Trial Website

So I am trying a new website through Etsy’s partnership with Pattern. I decided to try their free trial to see if I like it. Here is a quick break down of the website. Etsy now offer’s an official website that you can customize to your liking. There is a free trial for Etsy shops right now but it is regularly $15 a month. Which is not bad for what they offer.

The website is connected to your Etsy shop so any changes you make to your listings will then be updated directly to the Pattern site. Which is great since you only have to update one site. So for people like me, one less thing for me to do is the best.

To set up the website is super easy. You transfer your stuff directly from Etsy, pick your theme and colors, and then decide whether or not you want to use a special domain. If you don’t then they will give you one with their ending on it.  I already own my own domain so I decided to connect it to the site. There is an article that explains how to do it for your domain’s home. It took me about an hour to get it done, but it is now done and I have officially opened the website www.handiworksofgrace.com!

You can still go to my Etsy Shop www.handiworksofgrace.etsy.com or you can just go right to my new site. There is a 30 day trial on it and in 30 days I will decide whether or not I will keep it for the cost. But if it is a success, then so far I am very impressed. The only thing that I hope happens when you start paying for the website is to make it more fancy. It’s super simple right now and there is a lot of open margins on the sides. So, if that is the case, then I will more likely keep the site.

Go ahead and check it out. Please comment below so I know how the customers are seeing the site and give me an idea if you think it is worth the money to keep. Have a great day!

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My site’s home page 🙂
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