The Online Store for Garden Walk fans
Now fans of Garden Walk Buffalo have the opportunity to purchase Garden Walk branded merchandise 24/7, as opposed to one weekend a year. We have embroidered logo t-shirts in tan and dark blue (much more manly than our typical flower illustration, silk-screened shirts that change annually, depending on the poster art). There are baseball caps in teal, blue and brown. There are three styles of tote bags, a nice green one (the most popular seller) and a blue & a gold canvas tote. And a magnets. Can't forget the magnets. Add to that the Garden Walk Buffalo book & DVD and we've got a store!
The absolute best product, the one we get requests for most often, is our past Garden Walk posters. We now have the last eight posters, all full-color, available for sale (only $10 each). And they can even be purchased as a compete set of eight (at a discount $70!).
In the first 24 hours we sold six individual posters, two embroidered t-shirts and one complete set of the eight posters -- I've been obsessively checking the site to monitor activity. Someone stop me.
It was years in the making. There were many starts & stops along the way -- there are so many ways to get an online store up and running! What seems like would be a simple thing -- having Stan the IT guy just set up a store with a shopping cart and start accepting Paypal & credit cards is the easy part (and even that wasn't as easy as we'd have expected). It's the fulfillment & distribution, the old "shipping & handling" that is the hard part. I have to thank the Garden Walk committee folk that have worked on this on and off over the years. 'Cause even if we didn't use a service or went down complicated, expensive paths that didn't seem right, it was all a learning process.
Another benefit of using the company we ultimately went with for the site & distribution, was the fact that they not only are local, but they are an online book seller -- of every book imaginable -- best sellers, fiction, biographies, cookbooks, hard cover and soft cover. They even have a good selection of gardening books. And for any of these books purchased through our store, Garden Walk Buffalo gets a small percentage of the sale. Win win.
Visit the store here. Let me know what you think. If you purchase something, I'll know. I'm monitoring.