Guest Blogger: Melissa Kunz, Content Manager
The online shop includes apparel for men, women and youth, as well as accessories for all.
To browse the selection of merchandise, visit www.lakesideohio.com/shop. From here, Lakesiders can search for products by category, add items to their cart, complete their order at checkout and check their order status.
The shop was created through CaféPress, an online website that allows businesses to design and sell merchandise in a customizable CaféPress shop hosted from their server.
CaféPress offers customers a reliable shopping experience with secure checkout and credit card processing, shipping worldwide and handling of all returns and exchanges.
The shop will be completed in multiple phases. On June 21, Lakeside Chautauqua officially launched the online shop with phase one products. These products include T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies for men, women and youth, as well as coffee mugs, water bottles, bumper stickers, key chains and more.
CaféPress creates each Lakeside product using unique print-on-demand technology. Please note this technology creates a slight outline and film around each shirt’s design. However, this outline will disappear from the garment after washing.
Phase two of the online shop will become available at the end of the year, offering exciting new products and designs to increase the amount of official Lakeside Chautauqua gear available to the community.
Thanks to the help of CaféPress’ online software, Lakeside’s webmaster Rob Truex from Shift2Design and Lakeside’s Advancement & Communications Department, a cohesive shop design was created to align with Lakeside Chautauqua’s branding initiative.
“CaféPress really gives control to the shop owner,” said Truex. “This allowed a creative design and more store styling to make it closely reflect [Lakeside’s] new website.”
To shop now or learn more about Lakeside Chautauqua’s official online shop, visit www.lakesideohio.com/visit/shop.
Tell us your thoughts about the launch of the online shop in The Front Porch comments below. What products are you looking forward to purchasing online?