posted by RC Antiques Latest Web Shop Update 2-18-2014
Hello everyone, RC Antiques is now a verified business page on Pinterest.
I am learning many things as I begin this new venture of selling items without a site platform such as ebay, etsy or Ruby Lane.
I have always had my RC Antiques registered as a domain.
I am registered with Go Daddy, which I highly recommend, and register your domain under business so it will come up in Google etc better.
But, there have been many changes since the days when I did Shop Talk videos.
Some good, some, not so good.
Today, let's talk about Pinterest.
Why is it the success it is?
Photos appeal more than words and eventually a photo with a link to where you can buy the item, leads to a sale.
Be sure to register as a business on Pinterest and to get the best results, be sure to verify your business via Pinterest so your shop's items will show up in Pinterest search.
After almost 2 weeks of trying to get my shop verified, thanks to Weebly ( where I created my web store ), GoDaddy where I have my domain, and last but not least, thanks to Pinterest's patience and help, I am now a verified shop on Pinterest.
This gives me access to my Pinterest Analytics, which will reveal to me, what people like as far as what I share on Pinterest and how much traffic am I really getting there.
Next, and this will be a major turn around for me to announce....photos for Pinterest...make them fabulous, appealing, the kind of photos a viewer will want to click on.
That's right folks, it's back to the drawing board for me.
Although I loved the remove the back round feature Ruby Lane has introduced to their site, , it really does not get those clicks, unless show with something that catches the eye....at least , that is what appears best for posting on Pinterest.
My mannequins will be in full attire again, and my photos will look more like a magazine spread than a blank back round.
2 thumbs up to etsy that has always enjoyed the creativity of their sellers...look in magazines and see, no items are ever just an item, it's always with a set up.
So, I will be enjoying my photography again, creating beautiful colorful, want to see closer photos.
I will keep everyone posted as to how this goes.
Thank you everyone for reading my blog.
Also, if you have any suggestions for my shop, I am always interested in hearing what you have to say.