64 episodes

THE podcast for craftypreneurs who handmake products and want to turn their crafts into cash by selling online with less fear and more freedom By the creators of Deco Exchange, The Makers University, and more Hosted by Damon Oates and Parker Stelly

Makers Mean Business® with Damon Oates and Parker Stelly of DecoExchange‪®‬ DecoExchange®

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 266 Ratings

THE podcast for craftypreneurs who handmake products and want to turn their crafts into cash by selling online with less fear and more freedom By the creators of Deco Exchange, The Makers University, and more Hosted by Damon Oates and Parker Stelly

    Streamlining Your Shipping Process

    Streamlining Your Shipping Process

    In this final episode in our shipping mini series, Parker is sharing some final tips about improving efficiency and impact when it comes to shipping processes.

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    Join The Makers University:
    https://themakersuniversity.com/

    Learn more:
    http://makersmeanbusiness.com

    Are you following Damon & Parker on social media, too?
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decoexchange 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decoexchange/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAN_9Npn3LIbe2klovUbUA
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Decoexchange/_shop/ 

    Don't forget that you can text Damon directly at 504-553-3451

    • 13 min
    Handling Shipping Delays and Issues

    Handling Shipping Delays and Issues

    This week is part 4 of our mini-series, Ship Smart: Navigating Shipping Challenges for Handmade Businesses. Today, we are talking all about issues that might come up when you're shipping in your business. You've probably heard of these issues or even experienced them as either the shipper or the customer, but Parker is showing us all a peek behind the curtain so we can see how these common shipping issues are handled at DecoExchange.

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    Join The Makers University:
    https://themakersuniversity.com/

    Learn more:
    http://makersmeanbusiness.com

    Are you following Damon & Parker on social media, too?
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decoexchange 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decoexchange/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAN_9Npn3LIbe2klovUbUA
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Decoexchange/_shop/ 

    Don't forget that you can text Damon directly at 504-553-3451

    • 18 min
    Cost-Effective Shipping Strategies

    Cost-Effective Shipping Strategies

    In Part 3 of Ship Smart: Navigating Shipping Challenges for Handmade Businesses, Parker is talking about cost strategies: saving money, planning for shipping costs, and so much more.

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    Join The Makers University:
    https://themakersuniversity.com/

    Learn more:
    http://makersmeanbusiness.com

    Are you following Damon & Parker on social media, too?
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decoexchange 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decoexchange/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAN_9Npn3LIbe2klovUbUA
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Decoexchange/_shop/ 

    Don't forget that you can text Damon directly at 504-553-3451

    • 15 min
    Packaging Solutions for Handmade Items

    Packaging Solutions for Handmade Items

    This is part 2 of Ship Smart: Navigating Shipping Challenges for Handmade Businesses. This week, Parker is talking about packaging solutions. From protecting products in transit, to enhancing the customer experience, figuring out your packaging solutions is a huge, important step to running your handmade business.

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    Join The Makers University:
    https://themakersuniversity.com/

    Learn more:
    http://makersmeanbusiness.com

    Are you following Damon & Parker on social media, too?
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decoexchange 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decoexchange/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAN_9Npn3LIbe2klovUbUA
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Decoexchange/_shop/ 

    Don't forget that you can text Damon directly at 504-553-3451

    • 11 min
    Shipping Basics for Handmade Businesses

    Shipping Basics for Handmade Businesses

    For the next few weeks, Parker is talking all about shipping. It's one of the most important parts of running a handmade business and there is a LOT that goes into it. In this episode, Parker is covering the basics: an introduction to the fundamental aspects of shipping logistics from packaging to delivery, choosing the right shipping carrier, and explaining shipping terminology.

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    Join The Makers University:
    https://themakersuniversity.com/

    Learn more:
    http://makersmeanbusiness.com

    Are you following Damon & Parker on social media, too?
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decoexchange 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decoexchange/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAN_9Npn3LIbe2klovUbUA
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Decoexchange/_shop/ 

    Don't forget that you can text Damon directly at 504-553-3451

    • 12 min
    Listing and Selling Online

    Listing and Selling Online

    Today, Parker is sharing some tips and strategy for listing and selling products online. From Etsy tips, to photography and SEO, to marketing strategies for creatives selling products online, this episode is covering some high level basic tips you can start using right away.

    If you liked this episode and want even more support with listing and selling online, even down to showing you the step-by-step of what to click to set up your listings, you don't want to miss our upcoming workshop. Sign up here:
    https://thelistingstrategy.com/

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    Join The Makers University:
    https://themakersuniversity.com/

    Learn more:
    http://makersmeanbusiness.com

    Are you following Damon & Parker on social media, too?
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decoexchange 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decoexchange/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAN_9Npn3LIbe2klovUbUA
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Decoexchange/_shop/ 

    Don't forget that you can text Damon directly at 504-553-3451

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Z4inTN ,

I closed my eyes…..

I came to listen to Parker 😉 and ended up loving this segment! Interested in learning more about this topic. Thanks Parker

GmBevy ,

Great knowledge

I greatly enjoy Parker’s knowledge, caring for other Business Owners. Thank you

Stuthers, Debby ,

Introduction to Live Selling

I enjoy listening to Parker so much. He has such a pleasant, believable voice. And the information in this podcast is hard for me but you know he is right about putting yourself out there. I’m just getting started and Damon and Parker are great. All the coaches are fun and informative. You all are an inspiration. ❤️

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