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Thread: Who has an etsy store?

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    a regular here sarahsews's Avatar
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    Hello?

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    I have a few things listed.

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    id, i do!!!! ;) ;-)

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    I have one but I haven't had much up for a while since I moved earlier this year. I have two tree skirts I'm going to finish up in this next week and get in my shop.

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    The ones of you that have an Etsy store--how do things sell? Do they sell well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbO
    The ones of you that have an Etsy store--how do things sell? Do they sell well?
    Don't expect to get rich but things do sell once in a while. I sold a really expensive tree skirt last year.

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    a regular here sarahsews's Avatar
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    Would you please add your etsy store link to your quilting board signature so you can be found? Thanks!

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    Would it be against the QuiltingBoard rules to have a thread in the general section for QB members with etsy stores to add new or renewed listing links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahsews
    Would it be against the QuiltingBoard rules to have a thread in the general section for QB members with etsy stores to add new or renewed listing links?
    There's a listing in the buy/sell section for longarmers. Maybe they'll allow one for etsy sellers.

    I added my link to my signature.

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    Tried but never sold anything so went back to ebay...Just seems you can't narrow searches that well.

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    I do,,,but its sure slow. I think I only have one item on there now.I sell more to private individuals,,,mostly people on this board.

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    The only problem I see with buying things on etsy is that the buyer also needs a "store" name even though you do not intend to ever sell anything...just buy....while it doesn't cost you anything to make up a name for your "shop" and to buy things, probably some people would not do it for that reason...Naomi

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    I have one, started out slow, but it has picked up. One of my items was in 2 treasuries!! When I see a QB member with an etsy store I add them to my circle.

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    I joined it because my sister said it sounded good.....have not taken the time to really get into what is involved. Lazy I guess.

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    I just started one. Only one item on it at the moment. More will come in time.

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    I have 2 shops - one is strictly appliques, which do pretty good, especially around the holidays. The other one does ok, but I also work full-time still, so getting stuff on that shop is slower. I don't expect to make a living from it but sewing is relaxing for me.

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    How do you get an etsy store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksules
    How do you get an etsy store?
    http://www.etsy.com/sell?ref=so_sell

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbO
    The ones of you that have an Etsy store--how do things sell? Do they sell well?
    Etsy has grown enormously in the last few years so it is much more difficult to get visibility. You have to be able to bring in your own customers now by using facebook, twitter, a blog, other social media, passing out your own business cards, etc..

    My viewpoint now is that I have an online website hosted by etsy.com.

    I have been looking for another similar website that is less populated but still gets traffic. There are so many now.

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    I have one and it is called "Graciously Handmade 4 U. It is slow in selling but sold one recently. Just have to be patience. Am gradually adding more to it.

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    Me! CraftsandJewelrybyMJ

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    I had one for a short time but it seems to mee that you'd have to spend alot to get noticed.

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    try joining circles, I think it helps, although I am not sure why.

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    I listed one quilt and almost got scammed. They said, "I really want to buy your quilt. I'll pay you more than you're asking, just cash the check and keep the extra for postage and....", blah, blah, blah, blah. I checked with the bank and they said that even though the customer was sending a cashier's check, it could bounce and I would be up for the several hundred dollars, not to mention I would be out the quilt. I haven't listed anything since.

    There is also the problem that everyone who leaves a remark about it creates an email. What a pain.

    I'm not saying not to do it - just be careful. Probably would only be good to do PayPal.

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    I have a shop too. I do sell things here and there. Here is my link. lovedquilts.etsy.com

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