So I have been working on filling the Etsy store and getting it just right. I have deleted a number of items, that I felt didn’t fit and condensed it down to just 3 sections.
It definitely takes a while to work out the kinks and make the store more pleasing to the eye. I watched many of the posts from the Etsy site…basically I typed into Google…How to be successful in Etsy…and wouldn’t you know it, there is a crap load of stuff. It would be impossible to implement all of these things, and why would you anyway. But I took what was applicable to me and ran with it.
The first thing I did was, strangly enough, stopped posting all of my own stuff on my facebook page. I was a little too eager to share my new items with all (All 268) of the people who liked my page, and I also posted pictures of any sales I made too. When I thought about it, I realised that it is not very interesting to focus on just yourself. So I posted a pic of a cute puppy dog (I know, but it works) and a few little things for Australia Day.
The second thing I did was to delete a heap of my original items. There was nothing wrong with them, but no one was looking at them and I certainly was sick of looking at them so out they went. Now I include them as a free gift with every purchase. Looks better and feels better
The third thing, I just filled in my profile and a little more info about myself in the bio.
And probably a few other little things too, that I can’t remember at the moment. But after I did that I received 2 or 3 orders, a possible order for about 200 wedding place cards and…I received my weekly Etsy email with a few featured items in the email and OMG there in this email, that goes out to all Etsy Australia people, is one of my items. The Mens Boutonniere
Clearly the more time I put in the better the result….who would have thought it was that easy…derr.
Luv Ruby! xx