Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: End of the Year selling in 2016, Changes for 2017

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: End of the Year selling in 2016, Changes for 2017: The year 2016 has been pretty descent. The sales were numerous for the holidays. I believe I had about 30 sales in 3 months on eBay and Etsy...

End of the Year selling in 2016, Changes for 2017

The year 2016 has been pretty descent. The sales were numerous for the holidays. I believe I had about 30 sales in 3 months on eBay and Etsy. So I am not complaining and some of them happened in one week, which sent me to the post office every day for a few weeks. I am happy about it though. 

The first of the year I will be painting many frames due to selling them all but 2 over the holidays. My son Danny will be joining in the work this year. He will be helping me here on out for the time being until he finds a job or returns to college. We are also going to make several cross necklaces, design several wall crosses. I am doing some art again, so this too will be added into it. We got vintage movies out the kazoo to list also. 

Of course our crafting room is going to be changing and all so we  have more space for 2-3 of us to work. I want to be able to create new and sell new items with my son. I have no idea yet how I will involve him in this business yet, but I will figure it out.
Well, until next year, Happy New Year for 2017.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy and eBay November 30th

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy and eBay November 30th: So far the sales for the Christmas holiday season starting in October has been really good. But, 85% of the sales has been vintage and distr...

Etsy and eBay November 30th

So far the sales for the Christmas holiday season starting in October has been really good. But, 85% of the sales has been vintage and distressed frames on eBay. I feel frustrated with Etsy still and wish I could change some things right now. I just can't yet though. I need to start to lower prices more on eBay and Etsy. I did a 25% coupon for Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday. No sales from Etsy happened with this coupon. I even had my items in Promoted listings for the whole weekend, and still no sales. 

I am planning on doing some changes the first of 2017, and this will include making Cross necklaces more so. I will also be painting more frames and other items to sell. Distressed look on some. I will continue to sell vintage but only the vintage I know will be selling, which sometimes is not easy to tell. I have sold 5 frames in the past month so the supplies are about out. 

Well, Here are my shops
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StreetCrossingDesign

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


http://www.ebay.com/usr/streetcrossing_market
&
http://www.ebay.com/usr/streetcrossing

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy for November 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy for November 2016: Well It has been about a month since Etsy stopped the Treasuries. I thought I would see how things went since now they are gone. Well, at th...

Etsy for November 2016

Well It has been about a month since Etsy stopped the Treasuries. I thought I would see how things went since now they are gone. Well, at this time there seems to be much silence. Very few emails now and the way I have to promote is much different. I have chosen to go to different shops every week and find some newer shops to promote. I have handmade lists that I use to promote these shops. I try to go through all the lists and delete the ones that have sold that week. One list in particular is for Christmas gifts. I have many of my regulars (shop owners who have become friends) in which I continue to promote each week. I also use Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and now Instagram more so than ever before. I also am going to the teams and promoting more and even considering starting my own, but not sure what I would call it. It is harder, more difficult to get an item promoted all these different ways. Instagram is new to me, I tried to understand it in the past, but had no such luck. Now, I downloaded it on my tablet and I am working at promoting my shop out there. It is harder though. Much more work for me to do it anymore. 
Another feature I also figured out were the shop updates that I was trying to do but had a difficult time. Now with the tablet it is easier. 

All in all, I still miss the treasuries and feeling special and spoiled by other shops more so. But, life goes on. I did send a couple of requests to Etsy support to get them to allow us to buy items from our shop payment account. If an item is sold and there is money sitting there waiting to go to our bank, why not buy something from this money at Etsy too. More sales would happen all the way around. Then there was the request to add PayPal to where our money can go into. I love PayPal and it is frustrating having to have it all put in our bank account at this time.

Once again my shops are 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StreetCrossingDesign
                                      &
https://www.etsy.com/shop/VickiesVintageroom

I have new things in each shop. Check them out


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Not happy with Etsy

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Not happy with Etsy: I have been contemplating leaving Etsy even though I have been selling there for over 4 years. This year they have made huge changes and mad...

Not happy with Etsy

I have been contemplating leaving Etsy even though I have been selling there for over 4 years. This year they have made huge changes and made it much more impersonal. They changed the whole look of Etsy, they took away the Treasuries, and other things that used to make it special. I used to get frustrated with the amount of emails for treasuries. Then I realized I had a whole lot more people following and favoring my items. I have used the teams to some extent, but do not find them as productive to help with the selling. I think before long they will take away the teams as well. If they do that, I am sure thousands will leave Etsy. If you are going to want impersonal, then use eBay or worse Amazon. 
I noticed too that some of the trusted and loving shops that used to sell and sold a long while has quit selling. They are still on Etsy, but not selling items anymore. Here I reopened a Vintage store a few months back, and changed my name on the design with jewelry shop and frames, etc.. '
I also went in and changed many pictures to make them better. I also went in and changed tags and titles to make the items stand out more. I still am not selling much. One month this year I did have 5 sales in the month. Now since April I have only 1-2 sales. Some months I had no sales, so this is frustrating. I work really hard to get the sales and they do not happen. So at this time, I am not sure what will happen after the first of the year. I am not planning on listing anymore and will continue to work on my items. However, whether  I will sell anymore after the holidays depends on sales. Right now, things do not look too great. 
Here is my shop for the jewelry and frames and some vintage
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StreetCrossingDesign

Here is my shop that sells only Vintage
https://www.etsy.com/shop/VickiesVintageroom

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Name change on Etsy, StreetCrossingDesign now

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Name change on Etsy, StreetCrossingDesign now: I decided to ask Etsy to change my name from Streetcrossing to StreetCrossingDesign. I am working at removing vintage and adding it to my re...

