A Reminder

For those of you who read our blog avidly, I’m sure you’re aware of the many unusual, exciting, and over all awesome things we put up here on our Blog, but might I also remind you that we’re showing off so much more on our Facebook! Interested? Check out our facebook page and like us! You’ll get the inside scoop on what we’re reading, looking at, keeping and eye out for, all your Steampunk interests and even get a coupon or two! Check us out at JazzyMimi on Facebook! Take polls to let us know how you want to shoppe for Steampunk style and get first picks of our newest items. Let us know what you think of us!

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Published in: on December 15, 2011 at 1:31 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Rusty Cogs, Gears, and Feathers

Despite what many may think…the cog isn’t dead quite yet. We have plenty of Steampunk Accessories ready and waiting to be yours. To see our inventory click here.

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Guess what?

I (Miss Mimi) am back and ready for action once again! You know what that means? Our shoppe is now OPEN once again! Come on in and see what’s available and don’t forget to check out our awesome SALE section!

Some Helpful Tips

In today’s economy there is a hesitation for people to buy products online. For those of us who are online sellers it’s trying times, but there are ways to help you improve your sales and views. Here are 3 simple tips for online sellers:

 1) Target your audience!

Figure out who you want to market to. Do you make a specialty item that relates to a certain people group? Then target that group via blogs or facebook groups. You can use all kinds of aspects of the internet to keep track of what people are into. Once you figure out who to market to…advertise and promote like crazy.

 2) Price it right!

Items can be hard to sell if they’re priced too high or don’t look worth what is asked for them. However, it’s also important to make sure you don’t undersell yourself. If you are making handmade items like we are, it’s best to keep 2 things in account: labor and supplies. Keep track of how long it took you to make the item and calculate based off of your states minimum wage. As for supplies keep track of how much things cost when you buy them and add that to your items price based off of how much of each supply you used. If you need to make a trek to get your supplies, keep track of gas prices and how much gas you used and include it in the item price. Also don’t forget to keep shipping and handling in mind. If you’re selling an item that is manufactured or commercial, make sure to check what similar items are selling for and try to make yours competitive (or within the same price range). If you intend to have sales in the future leave yourself a good buffer by making sure you have a bottom line price (a price you refuse to sell below).

3) Good Pictures!

Above all else you need to make sure you have good photos and not the photoshopped kind either. People want to know the item they’re buying as it is, not as it was enhanced to be. By showing them the size, texture, and real look of the item you enhance your potential for views and buys immensely. If you’re selling accessories like we are, it’s best to try to show the item being used as it was intended as well as alternative uses. For example, if you’re able to use multiple photos, get one of  just the item, one of how the item is worn/used, and an item in setting (such as with the kind of attire it could be worn with, or if you’re selling…say…a chainsaw…get a picture of it next to a chainsaw sculpture or a tree stump). Make sure you have good natural lighting, and if you can’t get a good picture talk to a friend who might be able to get you better progress. You want them to look as close to professional as possible, without manipulating the item’s color or condition. Feel free to be artistic, but make your item the featured object of your photo, and make it distinguishable and realistic.  

On Sale Now!

Mimi’s “Scarlet” Feathered Hair Clip is on sale now! Pop on over to our shoppe and see what else we’ve got!

Final Sale!!!!

Mimi’s Semira Steampunk Feathered Headband  is on sale! It has dropped price from $15 to $7 today only! This is its final day in stock! Hurry before it’s GONE!

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Spring SALE! Ends in July

We are having a huge sale right now that won’t last long! Just click here to check it out!

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Items include the following:

Jazzy’s “Taylor” Dusty Purple Diamond Cabled Beanie – $10.00

Jazzy’s “Taylor” Steel Blue Diamond Cabled Beanie – $10.00

Mimi’s “Semira” Feathered Headband – $10.00

Mimi’s “Scarlet” Feathered Hair Clip – $5.00

Mimi’s “Eadoin” Feathered Hair Fascinator/ Fedora Clip – $3.50

Mimi’s “Ashling” Feathered Hair Clip – $3.50

Mimi’s “Vasanti” Feathered Headband – $15.00

Mimi’s “Love people, Love Life” Reversable Necklace – $10.00

We hope you like our selection of Victorian steampunk items on sale. Our other items are listed at our shoppe.