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Topic: Etsy and the current economy  (Read 3052 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009 10:51:47 AM »

I'm having a big summer dip as well, but it seems worse than before the crisis! You sort of expect low sales in January and July, but I haven't sold a thing since May! And I've been really working on it, adding new items and improving on photography, even rephotographed a lot of older listings (some to go though...). I also have this idea that it is getting harder and harder to compete with the ever growing number of Etsy shops. Feeling quite down about it at the moment. Don't really know what to do about it.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009 11:44:17 AM »

Well I think it's important to remember all sales slow in the summer good economy or bad and with so many people struggling it's getting harder for people to justify spending money on non essential items. Make sure to target your audience as people still need gifts but they are just being pickier about the things they buy. Almost everyone is slow now and we are all hoping for a surge in the economy. All we can do is cross our fingers and keep going!

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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2009 09:00:46 AM »

I'm answering as a buyer, not a seller. I have bought so much more on Etsy lately for economy related reasons. We don't have as much money to arond on gifts, so I want to make sure I buy really special, quality items like I find on Etsy. Also, I know lots of people are hurting, so I like knowing my money is going to a person that is just trying to make it, rather than some chain store. Also, many smaller shops around me are closing, so I have less options other than the big chain store's cookie cutter products, so I tend to shop online more now days.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2009 09:13:28 AM »

Thank you so much for that reply, FriendlyJas!! That is so hearting. I knew the internet, Etsy and small businesses like me are actually good for the economy, but it's great to get such confirmation from a buyer. Makes me want to go on and never quit even though I had a bad summer. Things seem to be picking up now.
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Buy eco-friendly in my Etsy Shop:
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2009 03:03:47 PM »

I think everyone is feelling the results of this U.S. economy!
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