Picture Frames, Picture Framing and Picture Framers' Blog

Welcome to our weblog about picture framers, picture frames and picture framing. It is published and maintained with the goal to share information, knowledge, tips, ideas and opinions about this industry. All posts are grouped in the sections listed below. For help with orders, please visit our Store Help and FAQS page, or use our Contact page.

The Free Shipping Confidence Trick

Not quite once upon a time, but some moons past, in a faraway land of opportunity, lived a crafty lady callethe free shipping confidence trick by big e-Commerce trickstersd Annie.  She cleverly crafted fairy and feathery, wondrous earrings which nobody else made.  Then one fine day she thought she should venture on the internet and thus duly signed up with Etsy.  Folks from near and yonder places found her online and happily purchased her hand-crafted wares.  She enjoyed what she was doing, and after some time, even started to earn a modest living.  Alas, one dark day, Etsy abruptly began promoting and prioritizing only the sellers who gave free shipping.  Annie wasn’t one of them, because she just couldn’t afford it,  and didn’t want to raise her prices.  Her sales soon fell, by nearly half, and she began complaining often and bitterly to Etsy. But we have to do this, they replied, buyers now expect and want free shipping, just look at Amazon.  The Company told her to do look at what everyone else was doing, raising their prices to absorb ...

 
Of Spam, Junk, Ham, Phishing and Unsafe Websites

We think we can all agree on this:  while spam or junk emails are bad,  phishing emails are far worse.  What’s the difference between the two you might ask?  Succinctly,  the former just fills up your inbox with spam, unwanted, or junk mail. The latter can empty your bank account, compromise your financial status, credit rating  and even steal your identity, in extreme cases. Our website  www.pictureframe.com.au  is safe, trusted, reputable and with a long-established online presence.  As it features an Online Store, interactive forms, dynamic content, a Payments Processor and Customer Accounts, we have received more than our fair share of both. We draw hundreds of visitor to our site each month.  By far the greatest majority of these are genuine visitors ,they browse for ...  

 
Why buying custom frames or picture framing online doesn't work!

Buying stuff online with mouse clicks from one's home armchair is quick and easy. In fact, it’s a lot easier and quicker than having to get into a car and drive down to a street store to do it, right? We buy iPads, cars, houses and even Ready-Made picture frames online, so why not custom picture frames ? After all there are online picture framing stores with clever wizards and widgets with .. which frame up pretty much anything we want, isn't that so? But this service strategy doesn't really work for custom picture framing and virtually every picture framing business that has tried this has failed, with some lasting longer than others. So why doesn't buying custom picture frames online work? The problem is not with making custom picture frames but with making sure that these are delivered ...