So last year I started to check out basic webstores. Since most of the customs I paint are commissions and I don’t really have any merchandise, there has never really been a reason for me to have a real webstore. I have a store section on my website, but it has no store-like functionality, which is kind of lame. I figure another reason to have a store is just to get the added SEO brownie points, since my regular website is all Flash-based. I do have some old customs laying around that it would be nice to get them up somewhere where people might actually see them. Finally, some of these webstores are FREE (for a basic setup), so there’s really no reason not to have one- right? So with my research I decided on Big Cartel– mainly because everybody else I know has one. Maybe there’s some other good options, but I don’t know about them.
Now that I’ve decided which webstore I would use, it’s now a matter of setting it all up and the most important thing- having something to sell. So since the beginning of the year I’ve been trying to sneak in a little time to paint some custom minis (while I work commissions and shows.) The above picture is what I’ve been working on for the webstore. All 3-inch Dunny customs (my mini platform of choice)- there’s Mini-Totem Dunnys, Caveman Dunnys (Tog & Bonk), a Spade-Skull Dunny, Yokai Dunny, and a Pug Dunny. Note the Pug Dunny won’t be for sale- he is a tribute to my oldest Pug Pancho that recently passed away, so that custom will be kept in the family.
If all goes well, my webstore should be up and running by the end of the week. I’ll make an announcement here and on Twitter when it’s up.