timeforcake: Sell anything from anywhere in minutes with Shoplocket
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I’d like to introduce you to my new friend, Shoplocket. I’m going to make this introduction by fabricating up a tall tale. Here we go; this is my fake story.
A few months ago, on a whim, I decided to make cornhusk-doll representations of the principal cast of Roseanne. There would be Roseanne, of course, Dan, Becky, Darlene and D.J. I would also have to make a Jackie, a David, a Mark and the other Becky that replaced the first Becky. But I didn’t think I could afford to do all nine at the same time – the price of cornhusks is apparently tied into ethanol prices. Who knew.
So I came up with an idea. I’d make the first five dolls, and then sell them. The money I’d make from the first run would fund the materials for the second run, and so on. My 11-year-old niece informed me that this is called a “market.” Kids say the damndest things.
After the first run was complete, I had no idea where to sell them online. Ebay required that I make a new auction for each doll. Etsy required I build an online storefront. My last option was to build a WordPress site, upload photos and place a link to PayPal, but for the sake of this story, I’m going to pretend I wouldn’t know how to do that.
The way this handy little site works is like so: you enter the details of your product, add a photo and then Shoplocket immediately builds you an attractive image you can embed on a website, Pinterest, Facebook, wherever. The image has a button where folks can click to buy (that will process credit cards through Stripe or PayPal), and viola! your product is on the move.
No upfront fees.
It’s an elegant solution to the annoyances of getting started in the ecommerce world. Instead of waiting to build a website or creating five different eBay auctions, I can start working on replacement Becky and, if things go well, Crystal and Beverly.
Shoplocket lets people sell anything from anywhere. In minutes.
You can be selling online in just a few minutes. Try it. You’ll love it.
Learn more at http://www.ShopLocket.com.
1. http://tinyurl.com/7bko3xx – Not sure what else you can possibly write about in your company blog? Even though this is typically a symptom of a bigger problem (not having a master content strategy for your site), this blog post provides some solid tips for companies with blogs that have run out of steam.
2. http://bit.ly/SXsgyX – Just a tad too late for the 2012 Summer Olympics, there’s a new way to broadcast how American or un-American you are via your cell-phone case.
erin pheil is the owner of timeforcake creative media – the Web Design company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at http://www.timeforcake.com or email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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