Another special feature on this site is the forums! I'm a long time addict of fashion and beauty forums, so I'm always happy to jump into another one. It's a great place to discuss random stuff, movies...tv shows...fashion...etc! Also I love meeting the new people commenting there! Since the site is relatively new, there's not much activity there yet, but I'm sure it'll be flooding with people soon :)
Next to the 'Our Story' section. This just introduces StyleAlley, it's purpose and backstory.
Now, let's move onto the user interface and profile stuff -->
It's very easy to make an account and it's a bit amusing how they make it required to put in your favourite quote. I thought it was a nice touch, because it really had me thinking of some quotes that inspired me and made me feel fuzzy~~ When you hover over your little profile picture in the corner of the page, a column pops up with all the options for you. You can visit your public profile, messages, look at items or just toggle some general settings.
http://stylealley.com.au/members/heylinni :P I'm not sure why my banner in the background is only in the header part and not the rest of the page though...it's a little odd looking.
Here are some of my super cheap products on my profile currently!
And if you click on any item, you get led to their product profile, where it shows all the details of that specific product. The websites got quite a cute layout and gives you a lot of options when listing a product. You can see I'm selling some 3CE lip balm at the moment for just $10 :) Just going to put it out there that this smells beautiful and I've been using one myself and it's very moisturising for the lips as well as adds a slight tint of colour.
Next, I'll take you through the process of putting up an item yourself. It's super easy! Honestly, I don't think I've experienced a quicker or simpler method to selling products. It's one page, fill in the details then click to upload and you're done!
Here's what the page looks like when you click on the 'Upload an Item' link.Korean Flannel Asymmetrical Skirt. I think it is so adorable and goes amazingly with some neutrals. Then just fill in the item name, category, size, price etc
Some additional information you can give is the brand name, colours, material and a description to the item. I always advise filling this all in anyway, just because buyers feel more comfortable purchasing something when they actually understand what the product is.
If you get people interested in your items, they'll click 'I want this' on your item and it will go straight to your message box. Sometimes you might get more than 1 person wanting the product and so they'll have to negotiate it out. One thing about this is that your listed price doesn't include shipping rates, so you'll have to discuss this with a potential buyer afterwards in chat. This is somewhat good because then there's no flat rate shipping price and you can calculate the lowest price shipping for someone, specific to where they live. It also increases that personal touch within the sale, which I always love. I've actually made a couple of sales already so I like how effective this site is :)
If I've piqued your interest by now, you should head to this site: http://pledge.stylealley.com.au/ and read a little more (or scroll right to the bottom, take the pledge and sign up to join or be a style ambassador!)
'it takes 2700 litres of water to make a cotton t-shirt. Just by trading one cotton shirt, you couldsave enough water for one person to drink for 900 days'
Isn't that crazy? I guess it has something to do with the 'hidden water' which is used in the production of the shirt, such as to grow the cotton, transporting it etc. So get your eco-warrior on and take the pledge :)
Oh and some of the items I've got up at the moment are....
(I've only got one of these left!)
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