I have been selling a good portion of African violets on e-Bay. I enjoy e-bay as it has a very large reach and will continue to sell on it. But to readers of my website, many who I have had very pleasant e-mail exchanges and regularly read my site, I set-up a site called “Shopafricanviolets.com”. It is located on the shop tab above on the menu. My intent is to provide the same plants as on eBay, at reasonable prices without the hassle of bidding.
As I started getting into designing this website as another hobby, I perhaps went a little over the top on this website, but it was a lot of fun designing and creating it. I also added features that I wish other on-line African violet stores would offer like a “waitlist”, a “wish list” (some have this) and reasonable shipping and handling charges (no one has that). I have it all on this site. Plus I think some nice images of the plants being offered. It is not yet stocked and the prices are not yet set. At the end of April, I will stock the store and set final pricing. What you will see when you log on is a huge banner of images of chimera African violets (below).
Once you are on the site if you click on “Shop” you will be taken to:
You can see the images are large, easy to see. The intent of the shop site is that even if you do not buy any plants, you can just enjoy the browsing experience. The store opens May 1st with a limited stock of plants. I will provide a coupon code in the store (see FAQ section on how to get it) that will allow a 10% discount for the month of May. If you see a plant you would like to have (as the store is not loaded with stock yet), register and click on “waitlist” and you will automatically get an e-mail when I put in new stock.
You may notice there will be few non-chimera African offerings which are usually interesting one-offs of an experiment, trial or a plant I found interesting and propagated it. Those plants will be in the “Other” category.