5 Reasons Why To Buy Hand-made Gifts

There are ENDLESS reasons why you should buy hand-made; however, I am listing my top 5 today.

1. Hand-crafted products are made carefully by crafters who are passionate about their products and pay close attention to detail that machines and robots could never produce.

2. Hand-crafted products are made with better materials than mass-produced items and generally last longer in return.

3. You help support true small businesses when you purchase hand-made items.

4. You most likely will have a one-of-a-kind product when you buy hand-made.

5. People who will be on the receiving end will LOVE the hand-made item so much more!

What are some of your reasons you buy or make hand-made items?!

Share with us!


Button & Blinkee Sale!!!

Marketing Button Sale~

The value of placing these small marketing buttons on your blogs, e-mails, store pages are HUGE!! It is the easiest, quickest way to advertise your store as well as driving traffic directly to your store. The buttons not only include our AWESOME designs, but we will also add the customized HTML code so that your buttons will link directly to your store page! This offer is for both Daisy Craft shops and non-Daisy Craft shops!! If you have always wanted a button--- get it now while the sale lasts!

Marketing Button Sale


New Premium Store---

We have a new Premium Store on Daisy Craft! We are currently creating her customized store page-- and have posted the three banners we've created for her.

Which banner is your favorite?

A. Retro flower banner

B. Simplified banner

C. Sage green with flowers

Be sure to check back soon for Cindy's Creative Corner as she builds her product inventory on Daisy Craft! She has amazingly affordable and adorable paper products that you can use for yourself or for gifts!

What do you get with a Premium Store?

Premium Shop~

The quickest way to kick-off your online store! This store option is packed with a bundle of perks that will surely boost your business from the beginning. The benefits offered to Premium store owners are incalculable.
Listing fee: Free!
Transaction fee: 7% purchase price
Premium store fee: $64.95/ year (Over $450 value)
Premium store perks:
1. Customized store page with ad banner and matching buttons. The custom look will include background color, custom ad banner, custom ad button to use anywhere, custom text on your page and product listings.* ($150 value)
2. Three additional ad banner changes during the year. Great for special promos, sales or holiday events. ($45 value)
3. Five additional ad buttons per year that will be customized to link directly to your online store. Perfect for easy advertising on blogs and other sites. Also the code will be available for others to post your buttons on their blogs and sites as well. ($25 value)
4. Feature seller rotation ($75 value) *
5. Recently Listed Items rotation on the Home Page. Perfect for showing off your items each time you list! ($75 value)
6. Unlimited marketing give-aways a year. This is a great way to help boost your business. Give-aways will be done on Daisy Craft and other Web sites where we advertise. More advertising bang for your buck! (Only one give-away per month)

Go to "Open a Store" now and open your Premium Shop today!


New commission fee rates

It's probably the last thing you want to see happen, but seriously, it's pennies to you, but keeps us in the positive.

We have increased our commission fees to make sure our costs are covered. Several times, we've actually lost money on transactions and that just won't keep things going here.

We offer FREE listings and we want to keep it that way. It's just easier on us, plus you don't have to feel limited for what you want to list while sticking to your budget.

So, while the fees are being raised, it really isn't that much out of your pocket... just a few cents to help us cover the PayPal fees that we are charged.

The commission fees are as follows:

Hand-made shops~
Premium: 7%
Standard: 7%
Free: 10%

Merchant shops~
Gold: 7%
Silver: 8.5%
Bronze: 10%

Let us know if you have any questions! We appreciate your understanding in helping us cover our costs to keep a place for you to sell online!


June/July Service Project---

Daisy Craft Monthly Community Service Event~

June/July: Adopt-A-School

During this month, it would be great for us to adopt-a-school. Students are out of school and there is a lot of preparation and cleaning, repainting and so forth that needs to be done. Everyone is experiencing budget-crunches... what better way to give back to your community than giving back to its future--- the children.

We have come up with a fun, easy way to give back. You can choose from a few different ways to give back- or be even more creative and make your own twist to a service opportunity.

How you can give back:

Contact your local school district offices and find out where you or a group can help make a difference. Perhaps you'll be able to do some painting... you might be able to add a mural if you're artistically inclined. You might find that the kindergarten rooms need a new quilt or blanket and so forth. It'll be fun to get into the community schools and help prepare them for the new school year. Better yet, your materials would be covered from the school district, all you'd have to donate is your time and talents!

Be sure to check here for the monthly Daisy Craft community service project. We will announce ideas that the World Wide Daisy Craft community can participate in--regardless of your location. We look forward to hearing about your experiences in the Community Forum.


Wedding book tutorial

I am currently working on an AWESOME tutorial to teach you how to create the most adorable wedding guest books ever!

I used to make these for all my close friends as wedding gifts (cuz, it can get spendy with all the paper, the book and embellishments). Everyone that saw them, LOVED them and even offered to pay me to make them.

I never had time to persue that as a business, but I can show you how.

It is super easy, super fun and FREAKIN' ADORABLE!!!

The Wedding Book Tutorial is COMING SOON.... by next week... so stay tuned. I'll announce it on Twitter first... so be sure you're following us there!!!


Summer vacations

Summer is finally here and boy did it come quickly this year! We know that with school getting out and the summer vacation plans scheduled, you may be out of town for a certain amount of time. If you are headed out and not able to fill your orders, please post the dates you will be gone on your store page.
We will look there before notifying you of orders as well as it will be great for customers to know their orders may be delayed until you're back from vacation (or any other event that may take you away from your business).
If you have any questions, just let us know!

We hope that each of you have a fantastic summer!!!

In the meantime, remember to take full advantage of our Business Scholarship Contest (see previous post). It's going to be AWESOME earning money for your business. It's easy to participate!!

Contact us with any questions, comments or concerns or just plain nice kind words.

What is Daisy Craft?

Daisy Craft is an online venue for crafters to have a place to sell their hand-crafted, hand-made products.

Photography, quilts, woodwork, jewelry, digital scrapbooking, soaps and lotions, clothing and on and on can be sold here! If you make or alter it, you can sell it on Daisy Craft!

Visit Daisy Craft for more information!

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