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Computer Guru

Okay, I’m not really a computer guru, but I really felt like one today. I updated my website and then did some awesome stuff on my gaming community (I know, not business, but it supports how awesome I feel about my new mad skills lol). I am still a bit giddy and a little loopy on medicine, so I’m hitting the blog to share the happy spirit.

Anyway, I added a few pages to my website. I got the gift certificate information entered, then decided it’d probably be more cohesive if payments had their own page, so a new page was built and data moved/redone. I bet you guessed – the nerd in me was in 7th heaven playing in picky details land. *cheeky grin* I am debating removing the collection agency and bounced check info from my home page and sticking to just the payments page.

I finally checked off a multi-step item from my website to-do list too!! I made an ingredients page and entered all of the ingredient information for my product ingredients. I’m sure I missed a few items and put a caveat that it’s not all inclusive, but I’m pretty proud of tackling so much data. According to a document I got I don’t have to label ingredients on the products themselves because this is a hobby instead of a true business. I’ve always intended to have this page for reference for customers though, just because it’s the right thing. I’m so proud that I got so much done today!

I also had a lightbulb moment and created/printed little slips for addresses and names for credit card customers that don’t want their receipt emailed or texted when purchasing in person. I was thinking about the citywide and had the image of an elderly person being a little unhappy with my app because they don’t do techie stuff. I even found my old Avon briefcase bag and put all of the papers for the citywide, including the new wonderful gift certificates and above mentioned slips. I was pretty stoked that I had the stroke of genius and used the expensive Avon rep bag. Lol.

To top it all off I started experimenting with some tools I haven’t messed with before and created a guest book for the site. I called the page “Customer Feedback” and hope that customers feel comfortable posting some testimonials and site feedback on it. If there are complaints or questions I will reply directly on there and try not to shrink away from things. Thankfully I’ve never had much of a problem with that, but I’m preparing myself in case it happens. I know that I utilize the customer reviews on my wholesaler’s site constantly and want to provide that ability for my own customers. Maybe some comments over which version of lotion people like, their experience with scents, etc., will make it a little easier for others to decide. There are so many options that it’s hard to know what to try and I want to provide a little help for those that are interested, but don’t really want to contact me about it. (I don’t care for sales routines either, and although I try to be as helpful as possible, and not pushy, I know that people aren’t always in the mood for one-on-one service.)

Anyway, I’m seriously happy that I got so much done and only made a small mistake. I forgot to look at the site on my nook or iPhone to check that text boxes weren’t overlapping. I need to adjust a couple of boxes on two pages that I updated, but otherwise I’m one satisfied nerd. *cheesy grin* I hope you have a great week and that I have some additional “booyah” posts this week to share!

Cute as a button


I found a template to customize and made a gift certificate that would fit my needs. I think these are cute for a gift certificate, yet concise enough to be something I’d use. Lol. Meat and potatoes, forget the fancy salad. *grin* Now I can check two items off of that to-do list 😉

A long few weeks

It’s been awhile, but I’m finally doing a little better and able to get around again. Last night I made and attached price tags for the newer products, inventoried the products, and packed my rolling tote for the citywide. I figured that I ought to start preparing in case my health slips again 🙂

I always used to look at my shelves and think of all the things that I haven’t done yet. While packing my tote I realized how much I have made and was really proud. Whenever I needed to fix a price tag I took the opportunity to stop and smell the goodies too. *grin* I’ve decided that I really can’t say what my favorite scent is, because almost all are totally awesome to me. I hadn’t made any A Kiss in the Woods in awhile and had forgotten how it smelled, so that was really neat to revisit.

I’m hoping that things go well during the citywide sale. I haven’t decided if I’ll be able to do Friday in addition to Saturday, but I’d like to try. Ash will be here to help, excited to help take payments, and I think it’ll be a great experience for her to learn the customer service side of business. Having company will be really nice too.

In the meantime I hope to fill a couple of orders today and continue to get things together. I have an update for my website that I forgot to do when I finally updated a few days back, so that’s high up on my to do list. Lol. Slow and steady wins the race. That’s my motto now. 😉 I hope you have a wonderful week!!

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