For a long time I have wanted to change my Etsy shop name from pandacub to frolic, but there was no easy way to do so without losing everything that I've built up - things like followers, sales and feedback. Finally, Etsy launched a feature where you're allowed to change your shop name and I took full advantage of it.
Unfortunately, changing the shop name was the easiest part of my "to-do" list. After changing the shop name, I realized I had a TON of things I had to do, which included:
- designing new banners, avatars and other related images
- changing my Twitter, Facebook and blog accounts
- changing my email
- creating new packaging
- creating new business cards, postcards and mailing labels.
Argh! So far, I've only managed to design a new shop banner and avatar (what do you think?) and change my Twitter and blog over. I still have long list of things to do and I want to get them done in the next week or so in order to prepare for the holiday season.
Anyhow, I hope you'll head over to my new Etsy shop and follow all the exciting changes! To celebrate the new name, I'm also going to be launching a monthly e-newsletter with special offers and discounts and I'll also be running a whole bunch of contests - so please stay tuned!
If you have any suggestions or advice as I continue along this transition period, I'd love to hear from you!