etsy luck?not selling
Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:36 PM
A couple years ago I started a weebly site and really like it because it's easy, but I've never published it. I thought etsy would be better to start out on because of the traffic it has and it's so cheap. But it is so frustrating to get all those views and even some have added items to their favorites but no sales. Am I expecting too much, is this common, or should I ditch it? I'm new to the online thing, so I don't know what to expect. I am getting ready to have a whole lot more to add in the near future, just not sure what to do. Anybody have this trouble?
Here is my shop....
Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:01 AM
Here is a bussiness link that was very helpful in getting my pages on the 1st page of Google http://www.onlinebusinessjunction.com/
She has some very good information that may help you.It takes a lot of work and dedication to get a site noticed.
Good content on your site is also very important.
I hope this helps,
Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:08 AM
Hope that helps,
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:19 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:17 PM
1. Complete your profile - most people who purchase handmade items want to know who they are purchasing from, their story, their expertise, their passion, etc.
2. Complete your shop policies - shoppers like a little reassurance that they know how things will ship, when, and if you have any sort of satisfaction guarantee. For soap and jewlery products, I think people also often list things like "made in a smoke-free home,"etc.
3. Join some teams and link your items there - most teams have a page where you can link your new or relisted items. Also, good teams will regularly have members creating treasuries including items from team members. This will get your views up!
4. List/relist items during high traffic times - When searching on Etsy, especially in highly populated sections, keep in mind that the newest items show up first. So, you are more likely to have your items viewed, and clicked on if they are listed when the most people on are the site. The business forums on Etsy also recommend spacing your listings out so that you can make the most of the traffic new or relisted items bring to your store. For example, don't list 8 items all at once. Try listing 1 per hour over a span of 8 hours.
From what I have read, most people complain that the showcase isn't worth the money, but I haven't had much experience with that. Search engines, as others mentioned above, are really important as well.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:50 PM
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:01 AM
What I am trying to figure out right now is whether I should sell directly on my site, or just use my own site for pictures and info, then link it to etsy for purchase. I haven't done anything more on etsy because I thought about just dropping it, but it will get more views if I leave it there.
Does anybody here use etsy for selling alongside their own independent site? I haven't published my site yet.
Thank you for all of your input! I'm glad to get the various ideas and experiences!
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:48 PM
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:22 AM
I set my shop up 35 days ago. I have 80 sales at the time of this post. I'm at the point of feeling overwhelmed a tad bit. I'm considering raising my prices to slow the sales but keep $$$ the same.
If you are serious about wanting to sell I highly highly recommend joing the Etsy Success team. It is one of the few teams actually run by Etsy. Best advice in the world in there....as long as you can take well meaning criticism! Lol.
Hope that helps a bit
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:24 AM
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