Last Thursday was my husband's birthday and so we went for a picnic by the estuary near here and were privileged to see an otter happily swimming about and fishing for his tea! On the downside, I was bitten to pieces by some evil insect and spent the next 3 days in agony with massive bites and no sleep!!
Ok, time for some important news (well it was news to me!) - a couple of days ago I was happily adding items to my Amazon Wish List when I noticed that you could download a Universal Wish List button to your favourites bar and add items to your wish list from websites outside Amazon. Great, I thought, now I can add specialist tools and all sorts of jewellery making goodies and so I did.
Later that evening I gave it some thought and realised that my customers could add their longed-for pieces from my collections to their wishlists. Great, I thought, but then a niggly little thought started squirming about in my poor old brain.
Wonderful news if you produce multiples, however, not so great if, like me, you only produce one-offs.
I like to change my stock and add new stock regularly on my website so an item added may have disappeared by the time purchase takes place. Ooops!
I spoke to the lovely Amazon people today and they hadn't really thought about this problem and do not currently notify a vendor that an item has been added to a wishlist although they might look into this for the future. As it's open to all, I don't see how we can opt out of this service if we chose to.
The way I see it is that it is lovely that fans can add our work to their wishlists, but we must make sure that they tell us they have, otherwise an item could already be sold or reserved more than once, leading to embarrassment and difficulties. As makers we can choose to reserve an item for a customer, but we must also then take the risk that the purchase will not be made after all.
Hmmmmmm, a thinker! I'd really welcome your thoughts on this one. For the moment, I've put a note on my home page asking fans to let me know if they've put one of my pieces on a wishlist.
|Shades of Autumn Collection|
So, onto my new aluminium collections!
The first collection was intended to celebrate the gorgeous autumn colours that are just beginning to appear in our landscape.
The collection on the right is vibrant and really looks like neon lights, perfect for that little black dress.
The collection on the left is very pretty and delicate and would suit anyone. They are all available from www.slicksilverjewellery.co.uk
That's it for this week, folks. Do leave me comments about your feelings on wishlists - look forward to hearing from you.
|Neon Lights & Party Nights Collection|
|Pink Ladies Collection|