Changes to Simple Arts Planet Business Structure

The chapter in Perth is ending for us as we prepare to relocate to the other side of the pond. The details are not finalized yet, so we will make a formal announcement when we have them.

There will be some major changes to our business structure pertaining to the selling venues:

  • simpleartsplanet.com – It is likely that we will convert our webstore to a product showcasing venue with no shopping function.
    (It is just a lot of work to maintain the shopping cart)
  • Etsy stores – Since we are relocating, and Etsy has yet enabled merchants to convert payment currency to another currency, we have no choice but to close the existing store that transacts in the Australia currency, and reopen another store to transact in the Singapore currency.

In the coming days/weeks, you may start receiving information from different Etsy sellers about the price increase for their products as Etsy will be increasing the commission fee. We will be absorbing the fee hike so there will not be a price increase in our store, instead, because of the conversion from the Australian account to the Singaporean account, buyers may benefit from a slight price reduction due to the currency exchange. (AUD:SGD is nearly 1:1 though, so it’s just a very small higher point in AUD)

The changes are expected to happen in late June 2018, so please expect a couple of days of transition. More announcements will be made through our Faecbook page. 

Until then, we hope you have been crafting! In the midst of our finals and relocation arrangement, we managed to finish the personalised 42-45cm tall Sai Baba doll for a very special customer!

 

 

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