Monday, August 23, 2010

SEPTEMBER is Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month!

For the month of September 2010 Designs is offering a 20% discount for Book Cover Design for Writers, Editors and Authors!...

Files are created in Adobe Indesign or other Adobe suite programs and will meet the specifications of your printer or publisher. Authors, Writers and Editors will receive a Free Hard copy print & e-file of the cover design upon contract completion.

For more info contact Kristine@
with BEkind2writersMonth2010 in the subject line. Pass it on to your favorite writer!

See "Your Online Stationery in Flight"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Making Sales on Facebook

The ever changing web will never cease to amaze me. We've come from direct email conversations to social media like twitter, linkedin and facebook. ALL of which are social mecca's online. Business' everywhere are honing in on where people want to be and don't want to leave, and Facebook is one of those prominent online places.

Socializing is important in building online friendships, trust and business, Facebook knows the key. With a massive following Facebook continues to strategize for businesses by incorporating the "shopping cart" right on the facebook page or profile. With more than 500 million users it's most logical to say that people are spending time online for social, academic and shopping purposes so why not make it easy to shop right where you like to be? (see sept. issue)

TheMerryBird Designs has already incorporated it Shop onto the MerryBird Facebook business page/see Etsy tab @ . This makes it easy for friends and fans alike have the opportunity to shop as they view the business page. The only flaw here is that only allows sales of "handmade" items. This is ok for me since I offer hand drawn and custom designed stationery, but I lose momentum on etsy when it comes to offering my graphic design services. This is where it gets interesting on facebook for my business.

As sited from Website Magazine is moving in. Facebook offers this easy to install service which makes it easy for visitors to "shop"from FB. Payvment is TRUSTe certified, shares items, allows reviews, has options for discounts, ties into system inventory and saves addresses for fast check out anytime. Not bad for business.

I wonder where my .COM is going to be in the next few years.....

Kristine Sheehan, Designs