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« on: May 02, 2007 04:28:02 AM »

I am thinking of starting an Etsy shop. 

I am just a bit concerned that it mainly attracts US customers who would be put off by the extra shipping costs from the UK.   Undecided

Has anyone found this to be a problem? 

Have any UK craftsters got an Etsy shop?  Would you recommend it?

Is there a Europe-based Etsy or Etsy-like site?

Sorry about the bunch of questions - if you can help out with any of them I would be grateful!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007 06:47:11 AM »

I posted some helpful links in this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164450.0

it might be a good idea to check out the shops of the people who posted in the links I mentioned to see what they charge and decide yours comparatively.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007 10:47:54 AM »

Vanillaxlight,
Thanks for the links.  I think I will go ahead and start my shop up in the next couple of weeks.
I will, no doubt, be checking out this board for help and good advice!
Thanks again.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007 06:07:11 PM »

tbh I find it quite nice to just.. have one there. =)
It makes me believe that all of the beads/wool/wire in my stash is going to get used up one day.

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008 05:30:20 AM »

Does anyone in the UK use etsy or anything similar?
Which sites are good and which are bad for me to try and sell my jewellery on - I need more sales than I am getting through my own website.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008 11:24:56 PM »

If you sell on Etsy you can join a team, a great promotion tool. I don't think there's a UK team, but there is a Europe team, a jewellery team for sure (maybe more than one). If you'd post this question om the Etsy forum itself you may even find enough UK sellers to start your own Etsy team. Here's the general Etsy team page: http://team.etsy.com/
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2008 11:15:46 AM »

Actually - I just found out - I was wrong; there is a UK team. Here's their blog: http://uketsysellers.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2008 04:31:36 AM »

Etsy is good and Silkfair has free listings. I have got a Silkfair shop but haven't put anything in it yet but the navigation seems pretty similar to Etsy.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2008 05:25:36 AM »

Thanks Im just confused with ebay shops, etsy, dawanda, silkfair. Theres so many options and I dont know how I know which is best. And other than ebay they are all in dollars or euros - is that hard for you to convert? Does it put customers off?
What would you recommend?
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