Name change on Etsy, StreetCrossingDesign now

I decided to ask Etsy to change my name from Streetcrossing to StreetCrossingDesign. I am working at removing vintage and adding it to my renewed show I had at one time VickiesVintageRoom. I will get the links into this later on. 
I have made new jewelry and a new cross design. I am revamping for the holidays and trying to get it up and going good by October in both shops. Etsy seems like it favors certain shops and is always putting certain folks on the Home page over and again. It makes me feel kind of obsolete at times. They also do not put the Treasuries on the front home page anymore. There reason is that people do not go to treasuries to buy items. Well, many of my items that were featured in the treasuries have been sold. So unfortunately I think that they have it wrong.




Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: July 12, Etsy posting and rebuilding my shop.

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: July 12, Etsy posting and rebuilding my shop.: In May I went through all the different items I had listed on Etsy. I figured out the vintage items that have not sold in 3-4 years and reva...

July 12, Etsy posting and rebuilding my shop.

In May I went through all the different items I had listed on Etsy. I figured out the vintage items that have not sold in 3-4 years and revamped them for a cheaper price. In Mid June, I decided if I have to continuously relist the items and have to keep promoting them because they get no views, then they were to come off and be given to Goodwill. The items that were there for 3 years of the 4 I have been selling, well, time to get them off the list. I then went through a tremendous amount of changes for the shop. I changed titles, prices, pictures, and revamped my shops intro page. I found more items to sell, things I found at thrift stores or garage sales, or my closets. I wanted different types of items that I never sold before;Red vintage, green vintage, etc... that would be unique and different for the shop. I got the old children's books off that were not going to sell, cut sewing patterns that had not sold in 3 years. I decided that I will get more patterns in the future for crafting patterns, doll patterns, etc.. 
What I also did was go through the sales I had in the past and decided what sells really good and started finding or making these items. 
June was dead for me on Etsy, so that was the time I spent revamping the shop. Here are some of the new items I have posted.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/464672485/vintage-milk-glass-avon-candy-dish-white?ref=shop_home_active_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/465633585/vintage-glass-duck-paperweight-12-oz-3?ref=listing-shop-header-1




Sunday, June 12, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: June 13th, 2016. Etsy shop

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: June 13th, 2016. Etsy shop: I started making a few little funky items for my shop. I made a chenille crafting stick cross that turned out to go onto a necklace first. T...

June 13th, 2016. Etsy shop

I started making a few little funky items for my shop. I made a chenille crafting stick cross that turned out to go onto a necklace first. Then the second one I made after great thought, I made into a bookmark for kids. Just a really weird funky looking cross, but hey it works. 


Anyhow these are the 2 newest items that I made for my Etsy shop.

Please shop at my shop and buy, buy, buy. God Bless
Tata till next time.






Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy Shop changes coming up, hints for helping wit...

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: Etsy Shop changes coming up, hints for helping wit...: Just when I got used to the last changes to the Etsy shop. Now they are changing things again. I guess they are making it easier for the cus...

Etsy Shop changes coming up, hints for helping with new shops

Just when I got used to the last changes to the Etsy shop. Now they are changing things again. I guess they are making it easier for the customers to see everything there is about every customer before they buy. Just the editing of the shop and the items I have already there, will be much more frustrating. If I want to move something from page 5 to page 1, I do not see a way to do this anymore. I am just to move things around with an icon or something. 

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

For more hints to help the shops grow. I got my 100 sales this past month. It only took me almost 4 years, but hey, I did it. I do not sell things that are always being looked for. I sell things that are hard to find most of the time. I try to sell things that I had once sold in the past if I find another also.
One of the biggest things that I noticed that is important to do in selling on Etsy-->Those tags and titles. Tags have to be there and are important. I try to do all but 1 or 2. Sometimes I do them all. Make it 2 words, not just jewelry or vintage. Write out 'vintage necklace' in a tag. People are more liable to find it when looking. Make sure you get the sizes on the title, the age is important too. 
Sometimes I go and and type in my item in the search on Etsy. If I do not see my item on page one or 2, I redo some things on the title and the tags. I have not done this for a while, Not since before Christmas, but I had more sales for the holidays than the year before. If any questions, please contact me on Etsy at my shop title above or email me at: redrose_4264@yahoo.com. Until next time, Vickie


Friday, February 5, 2016

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: February 5th Etsy SHop news

Streetcrossing Hobbybox: Etsy Shop: February 5th Etsy SHop news: Its been a while since I posted. Etsy shops were busy for the Holidays. I did sell more this year than any of the other 3 years for Christma...

February 5th Etsy SHop news

Its been a while since I posted. Etsy shops were busy for the Holidays. I did sell more this year than any of the other 3 years for Christmas. I had only 2 sales on VickiesVintageRoom so I closed this Etsy shop and am integrating all the items to my Streetcrossing on Etsy name. 

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

I have been only listing vintage and have not done any new crafts yet this year. I have so much going on because I picked up part time work online with 3 different websites. I am getting paid weekly something or another. 

So far this year I have sold 2 items, but after Christmas sales are always slow. I have sold on Ebay a few distressed frames and a few vintage items. I am going to have to try to get some more frames and paint more here soon. Until later, tata, Vickie