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Major Changes & Etsy

Leslie Smith

Siren Song Elixirs has always been, and always will be, a one woman business. I began my business on Etsy three years ago and much to my shock and amazement, my business grew and took off at an exponential speed! Etsy had a market that I flourished in and I was willing to do whatever it took to continue to flourish and grow and be successful. However, things change, and Etsy has changed much in the past year. I try to keep my costs down as much as possible (I do my own taxes, printing, marketing, website design, order fulfillment,...


Prices & Packaging woes

Leslie Smith

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Prices & Packaging woes

Lets talk about the nasty topic of pricing. The past 3 months I’ve been facing the ever mounting issue of rising product prices, especially in regards to packaging. As many of you have seen, I’ve been testing out some different ways of packaging my perfumes, reducing the use of boxes, in order to lower costs without raising my prices or risking the lowering of my product quality. It’s a tough decision to alter packaging because part of buying an item is to experience that rush of opening your package! In the end, I’m not satisfied with “cheapening” the look of...


Summertime

Leslie Smith

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Summertime

It's summer in Texas, which means everything is beyond hot and you scurry between air conditioner to air conditioner and only venture outside in the dark. Or is it just me?  Summertime is always a challenge for me. I'm not a sunbather, don't use tanning oils, don't take tropical vacations, and I'm not much for mai-tai's, bikinis, and picnics. Being more of an introvert who prefers cool weather, I feel a bit out of place in the summertime in Texas. So, I'm going to focus my new creations on the parts of summertime that I enjoy the moist, which is...