Ideas for Wednesday

Today I was thinking about product moving. Not in a moving truck, but getting stuff in the shop, out the door and into people’s hands to make room for new things.

Maybe some of y’all own an online store or are thinking about it. This is for you:

Sometimes you just have to move product. Fads are always changing, styles are always being replaced, colors go out of style, the list goes on and on. If you have an old product in your online store (like etsy) that isn’t getting any attention, spice up the deal. In the subject line of what the product is called, put in all caps: SALE $$$$ SALE (put the new price where the $$$ are and drop the price of the item.

There is no reason to lose money at this, in fact, hopefully your margins are high enough to where you can lower the price if need be. The owner of Hobby Lobby does this a lot after a holiday. They know that stuff will probably not be as popular next year, and rather than fill up their warehouses with old stuff, they sell it cheap cheap cheap! (I really hope you thought of a chicken when you read that ;)

Some other ways to move product:

Have an “item of the week” (an item at random that goes on sale. This can simply be 10% off)

Whatever you do, make the benefits very noticeable




There are many ways of getting shop attention, the key is just to find the one that fits your customers.

I wanted to keep today’s post short & sweet



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A Poem for Wednesday

dear 5Dear 5

Written & Illustrated by:: Caroline Williams

Dear 5,

You are swell, you’ve never been better,

You’re a toddler in age and E is your letter.


E is for excellence, and that’s what you are,

You make all the other numbers have to raise the bar.


You’re the fingers on my hands and the toes on my feet,

On a score from 1 to 5 you’re a perfect score in skeet!


You’re May in the year and come after 4,

I can get 5 things with you at the town dollar store.


When there’s a problem in math class like what’s 3 plus 2,

We don’t bother to guess, we just look right to you.


You bring oomph to Maroon and our senses you make up,

You’re the average number of wolves born in a litter of pups.


You make up a basketball team, you are above par,

You’re the number of grace and the points on a star.


You’re the number in my family and I bet you a dime,

Every fifth letter of the alphabet probably does rhyme!


Okay, so maybe not, that statement was fickle,

But I didn’t lose much, a dime is just 2 nickels.


You’re a prime number, a pentagon, in Olympics you’re the rings,

You’re the perfect consonant harmony when somebody sings.


Oh 5! There is so much more I could say,

But this poem has to be done at 12 today.


So I’ll close with just this: you’re a great number indeed,

Without you, we wouldn’t have the numbers that proceed.


You are fine!

Signed: Caroline

Original poem by Caroline 2015, All rights reserved ©


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