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The latest goings on in the Goodsie stratosphere.

  • Spring Sale Season

    Is your shop undergoing a spring-cleaning session? Let customers know about seasonal sales and limited-time discounts with our targeted email marketing system! We love how Spark and Pepper has used our design tools to create a beautiful newsletter that mimics the look and feel of her full online boutique.

    Spring Sale Season
Is your shop undergoing a spring-cleaning session? Let customers know about seasonal sales and limited-time discounts with our targeted email marketing system! We love how Spark and Pepper has used our design tools to create a beautiful newsletter that mimics the look and feel of her full online boutique.
  • Goodsie-powered store of the day: Hair Doozy

    With over 27 years of hairstyling experience, R.D. Johnson has come to know a thing or two about the beauty industry. In 2012, Johnson together with his longtime friend and client Patricia Combs created a hair appliance organizer designed to hold hot hair tools called Hair Doozy. Hair Doozy features a sleek, simple, and practical design, and is beneficial for anyone with multiple hair styling devices.

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    Hair Doozy is a lightweight portable cabinet that keeps hairstyling tools neat and organized. Constructed with 20 gauge powder coated steel, the Hair Doozy protects counters and organizes hot appliances while keeping grooming areas stylishly cool. Great for home, school, and travel, the Hair Doozy is available in two sizes and several colors. It’s designed to hold a hair dryer and two hot tools like curling irons and flat irons while keeping countertops clutter-free.

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    The original Hair Doozy is perfect for small spaces and can be wall-mounted, and the Hair Doozy Pro is great for the professional stylist or someone who needs extra storage for their hair tools. Both sizes can be purchased with a handy carrying case which can be personalized with a monogram.

  • Goodsie-powered store of the day: Coconette-oz

    Australian boutique Coconette-oz offers a curated collection of women’s accessories made by local and international designers. Each shop item is individually selected by storeowner Jenni Lock for its unique charm and quality.image

    Coconette-oz underwent a complete redesign after Goodsie’s 3.0 design system launched, and now it welcomes customers with a bright and informative slideshow highlighting designer labels available in the shop. Right now the boutique features the elegant yet eccentric Erstwilder jewelry label, quirky cocktail rings by Melbourne-based Kiik, and eco-friendly pieces by French label Batucada to name just a few.

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    Some standout pieces from the shop’s ever-changing selection include the fun and colorful Pancha’s Parrots earrings by Erstwilder, the Tropez Scarf in a vintage styled deep pink and red print, and the delicately designed gold and bronze Capri Necklace.image

    All orders containing two or more items currently receive free shipping at checkout, so take advantage of this promotion and shop the unique selection today!

  • Goodsie-powered store of the day: AFAR Jewelry

    Kelli Granahan combines her background in graphic design with an interest in structured, wearable art in her store AFAR Jewelry. Her delicate designs blend classic shapes with modern styles, and are all handmade in her Philadelphia studio. We emailed Kelli to learn about the concept behind her newest jewelry collection Serenissima, and share her reply below.

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    "My overall aesthetic has always been modern and clean, but I wanted to make a collection based on the feeling of a city; the architecture, people, and atmosphere. SERENISSIMA is representative of the volatile balancing act between incredible feats of architecture and the omnipresent natural decay in Venice, Italy."

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    Our favorite AFAR Jewelry pieces are the hammered stacking Ponte gold rings, the dramatic sterling silver Palazzo earrings, and the stunning hand-cut geometric Campanile ring. The unique collection also offers the detailed Bovolo statement cuff, the Istria necklace containing a freshwater pearl, and the beautifully textured Gondola blue druzy ring.

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    Be sure to follow updates and find styling inspiration from AFAR on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Goodsie-powered store of the day: Mômes

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    Australian based children’s clothing label Mômes offers a hip collection of certified organic cotton t-shirts. Mômes translates from French as “little dudes,” and was founded by Chloe and Michael, the proud parents of their own two little dudes Ethan and Evan.

