Tired of SOLD OUT Craft shows
Since HSN is posting all the items that will be offered on a craft day, a week or more in advance, all you see is SOLD OUT. What is the purpose of watching HSN and the presentations when all you have to do is to keep watching the offerings and buy ahead of time. A big part of buying the day of craft day is to see how items are used and what can be done with them. If you don’t order days ahead, the chance of getting something is low. Then when your order arrives and it’s really not something you will use, you either pay to ship it back or just store it and then sell it at a garage sale for pennies. I understand that people that work during the day have a chance to order but then why take up TV time to show items that are “about to sell out.”
I agree I am watching something in the first hour of craft day, I put it in my cart, I don’t order it within a few minutes and it is sold out. Rather frustrating! Also by the time orders arrive, I have forgotten what they are. It should ship within a day of the show, not a week or more later.
i’m very sad to hear that, sorry for that
I much prefer to see items online days ahead of time. I like to research items to determine quality, best price, companion products and ways to use the products that fit with my goals. For me, paper is like paint to a painter or clay to a sculptor.
I love to see changes that are occurring in crafting. This past year has seen a surge in foiling innovation. Mixed media really is taking off. Using new inks and surfaces to create new paper media, I find challenging. I shop with a plan to communicate with 2 year olds to 94 year olds. I love humor, nature, story telling, entertaining and thinking about who will receive my crafting.
COVID-19 really elevates the need to craft. Unfortunately, it really is hurting the shows for crafting for vendors stuck at home with poor sound/lighting and camera work. Only Anna Griffin and Sara Davies have professional studios and new products. We Are Memory Keepers and Diamond Press are broadcasting well, but Tiffany, Hollie, and others are struggling with their broadcasts today. If I had not prepared today by reviewing items online, I would have not watched most of the shows.
The biggest reason HSN wants product online pre-shows is to gauge pricing. Several items have increases in prices today due to brisk sales before today. The algorithms have spoken! HSN needs to be very thoughtful about increasing prices on show day. Crafters are already rightly very angry about shipping costs. Just in time inventory control is causing delays in shipping. The supply chain is hurting and all of it is a drag on the consumer, who pays days ahead of shipping. Lots of extended delivery. And then the TSV becomes a reoccurring item over and over if it sells well. Enough already. Lighten up HSN. You are killing the goose who lays the golden egg.
Since they took away the $5 capped shipping in March, I haven’t watched hsn. I even forgot they were having a craft day today. The only products I’m interested in are Crafters Companion and Anna Griffin, and I buy anything of interest of CC from websites in England for cheaper prices,no tax, and free or very low cost shipping, depending on the website, and get emails from those websites letting me know about the new products, and I get product preview emails from AG and wait for Anna Griffin products until she adds them to her website. I’ve already got enough to open a shop so I’m not in any hurry. HSN is not a company I will ever buy from again. The only incentive they ever had to buy from them they took away and showed by their actions that they really don’t care and they don’t appreciate their customers.
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2 months ago