There are a lot of business mums who create custom made and one of a kind items for sale and sell them in online shops.
Many shopping carts have a function that removes an item from a shop when it is out of stock. Another thing that can happen is someone falls in love with an item and wants to buy it, but it is already out of stock.
So, what do you do when a custom made or one of a kind item has been sold?
One great thing I’ve seen some people do is to put items that have been sold in to a gallery to showcase work that has been done in the past.
This has been done in a couple of ways.
The first is to create a new category for your shop called “Gallery” where the items cannot be added to the shopping cart. When an item has been purchased, the shop owner moves the item to this category, still showcasing it to visitors, however clearly marking these items are not available for sale.
The second is to create a section on your website called “Gallery” where you showcase past items, taking them out of your shopping cart completely.
Another thing you can do if you have a blog, is to create a blog post about each item, including photographs and the story behind the item. If your customer has sent you photographs of them using the item, you may want to include those too, with permission from your customer.
If you create custom made or one of a kind items, do you have some other ways to showcase items you have sold?