Mar 26, 2010

Tips on Etsy

Early in March I participated in a set of workshops about selling on Etsy. Dianne from DiBAjewellery facilitated the advanced workshop and here are some great tips and ideas that I picked up from her session (some directly from her and others from general discussion).

  1. Have an Etsy anniversary event
  2. Could what you sell also fit under supply?
  3. Update it frequently (throughout the day if possible)
  4. Bulk up your shop - lots of inventory gives the appearance of being serious
  5. Have various price points available to inspire easy sales
  6. Photography is key - it's all the customer has to go on, so make it good. Use all 5 slots, all angles including the back
  7. Use full descriptions with lots of detail including both imperial and metric measurements
  8. Put your location in your profile
  9. Use all 14 tags - ideas for tags include 'international', 'gift', colour, full name
  10. Create treasury's
  11. Participate in Etsy - forums, blog, labs
  12. Detail your policies - ie do your items come from a smoke-free or animal-free environment?
  13. Use the announcement section
  14. Tools to try and

Thanks Dianne for all the great tips!

Mar 5, 2010

Tooting my horn!

I got a huge wholesale order today - from a gallery in California. Yeah!

I surpased 100 followers on twitter yesterday. Yeah!

I sold a pair of earrings within 30 minutes of posting them to my etsy page. Yeah!

I was featured on the Baby Bundle Boutique Blog this week. Yeah!

Hey, everyone's got to toot their own horn once in a while :-)