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Hilly_132655
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First of all hello to everyone
Dec 15th, 2007, 9:19am
 
Iīve been here a few weeks, but have been lurking more than anything. I havenīt had any sales yet - but a few years at selling t-shirts has taught me to be patient as long as thereīs not many products in the shop.
 
Also I have spent the last four weeks busy with my x-mas present for our daughter in law (who is not bad at drawing):
She is a stay at home mom with a 1 year old, and one on the way, and as our son was layed off for ages money is not plenty. So I opened a shop at a POD for her (complete with about two dozen designs), and also a card store here (also with some cards in it).
 
The best thing about that is that after selling something from the POD shop someone bought seven of the cards I made for her, too! So Iīm jumping with joy at being able to present her with two shops that have already have made some money  Cheesy
 
X-mas is going to be fun!
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Reply #1 - Dec 15th, 2007, 9:25am
 
Hey Hilly,
 
Hmmm, maybe I should get you to open up shops for me too!
 
Just a thought.
 
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Reply #2 - Dec 15th, 2007, 10:29am
 
That's the coolest Christmas present I've ever heard of.
The present that, literally, keeps giving!
I've only been here a few weeks too and although I've had sales elsewhere here has yet to take off.  But as you say I waited a month or two on my last POD so I'm patient too.
I'm sure your daughter in law is gonna flip!  She's gonna have a great time here.  I've made some super friends through selling shirts and cards on line we're quite a community.  
You're never alone with a POD!
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Reply #3 - Dec 15th, 2007, 12:55pm
 
Hi Hilly,
 
Ehh, what is a POD shop ? am not familiar with that, might be a silly question and obvious to many but not to me  Grin
 
And I also want to say, your card designs are fantastic, I love the Christmas ones you have Smiley Great job Smiley
 
Big Huggs
/Inge Smiley
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Reply #4 - Dec 15th, 2007, 1:12pm
 
SmileyThats a great letter. I know what its like to be laid off and around Christmas time its a tradgedy...I'm Happy for you Hilly..,.Merry Christmas and A much better New Year to you and Yours...capt.
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Reply #5 - Dec 15th, 2007, 3:49pm
 
Thanks, everyone! I was hoping that the shops made sales before I gave them to her, but didnīt dream that it would come true  Grin
 
Quote from _132335 on Dec 15th, 2007, 12:55pm:
Hi Hilly,

Ehh, what is a POD shop ? am not familiar with that, might be a silly question and obvious to many but not to me Grin

And I also want to say, your card designs are fantastic, I love the Christmas ones you have Smiley Great job Smiley

Big Huggs
/Inge Smiley

 Inge - POD is an abbreviation of "Print on Demand" - thereīs several sites where you can upload your designs and sell them on t-shirts and household and gift items. I have about a dozen shops like that, the portal to them is my "shopping mall" http://www.tshirt-total.com , where I also have a widget for the card shop.
 
Thanks you for the praise for my cards - I have been busy setting up the stuff for Kerstin (daughter in law) and wonīt be getting my shop here off the ground seriously until the new year.
 
 
Sean - I f I knew it would help Id open a shop for you  Wink
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Reply #6 - Dec 15th, 2007, 4:21pm
 
Awww... Thanks Hilly!
 
 
 
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Reply #7 - Dec 15th, 2007, 4:30pm
 
I can attest to how crappy it is to be laid off during the holidays.  Mike lost his job back in October and I've been out of freelance work since June.  This year has been soooo hard.  We're struggling to get a xmas together for his daughter and have been relying completely on the kindness of strangers.  We hate to be in this position, but we are thankful that there are still some people in the world that understand charity.
 
What's you've done for your daughter-in-law is tremendous!  And the fact that you also provided her with some samples is great.  While we have several POD shops open, we still don't have much by way of samples because we can't afford to buy them.  It feels so pathetic to have recently opened our GCU shop but can't even afford to buy our own cards to send out for the holidays - even WITH the discounts!
 
Oh well.  I'm done now.  Hope it doesn't sound like we're throwing a pity party over here - because we're not.  We're just trying like crazy to get back on our feet.  Smiley
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Reply #8 - Dec 16th, 2007, 12:01am
 
Hi Hilly,
Thank you for the explanation, so kind of you to find time to do so Smiley
At times, when things look obvious to many it really isn't for me far over the seas, I am aware of that shops but was not aware it was called like that, thank you again Smiley
 
It's sad, that there's still so many families who is suffering during Christmas and other times through the year, but it warms one heart to know that world haven't gone totally cold and heartless, that there still am people out there who really wish to reach out and help others, a big cheer to those kind souls Smiley
 
I wish the new year begins with better times for you who suffers or has troubles or am ill.
 
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
 
Big Huggs
/Inge Smiley
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