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