Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Catch the bug and be lucky !

Catch the bug and be lucky !

The process has begun with marking down NON-ladybug and turtle items. We're hoping that you're looking at some of the options and considering them as gift items. We are using this blog today to point some items out for you.

Thank you in advance for catching the bug and we hope to hear from you soon.

Item of the week - just $10
Lilly the Ladybug was $20 and is now just $10 - use the link below to start your order now. 
http://www.ladybug-shop.com/Lilly-Ladybug/ 
This cute plush ladybug is named "Lilly."  She measures approximately thirteen inches long.  "Lilly" is so soft that you will not want to put her down.  In case she gets dirty you can surface wash her and let her dry, so that your little ladybug can carry her everywhere!  Lilly is red and back, with blck antenna, embroidered mouth and shiny back eyes.
Dichroic Glass Ladybug Necklace 
Now 20% Off - until July 15th.



This truly beautiful pink dichroic glass ladybug necklace is designed by 3 escargots.  They use dichroic glass which was developed by NASA as a protective coating.  It has an uncanny quality to capture and reflect a rainbow of colors.  The necklace comes with a chain that measures 18" - 19 1/2".   Matching earrings also available


Ladybug French Earrings For All Ages 
Now 50% Off
Regular price $12 and now just $6.
These ladybug - french style - earrings are the perfect gift for ladybug lovers of all ages. Maybe even for yourself.




         Lady's Frog Bracelet
Now 50% OFF
Regular price was $15 and now just $7.50
This Frog Magnetic Bracelet is a lovely addtion to your themed jewelry box. The line of decorative green frogs are trimmed in silver.


Frog Windchime
Now 50% OFF
Regular price was $13 and now just $6.50.
This Frog Bell Chime has a whimsical hook as well as a Frog design. The bell at the bottom just finishes off the entire look to make this Frog Bell Chime the perfect addition to any garden.




We're looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Catch the bug and be lucky !

Christopher and David

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Time to rebuild - catch the bug and fly !

   
Hey Everyone - 

Over the last couple of years we, David and Christopher, have tried to revamp the Ladybug Shop in a few ways. Adding new product ideas and expanding the product choices to more than just the ladybug, with more turtle, frog and butterfly items. Needless to say, it didn’t work. The additional product choices were of no interest to our loyal ladybug customers. So, like any person, home, or business. When something isn’t working, you change it, possibly getting back to basics and reverting to a process that did work or opting for another progressive idea.

We’re doing just that. Since we are the Ladybug Shop, we will now be selling only ladybug items, with a few turtle exceptions. Having said that, you’ll start to see many of our ladybug friend items with deeper prices cuts on the website.  Our hope is to sell these items off and put the funds toward filling our stock room with new ladybug items as well as bulking up on popular items and items that have been out of stock for some time.

We will also be venturing out to create a stronger social media statement, create a better newsletter, makes some changes to our website and most importantly, develop a better relationship with our customers.

In the past most of our customers have been somewhat – one time shoppers – we’re hoping to change that by touching you more times. Sending you additional sales information – touching base with you via email – asking for your input on ways to expanding our product base and offering you additional sales codes in your purchase packages.

We currently do our best to provide you with good customer service – we will now be offering you AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE – we will be calling or emailing you, letting you know when to expect your purchases, offering you additional sales codes and asking you what you would like to see on our website. We want to hear from you. We want to get to know you and for you to get to know us.

So, Ladybug Lovers, let’s all get ready to catch the bug and fly !

Thanks again,

Christopher and David

As always, thank you for stopping by, and supporting us. As a way of thanks, mention this blog in the note section of your order and we’ll give you an additional 10% off on your already discounted sale. This discount does not include shipping charges.


All discounts will be taken in house and you will be called with your new purchase price.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ladybugs, Turtles, Butterflies and Frogs, Oh My!

Hello Everyone -

Just to jump into it. Last year we started to offer Butterflies and Frogs, along with our typcial Ladybugs and Turtles. For some reason they didn't seem to go well. We, added the items to the website, placed them in our newsletter and on all of our social media locations. It didn't seem enough, there just wasn't that much interest. Which surprised us. We had had several customers and followers ask for just these items. So, after some soul searching, we decided to stop ordering the items, mark them down and cut our losses.

