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« on: July 05, 2007 08:33:04 PM »

With things like ebay people tell you that you shouldn't buy from someone who doesn't have good feedback. I just made my etsy shop but since I haven't sold anything I have no feedback. Are you more hesitant to buy from someone who has no feedback?
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007 09:11:57 AM »

While some people may be hesitant. I am not. I had zero feedback at one point too. However, if you are still worried about it you could always purchase a little something on Etsy. The feedback system works both ways so once the seller gives you feedback it will show up in your shop. Plus it will give you experience with the checkout process, just in case a customer has to ask a question somewhere down the line.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007 12:54:56 PM »

I wouldn't be too hesitant to purchase something from someone without any feedback, but it is always nice if they have a little feedback first.  Maybe you could try purchasing something on Etsy just to build the feedback a little bit.

You might also want to try creating a banner for your shop, and posting a couple of items each day (space out your listings) to get more views to your shop.  Best of luck!
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007 07:31:30 AM »

as long as there was something I liked and at the right price I would love to help a new seller
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007 10:00:39 AM »

I just open my shop in Etsy too and have no feedback whatsoever. However, I got two sales on the first day I open. So, don't worry. If people likes what you sell they will buy feedback or no feedback.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007 05:02:02 PM »

I think purchasing something so that you have some feedback is a great way to go. This is what I did. Keep in mind though that just because you buy something doesn't mean that the seller will leave feedback (which is kind of a bummer). When you find a couple of items you like and want to purchase, you can check and see if the seller is good at leaving feedback for buyers (click on feedback and then feedback left for others.)
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007 10:35:06 AM »

I would buy from someone with no feedback. Everyone had no feedback at some point. I think you can make your writing friendly, that will help people feel comfortable. Maybe say a few things about yourself, about how you like making your items, that sort of thing. Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2007 04:03:43 PM »

I think that on ebay, I wouldn't buy from someone unless they were a power seller. But on Etsy there's more of a community feel, so I wouldn't blink twice about purchasing something from someone with no feedback
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2007 08:45:17 PM »

Not only does buying something from another etsy seller give you feeback, it also helps you see how other sellers package their items.  I'm kinda clueless about the packaging part of all this and there's so much information, it's alot to weed through so buying something gave me a first hand look.
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2008 03:18:09 AM »

I started an etsy store a few months ago and had/have the problem of feedback. Eventually my boyfriend's mother bought something. She seemed to like the stuff even though it was probably a "mercy buy" originally and she left good feedback. I have had a few problems getting people to take the time to go back and leave feedback.

This brings to mind something that happened recently. I sent a felted clutch via USPS and it was returned because the person had no mail receptacle. So I emailed the buyer and she responded "Had you Fed Exed it, it would have been delivered directly to the door." There was no mentioned of that in the email and I didn't offer Fed Ex.She offered to pay the extra postage...but you could tell she was tad miffed. She never did pay that postage so I'm not going to sweat it. I already left her positive feedback and she has left none.

So...do most people use Fed Ex or UPS? For me...keeping my stuff light, it seems USPS is the best way to go. Not to mention I don't have to drive 15 miles to get to it.
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