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    Mômes co-owners Chloe and Michael recently told us about their brand’s beginnings. While shopping for their two children, they “found it extremely difficult to find funky, cool and unique clothing, 
without having to compromise on quality, fashion and above all, without 
breaking the bank. After hearing the same point of contention from other 
parents, family members and friends, we decided to create the 
delightful, unprecedented and fun artwork found only on Mômes.”

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    "All of our t-shirts are designed and handmade at our workshop in Sydney, 
Australia. We offer free shipping worldwide and currently have a grand open special 
20% OFF marked price."

    Michael and Chloe also explained how they chose Goodsie for Mômes store: ”After hours of Google searches and e-commerce portal comparisons, we decided to go with Goodsie. The web management tool is so easy to use, build and 
maintain, and provides ample themes to choose from, already established social 
network plugins and easy payment gateways.”

  • sparkandpepper:

    Send a gift and we’ll include a Free gift wrap and typewriter note for your valentine! #sparkandpepper

    Valentine’s Day is just ten days away! We love Goodsie-powered store Spark + Pepper’s personalized wrapping offer. Shop their handmade jewelry collection for the perfect gift, and find more presents for your sweetheart in our Discover section

    sparkandpepper:

Send a gift and we’ll include a Free gift wrap and typewriter note for your valentine! #sparkandpepper

Valentine’s Day is just ten days away! We love Goodsie-powered store Spark + Pepper’s personalized wrapping offer. Shop their handmade jewelry collection for the perfect gift, and find more presents for your sweetheart in our Discover section. 
  • Bones and Feathers Collective featured on Fab

    Fab describes the unique, luxury pieces from Bones and Feathers Collective as “crave-worthy, stripped-down jewelry with a surprisingly dark edge.” Make your Valentine’s Day shopping easy and find a stunning, handcrafted gift from Bones and Feather Collective’s showcase on Fab.

    Bones and Feathers Collective featured on Fab
Fab describes the unique, luxury pieces from Bones and Feathers Collective as “crave-worthy, stripped-down jewelry with a surprisingly dark edge.” Make your Valentine’s Day shopping easy and find a stunning, handcrafted gift from Bones and Feather Collective’s showcase on Fab.
  • Goodsie-powered store of the day: The Original Grab Bag

    “We help you find your favorites” is the motto The Original Grab Bag  follows to set itself apart from other subscription box companies. Co-founder Corey Dyckman told us his company, “personalizes our boxes by having our customers, if they so choose, share a little information about themselves. We then get to work finding unique products and experiences that will delight our customers and keep them pining for that next box.” Dyckman continued, saying, “Each product has a great story behind it. If a gourmet chocolate company sources its cacao from an interesting place or gives away a percentage of its profits, then we want to tell you that story AND give you the chocolate bar to try for yourself. Where most content providers fall short, we help connect the dots.”

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    The company offers subscriptions or gifts that contain products or experiences with a retail value of $30$50 or $100. The most popular subscription is The Three, which features a mix of all their price levels delivered over a three month period. Customers who purchase subscriptions also get an actual “grab bag”, perfect for their weekly farmers market excursion.

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    Most boxes offer products in one niche area - make-up, salsa, fashion, etc. – and focus on a target audience. The Original Grab Bag’s customers range from the very young to the old. Boxes may include music tracks, food items, household decorations, restaurant coupons, books, and more. Original Grab Bag uses the following criteria in its selection: thoughtful design, unsurpassed quality, enduring appeal, a guarantee to inform, delight or amuse, and edible items that are downright palatable and delicious.

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    Goodsie powers The Original Grab Bag’s website and storefront. Corey wrote, “The new design platform is so easy to use and helps our team make real-time changes to respond to the demands of our business. This may sound cliché, but we honestly couldn’t have launched our site as quickly as we did without Goodsie.”

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    Corey explained that The Original Grab Bag helps designers, makers, artisans, and businesses alike tell their stories and reach a broad audience: “At the end of the day, people still love surprises. That’s the characteristic we have built our concept around. The digital age is great, but the great secret is that people still love getting a box they weren’t expecting delivered to their door.”

  • Goodsie Feature Update: Inline Cart Error Messaging, Quantity Input, Matching Drop-Down Fonts and More

    We are pleased to introduce a quantity input field on the product detail page, improved in-line error messaging, the Wanelo button for sharing, a choose option toggle for the product detail page and matching drop-down fonts. While these are all somewhat minor improvements, success is definitely in the details.

    Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and successful 2014! We hope your year is off to a great start. We will have some exciting new product updates and performance improvements rolled out very soon.

    Quantity Input

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    The new Quantity Input Field makes it much easier for buyers to add more than one of an item to their shopping cart, which hopefully will lead to more sales for you! To ensure that your Quantity Input Field has the correct spacing (margin), please watch this video which shows how to change the Margin on the Quantity Input Field and the Add to Cart button: http://clicky.me/quantity

    Inline Cart Error Messaging

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    The new inline cart error messaging is designed to reduce buyer confusion by making it clearer when a buyer has skipped a specific step in the purchase process. Rather than having a global message that is disconnected contextually from the specific step that requires attention, the inline error messages show exactly which field needs to be corrected by the buyer. To learn how to style the inline error messages, please watch this video: http://clicky.me/errors

    Wanelo (‘wah-nee-loh’ from Want, Need, Love) Share Button

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    Wanelo (“wah-nee-loh,” from Want, Need, Love) is a community for shopping which brings together stores and products into a single social platform. You can buy almost everything you see on Wanelo, and everything is posted by users. Wanelo is a growing community of millions of people who use it to follow their favorite stores, share products and organize their shopping. We’ve made it really easy to add the Wanelo sharing button to your site, which in turn will allow shoppers to post your products to Wanelo for free. To add the Wanelo Share Button, simply click on any product detail page in your store and select Wanelo from the Social Buttons section. To watch a video about adding Wanelo, please visit: http://clicky.me/wanelo

    Matching Drop-Down Fonts

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    In our continuing drive to ensure that your store truly looks and feels custom down to the pixel, all of the store drop downs (e.g. product options, checkout process, etc.) will inherit the store’s base layout font rather than using a standard system font. This is the type of details that can really delight and impress the buyer and distinguish a store from it’s competition. To change the font type in the drop-downs, you will need to change your store’s base font at the layout level.

    Choose Title for Options

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    For products with options, such as different sizes or colors, it’s now possible to have the default drop-down state be more action oriented. Instead of the default state being the first option, it can now be set to Choose followed by whatever your Options Column Header is titled, such as Size or Color. Choose Size or Choose color may make it more clear for prospective buyers that they need to choose a size before they can add the product to their cart. We’ve also implemented form validation so that buyers can’t skip the step and wind up with an option they didn’t want. To learn how to turn the Choose Title for Options toggle On and Off, please visit: http://clicky.me/choosetitle

  • New Features: Image Grids, Perfect Audience Re-Targeting and Product Meta Titles and Descriptions for SEO

    We are pleased to announce the release of a flexible Image Grid Module, support for Perfect Audience re-targeting, and product meta titles and descriptions for SEO.

    Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season!

    Image Grid Module

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    The new Image Grid module is similar to the Products Module, except specifically designed to support the display of many different images. It’s ideal for product categories and Press pages or as an alternative to using the Slideshow Module anytime you want to display multiple images. It includes a lightbox option for showcasing high-resolution imagery and portfolios as well. For a quick video tutorial about the new Image Grid Module, please visit our video tutorials page.

    Perfect Audience Re-Targeting

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    A vast majority (~ 98%) of visitors to your store leave without buying anything. Perfect Audience’s re-targeting platform makes it easy to serve targeted ads to those prospective customers on Facebook and around the web which often perform 200% - 400% better than traditional advertising. After you have created a Perfect Audience account, connect it to your Goodsie store simply by entering your Perfect Audience ID in the Plugins section of the Goodsie admin.

    Product Meta Titles and Descriptions for SEO

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    Product meta titles and descriptions are displayed in search engine results together with each web page’s link. While they are not factored into page ranking, the meta title and description are key pieces of descriptive copy used by searchers to decide which link to click on. The meta description should use keywords intelligently, but also create a compelling description of your product that a searcher will want to click. Direct relevance to the page and uniqueness between each page’s meta description is key. Product meta title and description are available at the bottom of every individual Product / Edit page.