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Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Some of you may remember at the beginning of the summer I had some of my embroidery work on a big online flash sale site. In the end it was pretty much a nightmare and that's why I decided not to blog about it - how does the old saying go? If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. But having just one bad experience in the land of handcrafting/sole proprietoring is really not so bad and I didn't want to let it limit myself and future opportunities. When ScoutMob contacted me to sell with them I have to admit I was a little bit hesitant. But as soon as I looked at the site it felt like it would be a really great fit. And after we started chatting it immediately felt really positive. And now that I have a couple weeks of working with them under my belt I can say that it has been really wonderful.

As a seller everything they outlined, promised, and put in the contract not only turn out to be exactly as stated but many things have turned out to be better than I imagined and so much easier. And there is this overwhelming feeling that they truly care about handmade goods and independent artisans; it's not a motto for a sales pitch to get sellers or buyers. From my experience I have found that this is the true spirit of the company. And having such an excellent experience I figure when I have something nice to say I should say it. So this is it - in a land of so many online retailers, curated online sites and marketplaces and with shopping season upon us, I really feel ScoutMob is a trustworthy one. Not only because they have an awesome collection of goods, a pretty and easy-to-navigate site, but because their service to both customers and artisans is phenomenal. Seriously I could go on and on, but it would probably get really boring (of course if anyone wants more info on the "sellers side" of things feel free to email me.).

With all that I just thought I would put together a few things that have caught my eye on the site and let any of you who love handmade goods and online shopping know that they are good stuff with lots of good stuff. Also everything is discounted which is awesome, but what is even awesomer is that the discount is not at the cost of the seller. They are definitely worth checking out over the shopping season. Seriously this isn't about me and my products, or any agreement I have with them to to write a favorable post (i don't have one) it is just because it's been all warm and cozy like a big cup of hot chocolate to work with such a great company. 

4 comments:

  1. Like a big cup of hot chocolate! I love it! I'm so happy for you with this venture, twinsy. It's just such a better and more organic fit. And out of that whole round up I still like your pillow the most, and I would even if I hadn't known it was yours. Promise. xo

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  2. I checked them out the last time you mentioned them (and even put together a little favourite things post myself - not sure I'm going to publish it, though), and I liked what I saw. what I liked best was that they seemed to care about quality over quantity.

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  3. I'm so happy you found a company that you are happy to work with, it must be so difficult in an online platform when you rarely get to meet face to face. I wish you many successes!
    These items are so beautiful, maybe I will actually finish my Christmas shopping early!
    Cheers.

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  4. I have AlbieDesign's San Diego print and love it - can you believe that it's winter now and that fall has rushed past us? BLERGH BLERGH

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