Big Changes at 1000 Markets

In the never ending leapfrog game of online selling venues, 1000 Markets just pulled ahead.

If you haven't stopped by in a while, check it out. 1000 Markets

The polished look is still in force, but it has more buying cues and has shifted its focus from the seller to the customer. There's a little cart icon at the top of the page as well as a more shopping inducing front page so that folks don't think they've landed on a museum or gallery site. If you have an Amazon account, you're all set to buy here. I sort of wish that were more obvious, but info about payments has improved. Buyers can also build favorites lists - a first for 1000 Markets.

For sellers we finally have Google analytics for our shops as well as more control over how our shop looks and our products presented. I've tweaked mine a bit to enhance my overall goal of promoting modern jewelry and sleek, uncluttered designs. We also have a better 'widget' for blogs and other sites; one that rotates our items in preview mode. Photo-wise, I like the fact that I can have more than 5 photos since sometimes I shoot a ton of views and have a hard time deciding which few to use. I've included a shot of my bench on my shop home page so that folks can feel more like they're getting to know me and my work.

So I just need sales. None so far there, but Etsy's been dead, too. It could be my doing though. Lately I've been focusing my attention on my 1KM shop over my Etsy shop and I hope it pays off. Now that the weather has cooled, I should be able to devote more time to creating.