Update on Push Messaging from So Sew Easy

As many readers know, we have had a push messaging platform in place on So Sew Easy for quite some time.  This platform allows readers who choose to receive them, to get short, instant messages whenever something new is posted on the site.  Many, many readers liked this service, in fact, we had about 30,000 subscribers signed up.

However, we had two problems with the old service:

  1. It was quite hard to unsubscribe.  If readers clicked to try the service and then decided not to continue, it was relatively hard to work out how to do this.
  2. It was very expensive.  We have a very large subscriber base and there was a fee for each subscriber which added up very quickly.

The good news, however, is that we have found a new and better provider of push messaging that solves both of those issues.

And mercifully, this system is a lot less expensive than our older system.  We give away almost everything on our site so keeping our costs under control is pretty important for us, as you can imagine.

If you're an existing push subscriber, you'll need to accept push messages again on your computer –but that's only a couple of clicks.  If you're a new subscriber and would like to try it, just follow the instructions below:

1. Click the allow button to use the new system

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2. Then acknowledge the request in your browser

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3. Unsubscribing is now very easy

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If you don't want to receive these message anymore, just click the red button on the lower right side of the screen to turn push messaging on or off at any time.  It's that simple!

Unfortunately, this service is only available on desktop PCs and Android mobiles.  Apple, with their iOS operating system on iPhone and iPad, is very closed since they want to be the only one to control any messaging to the end users.  This is disappointing because a huge percentage of our readers use iPhones and iPads but there's nothing we can do.

I would suggest signing up for the newsletter or comment on a post where you can select to get email updates when anything new posts.

Another way to stay up-to-day with the latest in sewing is to join the Sunday Newsletter

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30 Responses to Update on Push Messaging from So Sew Easy

  1. Helen Rowe says:

    After reading the comments I don’t think I can get push button as I use an iPad , will I still be able to access the free patterns

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      YES, the email is still the best to get the promotions and giveaways since that is the most important way for e to communicate. The paid patterns I make free, giveaways and discounts only work with the link in your email.

  2. DC says:

    Appreciate all your unsung behind-the-scenes work and all the tips/tricks/patterns you offer!

  3. Nancy Williams says:

    I cannot imagine wanting to unsubscribe. I have learned so much from you. Thank you. Wishing you continued success!!

  4. Jenny Kavanagh says:

    I’m very happy receiving the newsletter and being able to access free patterns is great. I need an extra week every month to just fit it all in. Jenny

  5. Linda Hopper says:

    Thank you for the update! Well done!

  6. Melanie Reckord says:

    So sad for me, happy for you. I pretty much only do IPhone or iPad.

  7. sandy says:

    I’m clicking allow and nothing is happening.

  8. Christine says:

    All my devices are Apple so I can’t receive the push messages. Hopefully the email updates will be sufficient to keep me updated on your great website

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Christine, I try to send as little emails as possible, in fact I only send emails when I have published a sew a long, I have a discount for you, a giveaway Sewing machines, patterns, classes and fabrics) or I have made a mistake. The newsletter goes out every Sunday at 8am NY time. Getting ahead of the traffic using the link within the email is the best way to get in front of the line. So to speak…Thank you for taking the time to look through our posts.

  9. myra says:

    I’m glad that your new system for push messaging is so successful but I cannot find how to get onto it!!

  10. Lesley McNeill says:

    Sad that it’s not available on iOS, but I’m happy getting emails of everything. Only thing is, I keep being asked to subscribe to the newsletter to get something and I’m already subscribed. I suppose I can just ignore that.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      HI Lesley this is a little widget we have for all the posts and yes just close it(ignore it) and keep reading.

  11. Shan says:

    Good luck with the new system ladies and thank you for offering us such wonderful ideas and patterns. Always happy to see your message in my mail.

  12. Yvette says:

    Thank you for providing these easy to follow instructions and detailed information for the change. In today’s world of technology, where” you can’t live with it and can’t do without it” , unfortunately change is necessary. Thanks for making it easy.

  13. Sharon Denaro says:

    What do I do now? I clicked “no” before reading what the message box actually said and now I can’t say “yes” to push messages. What do I do? Sharon

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Sharon, are you on an Ipad or Iphone? go to Settings then Notifications then turn of the notification of the browser you are using.

  14. mary green says:

    I’m so happy for your success. Now you’ve come up with a way for us to keep up with your growing business. Thanks so much for your creativity and designs. God bless…

  15. Joyce or Mom2marpat says:

    I don’t blame you for finding another service, especially if it’ll save you money (and you give SO much away for free!) I’m one of those with an iPad, so I’ve sign up for the Sunday news letter (Opps, I think I’m already on it! Will there be a problem if I’ve signed up twice?) Thank you for everything you provide for us! I know I appreciate you for your unselfish sharing of knowledge, free patterns and discounts!

  16. Diane Stump says:

    Thank you for the free patterns and tutorials.

  17. Phyllis says:

    I like that you took the time to exain. So far, I love the site. Lots of good info and free patterns. Lots of ideas.

  18. Brenda says:

    I would *LOVE* to continue receiving your postings, but I don’t see a way to get it started. HELP, please!!

  19. Elena C says:

    Great and I’m pleased to hear this version is less expensive.

  20. ELIZABETH says:

    The push message isn’t working,

  21. Deloris says:

    Wonderful site I am learning so much

  22. Sue McKenzie says:

    Thank you! Like the improvements.

  23. evamae33147 says:

    I clicked on the wrong thing. I want to keep getting the news like I am getting right now. What do I do?

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