Monday, 9 March 2009

What's New @ Shop Handmade UK for March

Hi Again,

So what's new at Shop Handmade UK this month?

March Features - As it's March I have new category features throughout the site so do have a click about and see if one of your fabulous pieces has been featured.

Jewellery Category Split - I have finally completed the split of the ever growing Jewellery category into 3 as follows:

1. Jewellery - Designer Metalwork
2. Jewellery - Precious Gemstones
3. Jewellery - Fashion

This split has reduced the size of the category and I feel it allows buyers to define their needs quicker and easier as the product features at the top of each category show a better representation of the type and style of jewellery in that given category.

Gallery Page - Every month or thereabouts I update the entire site with new featured product pictures, all 95 of them. Rather than just delete them I thought it would be great to see them in a gallery style. We all love to shop by pics and this helps buyers see in a very quick glance the type of products being made and more importantly the superb quality on offer. Another tool to prove handmade is a good choice.

Featured Designers - Finally I've added the Featured page. I aim to have the first of our seller / designer feature go live by the end of March. A mini feature will also go here on the blog with link to the full article on the site. If you are interested in being featured or would like to nominate someone, please drop me an email here.

Competitions & Offers Page - I see great sales, competitions or blog giveaways so I've created a page for them to be listed and advertised. This offers great free exposure to increase traffic and sales. If you have a sale, comp or giveaway you would like listed please drop me an email here.

That's all for now,


  1. its looking great! good job!

  2. I'm really glad you went for 'fashion' rather than 'costume'. Great job!

  3. Just came across your site yesterday, like it very much!

  4. Hi All,

    Thanks for your comments, good know I'm on the right track with plans.


  5. Hi!
    Everything looks lovely, love your page. Iam searching for contact in Uk for selling our own design (handmade bags). We are open for many options. Can you give us directions? Who should we contact? Thank You

    Blanka, Croatia, Zagreb