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« on: September 29, 2013 07:14:46 PM »

I'm thinking of setting up a web shop (maybe etsy) for my embroidery.  What minimum number of items should one have in a shop, in your opinions?

Thanks for any input.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013 07:47:35 AM »

Minimum: 1.

You could wait until you "have enough" or until it's "perfect" or whatever, but those procrastination-inducing parameters will just eat up your progress. Start posting things up, and keep posting regularly and eventually you'll work out all the kinks.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013 12:27:14 PM »

on sites like eBay or etsy I think it also helps to specialize in something rather than random various items.  That way if a potential customer see's one item you sell but it's not their exact cup of tea they can go to your store and see other variation of that item in different colors, prints or possibly styles.   Just some food for thought.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013 02:28:14 PM »

Thank you, that's very helpful.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013 12:41:26 PM »

From a business perspective, I think it's better to focus on a few more expensive items that stand out, rather than lots of cheaper items.

You should focus on what will yield the most return for the smallest amount of work.

Creating, packaging and shipping all takes time.

I don't think the number of items changes legitimacy, as long as the items posted are awesome. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013 01:56:07 PM »

Thank you for that advice!   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014 09:44:39 AM »

Specifically for Etsy, I'd say to list items as you go to build up your shop. Since the act of listing an item puts it in the top of the queue when shoppers do searches, listing items sporadically rather than all at once will help increase your exposure.

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