Farmyard Darlings Letter #1: “Can we buy Farmyard Darlings items online?”
My business partner, Kim, has a way of getting s—t done. (I can’t believe that's in my very first blog post, in the very first sentence I wrote -- it has a ‘bad word’ in it. I would think that it would be more of a badass word, but nonetheless…it’s a bad word!)
Okay. Back to Kim getting s---t done. She wanted a website since, like, during the dinosaur age (well, at least that’s how long it feels since we’ve been in business) and I’ve always dragged my two left feet. How were we going to keep up with inventory? Who would be responsible for all of the stages of shipping? Do we have to be an HTML expert? Will anyone even look at it? And is SEO even important? (Of course it is! It’s an online popularity contest!) But most of all, what is the best solution for our website?
Well, that was a couple of years ago, and we took a big, baby step for our new business and had an amazing local crew help us with our website. And it was great! Fast forward to 2014, and now there’s like a gazillion ecommerce platforms to choose from. And you don’t really have to know HTML! The real challenge was picking the one that was best for Farmyard Darlings and the easiest for a low-techie like me. Onward.
(Sorry, Shopify, Volusion and BigCommerce. SquareSpace won the beauty contest. Simply because it’s like super-duper easy!) So, now to answer the question from many folks out there that have asked us “Can we buy Farmyard Darlings items online?” Yes you can! We may not have launched it on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but instead waited ‘til Tuesday to flip the switch.
So, take a gander. Let us know your thoughts.
Carole (& Kim too!)