Signs of Spirit's first Blog in our new Shop!

Posted by Katrina on Feb 14th 2014

Hello Friends!

Katrina has been working on setting up a new shop with BigCommerce.com.  I have NO idea how this is going to work, but it is/has been/will be an adventure! 

It all started when we had to switch from the wonderful guy, Scott Margolin who had been taking care of Coop's credit card business for about 15 years.  For some reason the banks that run the processing equipment took away some critical features and we were working without the ability to take credit cards.  Not Acceptable!  So, we switched to Square on Scott's advice and have been very impressed.  While signing up for square, I had read that I can do all kinds of neat things like set up an inventory...ooooh yeah!  Then, when I was looking into that, I found I can have an online store...aah, but no international shipping...but if I go to BigCommerce I can do International Shipping...and there you have it...why I've been sitting on my butt in front of the computer for 3 days... 

Now. I'm not all the way done.  With some expert help from a nice young man named Chad, I got the Etsy inventory migrated here.  But, nothing is ever easy, of course, so I'm having to tweak all 180+ wood carvings.  Sigh, it is still better then loading 180+ items from scratch.  

So, even tho I'm not fully finished tweaking, I'm going to see if I can activate this puppy now!  The goal is to eventually be able to link this site as the shopping basket for our own site, www.signsofspirit.com. But that is for another day.

The pictures you see here are stock photos. What you get will depend on what we have in stock. If there are no others in stock, the time to shipping will be increased. If you desire and request something (for example) dark, we will pull the darkest board we have, but it will not necessarily be as dark as (for example) walnut would be. Western Red Cedar is the species from which roofing shingles, decks, and gazeboes have traditionally been made. It is resistant to mold, moisture, and insects. The oiling process also helps to block out damaging UV rays of the sun, so our carvings can be hung outdoors. Please be aware, that even with the oiling, the carving will eventually gray out, as any cedar will, if it is placed in direct sunlight.

 SIZE OF THE CARVINGS: The stock carvings are limited by the size of the board that starts the carving process. As the initial piece is 1 in. x 12 in., (in reality 3/4 in. x 11-3/4 in.) one side of the carving will be no greater then approximately 11-1/2 in.