But then it came to us. Maybe the reason why we didn't get the bites that we thought we would is because, well frankly, you're all Ladybug lovers. To that end, we thought that we would give the Butterflies and Frogs just one more chance and start to change the focus. The idea is to give each their own landing page, blogs and newsletters. It's going to be some extra work, but we're hoping that it will be worth it. So - in the next few days, look for some added requests to follow the other pages and take a moment to look at the new lines.

Have a GREAT day everyone - and as always, mention this Blog and we'll give you an extra 20% off your entire purchase. All adjustments will be made in house so don't be alarmed when you don't see the discount. Just make sure you use the note section to mention this post.

Be well,

Christopher and David

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Back to Basics and Fundamentals


 


Hello Everyone –

Well the Ladybug Shop is in transition. We gave the shop on Madeira Way a good try, but the customers just weren’t there. The walk-in traffic was fantastic – the buyers not so much. AND – our landlord played a little “I’m going to raise your rent $200’s” game with us – soooooooo – we’ve decided that the Ladybug Shop needs to just rely on its online customers for a while. It’s best all around – and you have to come to a point when you say to yourself, “this just isn’t working” and pull back for a bit. Not forever – just a bit. Besides - $200 extra a month is a big sticker to meet.  So we’ll be concentrating on getting back to basics and fundamentals online – really focusing on Facebook – Twitter and Linkedin. Trying to upgrade the website – be more consistent with the blogs and newsletters.  And develop the relationships we have there and hopefully build new.


Speaking of getting back to basics – we also have decided that, as much as we enjoy the frogs and butterflies – they just didn’t do as well as we’d hoped. Which means that we’re marking them all down and will now only be offering ladybug and turtle items on our website. Make sure you visit www.ladybug-shop.com to check out the items that we’re discontinuing.


Now – with these new changes we’ll be able to really focus on fulfilling some of the goals that we placed on ourselves at the first of the year. We wanted to create some specific art for the shop as well as write a book series and we wanted to upgrade the website – possibly creating an app. We’ve been so busy chasing our tails that we haven’t had time to even start those projects. The hope is that now that we’ve downsized – the time and inspiration will come. Wish us luck. =)

Well – that’s all for now. We hope that you’re all well !

Christopher and David

As always – if you mention this blog post in the note section of your order we’ll give you an additional 10% off your purchase – not including shipping yet on top of any other discount.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mardi Gras - It's Fat Tuesday - Enjoy !

We were just down by the water last night - enjoying a couple of glasses of wine, watching the sun go down and just enjoying talking about nothing really important. We did however mention how much we really love it down here in Madeira Beach. How moving from Milford, DE, no matter how much we enjoyed it there, love the people and miss them; this place is still better. The store has so many more customers then it did in Milford. We feel like it had just ran it's course there. So - moving was a good choice, both personally and professionally. Now all we need is for this crazy season that we keep hearing about to start. lol - wish us luck =)

Remember the Sale Offer

We're just going to get right to it - the secret code for this weeks additional discount is "Lucky". Type the word Lucky in the note section of your order and we'll give you an additional 10% Off your purchase. If you've been sent here via the newsletter you know that you'll get a total of 30% Off your entire purchase - AND now the even better news - Mention the word "Shipping" and we'll give you your normal shipping costs for free.

Take note that ALL discounts and shipping adjustments will be taken in the shop at the point of sale.

So - Your note section should read -

Newsletter - Lucky - Shipping

Feel free to cut and paste this message.

Also be aware - that the free shipping is for normal USPS shipping only. Any additional shipping costs will be on you.

Thanks and enjoy Mardi Gras !!!

Christopher and David


Read more: http://ladybugshop.blogspot.com/2015/02/mardi-gra.html#ixzz3S13GEejP

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ladybug Shop and overseas PayPal customers

Hello Everyone -


Tough call - we have been happy to use PayPal - and we will continue - just please be aware that we can no longer allow customers outside the US to utilize this service. Unfortunately we are unable to charge the Florida State Tax - or any additional shipping costs. Which means that many times, we're actually losing money by shipping you your items. Depending on the amount for orders here in the US we are typically able to justify the order, but there have been times that additional funds have needed to be charged.


Our website is safe and you're able to use your credit cards to make a purchase. As you know, our website doesn't charge your card - we do that in the shop at the point of sale. Making it a totally safe site.


Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued loyalty.


Be safe and well,


Christopher and David

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