Friday, April 15, 2011

Shop Diagnostics: Needlepoint 'N More

Shop Diagnostics is a series where we share tips coming from creative entrepreneurs who can run shops in light of adjustments brought on by military life YET APPLICABLE to all those interested in improving their shop's presence online and worldwide.

This feature is an excerpt from an interview done with Gloria of Needlepont 'N More on the blog Type A Housewife:

While other shops on Etsy come and go, you've been on there since 2007. How has your business grown and changed over the years?

It started as a hobby and a way to have a little extra money. However, it has grown and changed through the years. I've come across new techniques, patterns and products to add to my store.

What makes your Etsy shop stand out from all the others that are out there?

All products are handmade and are quality products. I work hard to make sure all products are shipped on time. We also do a lot of custom orders.

You are a mother and daughter business--what is it like working with each other?

As a mother, I love the freshness that comes from my daughter, as well as, the eye for fashion and how to manage the store. As a daughter, I love working with my mom, sharing on something she loves to do and loves to share with others.

Where do you see Needlepoint N' More in two years? Or where would you like to see it?

I would like to see two lines of products better defined. One of house products such as dishcloths, bath puff, etc. And a line of fashion products such as scarves, hats, shawls and wraps.

What words of wisdom do you have for readers who are considering opening a shop on Etsy?

Be patient, it takes a while to get the name of your store out there. Also, have perseverance and don't be afraid to try something new.

Thank you Gloria for sharing your story with us! If you are interested in being featured in this space, contact us via the Contact tab at the top of the blog.

1 comment:

Needlepointnmore said...

Thanks for including me in the blog!