I will start by saying I love our site. And not just because it took me 100+ hours to build. I really do, genuinely love it. I love it’s simplicity, the cleanliness of the design, the ease of the interface… It’s a really good shop.
But it’s time to move on.
When we built our site initially, we were drowning in work. Finalizing our printer choice, finding office space, learning how to use said printer, buying all our inventory. We needed something beautiful, functional, and fast. So, we went with Squarespace and our site was up and working.
Now that we’re growing (!) the business is getting more complicated and needs a site that can grow with us. After many hours of research, frustration, and eventually acceptance, we decided that our current site just can't take us where we want to go. We need a more flexible platform that caters more thoroughly to ecommerce. So we are taking our little shop to Shopify!
Here are some of the benefits Shopify offers that will the make our site even better for out customers:
Still, with all this Shopify is not perfect. There are still a few kinks we are working out:
I knew while building our current site that it wouldn't last forever. I am definitely a hands on learner, so the best way for me to understand something is to use it. As we were building, I felt like I kept finding dead ends or brick walls, and was kicking myself for starting on Squarespace at all. But, I realized starting on Squarespace really helped us in the long run. Working in a more straightforward, somewhat limited environment helped us focus on what mattered most, our product. Now we have an opportunity to give the whole site a makeover and improve on what we've learned in our first 4 1/2 months. There's a silver lining for you!
Do you have a website? A digital home for your personal site, blog, small business, or project...? Please reach out! I love talking web, I know it puts most people to sleep- I'm sure we can learn from each other.
We are aiming to launch September 1! Hi Little One 2.0 is going to be as easy to use with so many more options! We can't wait to show you what we've been working on!