Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Selling ONLINE!


photo from Tres Birds Photography
Every show we participate in, we get asked the same questions.... Where is your store?

We usually respond, "In our garage at home", and then laugh because if you saw our garages at home you would NOT want to enter... scary stuff!

We pack up our left overs and drag them home to sit in our garages until the next show.



But for us, this year... we are not scheduled to do any more shows. (yet!)
So, this has made us ponder....

as we have shared before, we are a "partnership" that lives 300 miles apart. One on the west side of the state, One on the east side of the state.


photo from Tres Birds Photography

Having a store would be fabulous... but its just not possible! So....

Why not offer an ONLINE store?

An Online Wild Whimsy General Store?

So, tell us what you think.... and if we are asking you to leave a comment giving us your feedback, well then, we better have a give-away right?

Leave a comment, telling us:
1.) Should we offer an online store?
2.) What you think we should call it?
AND you will be entered to win one of THESE!


photo from Tres Birds Photography

The ever so popular rosette cuffs that we almost SOLD out of at The Farm Chicks show!
Entries must be in by June 16th!  

Wild Whimsy

30 comments:

A Vie Renouvele said...

Well, I just found your blog today and I would love to be able to purchase goods from you! I live in Pa. so I can't make it to all the great shows. I say go for it! Linda

Jamie Thompson said...

Oh goodness an online store would be fab!!! I love what you already called it Wild Whimsy General store...so cute! I say go for it and let the money roll in. Good luck in whatever you decide you girls do amazing work!

TinkerVerve said...

yes! absolutely!
Wild Whimsy Mercantile
...Sassy & Sassy Trade Co.
Love{s} Mercantile
Deux Love Boutique
...if you need any more ideas just ask me ~ I'm 'full of it'!

tinkerverve said...

Lauren suggested that instead of Sassy & Sassy, it could by Sassier & Sassiest...
...not sure what she's trying to say, but....

Mina said...

I would shop at your store all the time and make sure my friends did too! Love the ideas above. Farm Chicks General Store would be so cute.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Trisha go for it. You'll never know if it will work unless you try. The name should be somthing people are familuar with they know you by wild Whimsy so stick with that. although I do like the Sassy names to :)
Kristina

Elliotness said...

Can I place the first order! a MILLION rose cuffs!

swell.life said...

Yes! You most definitely need an online store. I am head over heels in love with your stuff and would be delighted to see you cut the red ribbon and open up shop!

Why not Wild Whimsy General Store? Or just Wild Whimsy? Wild Whimsy Mercantile is pretty sweet too. You just can't go wrong.

Loved your booth at Farm Chicks!

Ticking and Toile said...

I just found your blog today & I would definitely say YES! all your stuff looks so amazing ~ you could totally sell it online!!

xo,
Shellagh

Jilian said...

I agree with the above comments...a store would be great! Wild Whimsy General Store is perfect. Like the other comment, stick with what people know.

I was at the Farm Chicks show as well, and loved your booth! I'd love to shop online with you too!

Michelle said...

Bring on the store!! That would be great!

Retreat said...

So funny... I think everyone asks us that same question!!! This whole 'selling at shows only' thing is so new, most people just don't get it yet.

I think you should do it! Your style is fabulous, you could certainly put together a web store that is as wonderful as your booth at shows!

I'm with Elaine - 'Wild Whimsy Mercantile' would be my suggestion. Fits your funky vintage vibe!

Best of luck to you girls, I know you will succeed in anything you undertake!

Deb @ Retreat

Ariel said...

Wild Whimsy is the "brand" so I say stick with that! Good Luck ladies!!!

Auntie M said...

Yes please!

Trisha Brink Design said...

Hey Girls, Your booth rocked...why wouldn't an online site??? If nothing else, do Etsy! I don't think you can go wrong here. It is alot of work...I'm not gonna lie, but the revenue would be worth it. I hope you do it, let us know when you do! By the way I did some promoting for ya on my blog http://www.trishabrinkdesign.blogspot.com and on my flickr pages as well...folks are really liking your stuff!!! I hope you did really well, and happy to have met you!

Cheers,
Trish :o)

Toad Hall said...

I have a shop in Memphis and want it all!!! I think you should stay with Wild Whimsy so you can work off your already established name-maybe shopwildwhimsy.com Your jewelry is fantastic and should sell very well online. I would love some for my store-toadhallmemphis.com :)
Good luck!!

Kathy Kupferschmid said...

Just found your blog today & it is wonderful! I love the cuffs!!! I say keep the same name...it is a memorable name & will help link your online store to you!! I own a little shoppe in Illinois & would love the opportunity to buy online!! Good luck with your adventure!!
Kathy

Chelle said...

Adored you girls at the F.C. show. You have such a lovely aesthetic...and now since W.W. Mercantile/General Store have already been mentioned, these are my name ideas for you: Wild Whimsy Emporium or Wild Whimsy Bazaar...

chuckney said...

I have only just stumbled across your blog and I have to say an online store would be a brilliant investment. That way all the people from across the states and the UK (like me!) who can't reach your shows could still buy your beautiful goods!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

ABSOLUTELY an on-line store is a GREAT idea! Maybe WW....who doesn't LOVE a monogram?

brettnie said...

Yes, Yes Yes! I am so excited about just the thought of an online store for you guys! Your stuff is amazing! I am also for Wild Whimsy the way it is or Wild Whimsy Mercantile! Both are cute! You both have an amazing style and will do awesome! I too want rose cuffs!!!! Good luck!

debi beard said...

well you want the truth right?
I have had an online store since '04. It was not fun (for me) I love my retail store, making art, designing displays, planning events and meeting new people. Shipping and making things to order was an excellent sorce of income but I felt it kept me tied up, when I would rather be doing other things. I just put my site under constuction for the summer last night. Follow your heart, if this is somthing that totally excites you, you will love it.
Wishing you the best, you girls are super cute, and your products are dreamy!
Debi
The Mermaids Mercantile

Melissa said...

I'm another who just found your blog. I love it. I do believe since Wild Whimsy is the name current customers recognize that you should leave it in the title somewhere. You might start out with an etsy store just to see how it works out and if you like it before setting up your own site.
missmelissaf at yahoo dot com

JunkySouthernGurl2 said...

I just lucked onto your blog today, and totally fell in LOVE!! I hate that I live so far away from the Farm Chicks show and so many other good ones, so online shopping is very important to me.
I would stick with Wild Whimsy..love that name and y'all have already made a name for yourselves with it! Good luck with all you do...:-)
Andi

Lori Nelson said...

Yes, absolutely!!!

carmenleigh said...

Go for it!!!!! Love your style! Carpe diem!!!

cottagewhimsy said...

Yes! Please open an online store!
I can't wait to buy a rose cuff! My suggestion for a store name would be: Wild Whimsy Wear or A Dash of Sass.

artteacherlady said...

I am glad I discovered you today! I would love to have an opportunity to visit your new store...
"Wild & Wonderful"
"Fanciful Diversions"
"Whimsical Notions"
"Peculiar Potions & Such"
...just to name a few!
I love your style!

Sarita said...

Definately you should open a shop and call it The Wild Whimsy General Store!! Perfect...:) I think it would be a huge success...xx

Shari French said...

First, gotta tell you girls that your booth was THE BEST thing at Farm Chicks! The front metal with the crystal lights, etc...was creative genius!!
How about having a "market" on Facebook? That seems to be where everyone is leading!
How about Wild Whimsy Boutique? or Wild Whimsy Worldwide? or Where in the World is Wild Whimsy? Oh, the list goes on and on...
Have fun and looking forward to seeing your online store!! xxooshari french