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Etsy and eBay post selling post

I have not posted for around a month. Not since the holidays have been over and done. I did a great deal of sales on eBay and Etsy last 3 months of 2017 for the holiday season. I was very shocked at how much sold, but I have worked 5 years to get these type of sales. 
My secrets: well, not sure I have any in particular. I have a few teams I work with on Etsy and maybe they are helping to get my items noticed. I think that Etsy and eBay had to do a whole lot of changes to compete with Amazon and they did do that. They revamped on Etsy and changed so much, starting in August I seen a great deal more sales. I usually have a sale or 2 always going in my shops, so this now helps. 

My eBay secrets: usually I just put the prices lower than what most others sell theirs for. I am pretty much honest. Out of the 70 sales for the holidays, I had one shirt returned. I am glad nothing broke and I had lots of good feedback. I also gave all the people on eBay and Etsy a gift if they bough from me. Migh…

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I started to remove some items from the online market places in which were for Christmas and are basically nothing but Christmas. I deactivated them on Etsy and will put them back on next year in September or October. I did have a great deal of sales. Between Etsy and eBay I sold 65 items from October 1st to today. This is more than I ever sold in that time frame. I gave each customer an extra gift with their packages, whether it would be a Christmas Pencil, gift tags, stickers, etc.. They all got to have something. So this was a lot of work but it had paid off in the long run. Now onto other matters of the heart, I am going to removing many items from both avenues of selling, eBay and Etsy in the next month. I have already started. Some of it will be going to Goodwill, some of it will be deactivated until a later day.  Well this is all for now,.

Etsy Holiday Selling

We are well into the Holiday selling season. This year Etsy changed a great deal of things and I feel the changes improved our sales. They added go on sales, percents off and so on. They also did a social media sharing change for both the phones and online. The sales reflects next to our items when we have them on sale now. I have seen a pretty big difference in the amount of sales I have had compared to last year. I am glad I stuck it out with Etsy and have decided to add clothing and scarves and purses to the shops. It has been a success on the selling of these items. Will I continue to sell them in the future, maybe. I do think the clothing is a good thing to sell. 
So some items I have listed that are new can be found in my 2 Etsy shops. Have a look

StreetCrossingDesign.etsy.com
VickiesVintageroom.etsy.com

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Why should a buyer use Etsy for their buying?

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Why should a buyer use Etsy for their buying?: Today is October 24th and I have not posted in more than 2 months on my blog. But, today I decided to do so because I feel this is important...

Why should a buyer use Etsy for their buying?

Today is October 24th and I have not posted in more than 2 months on my blog. But, today I decided to do so because I feel this is important. I started selling on Etsy over 5 years ago and it has been an up and down ride for me. Sometimes it has been steady for months. But, this year, Etsy changed some staffing and changed a great deal for the sellers to post their items better and easier. 
I sell vintage, jewelry, hand crafted, and now clothes and purses and scarves. Well, I have decided to add these type of items to sell on Etsy because of the fact that Etsy has done all they can to help us sell. They added 5 more photo spots so the buyer will get a better idea of what they are buying. They added sales and free shipping options for us and it is seen on the pages as you look at an item. They also now offer gift wrapping, and this is an option you can decide on whether you want to do that or not. Yes they made some decisions that bothered me, like losing the treasuries and messing with…

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: August 8, Etsy

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: August 8, Etsy: Hello again, I have not written here for a while. I have been trying to figure out what all changes that Etsy had made to the shops and I al...

August 8, Etsy

Hello again, I have not written here for a while. I have been trying to figure out what all changes that Etsy had made to the shops and I also have been making changes to my 2 shops. 

StreetCrossingDesign.etsy.com

VickiesVintageroom.etsy.com

I had added a whole lot of items in my shops in the past few months, and a whole lot has been sold. I lost track of how many sales between Etsy and eBay. Used to eBay was the biggest seller for me. Now it has been Etsy. Last weekend I had 5 sales and usually I get 1-2 sales a week. Sometimes I do not even get that. But, I am still working at it and trying. This is all an Etsy shop owner can do. I have already sold over the amount I sold last year on Etsy for the whole year. So this year it might double.

The changes:
Pictures: You now can add 10 pictures. This is great for some items. Such as books, clothing, etc..

sales and coupons: they are trying something new so that people will see what is for sale with coupons and so on. Will wait to see how that t…