Friday, January 06, 2012

Closing

Well, I've decided to close my Artfire shops. I have noticed a significant lack of traffic to the site and have not seen any advertising by Artfire - just individuals doing to the promoting and whatnot to drive traffic to the site. It's disappointing, but what broke the camel's back was the new assurance program and the rude and disrespectful manner in which it has been handled by the Artfire staff, namely Tony.

So, my 3PeepsDesigns shop is open until Jan 10th and you have a chance to save a significant amount of money on my beaded jewelry and keepsakes! I lowered the prices a little bit on most items at the beginning of the year and now I am adding to that 25% off storewide!!!

My 3PeepsDesignsToo pattern shop will stay open until Jan 31st. So I am offering a Buy One Get One Free (pattern of your choice) until my shop closes!

After they close, I hope to have a new venue set up to sell my wares. If you have any suggestions, I sure would love to hear them.

4 comments:

Rachael said...

I'm really sorry that you have come to this decision. I hope you have plans to stay on line and sell elsewhere.
Although I agree with the Artfire Assurance in principal I have kept out of the discussions on AF Forums as it all turned so nasty.
CU on Face Book.

Abracadebra Designs said...

Hey there, I checked out your pattern shop and am loving it. You are very creative. Have you thought about Zibbet for a shop?
-Debbie

3 Peeps Designs said...

Rachel, aside from my initial comment in the discussion on the AF Forums, I too have kept out of it. But, I read everything and just couldn't agree to stay with a company that handles their store owners in the way that Tony did/does. Even though he didn't direct any of his comments to me, he was very rude to plenty of people - many of which who have been on the site since the beginning. Anyway, I am on to greener pastures.

3 Peeps Designs said...

Debbie - I have opened a Zibbet shop, I liked that I could import my Artfire listings... too bad I didn't find them before my main shop closed, but at least all of my patterns are out there. The site was having issues 2 weeks ago and I haven't been back to adjust my listings, but I have been researching web hosting options and I finally purchased my domain name. Soon I will have a website at www.3PeepsDesigns.com :-) I am very excited!