Well, it was amazing while it lasted (thank you, wonderful supportive people!), but the time has come to officially turn off my increasingly-neglected online store 🙁 I can’t believe how busy it’s been in-store since July! The shop move coincided with Tasmanians being encouraged to explore their own state, so it’s been wonderfully bonkers busy adjusting to a new space and chatting with lovely visitors.
Anyone who’s ever sold something online will know how long it can take to snap a photo of something, upload it, write the guff to go with it, promote it to potential buyers, then arrange to send it to the new owner. Imagine doing that for many multiples of items… most of them one-off unique treasures… well, you get the idea. I need twice as many hours in my days. I’d much rather focus on greeting people in store and chatting about our wonderful items and island.
I’m still happy to post items off Flinders: if you think I might stock that doover you’ve been looking for, do get in touch via Instagram or email (hello AT thepurpleswamphen.com.au). Unfortunately the complicated nature of Facebook means that Messenger is awkward and slow for me… if that’s your preferred message app then use it, but it might take a day or two for me to get back to you (compared to a couple of hours for insta or email).
Anyway, I like to think that the slower gentler nature of the in-store experience suits Flinders Island better… it certainly suits me to take a day off and head to the beach instead of feeling tied to a computer! 🙂