Monday, March 22, 2010
When we started The Green Hanger Shop, its mission was to reduce the waste involved in weddings and the attire associated with them. One of the decisions we faced was what, if anything, to charge customers wanting to list their dresses. For a time, we offered a free option. Here is what happened. The seller would provide an email account that they didn't check frequently, leaving buyers waiting and waiting. Emails sent to registered users were often undeliverable. It seemed the sellers had no investment in the process. So, after some careful thought and research into other similar websites, we determined a fair fee. Voila! Problem solved. We have the lowest fee online because we still believe in the cause. But now, our sellers are investing in the mission, too. (The fees simply support the expense of advertising the dresses and maintaining the website.) So, yes, we are cheap and proud of it.