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Would you like to have your own personal section on the forum to set up shop and sell your items from?

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Offline DeadBishop

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POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« on: August 06, 2009, 12:53:04 PM »
This is something I've been trying to figure out since we moved to the new forum.  If, for a small fee, would you as a seamstress/crafter like to have your own personal storefront here on R/F.com to sell your wares from? 

This would give you the opportunity to sell your items in a localized spot, without competing with others.  Those of you who already have a dedicated website could use this as a platform for driving traffic to your site and gaining exposure, and those of you who don't have a dedicated website....well, now you would!  This storefront would be entirely dedicated to you and your wares.  Your own virtual booth at faire here on R/F.com! 

Any questions you have, please ask.  I'd like to hear as much feedback as possible to see what everyone thinks!
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Offline Lady Kett

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 09:04:07 PM »
Since I can't resew a button without screwing it up, I won't reply to the poll. But as a potential purchaser, I say, please yes!

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 09:25:22 PM »
Monthly fee? one time fee?

I think it's a good ideal.
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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 09:26:33 PM »
Since I can't resew a button without screwing it up, I won't reply to the poll. But as a potential purchaser, I say, please yes!


ditto for me
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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 09:31:03 PM »
I am tired of sewing....lol..so this sounds like a good idea to me! :D
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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009, 10:30:12 PM »
I didn't vote (yet) but I think it could be a great option to pursue. My wife would be able to do a lot with something like this. I just need to talk her into doing it!

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009, 08:03:36 AM »
Since I LOVE to create and sew historical clothing but rarely have the time to go to Faire and wear any, I would love to have someplace where the people who become familiar with my name (through the forums) can have a chance to view what I would like to sell.  It's rather impersonal on eBay - this would be ideal!

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 09:03:44 AM »
I won't vote since I don't intend to have a store front, but I'd say YES PLEASE! for those who do.

A wonderful, convenient place to find qualified, trustworthy merchants online sounds like a winner to me.
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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 10:56:11 AM »
I don't have enough time to sew for more than myself and a couple friends, but if I did this would be an opportunity I would jump at. Definitely a great idea!

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2009, 11:42:52 AM »


I am honored and humbled to be able to serve many of the members of this community with designing and making garb. I would be interested in supporting such a project.
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Offline Lady Rebecca

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2009, 05:17:21 PM »
I think this is a great idea. I am thinking of starting my own website to sell historical clothing to others this year, and I'm sure that exposure on here would definitely help.

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2009, 06:18:18 PM »
I would rather pay a fee to those I "know" than those I don't.

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2009, 10:00:29 PM »
All considering, its doubtfull I'd be selling anything, but I say its a wonderful idea. I do think it shoudl, be its own area in Fair Garb, or by the Buy-Trade-Sell, and not part of the general sewing discusion area, just for ease of access to posts. Thats my two bits on the matter.
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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2009, 02:26:40 AM »
While I probably wouldn't work for those of you Over There who regularly attend fair, I think it's an excellent idea.  It would also allow me to let folk drifting in from Over Here know I'm about...   :D

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Re: POLL: Personal Forum Storefronts for Seamstresses!
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2009, 06:22:13 PM »
I don't have a shop, but it sure would be nice if the shopkeeps had a place on here with their wares!
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