Happy 2018, babes! With the new year, comes new endeavors for Pieceology Vintage! I started this business in mid-December of 2015 and was still working in marketing full time for the entirety 2016. Then, at the beginning of 2017 I took a leap, and left my job! Since I had a lot more time to focus much of my energy on the shop last year, I decided to make it all about experimentation! After a lot of hard work I think I've finally come up with a system I'm confident you'll love and that will help me work smarter, not harder, in 2018! Here's a run down of some new things you can expect from Pieceology Vintage this year!
Revival Vintage residency
If you follow my shop on Instagram you may have seen my post yesterday about this! This year I will have a large selection of my inventory available IRL during a long term residency at Revival Vintage here in Austin, TX! Revival Vintage, located on North Loop, has been a brick & mortar shop in Austin for five years. They are in the process of moving from their current location into a larger building right next door where there will be clothing and furniture vendors, including PVTG! The new shop is set to open on January 13th! But, not all of our inventory will be available at Revival, which brings me to my next announcement...
Selling directly on Instagram
I've been toying around with selling directly on Instagram for the past year. This is an option I've already been giving IG followers for several months, but you could also purchase from my web site if your wanted to. I found that this method was a bit confusing for shoppers, so to make things easier on you, I've decided to simplify! Despite the ever-changing and sole-crushing Instagram algorithm, I'm going to try my hand at solely selling on Instagram this year. The instructions on how to purchase will always be listed in Pieceology Vintage's Instagram bio! My site will still be here, but if you go click the SHOP button on my home page it'll direct you to my Etsy.
I've had an Etsy shop since 2016, but I wasn't active on it until mid 2017. I've found a good bit of success there and now that I won't be double uploading listings to my site and Etsy, I'll have much more time to spend on learning how to optimize it! Listings that don't sell on Instagram will be added to my Etsy every couple weeks moving forward, so if you want to purchase something before it goes into the ether that is Etsy, I'd suggest snatching it up on IG first!
Lastly, I'll be getting a little more personal here on the blog and on social media this year. I worked with an assistant last year, the lovely Sanetra, but now that I am back on my own, I'll be talking to all of you in that way, by using "I" instead of "we". When I first started the shop I felt weird about saying "I" since it's Pieceology Vintage, and not me, April, but since it really is just me around here these days, I think it makes much more sense to speak in that way! Also, expect to see my face a lot more on IG stories (exciting, I know!) where I'll be sharing lots more behind the scenes stuff and exclusive first looks of new inventory moving forward!
That's all for now! I hope you enjoyed this little shop life update. I'll try to do more posts like it this year! Stay tuned over on Instagram for more shop announcements and if you haven't done so already, go have a look at the Etsy shop. Wishing you all love and growth throughout 2018! Talk soon!