Update from Europe: Making Spoonflower more international

MAY 16, 2016

Designs by Andrea Lauren, Little Smile Makers, Erin Anne, Holli Zollinger, and Elvelyckan

It's been an exciting couple of months since our last update on what's happening in our European office in Berlin. We're still hard at work and have a lot ahead of us, but wanted to give y'all another peak into what we've accomplished and what's still to come.

Orders to Europe, Africa and the Middle East are now shipping from Berlin–yay! 

You may have noticed a few changes on the website that affects users outside of the US, specifically the checkout process! We now have an internationalized checkout that allows customers to select from four currencies eliminating currency exchange costs for paying in Euros, Great British Pounds, Australian Dollars and US Dollars. Business customers now have the ability to input their VAT number. Currently you must choose standard shipping and pay via credit card to take advantage of the new checkout, but we're working on more updates to make this accessible to everyone!

So what's next?! We're working on further internationalization of the site. This means more currencies, ways to pay, and languages. The plan is to continue to roll out new features to the site over the next few months. When you're ready to check out, you'll have the option to select from a few payment methods other than credit. So stay tuned for more exciting changes coming your way.

Berlin reception–backsplash features Star Constellations (mint) by Christine Witte printed on Woven wallpaper

We're also finishing up the office here in Berlin-Neukölln and are starting to give tours. Interested in coming by? Shoot an email to help@spoonflower.com to schedule a tour. And keep an eye out for events held in our snazzy new space. We will be inviting our community in to see how their fabric gets printed and get to know the Berlin team. We'll also be hosting charity sew ins, workshops and meet-ups in the future! You can stay up to date on upcoming event info here

 

Do you speak German and want to stay in touch? Follow our new German social accounts. We're on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you speak German and design fabric or run a crafty business? Let's collaborate! Take a few minutes to share your idea with us by completing this form.

Finally, if you're interested in joining the Spoonflower Berlin team, take a peek at our job openings! We're currently on the lookout for a full-time accountant as a parental leave replacement until September 2017, with the possibility of extending into a broader role.

We look forward to continuing our journey in making Spoonflower more accessible to our global community and will be sure to share along the way!

++Allie

Featured designs: Fox Cushion by Kaeselotti | Hand Drawn Grid black&white by Caja Design | Nordic Suzani Floral (Winter) by Christine Witte  | Black White Ink Dotty by Primus Pattern

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