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« on: March 28, 2011 06:43:26 PM »

I recently designed a line of fairy costumes and listed them in my etsy store, but they aren't moving at all!  I've received a ton of compliments, but only one sale.  I'm asking $68 for them, and that includes a full tutu, long-sleeved crop-top, lace-up bodice and wings that velco to the bodice and are embroidered.  Here are some pics of the Autumn Fire Fairy I have.  I also have the same fairy in Blue and in Green, and am offering custom colors/sizes.  What does everyone think of these, am I charging too much?  Thanks!








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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 06:47:56 PM »

$68 is a downright steal (I hope you're paying yourself enough!). I think you just need to market them to the right people.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 07:03:15 PM »

I agree--68 bucks IS a steal!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011 07:11:21 PM »

I think that's really cheap too.  The thing is there just might not be a strong market for hand made costumes like that - I have no idea.  They are really gorgeous though.  Have you considered selling them at a ren faire or similar?
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011 07:15:35 PM »

It's a steal. Strangely I've had people tell me that my stuff doesn't sell sometimes because people think it's too cheap. They think that it must not be of good quality because it's so cheap.

Strange huh?

Either way it's lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011 07:20:48 PM »

Many people are of the mindset "If it's too good to be true, it is." I would definitely try marketing that at a higher price. You could also probably benefit from finding models to show exactly how the outfit would look on a person as well. One thing that I've noticed with sellers on etsy is that those who actually put their clothes on other people sell more than those stores that don't.
Good luck on getting your sales going ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011 07:43:51 PM »

I think these could sell well at ren faires, burning man, any kind of pagan event, and definitely around halloween.  Models would help. from the picture I can't tell if it's for a toddler, child, teen or adult, which would affect how much i would pay, and if I would buy it. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011 07:55:09 PM »

OMG! I say you could sell the wings for 50 alone, did you make those yourself or did you use a premade one to embroider?

You can make a store at thefairysociety.com, I'm there (no shop, so no expirience there) but you can showyour stuff to people who enjoy fairy art. You might also want to submit your work or ad to FAE magazine. Will bring you some new audience.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011 07:59:51 PM »

They are adorable and seem very well made. Since I don't have kids, I have no idea about whether or not they are a steal, but that price seems reasonable to me.

I looked at your etsy shop, and I'd suggest that you use pictures of the outfits being modelled as your primary photos and have the wing details as a secondary pic. The primary pic for the renaissance gown is fabulous, and the spring fairy girls are darling too! Maybe have two modelled photos and one on the dummy, in good light, and then one detail (like the wings). Your outfits are lovely and your kid models are precious- just a little tweaking in presentation might help.

Also, there are some great suggestions about branding your shop in the Etsy help section... maybe check them out.

Don't get discouraged... you have a great product. You just need to get it the attention it needs. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2011 12:22:55 AM »

I think these could sell well at ren faires, burning man, any kind of pagan event, and definitely around halloween.  Models would help. from the picture I can't tell if it's for a toddler, child, teen or adult, which would affect how much i would pay, and if I would buy it. 

I agree that it's really hard to tell what size it is. Putting it on a model would really help with the visual.
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