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Friday, June 28, 2013

How to get our products which are marked totally free

Hello and hope you saw my previous post HERE about the limited time FREE USA star!

I am writing again today to clarify how to get our totally free products.

THIS PAGE here actually describes the difference of "free" and "free with purchase", and how to get each one.  If you feel it is unclear, I would be willing to consider any suggestions anyone has to make it more clear.  I want people to be happy and informed and get what they are entitled to when I have special offers.

FREE PRODUCTS (no purchase necessary) 
The ones that are completely free without any purchase at all, are in THIS CATEGORY.  There is large print at the top of that category page that describes how to download each one for free.
  • In order to get them without a purchase, you need to CLICK EACH PRODUCT you want to open them and see the description
  • Then you scroll down just a little until you see the text description and there is a BUTTON ICON right there under the description that says "free download" and under those words is a file name
  • You need to click exactly on top of the file name and your browser will ask you to save the file somewhere on your computer
FREE WITH A PURCHASE
Then there are the "free with a purchase" products in THIS CATEGORY.  You must make a purchase, ANY purchase that meets the shop minimum of just $1.00 to get them for free. (I JUST REDUCED MY SHOP MINIMUM DOWN TO $1.00)  Here's how you do that:
  • Have at least $1.00 products in your cart first and then add in any or all the "free with purchase" products that you want
  • Proceed to checkout and pay for the cart total, even if it is just the bare minimum of $1.00, and you will get all the downloads of the "free with purchase" products as well as what you paid for
WHY IS THERE A $1.00 MINIMUM?
I have found that if there is an incoming purchase of less than $1.00, the removal of merchant fees on my end, plus the monthly cost of business, results in a negative order amount.   Now, how can anyone in their right business mind operate a business with zero net sales all the time?  Or even part of the time?   It doesn't make sense.  I am trying to run a business, so I have to make the shop have a $1.00 minimum.

Now with that being said, I try to make up for the shop purchase minimum by doing the following:

1. I offer QUITE A LOT of brand new totally free products on a fairly regular basis, at least every other month there is something totally free either for a limited time, or extended time
2. I give a completely free product just for following our guidelines and linking up to our challenge each month here on the blog
3. I have a lot of sales offers either with using a coupon or marking products down, usually once a month, sometimes a month might be skipped
4. I create a NEW "free with purchase" product every month, and it is only free with a purchase for 3 weeks, so you do need to get in at least a $1.00 order once a month to get it. (Most of my products average $2.00, there are some that are below that, but most are between $1.75 and $2.50)  So essentially you'd get 2 products for the price of 1 every month if you are a regular and that is the only thing you purchased.

If you follow the blog and/or are signed up to get our newsletter, you will be informed every time there is a limited new freebie (completely free from the product page) as well as everything we have going on each month, free with purchases, sales, sponsorships, everything.

I truly hope you have a safe, enjoyable and memorable weekend either celebrating Independence Day in the U.S. or where ever you are in the world.  Blessings to you!

1 comment:

Rosie Guiher said...

I just visited your site for the first time but have seen things made from things from your site on my blogs and love that you had such a nice july 4th freebie. Thank you. I look forward to making some cards with your freebies for the OWH to send to their families. And maybe finding some time to do some challenges here. May you have a great weekend.