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« on: April 27, 2009 11:39:45 PM »


I am hoping to open an etsy shop, starting with these pouches as my first product. I am a forest of questions. On to the pictures first, (I'll include links in case the pictures don't work)

Heart pouch

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The synapse one has not been made into a pouch yet but it will be the same as the heart. I acknowledge that the pictures are pretty cruddy but it is the middle of the night and my (makeshift)light tent imploded a few days ago, the pictures will be retaken if/when I list these for sale. They are about 7x11x4cm which is to say 2.75x4.33x1.57inche s to my american friends, so says an online measurement converter Wink
They are hand embroidered, lined with the same material as the outside, with a zip and without interfacing (I personally like softer pouches but what is your take on this?)
I am of the personal opinion that they would make for good purse size first aid kits (as I am also the type of person that needs first aid kits, some say clumsy) of course as just one of the potential uses. I know I can't possibly be the only person who is prone to cuts and scrapes but what do you think is the interest in this sort of thing? Or would it be best to promote general use, rather than aid+general use?

What do you think? Would you buy them? How much would you pay? What should I improve?

I am having a hard time gauging by other items on etsy, as there is nothing all that similar in size or skill level (not that I am the best but there are a great many people better at purses/pouches, but also a great many beginner embroiderers, which I am not)
I am trying to find a happy medium between what I think I should earn(for the time at a reasonable wage) and what other people think they should pay.

Your Opinions Please!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009 11:06:35 AM »

I'm not sure a first aid kit would be a real popular seller, but I believe zippered pouches in general go pretty well, and if you include a small inner pocket for bandaids and aspirin, whoever buys it can use it or stick their gum and chapstick there instead. With embroidery you have to sell it so it's worth it to you to keep making them.

I don't know how much time you spend on each individual one so I'm stuck on a pricing opinion other than that. If you slave over each one and only sell 'em for 8 bucks, you're going to tire of making them right quick.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009 03:11:30 PM »

Fair enough. The reason why I am asking what people would be willing to pay is because it also wouldn't be worth it to try and sell them at a price the market can't bear. I certaintly won't be selling them for $8 Wink
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