By Jason Ng
Yes, this is just the beginning.
When I wanted to start my store, I thought a lot about the different kinds of products I wanted to make. There are so many things. The problem was finding suppliers, not all suppliers have every type of product. So the more I added, the more complex (and expensive) running this store was becoming. (Running this store costs me money in the form of monthly fees and if I add products from other suppliers I will incur inventory storage costs)
Eventually I became so paralysed thinking of all the possibilities - I was continually going around in circles researching products, hitting road blocks and starting again.
A lean approach
So instead of getting every detail perfect with lots of products, I decided to just get the store launched with the basics. Some clothes, iphone cases and prints. That way I can focus on the important stuff to get the store set up. Then as time goes by I can refine things, add new products and most importantly I can gauge interest from you guys to help me understand what it will take to make enough sales to cover my costs.
Here's how things are going to work. New art will be continually added to this store - eg when I create a new artwork, it will be added as a print (and potentially other product types - tees, iphone cases).
New products I will add based on your demand. Do you have any products you'd like to see in the store?
Things like hats, mugs, tote bags, pillows and leggings are all doable. But let me know if there is something in particular you really want.