Thursday, May 10, 2007

There will be an update!

Yahoo! Two big boxes arrived. Artyarns is finally here! I love this yarn - it really does feel like cotton but is 100% merino with no twist! Gotta love it!
Here's the box of Mini Maiden - lots of new colors means lots of new pictures. I'll be hard at work at that this afternoon!

There's still more to come Shelridge should be here tomorrow and Briar Rose is in the mail by priority so hopefully, maybe, possibly tomorrow!

I have a thought - my shipping bill each month is very big and I was thinking yesterday that I could give away lots of free stuff for that amount of money. For example, I was thinking that I could do a draw every month for a free ball winder and swift - just a quick calculation makes me think I could give at least 10 of these away each month. So here's my thinking - I charge a $5 flat rate for shipping regardless of the size of the order and hold draws each month for amazing free stuff. So in June - each person who places an order will be entered into the draw - an entry for every order you place - place 4 orders, you have 4 chances to win. So please, let me know what you think - it's just a thought but it might be fun!


Anonymous said...

That yarn looks yummy!! And I think your idea sounds great!! Have fun with all those pictures!!
Do you think it's time I commit to a real 'KnickKname'?

Isobel said...

Everyone loves a contest - and with the yarn you have to offer I am sure that you will have a constant flood of contestants.

-- jlb said...

I'm afraid I'll seem to be the dissenting voice on the contest-vs-free-shipping.

The fact that PickUpSticks is Canadian, and bills in CDN currency and ships by Canada post is one incentive for my repeat orders. Free shipping is another. I have no problem finding $70 worth of merchandise I want, and I'll place orders only at that level or above with the shipping incentive.

It makes ordering worthwhile, as I do find that your prices are $1-$2 more than I find for the same items in my LYS. The free shipping and trouble-free online orders make that not an issue for me.

But - given all the "stuff" that already clutters my life, paying $5 more per order to get into a draw is not actually my preference.

BUT - as I've said before, it's your business and you know your clients. I do love it, and I certainly would stay a customer, but wouldn't find it an incentive for more frequent orders.

Thanks for asking -