So last week I said I was going to launch Suzical the online shop.
Step one was tell people, and well – it works! I got a commission right off and a couple of other leads..
A colleague asked my to make an anniversary card for her husband – it was a tricky one, she asked for a picture of a mole. It turns out moles are mainly black fur(!) so I went for an out line.. Please excuse the cheesy line, I couldn’t resist!
I am still weighing up the pros and cons of [Google checkout](https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=sierra&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fcheckout.google.com%2F%3Fupgrade%3Dtrue&hl=en_GB&nui=1<mpl=default) vs. [an Etsy store](http://www.etsy.com/).
Google seems to have the better rate in terms of fees, but with the shop on my site I’d have to start drumming traffic up. Etsy has a ready made audience and it’s searchable by subject, but there’s lots of direct competition..
For set up Etsy is easier as the template is already there, but as [my fiance](http://www.distilled.co.uk) who’s a web developer, will be building the google checkout – it’s not a deal breaker!
On the other hand with Google checkout I’d have freedom to design the layout how I prefer and any traffic I drum up to my store would be building the Suzical brand rather than Etsy’s..
Let me know what you have used and what (if anything) you’d do different??