So how ya’ doing? I hope fine. I have a question and I want honest answers, please. I have been monitoring the store and the sales for it, frankly suck. The store was doing fine before I had my latest adventure and had to be off for a few weeks. I want to know did something happen during those weeks I was off. I want you to be honest with me because if something did I will do my best to make it right. Those of you who have dealt with me know that is true. Is it because an 18 year old kid is running it? Truth be told, he isn’t running it, he is helping me run it till I fully recover. When I am back to 100% I will be back to running it full time.
I have made agreements and signed contracts with various wholesalers to provide you with merchandise that is hard to find and also needed in daily rituals and spells. The design on the site has been changed for easier use. I have been told we offer some of the lowest prices on the net and I have seen this for myself. There is one wholesaler, I wouldn’t even offer to do business with because we would have to mark our prices up at least 40 to 50 percent to make a profit. That would be too high and no sales would come from that venture. I have done everything I know to do to offer a specialty store to you, our members. A place you would have to get the herbs you need, the cauldrons, the wands, the athames and the list goes on and on. Like I said sales were great now everything has hit rock bottom and I feel like there is a reason why. I want to know that reason. I want to fix any problems that might have occurred and also provide you with a super store for all your ritual needs.
I have come to the decision that if the sales in the store do not pick up by this Spring, it will be gone. I will have no choice but to close it down. I am not risking our other ventures so the store can drain every last dime from us and thus causing us to loose it all. I am a witch and a business woman. That would be very unprofessional of me to continue to put money into a dying cause. The store has a huge inventory and we have a huge inventory here. It cost money to maintain that inventory, most of it is on consignment to us. The site cost money, every time I turn around Wix’s is charging for the search engine or the shopping cart or some other ridiculous thing. I have checked other sites and they are outrageous. Wix’s is reasonable and it does allow us to make a profit. A profit that we use to support this site and our other various sites. I thought I had finally found the answer to pay for what I want to do and accomplish.
I don’t mean to bitch but I am very serious when I say I want to know what has happened since I have been gone. I have a feeling I know but I want to know for sure. As of Monday, I will take back complete control of the store. We will once again offer gifts with purchases and have monthly drawings for various merchandise. If you have any idea of any particular merchandise you would like for us to offer, please let me know. I know when I ask questions, I don’t get responses. I feel like you are scared to give me your opinion. I am not going to bite your head off, I swear. I want to hear from you. Or else I will be forced to close the store in the Spring to keep from losing everything. We have worked to hard for me to let that happen. If we do have to close the store, I guess we will have one hell of a yard sale. Seriously, talk to me, give me ideas, so we can make this work, please.
So Sunday night, I will have the hammer out busting off this cast on my arm and I will be back in total control of this site and the store. If you don’t like the new layout, let me know, we will go back to the old. If you want new merchandise, let me know, I can get it. If you don’t like some of the merchandise on there, let me know and I will get rid of it. I want the store to work, I want to make it profitable and most of all I seriously opened it for you. Hell, if I have to close the store it will be a failure and I don’t like failure. To me, failure is unacceptable especially when you have worked 24 hour days to get it up and running. Yeah, I worked many a 24 hour day, that is why I was falling asleep at the computer. I will ask one more time for you to give me your suggestions, your ideas, tell me if something when wrong while I was gone, just talk to me, please.
I have got to run for now, but please let me hear your comments and suggestions about the store. Till tomorrow….