Monday, 29 December 2014
A New Shop!
Hi quilty types,
I promised an update on my pattern shop and here it is. But briefly, an explanation for tall this mess. VAT has become a very bad word in my house. This new VAT law that the EU is bringing into effect on the 1st January 2015 is impacting small digital businesses like mine all over the world. It is incredibly frustrating that this new law now demands I work out tax on sales to EU customers (with 75 different tax rates..), plus collect two pieces of evidence about my customers addresses (oh and store it for 10 years) and make quarterly payments to each government of the EU State. I don’t have the time, nor the inclination, nor the business head for that kind of nonsense.
Sadly. Craftsy is not really addressing this issue to make it easier for small sellers like me. I have loved selling my patterns via the Craftsy platform but it is no longer viable for me. So I am moving my pattern store. I will be selling now via PayHip (thanks Juliet from the TartanKiwi for the heads up on this option!). Which I am thrilled to say for a small commission on each transaction takes care of all the VAT mess for me. Hooray!
So I am still selling patterns! Just via a new shop. You can click through to it here, or via the Shop tab up above. There is only a small downside. Currently you cannot purchase multiple files at a time (though when I asked about this, I was assured it’s on their To-Do List for early next year – fingers crossed).
I have over 100 patterns for purchase that I need to upload. As you can understand that is rather time consuming so I am slowly adding to the shop, but have at least listed the most popular ones first (so you will no longer find those on Craftsy).
I will leave my Craftsy shop listing only my free patterns. You will have to go to my new shop for the rest of them. It’s messy, I know, but so is this entire VAT law crap. At least it doesn’t mean I have to shut shop entirely (which was a consideration).
So I will post soon about the new BoM which will start on the 1st January – stay tuned! And thanks for your understanding as I slowly move my pattern store over!