Makers Notes #4

We are so excited to finally have the new site live! It took longer than expected for a variety of reasons. While our site and social media have gone dark we've been busy in the shop. 

As most of you know we started our little shop late in 2015 and it's just Erin and myself. We've grown quite a bit over the last couple years and we've had some ups and downs along the way and we couldn't be more thankful for everyone who's been there with us for the ride. This is a really exciting time because we know that we are still at the beginning of our story and are looking forward to all the twists and turns yet to come! We hope you stay with us for the rest of the story as well. 

As for the new site, there is still plenty of work to be done. This particular move was to switch systems from WooCommerce over to Shopfiy. We had gotten frustrated at missing order notifications in the old system as well as a few other things so we decided to move up to something more robust. The design is similar and we will be tweaking it as needed going forward. We have updated almost every page on the site so please make sure to poke around a bit.

It also seemed like the perfect time to relaunch the store as our logo/branding has changed and we've added a number of new products including tote bags, dopp bags, valet trays, notebook covers and others. We've been looking forward to getting into bags and couldn't be happier with how they have turned out and the response they've been getting. 

We have several other projects in the works in various stages including Belts, T-Shirts, Mugs, Hats, Bandanna's, Purses, Backpacks, Messenger Bags and Duffle Bags. We'll be doing blog posts and sneak peaks about these as they progress and we'll share new designs as we get to them.

A couple other things coming soon we think you'll love as much as we do: Drops & Ready-to-Ship. We are planning on doing "drops" of custom/one-off stuff that we design and make. There will be no customization, just our unique creations and they'll be listed as we build up enough stock to do a drop. We'll make sure to tease these a bit ahead of time to let everyone know when one is coming. Ready-to-Ship is going to be similar to how drops work except they'll be our staple products like the C&C Caddy, Card Wallet, A5 Notebook Covers, etc. These are the things we do custom most of the time but we'll be doing our versions and listing them up in batches when we have enough stock. We plan on doing drops 3-4 times per year to start and Ready-to-Ship more regularly once we get into the groove. We'll have our first Ready-to-Ship in a few weeks and the first Drop is in the works. 

The website is a work in progress and we'll be adding to it quite a bit in the next few days and weeks. We still have several new products to add, pictures to update and lots of little tweaks. Suggestions welcome! 

But enough with the updates lets celebrate! We didn't time this but it worked out that the re-launch is almost 2 years to the day when we started selling online under the Makers South brand! Thanks to everyone for sticking with us through this adventure. We are super stoked about all the things we have planned and can't wait to share more of our story with you. 

You know I hate sending out these emails because we all get enough so I like to make it worth your while when I do. How about a 20% off sale?! All store orders are 20% off from now thru midnite on Halloween! Just use the coupon code below:

Coupon: WB2017

Thanks for letting me ramble at you. We'll have more updates soon!

 


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  • Marcia G on

    Congratulations on the relaunch and logo/branding changes. I absolutely love all the pieces that I’ve ordered from you guys, and I’m always happy to share with others my experience in regards to your excellent customer service and quality craftsmanship that you deliver time and time again. Thank you for all your hard work!


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