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flhusker
« Reply #420 on: September 14, 2011 04:47:57 PM »

I spent most of today working on my Etsy Shop.  Basically, putting up better pictures, I was not happy with most of the old ones so hubby setup a light box for me and we took some new pictures.  They still are not perfect but they are better than they were.

We also added a lot of new items from the Murano Glass Beads we brought back with us from Venice this Spring.

Will you please look and let me know what you think and where I can improve.  I know there are still a couple of items that need better pictures.

You can find my shop at etsy.com/shop/pjcraftsworld

I hope I'm not breaking any rules doing this but I really need to start making sales.

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« Reply #421 on: September 16, 2011 05:00:36 AM »

flhusker I took a look at your etsy shop, (and although I can't give a lot of feedback on the store aspects, seeing as I haven't even had any sales on etsy yet.. derp) but one thing I did notice (and its the one thing that I'm probably the closest to being an actual professional about) is that your photographs are a little inconsistent.  It does look like a lot of them can be easily fixed however, since the largest issue is the white balance.  You can tell by looking across your listings, some are more yellow, orange or blue than others.  Its important to have accurate colours in your photos, because customers want to know exactly what they are buying.  That being said, when you are preparing your photos to put on etsy, check the whites in the image, if the areas that are supposed to be white aren't, then you need to adjust your colour and white balance (with future photo shoots, you should also check your camera and make sure that you are taking photos in the right setting also, this can save you a lot of time since then the camera will adjust white balances accordingly (even if you have a point and shoot, you can control white balance, although the control might be in settings such as a picture of a tree, sun, person head etc...).

However, the picture overall are a little tiny bit blurry and the composition of a few are a little strange (such as slightly cutting off the edge of displays or products, having everything to one side, or at the bottom etc), I would only really worry about composition for the first main image though and less so for the supplement images in each listing. 

Hope that helps at all, and if you want to critique me too you are more than welcome to! ^_^
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« Reply #422 on: October 05, 2011 12:07:42 PM »

I would really like a critique. I try my best but few sales so far Cry
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mouhoxlab
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« Reply #423 on: October 05, 2011 06:44:11 PM »

I would really like a critique. I try my best but few sales so far Cry
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mouhoxlab
Your pictures are very bright and clear, that's good! Maybe try and add more variety and different price points to attract different levels of spending. Add some more facts about you and your creative process in your profile.
Happy Selling  Smiley
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Knittingjo
« Reply #424 on: October 18, 2011 01:15:54 AM »

Hi Everyone,
I've been seriously working on my shop for about 3 months now, but it has been open since Feb, with me floundering around for the first while!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NatalieDrest?ref=pr_shop_more
I would love to get some feedback. I have only recently sold my first item to a stranger, so that was pretty great.
Is it usual for a shop to be so dead for the first while?
Thanks!
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SarahBlais
« Reply #425 on: October 21, 2011 09:33:38 AM »

I just opened my shop last month and have had a few dozen views and a handful of items added as favorites, but no sales. Any recommendations?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/sarahblais

Thanks!
Sarah
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« Reply #426 on: October 22, 2011 11:44:15 AM »

Could I please get a shop critique?

http://skeletonhands.etsy.com

I've had my shop for quite a few years but I had to take a hiatus and I really haven't sold anything much since coming back. I can't really figure out what I'm doing differently/wrong.

Advice/opinions would be highly appreciated. Thank you!
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Knittingjo
« Reply #427 on: October 23, 2011 03:22:24 AM »

I just opened my shop last month and have had a few dozen views and a handful of items added as favorites, but no sales. Any recommendations?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/sarahblais

Thanks!
Sarah


Hi Sarah! I too have had few sales, but have been active on Etsy learning about the ins and outs of it all for almost a year now!
Some of your photos are quite dark. There are lots of tutes online about using editing software to lighten things up bit. I have only recently learned how to do this, you'll see the difference in the latest couple of items that I listed. Cleaning the photos up before you post them makes a big difference!
I have heard that it is not recommended to have a web address in your intro that can lure shoppers away from your shop (you have one under your banner) You want to get people to click around in your shop, not fall down the internet rabbit hole and forget to buy something from you.
I have come to realise that setting up an Etsy shop is a long, hard job. You are competing against other sellers who have been doing this for years. But I have been told that if you keep at it, things will start selling. So best of luck to you.
PS I love those owl figurines! Very cute!
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nycalison
« Reply #428 on: October 25, 2011 08:07:41 PM »

Hi! just went public tonight- tomorrow I will work on my banner. I jsut want to see what you pros think of the shop so far Smiley I tried to be creative with descriptions, hope they don't come off as annoying though! Thank you!

Here she is: http://www.etsy.com/people/alisonswonderland
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Knittingjo
« Reply #429 on: October 27, 2011 03:32:27 AM »

Could I please get a shop critique?

http://skeletonhands.etsy.com

I've had my shop for quite a few years but I had to take a hiatus and I really haven't sold anything much since coming back. I can't really figure out what I'm doing differently/wrong.

Advice/opinions would be highly appreciated. Thank you!

HI!
Since Etsy changed how their magic relevancy search works, it has become super important to have descriptive titles, so searches can pick you up.
For instance this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/83595141/on-sale-a-little-bit-in-love-with-death?ref=v1_other_2  could be titled 'Bottle Opener, Neil Gaiman Comic' or something like that. The first 3 words in your title are the most important. To help the search along, try and mirror your title words in your description and tags. Your photos also seem dark to me, if they were lighter they would stand out a bit when used in treasuries.
Make sure to use all 5 photos. I like to see a picture that puts the scale of the item into perspective, saves me time in reading out the description and then having to go find my measuring tape to see how big the measurements are. Maybe pose your bottle opener next to a vintage ruler or a funky glass bottle or something like that?
These are only my opinions of course, I'm no Etsy expert yet!
Good Luck with it all!
Jo





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