2023 is the year of changes for Miss Amy’s Garden in an effort to become more efficient, reduce expenses, and improve your experience. You might be wondering what that even means, so let me tell you one thing that is on the list of possibilities. This one hinges on all of you, so please give me your feedback!
There is a group of customers who chose to receive text messages from me about the farmstand, events, and availability of items. The text system has worked out pretty well, but looking at the cost has me wondering if there’s a better way. One possibility that seems to rise to the top of the list is using this blog as the initial farmstand post.
How would it work?
As there are crops available, I would come here and make a “Farmstand” blog post. Then, a link to the post would be emailed to you. You would click on the link to see what’s available and then could click an icon to send a reply back to me if you’d like something on the list. This option would be far less expensive and the posts could be as long as needed. The current text setup works great, but there’s a limit of 160 characters and a small charge for each outgoing and incoming text. *sigh*
To use this new option, you would need to provide your basic information including your email address (we would keep it secure on the server and NEVER use it for any other reason or sell it). If we get to that point, there will be a simple online form provided. To stay informed of the new posts & email, you would need to have your email notifications turned on; assuming you’ll be using your phone.
You might be wondering why I just don’t make posts in FaceBook and keep it free and simple there. Well, it is simply not a reliable way to have everyone see the post. In fact, friends that have settings turned on to be notified of new posts are not getting notifications. So, their opportunities to get the fresh stuff when it’s available is often missed. Also, notifications to me that there is a comment on a post are sometimes non-existent or show up hours later saying “New comment”. Pretty frustrating.
What do you say?
This is where I need your input! Do you use your email regularly? Would getting email notifications from me work for you?
This option is practical in many ways, BUT only if it will work for the majority of you. Please provide your response below so we can decide whether to move forward or keep looking. Please and Thank You!