Monday, December 4, 2017

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy Holiday Selling

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: 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 a...

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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 our stats, but it has not changed anything as far as sales. Now I just use the teams much more than ever before.

You see Etsy is a personal place to most of us. It is the place we have made some friends and even people like family. So many of us sell because we love it for one and want to offer the best we can to the buyers. We also use Etsy because of the low fees of selling an item. If we have a question either Etsy will answer it or one of our team members. You can post in the forums as well if you are concerned about something and need answers. I will probably sell on Etsy as long as I am able to do so. So buyers need to come and see what we all have and buy buy buy. 

StreetCrossingDesign.etsy.com
VickiesVintageroom.etsy.com

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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 turns out.

Stats: well this has been a bad ordeal for most of us. We have to now work 3x harder to get views when we need to be listing. They are slow to get the stats updated and they shut down or mess up a whole lot. Will just see where this goes with the stats. 

Will post again, till then Tata Vickie

Monday, June 12, 2017

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy changes again

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy changes again: Please check out my Etsy shops:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/StreetCrossingDesign https://www.etsy.com/shop/VickiesVintageRoom I have ma...