Apr 14

Back in Business

I thought this day would never actually come, but I am happy to say that my new store is finally (yes finally) up and running! For now we are only able to accept payment by PayPal, but we should have the ability to accept credit cards in about a week or two. There has been quite a bit of drama associated with getting this all set up (hence the delayed opening), but I was finally able to get everything right back to where I wanted it to be.

I will add some more posts in the coming weeks explaining some of the trials and successes I had in starting the store, but I wanted to pop a post up here to let all of you know that I have finally done it! And the one thing I couldn’t be more proud of is the fact that I did all of it myself. I have a friend that has an online store and she pointed me in the right direction, but the actual mechanics of building the site, adding inventory, setting up payments options …. those I did all by myself. And let me tell you, it was not easy (though I will admit I may have made it harder on myself than I needed to).

You can visit my little corner of the web here:

www.DewberryLane.com

I’d love to hear what you think of our product selection, navigation, visibility. Do you have suggestions for other products? We are still adding items we have in stock, but we are always looking for new items to add to our inventory as well.

If you visit my site and leave me a comment on this post letting me know what you think, you will be entered to win a Schnibbles pattern called Darcy:

A winner will be randomly picked from all eligible comments on May 1, 2011. Please be sure that you leave me a valid email so I can contact you if you win. If I do not hear from the winner within a week, a new winner will be picked.

I have also been working on a lot of quilts, and I even have a tutorial for you coming up. Be sure to keep an eye on this blog, as now that things are settled with my store, I plan on posting here much more often.

Happy Quilting!
Rachel

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47 comments!!!

  1. Bailey says:

    I love the store! I think it is very visually appealing, I like the featured items section and I was amazed at the variety of product selection! I think it’s fabulous as is. Right now I can’t think of anything items that would need to be added. Congrats on getting it all up and running, and best wishes for its success!

  2. Miss Sandra says:

    I wish your type color was a bit darker or bolder my eyes aren’t great that would really help.
    Congratulations on your accomplishment.
    Sandra

  3. karen macgilllivary says:

    Your shop site is very user friendly with lots to drool over . Wishing you many happy sales & much success with your new adventure.

  4. Pam Klotzbach says:

    What a great variety of quilt patterns! I am already contemplating a couple of them. I think the navigation is easy and the choices are great. The only thing I would like to see is a little description with the patterns so we can judge the time and talent a pattern might take.

  5. Debra says:

    Wow, obviously a lot of work has gone into the development of your site! Very easy to navigate and I also love the featured items section. Congratulations and I am sure you have a hit on your hands!

  6. Toni Lofthouse says:

    Love your blog. It is whimsical but lovely. Your store is sure to be a winner. Paypal is just the best way to go. So many on-line stores don’t do this. I wish you luck and dreams come true.

  7. Sharon says:

    Congrats! Work well done!

  8. CarrieAnne Rein says:

    I LOVE your store. So easy to get through, and nice products! CONGRATS!

  9. Sue Ellis says:

    Glad to hear you are well on your way back. I’m wishing you luck and busy days!

  10. Ila says:

    Love your selection! Placed an order for “Don’t Drink and Fly”, very cute and plenty of time to get it done before Halloween! Wishing you great success on your endeavor!!!

  11. Robin says:

    I thought your site was very easy to navigate through. I love your logo. Simple yet very eye catching and friendly.

  12. Mary says:

    I enjoyed going through your web store. Very easy to find things; well organized and great products. Congratulations and good luck with your adventure.

  13. Patty Ojeda says:

    Love your blog. It is lovely. Your store is sure to be a winner. Paypal is just the best way to go. So many on-line stores don’t do this. Love all of it!

  14. Karen Patrick says:

    Like your site. Perhaps your type face could be a smidge bigger for those of us with older eyes. Really loke that Darcy quilt pattern. Is it named after Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen fame?

  15. carol thomas says:

    It must feel great to be back in business.

  16. Susie Stinson says:

    Super job! love your blog and on line store.I have you bookmarked.I to think your online store will do great.I know I will be shopping,:)

  17. Karen says:

    Hi.. Congrats !! can’t wait for you to be set up with credit cards… already have the license plate covers picked out !!! Good Luck !!!

  18. Susan says:

    Love the site! Love the pictures! Wishes for success!

