So, once again, it has been a while since my last post. I have been very busy. Since July 2017, I have added over 3,000 items. I'm getting close to 10,000 items. If you all would stop buying stuff I would have gotten there a long time ago. I am just kidding of course. The ultimate goal would be to have 0 items in the store as everything got sold and have to add more to just keep the site going.
Big changes were implemented in October of last year. I have changed the layout of the website This change allows me to create sub-categories of menu items and also allows limited pagination so that you can jump around from page to page. I feel this is a major improvement as having sub-categories makes the website more streamlined. The Home Page allows me to create a featured Collection, a featured Area and a featured Topical section.
I have also made a few philosophical changes to my website. In the past, I normally did not post any item that has a catalogue value that is less than one dollar. I have decided to change that. I believe that by adding lower catalogue valued items, it may pull in new customers who don't want to jump in and buy the higher priced items on their first purchase. So far it seems to be working. Another change is to add better descriptions to the listings. For example, I would normally list a stamp as "Japan 3787d Used" but now it is listed as "Japan 3787d Used - Baby Animals - Snow Leopard" This is a little more time consuming but I think it really makes the site more professional and it really helps in searches. The other change I made is to scan all my items at a minimum 300dpi instead of 200dpi. One reason I was using 200dpi is because 10 years ago when I first started selling there used to be limitations on image size on most websites. I do not plan to go back and rescan the 1000s of stamps that I have listed at 200dpi but going forward all scans will be 300dpi.
I also created a Discounts Page which is where you can find all the most recent available or upcoming discounts.
That's all for now. Looking forward to processing your orders.