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tigerlilly01

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Etsy
« on: July 12, 2011, 05:57:27 am »
Does anyone sell on Etsy ?   I am thinking about starting up a store but not sure if it would be worth the time and effort ????


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Re: Etsy
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 06:09:45 am »
What is Etsy? Before you start anything like that you need to do a lot of research first. I would be wary if they ask for monies up front. I've been through scams so many times, I should know better. LOL. Check out the BBB on it's reputation. See if there is a Etsy forum site that you can blog to. Most importantly listen to your instincts which usually tells you what you need to know. Oh ya, if it seems too good to be true.....it's probably not. Good luck!  :thumbsup: :wave:

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 11:04:59 am »
I heard about Etsy thru a friend. She says she does okay. I'm actually thinking about setting up a store also

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 12:58:53 pm »
I have never heard of Etsy. I actually thought there was a typo in your title or something  ???. I am interested to know if it works out for you though. Good luck and keep us posted if it is worth doing!

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 01:02:47 pm »
I have a few friends that have Etsy shops and they seem to do okay but the ones that do the best are the ones that do a combination of Etsy and FB promoting. :) Good Luck!

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 01:20:07 pm »
I think it is like everything else you have to put your time into it and have to build a base of customers.  I know people that also do madeitmyself.com also.  So I think if you are going to do a store you may want to look at a couple of them and see if they all have the same fees and if it will be worth your time.  But you may find that it works good from the start it depends on what you are selling.  Good Luck.  Keep us posted.

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 07:58:58 pm »
What will you all be selling on Etsy?  I have thought about selling unique handbags and totes.  The market is way down on consumer spending, so do you all think a shop there would work?

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 08:14:16 pm »
even if it doesn't work, it's only 20 cents per listing
no matter WHAT. you get 5 pictures, unlimited text
space, and the the listings stay up for quite awhile
until the expire (a few months or so).

i have an etsy and a facebook to promote it. i've
sold several things (not tons) but it's so exciting
when you sell something! especially because its
something you made. plus, you're
in a community surrounded by people who appreciate
handmade, which has good vibes  :thumbsup:

i say try it! i have not pushed myself to list as many
things as i can, which seems to be the trick. the
more you make, the more you sell...and the more
you sell, the more your name is known. this is a
big goal of mine and i WILL reach it eventually!
just read the etsy forums and the blog posts.
they are very motivating! you can do it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Etsy
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 12:49:08 am »
I've been wanting to open up a shop on there but I have no idea what I would make.

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 03:59:26 pm »
I don't sell on Etsy, but I've shopped there several times. I really like all the interesting stuff I can find there.

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2011, 04:06:56 pm »
I have never heard of it.  I think I will check it out though. 

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 04:20:16 pm »
Let me know where you decide to setup shop.

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2011, 10:51:56 am »
I chose to go with Etsy and although I haven't sold many I have sold a few items and it is very rewarding for someone to love your handcrafted goods.

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2011, 11:03:37 am »
I have never heard of Etsy but please keep us posted.  It sounds interesting.

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Re: Etsy
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2011, 01:38:59 pm »
same here,never heard of it. I thought maybe it was a typo for eBay

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