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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Little Surpise No.13 - The Lollipop House @ 30 Oct

The 13th little suprise - Advertorial of The Lollipop House

I had horrible experience going shopping in malls, especially during the weekends.
Traffic was always horrible, weather sometimes caused a problem, the shopping crowd also drives me nuts.
I bumped into an online blogshop one day
hen I was google-ing and the online shopping started that way,
and I thought of giving it a try too.
The trial run started in early May 09,
where I tried my hand on selling apparels online by getting supplies from local supplier.
People think it is easy to do this, so did I, but actually it involves a lot of work.
From sourcing, buying (select and carry the goods back, phew~~),
product photo shoots, photo editing, costing & pricing, posting,
checking mail, update status, follow up on orders, running to the Post Office etc….

I believe some of the blogshop owners go even further than this.
In the end, the owners just want to make their customers happy with the items
they bought and blog browsers have great time browsing the posts
before finally decide to have a go with their first online purchase.
The trial run was ok, as I am working and doing it on a part time basis.

Participating bazaar had been a wonderful experience too.
I was so amaze with the efforts put in by all the stall owners (all blogshop owners),
and they are still in college studying.
The Lollipop House started officially in September 09,
launching offline @ Pick & Grab Bazaar in Hartamas.
It was a success and I am still planning on how to make it better.

Well, online or offline, customers must always be fair too,
even though we all want to believe that customers are always right
(but in fact they aren’t, as I myself, and you, is a customer to someone else).
Agreed with all other blogshop owners, back-out buyer is a big turn-off.
But it’s no big deal, as we still follow our blog’s T & C,
i.e items will be released after x days reservation.
Good experience, very friendly and chatty customers.
They will tell me what they like or dislike,
and I will work around that when filling my orders.

My merchandise?
They are all imported. I wish I have a talent of doing hand-made stuff : (
They are not one of a kind, to be honest, but they are definitely very competitively-priced.
All merchandise are ready-stocks because I believe when people buy online,
they have to wait for their items to be delivered, hence,
why would I want them to wait for 2 weeks to a month to get the item that they fall in love at first sight : )

Promotions will not be in discount format. I would call that “Purchase-with-Purchase”,
i.e. if you buy an item, you can get the other at a lower price.
Also, do take note that The Lollipop House provides FREE Postage to any address within Malaysia.

Why FREE Postage?
No hidden cost. Easy for customers.
Form of postage will either be PosEkspres (small item),
Registered Mail (Bulky Items) and maybe Poslaju (as an extra service for repeat customers)
Well, I guess that is all for now.
Cheers and enjoy shopping online without going through any physical or mental stress : )

Chris with Love

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