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Thread: Selling Quilts Online Ex: Ebay & Etsy

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    Senior Member fayza's Avatar
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    I love, love, love making quilts. I have made so many that my family doesn't need them all. I have given a lot of quilts as gifts, and kept alot for myself. I'm sure lots of you on the QB can relate. I was just wondering have any of you sold your completed quilts online? And what are the pros and cons of selling on Ebay and Etsy?

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    I've had pretty good luck on Ebay, but dont let some of the prices scare you. I've been able to even sell tops!

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    I've checked prices at times but they aren't that high. Ibaillie what do yours go for? I wouldn't sell any quilt for less than $100 starting price will all that goes into them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    I've checked prices at times but they aren't that high. Ibaillie what do yours go for? I wouldn't sell any quilt for less than $100 starting price will all that goes into them...
    My prices would start at about $60 for baby quilts and go up to around $250 for King Size quilts. If selling on ebay I'd be asking just a little more than I normally would due to the high selling fees.

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    I don't sell quilts but I do sell bags on etsy. Just know that there are A LOT of people that are selling the exact same stuff. so its all a matter of IF people can find your stuff amongst everyone else's. Its fun and addicting lol.

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    I've sold things on Ebay (not quilts) and the seller fees are really high. However, the exposure may be higher than Etsy.

    I bought antique quilts on Ebay but would never sell any at this point b/c of the fees and the economy.
    At one time I really went overboard buying them and now wish I could sell but I'm waiting for the economy to recover.
    Hope this isn't too far from your original question!! :)
    I've just seen a diminished market on Ebay over the last 8 years. JMO

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    I agree about the slowdown on eBay, and not just with quilts.

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    everything seems slow these days.

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    On Etsy, there is a lot you can do to market your shop and they have their own community of shop owners with forums and a lot of info on how to improve sales. The Admin also has newsletters, full of info on how to maximize sales. The fees are very reasonable (there's a calculator here http://www.rolbe.com/etsy.htm so you can figure what your profit will be).

    You can also look at Artfire ( http://www.artfire.com/ ) and Big Cartel ( http://bigcartel.com/ ). Others are 1000 Markets and Artful Home. Etsy is the best by far and their community gives them a serious advantage over the others. My 2

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    I would sell on etsy over ebay because I think those that find etsy are craft lovers and understand the value of handcrafted...much more so that those that shop ebay looking for a steal.

    I sold a different handcrafted product (scrapbook paper piecings out of paper) on eBay about 6+ years ago and I do agree their system is different now. Not so small seller friendly....And a lot of large sellers realized that it was a good marketplace and kind of seemed to takeover.

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