  19. Judy Purcell says:

    Congrats on your website and getting your store up and running. You’ve done a great job with the website. Just goes to show that a quilter can not only put together fabric, but can also “piece” together high tech stuff! Lots of luck with your new venture.

  20. marilyn d. says:

    nice! or as one of my friends says, “strong work!” i like the clean appearance, the “easy see” listings. yup. i’ll be back with my paypal in hand. ( i have to let it cool down for the moment. i found ’30s repro fabric, and i about burned the account clean!)

    i believe all your effort has been worth it!

  21. Shelly hoffman says:

    Your website is great: lots of merchandise and so easy to navigate…Best of luck to you in your business venture..I will be returning to your website,for sure!! Happy quilting and happy sales!!

  22. Teresa says:

    You have a very nice website alot of good stuff.

  23. Naomi Zellers says:

    Looks like your store will surely be a success…luck and good wishes…

  24. lynnie says:

    good luck, can’t wait to see the tuts. great website, will be back for a visit soon

  25. Thea Savo says:

    Congratulations to you on the opening of your new business. I truly enjoyed searching on your site. Very easy to navagate. Fantastic thread. Love the brights. I’m going to be purchasing those very soon.

  26. lynnie says:

    whisky looks just like my little Zoey

  27. Claire says:

    I love your blog and would also love the Darcy pattern:)

  28. Annette Caron says:

    Love your website…will keep it bookmarked !!! Great job!!!

  29. Marietta says:

    wonderful that you did it on your own i know that saved lots of money more to put into the business. i wish you the best in your business.

  30. Diane says:

    Very nice, it sounds like you have put alot of time and heart into it. Best of luck to you!

  31. Sue Venditelli says:

    I just went on your web site and loved your store. I actually made a purchase. I have been looking for the quilt pattern and low and behold there it was. Good luck.

  32. lana says:

    Good Luck with the new site and being back in business. We will all be watching…

  33. Gwen McGinnis says:

    Congratulations on being back in business! I am so jealous! The site has appeal, and I like the cheerfulness of it! Keep it up!

  34. Dortha Clayton says:

    Congrats on setting up your wonderful site. Good job and much success !!

  35. Kee Dishion says:

    Oh, I Love your new store !!! Great Job ! Wanted to let you know how awesome it is–now back to browse some more and check out all of the goodies!! Thanks for your hard work, it is appreciated….

  36. Phyllis Miller says:

    Such a wonderful store! I can only imagine how excited you are making a living at something you love!
    Congratulations on your new beginning and God Bless you in your adventure!

  37. Judy says:

    Very easy site to navigate. All the best in your venture.

  38. wanda spain says:

    Sorry you had so much trouble opening. I think you did a great job in getting your store up and running. I like your store. I saw this on the Quilting Board. Good luck Wanda

  39. Theresa Roy says:

    I have visited both DrewberryLane and Scrapendipity for the first time since reading your link on the Quilters message board on 4/16/11. Good for you starting this yourself with a little help. I was looking for the June tailers 20 x 24″ strip ruler and the triangle tube ruler, but I see you don’t carry them yet. But you probably have alot more merchandise to add on the site. Thanks for the link to your site. Good luck, I have signed up for your e-mail newsletter.

  40. Judy says:

    What a great site and such a lot of work you’ve done to get this up and running. I like your quilt and it looks like a good way to use up some scrap pieces. All the best to you.

  41. Christine says:

    Congratulations! I love your selection!

  42. Donna G. says:

    Congratulations! This is a great site, and you did a wonderful job getting it started! I’ve bookmarked this and plan to visit often. Good luck!

  43. Sandi Furtado says:

    This is a great site with many great items I will be purchasing. Thank you so much for putting this together.

  44. Congrats on your new shop!

    Jenni Carlisle
    carlisleclanconversation@hotmail.com

  45. Helen Jean says:

    Congratulationson your new site. It is quite nice and i look forward to your newsletters.

    This must have been quite an undertaking project,

    Helen Jean

  46. Janet Pasinski says:

    Congrats! Great store to visit, very colorful and appealing,lots to look at. Will be back when I have more time to browse.

    Janet

  47. Linda says:

    CONGRATS!
    SUCH A NEAT STORE!
    WHAT A TASK FOR YOU!
    BLESSINGS!