vitrarius (vitrarius) wrote,

My first account

I just scored my first store account today. The fates have degreed that I should start by selling flamework glass buttons to one of the local knitting stores, and who am I to argue with the fates, or for that matter my lovely wife who suggested the idea, and then started pimping out my work to the local knitting community. The owner of Cast Away, a local knitting supply shop, was also nice enough to have faith in me. She likes to stock unique handmade item produced by local craftspeople, and well I’m unique , local, and she likes my work, so there you go. She gave me a list of other items she would also like me to consider making for her store, and said that in the future she would like me to make some custom buttons for some of their in house knitting kits. I hope this becomes lucrative for both of us.

This is all very exciting and new. I have been a civil servant for the past 25 years, so running my own business is a little scary for me. My father started and ran several businesses while I was growing up, so I learned some of the fundamentals from him; build a good product or provide a good service, price it fairly, stand behind your work and always keep your word. These are good things to live by, but some things I never learned at my father's knee, things like how to set up an ecommerce site. I’m afraid I don’t know a good deal from a bad deal when it comes to ecommerce. So if any of you have some knowledge about such things please clue me in, because I am lost in a sea data and techno jargon. What I need is a small site the looks nice, with a shopping cart, that I can easily post pictures of the items I would like to sell. I don’t know HTML, and although I could learn a little, I don’t want to become a programmer to run the site. Ideally drag and drop works for me. ;-)
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