Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Exciting times in the next few weeks/ months

I've just been standing in our other shop looking at the building bomb site it is at the moment, watching the electricians putting new lights in, running cables and muttering about having to get down to go get something, the plasterers merrily whistling while he's plastering the new kitchen.
The shop is an absolute hive of activity.
Then there’s me working out where I'll need to run cables for the new tills, the internet, phones, card payment machine etc, and then for the girls who'll be in there and what and how they'd like things setting up.
And then it struck me, when the refurbishment is complete, this shop will be phenomenal, and the amount of space for new shiny things, the big crafting table, the space for people to come and look, explore, experiment and enthuse will be quite simply amazing.
And when we're able to get the workshops and demonstrations set up, how exciting that will be to see the shop full of crafters, with the buzz and interest of something happening, and that it won’t be just another craft shop, it’ll be our bright shiny freshly refurbished craft shop, where people will be welcome to drop in for a chat, become friendly with the kettle and tea pot, have a look at what we've got (lots more by the way, we’re going shopping and we have a massive shopping list)
Right, enough enthusing about the refurbishment, I’ll go pop the kettle on.
Have a great day everyone.
P.S. I would show some pics of the building work, but I'm not, I don't want to ruin the surprise ;) 

Friday, 15 May 2015

New and exciting times for IconUK

Well, it's been a bit quiet on here this week hasn't it? Apologies for that, there is a reason.

We've been busy with web developers and starting to make progress with our new site, it's an exciting time for us here.

We have a wish list for things on the new site, many of which I imagine you’d like to see too, simple things such as being e-mailed when something comes back into stock, being able to put something on back order (i.e. if we're out of stock, you can still order it, and when we receive a delivery, yours is then automatically ring-fenced so we don't re-sell it), electronic gift vouchers.

It will look, clean, modern, be quicker and less issues when using the site on a tablet/ iPad or smart phone.

Now, because we like to think we're a community based team, we would like your input in the new site, and this is where you all get to have a say in the process.

* What would you like to see on the new site?

* What features do you like about the current site which we should take over to the new one?

* What don't you like about our current site?

Please let us know below what you'd like to see, what would make your customer journey better?
Please feel free to ask about what in the site already (there's a lot already) but, we want to make it better, and who better to ask than you, our customers, our critics and site users.

Let me know, I want to be busy answering all your questions today and over the weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone, and hope the sun keeps shining for us all :)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Cheery Lynn has paid us a visit, and well, she is indeed cheery she brought us some nice new dies just for you.

It’s a broad selection of dies, there’s Ballerinas, Fleur De Lis, words, signs, bird houses, ovals, banners, borders, have a look at the Cheery Lynn page and see what we've got in.