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The Sunday Snapshot: April 10, 2016
Hey there my crafty peeps! I'm overdue for an update, don't ya think? I feel like there has been SO much going on at Blitsy that I'm not sure where to start! I think the biggest thing since my last snapshot is the major website redesign we recently launched. There are still more improvements on the way, but I am loving what we've been able to accomplish so far! You may have noticed an updated logo and some new policies put into place (ahem, 100% price match guarantee....) So I'll start there.
Our logo got a makeover! A LOT of thought, process, and versions went into this design. At the end of the day I think this logo gives us a polished look, yet the handwriting is playful. We also really wanted to incorporate Happy Crafting into the logo since that is our purpose, what we embody at Blitsy every day. To me Happy Crafting is sharing amazing craft products with the world, using my position and this company to connect with crafters and help inspire creativity. It's also the feeling when completing something I've made myself. It's seeing my son, Miles, light up when he draws, paints, or crafts with me. It's his face when he says, "I made this for you, Daddy!" Happy Crafting is different for everyone. What does Happy Crafting mean to you?
Live with Blitsy - Redesigned
Late last year we started Live with Blitsy. It was something we'd been talking about doing for a couple of years, but the timing and resources were just not feeling right. I am one of those people who believe that timing never seems to be right. If you really want something and you keep thinking about it, MAKE IT HAPPEN. Everything else will fall into place. I even tell this to my team. For instance, there is never a good time to take vacation, so just do it and figure the rest out (except for Black Friday, ha!). Even when deciding if I was ready for my first baby. Moving, new home, work...there always seems to be a reason to wait. So instead of waiting for these things, just make it happen. So, we made Live with Blitsy happen. It wasn't perfect and still has a long way to go, but I am happy we now have that connection with our community.
If you're not familiar with Live with Blitsy, it is a live broadcast we do every Tuesday & Thursday at 10a CT. We do live product demos and share projects. You can chat live and ask questions/connect with other crafters. I love it and can't wait to see where we take that part of Blitsy.
Some of the updates we did are things you can't see, but make it easier for us to use. What you can see is we've made it so much easier for you guys to find us. The URL used to change with each episode, but now you can ALWAYS find us at www.blitsy.com/live. Woohoo! It's the little things that get me excited :)
The other thing that's really cool with Live now is the video and chat windows will scroll down the page with you while you shop. So you can scroll down the page and browse all of the products we are talking about, but not worry about missing anything on the broadcast! Have any of you noticed these changes yet? Let me know what you think!
100% Price Match Guarantee
For those of you who have been around for a long time then you already know that you can find the best prices on craft supplies at Blitsy. That's always been true, and now we are backing that up with a 100% price match guarantee! First we started accepting competitors' 40% off coupons and now this?! I think it just goes to show that we are always looking to bring you the best value.
What does this mean? If you find a product for a lower price on another website, we will refund you 100% of the difference between the lower price and Blitsy's price, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process! Seriously. I am SO excited about this. You can read more about it in our FAQ's.
Top Blog Posts & Videos
You can now find all of our crafty videos and blog posts in one spot. Just click on Ideas from the home page and you'll find your way! You'll find project submitted by popular bloggers around the world like these mugs submitted by buzzybee328!
You'll also find all of our great videos in one spotblog posts!
So, I am sure there is more, but I have had all of this bottled up to share with you for over a week. Let me know in the comments what you think of all of these changes! We're gearing up for another exciting week at Blitsy. Emily is filling in on 3 Things to Make this week on Periscope & Facebook on Monday mornings while Meghan is on maternity leave. Claudia is filling in as co-host on Live with Blitsy. Hope to see you guys there on Tuesday at 10am CT!