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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ok folks, let me have some input

I was thinking in order to help boost sales in the store that I would get together a team of designers, that would make some awesome projects out of the item of the month (now don't ask me what they will be, that will change often and it could be anything from a cartridge to a machine).  So my thought would be to get a small team at first, maybe 4 or 5 and then see how that works out.

I would pick an Item of the Month, place it on sale in the store, show some wonderful projects completed using the IOM by the design team and those designers that are picked for that month would be able to purchase the IOM for half price.  If all goes well and sales increase then I would think we could move to a free item. 

What do you all think?

14 comments:

The Paper Princess said...

I think this sounds like a great idea- however I'm curious how it will work. How can the "design team" so to speak make projects with the Item of the month if they don't already own it? And if they do already own it, what advantage is it to them to get the IOM at half price? Am I missing something?

scrappyRN said...

Excellent question. I will post the reply here also so that others can see

I would send the IOM in advance of putting the item in the store, or it might be an item that we all need frequently (adhesives, mats or what have you) or if the DT had somehow got the product really early I could just send them the money equal to half the cost of the item in my store, or refund the full amount of cost in my store if it were successful enough to go to free products.

Mad Fat Girl said...

Very good idea. I always like seeing products people create - it def helps me decide on products I want.

nikki said...

I love the idea of a design team! Personally, I'm always looking for new techniques and ideas.

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Best of luck to you Dawn!

wishful crafter said...

Great Idea Just love new places to get ideas.

The Bug said...

Dawn, I think that would be a great idea! That way it can get people thinking of new ways to use the product you are featuring.

I can't want to see what method of entry you will have for your design team - I will be itching to apply! Let us know when you decide the final details.

Sue Pickwell said...

Thats sounds good, I'd like to do something like that!

Angie's Paper Passion said...

How great Dawn! I love your store and I think this is a wonderful idea. I would love to apply for your DT. (By the way, I'm loving my Gypsy! Thanks) Keep us up to date!

Kelli said...

I think it is a great idea. Keep us posted!!

mamagleek said...

Great idea, Dawn--will stay tuned for details.

Cricut Green with Envi said...

I am in and wanting to apply,I love your store and you are keeping me so up to date with my new tools etc!!

I am going to cancel my Paper Crafting Pro membership now that I see how great your store is and how great the service is!!

Thanks so much, I have a Cricut club here in Cali and I will be sending over all my chirpettes your way!!!

TeresaKaufhold said...

desseI think it's a great idea...always great to get ideas of how to use various products and cartridges! Love seeing new ideas! Can't wait to see how you will choose your team!

Anonymous said...

I think its a great idea-it seems to work well on a few other sites.
kateb@buckeye-express.com