1. What is your style or taste? Do any of these items fit that style or taste?
A:These items are definitely geared to a younger crowd than I am (almost 40!) but I think most would fit into my style or suit my taste.
2. What is your favorite item and why?
A: The hot pink and blue bag and the happy heart earrings. I think that they are fun and can be added to a casual outfit and look great on any age.
3. What is your least favorite item and why?
A:The cowls- I just don't know anyone who would wear these. I wouldn't know what to pair it with.
4. If a certain item was something you've been looking for, how much would you pay to get it?
A: I think that you need to focus on the average cost of items. Figure out the cost to make it, add your profit margin and work from there. I don't think you can sell items that are overpriced in this economy so keep things around the $30 mark and you should be fine.
5. Would you prefer to buy a small item and pay little shipping and a large item with no shipping, or a small item with no shipping and a large item with little shipping?
A:I'd prefer to buy something without shipping. e.g buy a certain dollar amount and shipping is free. I'd rather buy a few extras to reach the level then pay for shipping.
6. Is my banner interesting?
A:It's a little visually overwhelming. The red clashes with the orange Etsy sign and I don't like the scribbly effect.
7. How does my photo make you feel? Intimidated? Trusting? Amused?
A:I'd lose the picture and use a business logo instead.
8. Are the item descriptions informative enough? Convincing enough to make you interested?
A:You've got lots of good information but I'd clean it up with bullets for the basic info such as dimensions, etc.
9. Do my item photos look professional? Are there any improvements that need to be made such as lighting, positioning of the item, backgrounds, item quality, need of props, etc.?
A:The heart earrings looked great displayed on the jug but in general they need to be on jewelry stands ( the black velvet ones), especially the necklaces. Some of the other items weren't resized to show the detail and the full view
10. How does my biography make you feel about me and my shop?
A: Lose the personal information (age, student etc.) and focus your bio on your store and its core value statement. If you deleted the first 2 paragraphs and the link to your movies that would be a good start. You seem to have a few main points about your store: recycling, handmade, unique one of a kind items, and customer service (gift wrapping) so use those to create a mission statement. It's great that you are in college, make movies etc. but it waters down your commitment to the store. As a reader it makes me think that this is not your true focus and wonder if my purchase will be handled professionally. Removing talk of your age and being a student is the same thing- pointing out that your new/young could make a potential shopper reconsider. I loved this part..."I have always been obsessed with dreams, and I like to think of each craft I make as a little dream coming to life from the jar that is my mind. Hence the name, Jar of Dreams." You might consider coming up with a tag line for your store.
11. Do you have any questions or comments for me that don't address the previous questions I've asked?
A:You were very brave and smart to get feedback. Strangers will always tell you the truth... friends- not so much! Overall, I liked the site and it was easy to navigate. Your site is a great start and with a few tweeks you'll be selling like crazy in no time Good luck