Saturday, March 28, 2009

Your input wanted!

Hey friends! As I've mentioned, I've been working for the site I know I have been talking about business stuff a lot lately, but I wondered if you'd be willing to help us out a little? One of the most popular products on the site is the School Days Picture Frame. We'd like to give a school days mat away - you can use your own frame with it - to one of you in return for your opinion. We'll choose a random commenter to win a free school days mat. You will have your choice between 3 mat colors - please see the product listing for details and more pictures.

To enter, just leave a comment with the answer to this question: In your opinion, is it better to charge $9 for shipping for this frame, or to raise the price a few dollars and offer free shipping? Please keep in mind that the $9 is for the school days frame (not the mat by itself).

I'll choose a winner Tuesday night at 10pm, so leave your comment before then!

While I'm at it - if you'd like to do a giveaway for All Things For Mom on your blog, please let me know!


  1. I think raise the price on the product because when I've bought things in the past and get to the checkout to find that it's much more expensive because of shipping, it usually turns me off of the product and I don't buy it. Also the word "free" is always a deal maker. Free shipping feels like you are getting a great deal. :)

  2. Hey, do you still want me to contribute as a baby-wearer, small business owner, etc.? I'm willing to do whatever, just let me know...

  3. Shelly - Absolutely! We have been working on updating the site for several weeks, and plan to move forward with new articles, etc., soon! I'll be in touch. :)

  4. Honestly, I think most people expect to pay shipping when they buy something online, so when they look at the product and see that it costs slightly more than they expected (without seeing right away that they get free shipping)they might move on. However, if you did make it clear all over your site that it was free shipping, that would be one thing... but I think in reality, folks expect to pay shipping and like "thinking" they paid less for the item.

  5. I say raise the price a little and include free shipping. It always gets me. I sold many wool headbands this winter and I think it was the free shipping that increased the sales.

    I'd be happy to do a giveaway on my blog for your site. Would be fun!

    Love, Wardeh