101 Best Beads is MOVING to Artfire on Sept. 30, 2010


After thinking long and hard about my bead business on Etsy..I have finally come to the decision that it is time to move the shop over to Artfire for several reasons.

Moving the shop to Artfire will allow me to provide my customers with much much better customer service for several reasons.

- On Artfire, buyers will now be able to order more then 1 quantity of a cab without having to convo me for a reserved listing on quantity issues.

- I would like to offer more sales, discounts and promotions. Artfire has a very functional coupon code system that works extremely well!

- Since Artfire gives me more room..I will have no problems displaying my sales and promotions on their site. It is definitely more reader friendly. Now that Etsy has just 3 lines for an announcement and a very skinny banner..I can no longer display my promotions.

- You do NOT have be to a member of Artfire to make a purchase. You can also pay with Paypal or Google checkout very easily.

BUT HERE IS THE BEST PART -----------------

For all of my loyal customers whom I am so very grateful for I want to do something special just for you!

I am offering the first 150 customers who email me at 101bestbeads (at) gmail.com with "lifetime customer" as the title subject and I will give you a 10% off lifetime coupon code to be used anytime you make a purchase. The coupon will also be good on the final sale price of an on going promotion as well if there happens to be one! Remember, this is a lifetime coupon code for the 1st 150 lifetime customers who email me only.


This change is very hard for me, but Etsy has grown so much and I truly feel that they are not listening to me, and to those sellers who really need more functional tools to work their shops.

At this point I think I have to take this leap of faith. I have been testing Artfire and the shop has been working exceptionally well!

Once I get settled..I hope that all of you who enjoy 101 Best Beads gives my Artfire shop a chance!

I have a a lot of new beautiful cabochons in stock and will be listing all of my new cabs in the Artfire shop from now on. Please check back as new cabs will be listed daily through the transfer of my shop.

Thank you to all of you and truly...thank you for understanding my position with this move.
As much as I do not want to do it..I truly feel this will be a better situation for my customers and myself.

Please leave any comments and also check back in for my official "Grand Opening Sale" on Artfire!


Gemheaven said...

I'm really sad Helene I tried Artfire but felt lost and couldn't afford the price of becoming a premium seller :( I hope I remember you are there when I search for cabochons ~ I tend to just go through my favourites ...Good luck though

Anonymous said...

Best of luck Helene...I love your cabochons and look forward to many more purchases.

Anonymous said...

I wish you a happy moving to Artfire
and I wish good luck and prosperity in your new shop.
have a nice day