CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Larson promoted that Artaissance was to be introduced into limited markets last fall. Did it get launched? If so could we get some feedback as to how it is progressing?
Kris, I heard the same thing and have not yet seen any info about it. Last I spoke to the folks from LJ, they were still working out the details. I beleive that I was also told that everyone would receive an invitation.Artaissance is going live in the Boston area On Mon the 12th. They are having a meeting about it on the 12th in Andover... supposedly there was a postcard i didn't get.
Honestly Cliff, we haven't sold one piece. We have been part of the program since its inception in San Francisco last year. We get occasional lookers and I often talk up the three large pieces in my shop, but nothing so far.It's been a little while since the "branch out."
My rep was trying to get me interested.
I figure the "buy in" (Required display pieces) will cost somewhere staring at $500, plus take up a fair amount of my retail space.
Has this created a positive "Return on Investment" for anyone yet?
It feels like it could, but I guess I'm sceptical?!
If I were to do this over again, I would purchase two or three of the same image. One huge, one medium, one small. Two would be on canvas and one on paper. That might get the message across better than banners and signs.
Doug Gemmell said:...I've put the web site on my business cards, created and mailed an information sheet, mentioned it in our radio ads, and of course talk about it to customers looking for art.
Don't know what more I can do, short of badgering Artaissance about the fixes they need to implement...
you simply add this into the code for the text link....PaulSF said:Not sure I know how to do that, John, but I agree with you 100%...
Honestly Doug.....I think it works fine, opening as a small window to remind the visitor which parts of the country are currently in the running. That small window is a bit obvious that it serves a single function with the conspicuous CLOSE WINDOW command.Doug Gemmell said:...If it's still not working by the time of your meeting, ask them when the "Shop Now" feature will be working. But maybe it's not a problem....maybe I'm being too picky or maybe I think it should be doing something it isn't supposed to do? Or maybe I'm not doing something I'm supposed to do, or..........
Indeed....we'll sign on the dotted line at the meeting. I've already got the majority of obligations in place: PayPal account, Dedicated consummer PC with Internet access.Have you decided to sign up?
Richard,Richard Darling said:...I don't understand why the roll-out is so narrow. Seems to me if you're on the web there's no reason to localize your service. (Unless of course you get orders from Nigeria for 3,000 lites of 30 x 30 glass)...
Those Montana and Idaho framers/galleries are listed for consumers to shop from as they will pick up the artwork at a local framer, and that framer is serviced from the Seattle warehouse.Also, why are framers all around me in Montana and Idaho listed, but the nearest city customers can purchase from is Seattle?