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...

Etsy changes again

Please check out my Etsy shops: 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StreetCrossingDesign

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VickiesVintageRoom

I have many new things I have listed and more to come on both names.

This past month in May Etsy rolled out their new Shop Manager. They took away our views that we were getting to just the few from actual people who go to Etsy and click on our pages. So now we all have to work 20x harder to get our views instead of focusing on adding more items to our shops or creating. Maybe we were getting some bots in there with some of the stats but that was up to us if that is how we really liked it. 

I also see where you have to add 500 characters or 100+ words to your descriptions now. They really push this and even after you fix it and I add 200+ words they still do not take off your little note that it needs to be fixed. 

It is okay that they let us know about the pictures, that we need 5, but I am aggravated over this idea of how the photos should look. One blog says to add a good background for them which shows them in different light. Another blog about the pictures will say they should have one background color. I decided to go to shops who sell a great deal and see how they do their pics. Well, for now, I am going to be taking pictures in a white background. 

Enough of the complaints, I have been out and about shopping at yard sales, thrift stores, and other avenues to find some items to sell. I have found some wonderful things to list and sell.
I also have been watching Planet Alissa's sales videos on YouTube. She is very knowledgeable and sells a great deal from her Etsy shop. She has all white back ground on her pictures and I decided this is to be my route for now. 

Till next time, Tata

Friday, April 21, 2017

Things I found out were selling on Etsy

Here is something that I started working on this past year.
Throughout the time after Etsy stopped having Treasuries. I started to create lists on my Etsy shops pages. I have about 20 different lists for items of different colors, Retro, 1980's, vintage, handmade, etc.. Well, today, I wanted to go through them and see if I could pick up on some or any trends on the selling. I found out that 'Retro 1970's' is selling a large amount in that era and time frame. The Funky/weird items, blue items, green, and purple are selling some things at this time as well. Blue items are selling the most of the colors. I imagine white will pick up due to wedding season coming up.
As far as the Vintage items, just random vintage, this has picked up a great deal as well. I checked Yellow and Red item lists, nothing had been sold from them. I did try to create lists of many beautiful and unique items for sale, and I did find the Retro trend very interesting. So I am going to gear toward finding Retro items more than anything at this time when out looking.


I have been on vacation a good amount this year. We lost my husband's mom, so there has been a great deal going on before her passing and after. This past week we finally took a long needed 9 day vacation to Hot Springs, Arkansas. If anyone is wondering where to take a vacation for all families, this is the place. It is good for everyone. The food is good, Stubby's barbeque and Grandmas kitchen is good. I hope that I can again go there or even move there, but right now things don't look to be heading that way. Well, this is all for the new post. 
I will be loading pictures on here again in the next post. Just not today. Tata till later.