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Thread: Etsy

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    Lady Shivesa's Avatar
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    Hello folks,

    I was just browsing through all the lovely quilting items on Etsy.com, and I was wondering if any one has any experience selling items there? I'm just wondering how much traffic that site gets and if it might be worth an attempt to sell a few things in the future. So do you have a shop on Etsy? Do you generally sell a lot of items or get a lot of views of your projects? Also, when making items for your shops, do you feel it is necessary to use LQS quality fabric? Have you noticed if items Jo-Ann quality fabric sell less?

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    Super Member bookworm's Avatar
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    To sell there you really have to advertise the living heck outta your store. I sold a few crochet dolls on there but... I haven't really been trying lately. I got tons of views though :)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrochetTrouble?ref=top_trail

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    Awww, that lion is so adorable!!

    Yes, I could see how the constant need to advertise could be time consuming. Maybe if I'm still unemployed by January I'll give it a shot...nothing to lose, lol!

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    I have had quilts on there for a looong time. Not selling too much. I finally took everything off the site and started handing them out to friends! I have finally decided it's far better to babysit kids and clean a couple of houses for my quilting habit!!!

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    My neice sells on there and she gets a lot of views. It is a sideline for her so she is happy.

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    I sold a quick/easy baby quilt within a week of posting it. It wasn't cheap, but not expensive either. I think 80 bucks. Then I sold 3 patchwork pillows that I unearthed in the garage, so they were "free." Yeah, lots of views but eventually a buyer. It's very cheap to list things and the fees for selling aren't bad either. I LOVE TO BROWSE THIS SITE for ideas about everything. Obviously I'm not alone.

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    I keep meaning to start posting listing again. Not sure if mine will be just crochet though. You should go for it lady shivesa, the fees are minimal

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    I have bought items from Etsy sellers. I love the unique and creative items.

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    I'm another buyer, not a seller! I <3 Etsy!

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    My niece also sells on Etsy. She has been on for a few months and is now just starting to sell. Her products are felted purses and accessories. She hasn't given up "yet".

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