Friday, November 21, 2014

Prize Draw, and Huge News

I am so sorry.  I'm still in an awful lot of pain and a lot has been going on.

Firstly, because of naughty Google and naughty Amazon, the EU has changed it's rules on VAT on digital sales.  Basically, I have to charge VAT on all my pdfs according to the VAT rate of the country that is buying the product.  I should point out that whilst this is the fault of Google and Amazon, they were doing nothing illegal..however, they can afford solicitors to help them avoid paying as much as they can, whereas most of the cross stitch designers you use who are in the EU are classed as micro business because we are so much smaller and we can't afford to pay such legal fees.  Unfair hey?

If you want to look into this, just google MOSS: VAT.

So from the 31st of December, I will no longer sell PDF charts

I have spent a week working out what I can do because I am making sales now which is wonderful.  I have a plan A and a plan B, and a Plan C is being mulled over.

Plan A  I have negotiated with my printer for reduced printing prices and whilst it involves me changing all the formats of my charts, it does mean it is more cost effected and it will bring postal prices down for everyone.  I only charge for the envelope and the exact price of postage but its even better if I can drop that price for customers.  Never underestimate the power of the tear!

Plan B  I've been negotiating with a UK company and they are happy to make my charts into kits. Wow. How amazing would that be?  Real Charts. Again, the emphasis will be on quality and I will try to keep them as cheap as I can for you.

Plan C  You will have to wait and see!

And the timing couldn't be worse because the new edition of Cross Stitch Crazy is out and I am featured in it! Ah well..I'm creative...I will get around all this legislation somehow!

I finally persuaded the last two winners to chose their prizes.  They chose the Stitchers Anon Cross Stitch Gift voucher and the Huswif.







Because my health is quite dodgy at the moment, I am going to do five draws. The first one that emails, gets that prize, so please put a choice one and a choice two.  I would much appreciate it.  Please be aware I won't be able to post until next Wednesday and same old same old. Your not expected to pay postage but if you wished to, my paypal address is stitchersanon.com.

Please contact me: It is not always practical that I have to chase you rofl.

So, let's get on with the winners.  Good luck!


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7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine! So sorry to hear about the VAT issue. Seems the big guys are always finding ways to take our money, eh? But wow! How exciting that a company is interested in kitting your designs! So happy for you! Sorry to hear your health is still quite dodgy. Keeping you in my prayers.

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  2. I am praying for you as well Gaynor.

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  3. Me third! Right now! I have been reading about the VAT troubles... I smell rats! Big Hugs!

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  4. You really are one amazing woman to persevere through all of this stress. So glad you've found some alternate plans that sound really promising.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. Great choice of prizes. Congrats to the winners.
    Hope something is sorted out for small businesses, would be a total shame if they were put out of business.

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  6. I really hope that you can feel better soon :) Congrats to the winners.

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