Soon, I hope, I will have a 300th sale on my Etsy Shop of Printables: Papier Bonbon. I wanted to celebrate this event with you with a 20% Off coupon code on the shop and to talk a little bit more about it with fun facts and photographs.
This blog is obviously about printables for it is the blog of the shop. Nonetheless, I suppose I talk about many things since I love blogging. But today let’s stick to the subject by sharing some fun facts about the shop.
I opened the shop on an impulse thinking I’d love to sell things I created. And for once I just put the horse before the cart and gave it a try.
The first item I created was a giant pumpkin puppet from the website I created for children (Minus et Gadouille). Then I imagined a Halloween party kit with this puppet.
I was thrilled when I clicked on the publish button (just like on the blog): it was on the 13th of October 2014.
At the time, I knew little about Etsy. I was surprised when people started to favorite my listings, I discovered then the whole community…
Later, I created an printable Advent calendar for I am passionate about Advent calendars. I was hooked.
I still have plenty of ideas & projects. Now it’s only my agenda & every day life that decide the rhythm of Papier Bonbon development. Largely slower than I would like.
And now facts, I hoped you will enjoy.
My first Item: the giant pumpkin puppet.
I shot a whole series of photographs about it. (You can it see on the blog: My pumpkin friend a giant puppet)
Papier Bonbon around the world
It is so great to imagine my boxes or craft activities around the world.
Customer by countries top 10 for Papier Bonbon
- United Kingdom
And I got sales too in New-Zeland, Singapour, South Korea, Indonesia, South Africa , Malaysia…
Strangest search request
- easter box made out of creal boxs
- sea jules
- vampire pumpkin
- robe princesse jaune (Yellow princess dress for obviously I don’t sell dresses)
My top sale item
It is the 2014 Advent Calendar. It’s funny how I made it so easily whereas I usually spend too much time thinking and questioning what I am doing.
My most active day
On March 26th 2016, Etsy Finds, Etsy newsletter selected my printable chick boxes just before Easter. I was so pleased. I hit 1943 visits and had 25 sales this day.
One of my best customer feedback
There are a few warm reviews but this is a recent one.
“Such an amazing, convenient and adorable product! I had the most unique Easter table settings with your product and I didn’t even have to leave the house. Thank you for making my life easier! Muah!!!”
My latest listing: Kokeshi boxes
You may have noticed that I found inspiration in japanese patterns & flowers lately. My last listing is a set of 5 printable gift boxes in the shape of kokeshis: japanese dolls. I wanted to created something really cute (kawaï) inspired by geishas and pattern from kimonos.
It’s fascinated to try to show precisely what we do and to explain DIY. Therefore I started a youtube channel for Papier Bonbon: 10 tutorial videos shot so far. I am quite proud for it is quite time consuming.
Excuse my french
I am french and try here to blog in english as well for my customers are hugely from the USA. I can speak english but it is so hard to write a blog in a language that is not your mother tongue. So excuse me if my sentences are sometimes clumsy. I am just hoping it is not too awkward but rather charming ? 😉
Here we are: I am so pleased to have shared little things from my shop Papier Bonbon. The work I did to build it taught me a lot on many subjects including on myself. I hope this little tour made you want to visit the shop again or to discover it: Papier Bonbon on Etsy.
And let’s not forget the 20% Off coupon code on the shop: HAPPYPAPER20, till may 31st 2016. (Below a short video I made to explain how to use coupon code on Etsy.)