, to promote it again. I have been fortunate to gather more followers during the last several months, so I want to make sure that no one is left behind when it comes to this topic.
What can you find on my online store? At this moment pretty much just prints (I have a couple of mugs and shot glasses available, but that's an expanding area right now). This is the place where you can find prints featuring most of my artwork. These are printed on photo paper of great quality, along with vibrant colors. The reason why I decided to print my work on photo paper, is the fact that it makes it much more affordable to consumers. My everyday goal for a long time now has been to offer quality artwork at a very affordable price, and this kind of prints allow me to do that.
In order to make purchases even easier and even more affordable, I also offer free shipping in my online store. If you reside inside the continental United States, there's no minimum order to get this offer. If you live anywhere else, there's a minimum order of $35 in order to receive free shipping. I wish I could offer this service on every order around the world, but the reality is that shipping is quite expensive!
All orders are shipped through regular mail, in order to keep costs down (again, trying to keep things affordable to consumers). The only problem with using this service, is when the order is shipped internationally. Some countries are not very reliable when it comes to regular postal service. My home country, Mexico, is actually a great example of that indeed: it is very common for packages to be misplaced or plainly get lost. The solution is to use private packaging services, like DHL or FedEx, but the costs of shipping internationally through these channels make it almost prohibitive.
In the particular case of Mexico, I'll be able to ship prints from within the country, which will allow me to use a private shipping service at an affordable price. I'll achieve this by having a distribution place for my work, which will ship my work. However, I won't be able to have such distribution place for anywhere else in the world. If anybody reading this has an idea of how to circumvent this shipping dilemma, in order to keep costs down with a more reliable shipping service, don't hesitate to contact me.
My online store offers the standard PayPal option to check out, but also a credit card option. This is a very important feature that most merchants offer, although not everybody. I consider it important, because even though I myself try to use PayPal to pay for goods every chance I get, I also acknowledge that not everybody uses or even has PayPal, which is why I wanted a credit card option.
Last but not least, I sign my prints at no extra cost, if requested by the client. I mention this because that's always a nice extra feature. People that follow my work know that I'll always try to take care of my clients and supporters. Any signature or custom message goes included at no extra cost. :)
So, if you like my work, please take a look at my online store. More images and more merchandise items are being added right now. Get yourself a nice signed print (or maybe as a special gift) and take advantage of the everyday free shipping. My artwork, and of course, myself, will be very grateful for your support.
Thank you again for reading though my ramblings, your support means a lot to me. I'll be back later on this week, to share more about what's inside my crazy head. See you next time!
Pin-up artist by day… and also by night. Well, mostly by night, because night time is my favorite time to paint.