This year I've been reaccessing my vintage business, selling online has changed so much over the years. This Summer I started moving a lot of my stock from the website to etsy because that's where the vintage has been selling well for me. I moved over 250 pieces to etsy and most of my weekly fresh stock has been going to etsy since Summer. I've seen several other vintage websites - who started around the same time as me - moving all of their website stock to etsy, and I was headed in that direction too. But what if etsy starts tanking for me? Then I have an empty and outdated website. So I decided to update my website and move to a more e-commerce base and mobile friendly set-up.
I've chosen a new web host and I'm in the process of moving all of my website stock to the new site. Each item has to be moved individually and there's a lot of info to add for each piece. But I'm moving along pretty smoothly now. I have about 500 pieces to move and I keep tweaking the look of the site. Once I have everything moved, the new website will go live, probably within a week.
Here are some screenshot sneak previews -
The front page of the site, I'm keeping my logo with Florence and Muriel, love those gals, and I've had that lace background for 15 years or so, I still love that.
It's the technology that will be changing on the website.
The categories will run across the top of the main page and some of them have drop-down menus when you hover over them.
The shopping cart will take you directly to PayPal. I've always preferred doing a personalized invoice myself, but people prefer quick processing so you will have it now. You'll be able to register an account to sign in to place orders and to check on the status of your order, plus there is a Wish List that you can save your dream wardrobe to. Check out the search button!
Further down the page will show some featured items, and then some of the most recently added items.
If you click on one of the main categories, for example Lingerie, you'll be able to see all of the lingerie that I have listed. Or you can choose something specific from the drop down, like Slips.
This is the individual page for each item. Add it to the cart, save to your Wish List or share it on social medias.
I'll also have a main category for 'Size' this will have a drop-down with choices for bust size. I'm having a lot of fun with it. Check back for the launch date!