it's my first step towards independence from Etsy as well as combining my industrialbloom flower shop products with my paulaart products. some of you old time blog readers may recall i actually had my own website prior to finding etsy back in 2004. thats when i first started making art after landing in Vermont. its incredible that i was able to get customers considering it was a microsoft 'frontpage' website and not very ecommercy. talk about a full circle, here i am again, trying to sell solo only because the endless (mostly not appreciated or asked for) changes that etsy has made over the last few years finally pushed me to the limit. while etsy they is still the easiest platform to navigate and perhaps still the cheapest when it comes to % taken they have raised fees and now take a cut from even our shipping price just like ebay. i've noticed too that search algorithms are just plain off, enough so that 2018 was my worst year in over 7 both views and sales wise as it is for what seems to be countless others according to the forums. i wont bore myself or you with more detail or complaining.....i'm still there as so far its the only way i make sales and still my only source of income.
SO. the website. for now most of my products ARE still on etsy but as an incentive I am offering a 10% discount w/ a purchase of 2 or more items if you get from my paulaart site. I have 4 collections: vases/home decor/flowers and office accessories. the home page also has a collection of 'new products' so you are up to date! hope you will visit and bookmark me!