NEW Platform Coming Soon!
When I first decided to become a retailer, and start this store three years ago, monthly fees and price were a big concern! As you should recall (especially if you knew me when...), Fees and hassles were a big factor in my decision to stop selling (then vintage pens) only on the "big board", and the "bay". My teaching of history, and love of the subject, is why I chose the name of "Federalist Pens". "Federalist Frank" started as a joke in response to the "big social board" request (demand) that I create a personal page. I was not allowed to only have a business profile presence- even though me, and other fellow retailers pay them monthly to "boost" some of our posts (Yes- this is how they pay bills people..). Now, that handle is synonymous with the store itself! I'm a marketing genius- LOL!
So, three years later (year 4 as far as the IRS is concerned/ask your accountant!)- we are doing quite well, and my traffic is exceeding my accepted monthly rate! My current web platform was good for a start, but I am now paying over $50 per month to host it! This is twice the amount I should be paying- It was time to shop! After consulting a fellow pen retailer, and seeing some of the options out there, I decided to switch to the Shopify Platform! A nice flat rate- no overages for traffic, nor products! I anticipate the "One Man Pen Store" of being able to complete the migration in about 3-4 weeks. It will definitely be in July, as I do not wish to continue paying for two platforms any longer that necessary!
I already know that Shopify is a much friendlier platform! Even the back office is much easier to use! It has a very friendly mobile platform, and Shopify even hosts it's own secure checkout! I will also continue to accept PayPal and Amazon Pay at Checkout! You can still shop on my current platform- I have no intention of keeping the store "off-line"! Contact me regarding the latest products from our brands (the less updating I do here at 3DCart also results in less "Migration" fees), so you can take advantage of stock and discounts on those products!
Stay tuned for an announcement- a "Grand Re-Opening" of Federalist Pens!
Frank- Federalist Pens
All for now Pen Pals! Looking forward to sending you the next newsletter from my NEW Shopify Platform! Frank