Your best bet is to subscribe to ItalianNotebook. (It’s free!) We will be sure to let the readership know about our new designers, artisans, and artists (and their products) via a note there as well as ongoing updates every day during the period that we will be selling the items.
We are using the stripe payment system. It is just as secure as paypal. Basically, we never even see much less store your card info, as it is handled all through stripe’s extremely secure servers. In addition, our entire website is protected via a SSL (secure socket layer) certificate, which is guaranteed by geotrust. Here’s the geotrust seal.
We decided to use stripe as a payment method instead of paypal. Same cost, just as safe, but way easier to use both for buyers and sellers. (Stripe website here)
No coupons at this point, we’ll be sure to let people know when we issue some.