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    does anyone else use etsy.com?

    i just thought i'd give etsy another go and see how things fare on there (tried some jewellery aaages ago and not a bite - lots of jewellers but not too many glassies so we'll see). can't hurt for 10p a go. it's quite fun watching the numbers on each listing - it's like a popularity contest! ...no big surprise that the rainbow coasters are in the lead!!

    Last edited by 0103media; 13-12-2006, 02:04 PM. Reason: no need for the same link twice ;)
    Steph http://www.handmadeheaven.biz
    Contemporary, fun, funky fused glass gifts, art and jewellery

    BLOG: http://glassygoodies.blogspot.com The life, times, work and waffle of a fused glass artist...


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    What is Etsy???

    Hi - sorry, can't respond to your thread as don't even know what it is? I have seen etsy mentioned a few times and wondered if anyone can explain it to me? Is it a website you have to pay for? I haven't sold any of my mosaics yet due to not really having an outlet. Have thought about ebay but waiting for a 10p listing day to keep down costs so any other ways of selling would be worth looking into. Sorry for invading your thread!

    Also, if it is an online shop is it a uk one or USA?
    Katian Mosaics

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    • #3
      It's like an e bay for handcrafted goods. I think it's an acquired taste though - I got a shop and it takes me ages to even find it! I'll have another look when I get time.

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      • #4
        I've Registered...

        .....but haven't listed anything to sell yet. I'm just not sure my stuff would sell, not that there is very much competition. I'm very undecided about it.

        I read the forums frequently and it's fairly cliquey. But sellers actually post threads saying they've made a sale, yippee, yeehaw, whooppee doo! it's like they are amazed to sell something, which doesn't seem quite right to me.Surely the point is that you expect to sell your craft/art?

        I think UK sellers are having a hard time cracking the etsy nut.

        Jules
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        Apple Tree Crafts
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        • #5
          i've found it pretty slow but it's an extra tool to get your name & products out there. it only costs 20 cents to list each item so it's not making me out of pocket! things are on for 6 months so it's understandable things sit about. i've bought some cool things from it & would like to hope people who buy from me think the same
          Steph http://www.handmadeheaven.biz
          Contemporary, fun, funky fused glass gifts, art and jewellery

          BLOG: http://glassygoodies.blogspot.com The life, times, work and waffle of a fused glass artist...

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          • #6
            I registered last night after having a quick look. I agree it did seem that the crafts on there don't sell in the same way that ebay would, but as its only about 10p to list I may list a few things. Is it like ebay in that there is a set time or does it stay on until someone buys?
            Katian Mosaics

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            • #7
              Originally posted by katian_krafts View Post
              I registered last night after having a quick look. I agree it did seem that the crafts on there don't sell in the same way that ebay would, but as its only about 10p to list I may list a few things. Is it like ebay in that there is a set time or does it stay on until someone buys?
              your listing will stay for 4 months
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              • #8
                I etsy

                I registered on January but posted my work on first of April
                I love hearts and flowers and hope to keep creating & selling

                Have a beautiful spring time

                ayelet♥

                i can't publish my shop here yet....so...
                ayeyet.etsy

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                • #9
                  Ah I knew if I looked around I'd find an etsy thread. I was going to ask if many people used it and had much success using it. A friend recommended it to me and I think it's a cool site but I wish you could list in £ as well. I know that puts me off. Was just wondering if people had much success selling on it?

                  Oh for an English equivalent!
                  Plushie and Amigurumi Love

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Donster View Post
                    Ah I knew if I looked around I'd find an etsy thread. I was going to ask if many people used it and had much success using it. A friend recommended it to me and I think it's a cool site but I wish you could list in £ as well. I know that puts me off. Was just wondering if people had much success selling on it?

                    Oh for an English equivalent!
                    So far, the easiest thing would be to put a link to a conversion tool like
                    http://www.xe.com/

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                    • #11
                      Well it's not so much the listing in dollars, more the fact that I'm guessing it's mostly Americans that use it and with the postage costs you probably can't compete with selling items? Or I could be totally wrong.
                      Plushie and Amigurumi Love

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Donster View Post
                        Well it's not so much the listing in dollars, more the fact that I'm guessing it's mostly Americans that use it and with the postage costs you probably can't compete with selling items? Or I could be totally wrong.
                        Yep.................you could.

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                        • #13
                          So does that mean you know that people in other countries do have success with etsy? That's cool to hear.
                          Plushie and Amigurumi Love

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                          • #14
                            It's a global village out there, a lot of us order from the US, europe, japan, thailand, and anywhere else that has what we want! It's usually in US Dollars for payment.

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                            • #15
                              I've sent several items that I have sold over to the US so it's not just us buying from the US - the Americans like us too! Unless you have an instant winner product (which all of us want!) then you will have to work hard at getting your name out there as it's such a big market. If you want an Etsy tips thread then let me know and I'll start one - not that I'm an expert but I lurk around the forums on Etsy too (forgive me Mr M!)
                              Visit my Etsy store http://swirlyarts.etsy.com
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