Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Staying in Business
I wanted to let everyone know about some changes in my shop and the reasons behind them. Although these changes have been in affect for a while, I am just letting everyone know officially.
First change, I will not be giving out any free samples to beauty gurus, youtubers, or bloggers. It is not that I do not appreciate those of you who have done reviews for me; I think you all are fabulous and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! It is just that most of those I have sent free samples to have never done any review for me, they have simply taken freebies and I have gotten nothing in return. So, those scammers have left me very skeptical and I will not send out freebies to anyone, period. I will also not respond to your convos on Etsy, because I get entirely too many every day to spend time answering all of you.
Second change, I will only include freebies in orders over $50. When I first started up my business I included free samples with every order. As time has progressed I have realized that I do not have the time or resources to continue giving away so many freebies. Also, many times I just have no idea what to give as a freebie! Free samples still cost me money, and time, which cuts into my ability to provide reasonable prices and excellent service. I would rather get your order out to you fast and keep my prices low!
The main reason behind these changes is that I have to stay in business. The whole reason I run this business is to help provide for my kids, it’s not a hobby for me. If I don’t turn a profit, I won’t stay in business. My family relies on the money I make to pay for many things each month. So, as much as I would LOVE to give free samples to everyone, I have to control myself ;)
Starting today I WILL include a sample item with each order over $50! Each month I will choose an item that will be included with these orders. May’s item will be a FREE Cherry Vanilla Lip Balm with every order over $50!!
Many blessings to all of you! And thank you so much for your business! I truly have the most fabulous customers in the world!! ~Lucy