September features update for Hello Pretty's designers.

Hello Pretty frequently sends out an update to let our designers know what's cooking, what's new on the site and where to find it.

This is the update email for September.

Hello designfriends!

We've been doing all of the things since we last messaged you. And that's a lot of things. Here are some of them:

1. Our fancy new image system has polished up your photos to make them crisper & brighter.
2. We have nifty forums for you guys to share information or get help from the Hello Pretty community. Or, tell someone that you have a crush on them. Go on and make it your own.

That's right - shoppers from around the world can now view an item's prices in South African Rand as well as four other major currencies. BOOM.

More than a third of the visitors to Hello Pretty are outside of South Africa. That's a lot. Really a lot. So if you haven't yet, set your international shipping prices.

You may have noticed that people now message you, and send shipping requests, directly from your store. Which is pretty cool because we've had a lot of international sales as a result (do we really have to bring up the international shipping thing again? ;) ).

Have you had anything exciting come about via the in-site messaging? Tell us about it! We'd love to hear.

Data is your friend! Scott, our in-house developer genius, has built you some butt-kicking month-end reports.

They tell you about your sales for both the current month and the entire duration that you've been on the site, your most viewed products, what countries the people viewing your store are from (set your international shipping!) and more things. These are still in their test phase, so if you notice anything that looks odd let us know.

All good things must come to an end, sadly, and that end for the Seller referral system is on the last day of August. Some of you have earned yourself enough free upgrades through this to pay Beyoncé's salary for a year. Dang.

You can still get in on that action though - you'll get a free month for you and for the designer you refer, so long as they apply before 7 September.

From the 1st of September you can run a giveaway through Hello Pretty for R350. We've built up a superduper following on our social media: just under 30 000 on Facebook, 5 500 on Twitter, 3 500 on Instagram, and 3 700 on Pinterest. So you'll get decent bang for your buck.

Huh?? Why does this cost money?! Well, we're a very little team. Running a giveaway takes at least a full day of our time. And we spend cash money on promoting our social media posts about you.

Giveaways are fortnightly. If you're into it, drop us a line.
Right. That's enough words for now. Thanks for supporting Hello Pretty. We love you guys and what you do.

Until next time!
The Hello Pretty Team.

Posted by Lee on 09 Sep 2014

Reading, writing, sketching, painting, making. Hopeful designer. Recent Capetonian, Durbanite at heart. Head of Strategy and Social at Hello Pretty.