I trust everyone had a warm and healthy festive season, and that 2015 has started on a better foot than 2014?
There's been lots going on here, mostly work things, thanks to the stupidness that is the new EU VAT law. But I thought I out to get here and remind everyone about the January sale!
I've been helping the wonderful folks at LoveKnitting test the new intergration, as well as Ravelry, and they're all working their socks off to fix things and have everything running smoothly. Despite differing opinions on what this law entails and who is - rightly or wrongly - affected, what the Rav and LK teams are trying to achieve is brilliant.
One thing that isn't working yet is the ability to use coupon codes through the LK diversion, and as I've opted to divert my cross border (non-UK) sales through LK (who are VAT responsible), this has meant that I've had to find workarounds to help my EU customers benefit and not be left out of the sale.
Thankfully yesterday HMRC sent out notices stating that despite Etsy distancing themselves from the law, HMRC still consider them liable for the VAT, and they won't be coming after small independent sellers. Whilst this doesn't solve the mess (thresholds are the only sensible solution), it does for the time being safeguard sellers, and I feel confident enough to switch my Etsy shop back on. And the coupon code is valid through Etsy, which gives an alternative avenue for my EU customers! Yey!
And if you're an EU customer using the discount through Etsy, please add your Ravelry name to the 'note to seller' field when you purchase and I'll get a link sent out to you so you can add it to your Ravelry library as soon as I'm able.
Sooo...... please feel free to share this blog post, share this image, and help spread the word about the sale! This is one promotion that isn't exclusive to subscribers, and as January's income is usually the month that keeps us fed and sheltered for the coming months, the more shares the merrier!
I'll be back soon with stuff to talk about that doesn't revolve around this ridiculous law. Until then, stay safe and woolly :)