Saturday, August 20, 2016

Website Changes

Hello Friends,

It has been a long time since I have blogged.  I am sorry to taken so long to get back in the blogging seat.  I usually blog about the shop sample we have added or new things in the shop.  But this blog is going to be about the changes to our website.

We were contacted last fall that the host and developer of our website had sold their business and our website (as well as may others) were being aquired by a different company that also specialized in the online fabric industry.  However, it has been a hard several months with the changes and there was the feeling of a ticking time bomb of finding our website the right home.

We tried several different companies, every tutorial and trial we could find.  The challenge is being able to find a platform that can allow fractional quantities.  So that our customers can order in increments less than 1 and fractions over 1.  I think we have found a good fit.  I am still learning about different features or how things might work differently.

Shop by Collection like we alway have.

Our website allows you to shop by Collection like our previous website set everything up.

We still like that feature it you are wanting to see everything just in that specific collection.

Our new website allows you to also shop by all fabrics:  It is great because you can see just about everything from one page.

You can adjust the quantity of yardage still with a half yard minimum from the product page or in the shopping cart.

Gift Certificates are also available electronically so that they will instantly be sent.

We are still offering a flat rate $6.00 Domestic Shipping.

We have also been able to add PayPal payment option to our website.

I want to thank all of you for hanging in there and not shaming me about being a bad blogger.  Here at Whittles, we all wear many hats.  We are a team of 5.  So the same person that creates shop samples and kits is the same person who makes them and quilts them.  The same people that take care of our customers in store are the same people who pack and fill each online order.  Unfortunetly, blogging just fell down on the list.

But I am so glad to be at a place where I can take some time to get a blog post in.  I think we are back at a place where it can be more of a part of our process and I look forward to sharing more with you.

 I look forward to catching up on all my projects that we have finished here at the shop.


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