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« on: December 15, 2010 09:22:48 AM »

Today we launched a brand new craft supplies shop on Craftster! Grin


The new Craft Supplies Shop on Craftster was developed by the Internet Brands team with help from jungrrl and myself.  The Craft Supplies Shop includes tons of craft supplies and crafting products from affiliate craft supply stores.  We will be adding even more products and affiliate craft supply stores to the shop in the months ahead, too!

Now, you can search for craft supplies, browse by craft category (such as paper crafting supplies, or jewelry and beading supplies), and use some new features to find great deals on craft supplies.

To get started, we'd like to introduce two new features in the shop.  These features in particular are helpful, if you are trying to find great deals on craft supplies.

Continue reading this post for tutorials on how to use these fun features in the shop:
    * Easily Discover Craft Supplies On Sale
    * Quickly Find Craft Supply Stores with Free Shipping Offers

Tutorial: How To Easily Discover Craft Supplies On Sale
All of us in the Craftster community pride ourselves on being both creative and resourceful.  We wanted the new shop to cater to your budget, so we've included the ability for you to see products on sale from multiple craft supply stores.  There are now a few ways to see products on sale.

A. Go to the Craft Supplies Shop located at SHOP in our yellow tape measure at the top of the website.


B. On this main page, you will see "Craft Supplies on Sale Today."  If you'd like to see all the craft supplies that are on sale today, click on the link located below this section of products that reads, "See all craft supplies on sale today."


C. When you are on the page with all the craft supplies on sale today listed, you can select craft supply categories (located on the left side) to narrow down products on sale.  The products listed on this page change frequently, so this is a great place to check in daily for sweet deals on your favorite craft supplies!


D. If you have conducted a search in the craft supplies shop, and a product that matches your search is on sale, you can display only products on sale by selecting the "On Sale" check box located on the left side of the page.


E. For example, try searching for "glass beads."  Now on your search results page, check off the little box that reads "On Sale."  Voila! Now you can see great deals on glass beads!

Tutorial: How To Quickly Find Craft Supply Stores with Free Shipping Offers
If you are like us, one of the main reasons you dread shopping online is the extra fees that retailers tack on for shipping and handling.  You can easily shop for craft supplies with free shipping by following these steps.

A. Go to the Craft Supplies Shop located at "SHOP" in our yellow tape measure at the top of the website.  You can easily shop for craft supplies with free shipping by following these steps.


B. Scroll down until you see a blue box on the left side labeled "Craft Supplies with Free Shipping."   In this box, we highlight free shipping offers for craft supplies and related products.


C. Select the "See all offers" link to see free shipping offers from popular online craft supplies stores and related retailers.


We hope you play around in the shop! Here are all our Shop categories:

Please note: Craftster is not responsible for the products or your experience with our affiliate craft supply stores.  If you have an issue with a product, please contact the affiliate craft supply store directly.

Eeep!  We've added products from 5 new stores to the shop!

Here's who we've added:
Dick Blick Art Materials
CreateForLess.com
Delphi Glass
AllBrands.com
The Knot Wedding Shop

And, we still have products from these stores:
Joann
Artbeads.com
Costume Craze
Celebrate Express

Also, if you haven't had a chance to try the various filters and options in the shop, here's an easy way to see all Valentine's supply under $5!  Looove filters.

Happy shopping, all!
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010 09:48:03 AM »

Neat!! Can't wait to go shopping Smiley Smiley!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010 10:00:13 AM »

if only it were a 20 minute delivery service!
this is AWESOME!!
there's so much stuff available that I would never know where to look for!

Thank you Craftster!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010 10:19:55 AM »

Sweet! The store looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010 10:22:55 AM »

Thanks, all!  We'll be adding quite a few more stores to the mix in the weeks and months ahead.  It's quite a great selection for a one-stop shop.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010 10:26:28 AM »

Fun fun!  Grin Congrats team - the shop looks fantastic.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010 10:50:36 AM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010 02:52:10 PM »

Awesome!

Question: do the affiliates give a commission back to Craftster for the sales made through Craftster? That would be another selling point, to me.  Smiley

One odd thing, and I know this wasn't the doing of the Craftster people -- costumes??  Huh All these different categories of craft supplies, and then there's one for costumes, like regular Halloween costumes...That I don't understand. We make our own stinkin' costumes! Anyway, regardless of that, I think it's a great idea to be able to shop for supplies right here on Craftster. I'm so thankful that there's a specific link for that, when one wants to go looking for supplies, rather than having the site cluttered with all those ads everywhere.
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010 03:05:46 PM »

Yep, we do!  These are our affiliate craft supply shops, so Craftster gets commission for the sales from the site.

Cheesy about costumes!  We still have many more shops to add to the mix, but did a small batch for the initial debut (to make sure the shop didn't melt down and die Cheesy).  The shop has been months in the making, so a costume shop made a bit more sense for wigs, tights, etc. for Halloween.  It's obviously a little past the prime season now, but they'll still be a part of the mix in the long run anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010 03:19:52 PM »

There goes my holiday bonus - thanks, Craftster.
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