57 ‘Kitsy Lane’ Reviews
I would highly reccomend Kitsy Lane
I have been with Kitsy Lane for maybe 2 months now and I have experience nothing but fun. My customers and owners are gradually building up. I feel as with any business, you will first have to sow your seeds and then await the plentiful harvest. I don't expect this to grow over night. This business isn't going anywhere, so I will contine to work hard regardless of any "road blocks", I feel I can't loose nothing because I didn't pay a penny to get started. In other businesses I have done with pricey overheads, the given was always 2-3 years atleast. It's strange how some haven't given it a couple of months and are ready to quit. My advice to others would be come in expecting to win and be persistent, find a support system, attend Kitsy Lane webinars. I haven't met one company that actually does marketing assistance (FB) this company goes far and beyond...that along is awesome! So keep having fun updating your boutique and see your work as fun and make it fun. If you need to change your mind-set to a more uplifting and positive one...do so.
"Just my two cents"
Great business just not for everyone
I am going to keep it 100% with you all. Most of the negative comments come from people ordering from people who has yet to run a legit work from home company. You must stay on all of your customer orders why leave that job to your customers? I have read reviews about how for example some people order on 4/12 item says will ship 4/18 come 5/2 the item still has yet to ship. On 4/19 the owner of the boutique should have reached to KL with a simple message like "Hey when you get a chance check out order #12345" when you using all caps, posting a ton of post on Fb, sending over 20 e-mails thinking that you are the only one in boxing Kitsy Lane i am sure it hits the spam box. In any business progress takes time.
I have ordered 2 items and have already sold over 4 this month all but one shipped on time, and the one that didn't bet your butt the next day as a Boutique Owner I was in contact with KL. Half of you owners think you jump in and make money...haha only in your dreams you must put in a lot of time and lots of effort. The thing about the internet is more negative information gets posted over positive no matter how huge the company is. Don't believe me check out Delta, Carnival Cruise, Sony, Wal Mart and etc on Facebook. Nothing is stopping them from continuing to grow...so why let it stop you? No one business runs 100% perfect.
SHOP AT YOUR OWN RISK
I had a boutique on Kitsy Lane and they did not ship orders! 3 Months and still no word... they say items are "made to order." My customers asked for their money back and no response... they rarely respond to my emails also. This is no way to handle customers! Ultimately, they kept the money while I made no commission for the items and my customers never received their shipments. They think I took the money while Kitsy Lane is the one who hasn't sent anything out! Definitely a terrible experience.
It takes TIME!!
I have been with KL since the debut. I found the ad on Craigslist and it stated that if you become a boutique owner you will receive $50 in FREE items. I thought it was a joke, but... I went on the website and signed up anyway. I responded to the ad with my boutique name and a link, and received a speedy response. I was told to choose any item(s) up to $50 and email them the item number. I chose two pairs of earrings totaling $50. It took about 3 weeks for me to receive my items and yes, I did have to contact them and inform them that I had not received my order. Again, I got a speedy response. Once I received my items, I forgot about the wait and fell in LOVE... Quality?... Awesome!
As a boutique owner, I will admit that it's taken a little time, patience and persistence. I have almost 200 online customers, and MOST of them I don't know at all. I spend approximately 8 hours a week checking my store and pinning, emailing, sharing, and a few other things promoting my boutique. I invited other friends to open up their own boutique as well. It's been about 7 months. The first 4 months I didn't make a dime. But, once customers actually started purchasing items, and I started ordering items, I am making a good percentage off the sales. I get lots of compliments from wearing the items as well. That has also given me sales. The downfall is that a lot of people don't like to purchase items online. Especially jewelry. But, I have to admit that their items are quality. I won't go into detail about how I have been making my boutique work for me, but I will say that I am averaging about $400 a month for the last 3 months. It's a business, find a loophole and make it work for YOU.
Doesn't happen overnight.
I joined Kitsy Lane in October 2012, I've only sold two items, a pair of earrings and the Blair Bracelet of which I bought one for my Granddaughter. The Blair bracelet would fit the wrist of a 12 year old. I have to admit that I felt terrible for the customer ( who had purchased one for her daughter through my site) I sent her the same bracelet that I had purchased so that she could attach them both ( the bracelet has a screw on clasp) and maybe the bracelets would fit her daughters wrist. I was underwhelmed with the length of shipping, (the package in very nice) so I gave up for a while. I've never had a problem with customer service my email inquiries are answered within 24 hours.
Recently, I decided to give Kitsy Lane another shot. I've been promoting the site online and in person, I know that it will take time just as any new business does. Hopefully, it will start operating as a part time business.
If a person is thinking about opening up a boutique and start generating an income immediately, it is not going to happen, unless, they know a lot of people with money who will purchase from their boutique immediately. It takes some promotion, effort, and time. Do not depend on people who have signed up through your boutique because the same efforts apply to them.