Apr 2, 2013

Storenvy is Epic.

Next week I am celebrating three awesome years selling Mon-stors on Storenvy.com! I launched Lu & Ed on Storenvy April 10th, 2010 and it has been an awesome three years growing my brand, and watching Storenvy grow! They recently had a HUGE makeover, and it's like Pinterest and Etsy got mashed together to make an awesome love child. You can read all about the makeover here!

A lot of people still don't know about Storenvy, and that's cool - I'm changing that next week. ;) Storenvy is an epic e-commerce platform.




Why is it epic?
  • It's totally customizable. It's not plain white like other sites. I can make my store look however I want, from just changing the background, colors, and header to completely rewriting the CSS & HTML and putting in slideshows & interactive menus. 
  • It's also free to use. Free to list and currently, free to sell! There is talk in the future that Storenvy may charge a small percentage on sales from the marketplace - which is Storenvy's backend search engine people use when they visit Storenvy.com - but not on sales you make from your custom shop. How epic is that?  
  • You can domain host - for instance, instead of myshop.storenvy.com, you can be myshop.com and really build brand recognition and make it easy for people to find your shop! 
  • It's personal. The Storenvy staff pays attention to it's users, communicates with them, and actually listens to their suggestions. They actually sent me a handwritten note congratulating me on my three year Envyversary, signed by the entire staff! ♥ Can you say that about other sites? 
 But it's not just epic for sellers - it's a pretty sweet site to shop on. I could lose myself for hours just on the home page - it's like Pinterest, but with awesome indie products! You can "follow" your friends and other users to see what products  they "Envy", and you can "Watch" shops so their latest listings get delivered right to your home page! You have the power to start trends - products are ranked in real time popularity so if you Envy a product, then your friend does, then their friend - boom, you just started a trend and that product will rank higher in the search results. How neat is that?

 And that awesomeness what I want to bring to light next week with my three year Envyversary celebration! I have an awesome round up of Storenvy shops who have signed up to sponsor this celebration, and we want you to check Storenvy out - entries into this giveaway can be earned by "Watching" their Storenvy shops and "Envying" a product from their shops - the more entries you earn, the more likely you are to win over $200 worth of prizes by indie designers, brands and artists!

Obviously you'll need a Storenvy account to earn those entries. So sign up! Go to Storenvy.com and click "join". Chose your username and password. Get familiar with the site - if you get confused, check out their FAQ or feel free to shoot me a message! Then come back here on the 7th to get in the pot to win some awesome merchandise!

19 comments:

  1. It's official. I'm converted. I've been searching all day for the etsy vs. storenvy debate and to hear this from a shop owner I trust clenches it for me.

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    1. You can hear it from two. :D Storenvy is an awesome platform with a great community of sellers!

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    2. So happy to have you joining the Storenvy gang! Definitely let me know if you have any questions! :) I would be happy to help you get set up!

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    3. LOVE storenvy! You are totally making a great choice!

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  2. So awesome that you're celebrating three years with Storenvy! Congratulations! Thanks so much for being absolutely invaluable to me and my shop's success there! <3

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    1. ♥ Christine, you are too sweet, you know that? I love to promote you and your shop, and I am thrilled to see your beautiful jewelry on my home page every day. Gorgeous pieces of art by a beautiful person! :)

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  3. Congratulations! So much to celebrate! You deserve it!!!! Keep up the awesomeness!

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    1. No! You are! :D Still so pumped for you that you got the position at Storenvy HQ, you lucky dog, you! :D

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  5. Agrees with Claire. You are too epic for words :)

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    1. D'aw! Well, it must be because I'm directly influenced by Storenvy's epicness. ;) Haha! Thanks for three great years! Woop!

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  6. This is exciting to read. Thank you for sharing with us! And Congrats Cody on all your success!

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  7. Thank you for encouraging me to open my Storenvy shop! I'm a little slow with maneuvering around, but I do love the way my storefront looks!

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    1. Woop! So glad to have you as part of the Storenvy community! You rock, Melanie. It was great meeting you in person FINALLY at Zeleny this weekend!

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  8. Congrats on three years! You have so many more years ahead of you! Cody you are EPIC! Your Monsters are EPIC! Storenvy is EPIC! The air just sparks with your excitement! So excited for you! :D

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  9. This post is just so awesome. And Cody--you are such a stellar early adopter and encourager for storenvy users!!! high fives for three years!!!!

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  10. I love it! I'm a huge fan of storenvy (obviously from my post yesterday!) I can't wait to see the giveaway! Let me know if you need any help promoting or if you need an additional shop!

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  11. Sounds awesome! Admittedly, Storenvy doesn't have as much traction as Etsy does for now, but that could be changing soon. So for those who choose Storenvy, they have to work a little harder to get more traffic their way. The advantage though is that they don't have as many competitors yet as they would inevitably have on Etsy, but that doesn't mean they can slack off on their marketing.

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