We thought you might be curious as to how a website looks like behind the scenes. There is a lot to a website that you don’t really think about until your knee deep in beads and baskets. I mean, where are all those beads anyway? The first step in the process is to take the pictures. This sounds easy but have you ever taken a picture of something and when you put it on your computer, it’s too dark. Well, we used to have “YouTube” sales and that was the #1 complaint, “The picture is too dark, I can’t tell what the beads look like.” In all seriousness I understand, if your going to spend the money on it, you want the picture to look like what it LOOKS LIKE! That is one of the most frustrating things, I bought a book from Amazon the other day and when it came in it was a Mini-book that was no bigger than my phone! Talk about mad, $15.00 on a “summary mini-book”, you bet I was mad. That is why we started taking all of our photos in this photo tent and putting the dimensions in the description, that way there is no distraction from the woodgrain table or misunderstanding of the size of the bead.
- This is where we take the pictures
While you take the pictures you also have to make these identification cards, each with a number that corresponds with the product number on the website. Put one thing in the wrong spot and nobody can find it later, or name the product wrong and absolutely nothing will match up. Needless to say, there are a lot of details involved in uploading and taking care of a website. Especially when you have 1,500 items and are running out of room. We now have baskets all over the floor!
Baskets of beads up to our eyeballs!
So this is your Brazos Web-crew: Starting from left to right; Isela, Jessica, Adrian, Vicky, Judy, & J.T.
We have a lot fun in between the headaches and plan to keep on building the website with more great items.
- The web crew
If you have any specific products that you would like to see more of, or maybe somethings we have never had before, just let us know and we will try to accommodate your wishes. Also, if you have any helpful ideas to make your online shopping a better experience then please let us know. We want to make this your favorite bead shop no matter where you are.