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Topic: Need a critique of your Etsy shop? This is the place!  (Read 142488 times)
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« Reply #550 on: June 27, 2006 06:15:38 AM »

I opened my Etsy shop this morning. I only have a few of my items listed but it's a start.
What do you think?

I'm new to these boards too. You all are so talented! I can't wait to learn so much from you!
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« Reply #551 on: June 27, 2006 10:16:46 AM »

yeah, the pictures could be much brighter and clearer. i think the photos are the most important thing at etsy- it's what really draws people in. good luck!
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« Reply #552 on: June 28, 2006 07:47:52 PM »


I heart you too!

I love your flower note cards! Cutest thing I've ever seen!

« Reply #553 on: June 28, 2006 10:24:24 PM »

Hey, your store looks great! I had to SEARCH for things to critique. Smiley

Here's a few things though:
In your bio you write, "It is one new favorite things." Did you mean, "It is one of my new favorite things?" Something is missing.
In the description of your lime box you give dimensions, but don't specify if this is inches, centimeters, etc. As an international site, you really should specify otherwise people in Canada and Europe, for example, might assume this is in centimeters.
I would try to make your descriptions sound more professional. Instead of saying that you're working on your photography skills, I would simply indicate that the photo does not do the item justice and that the color is more of a healthy grass green. Right now it sounds more conversational and some people find that off-putting.
I would also be a bit more vague with your materials in both the description and the tags. For example, by telling someone specifically that you use Mod Podge, you're making it REALLY easy for someone to at least attempt to recreate your work on their own. Plus, a non-crafty person probably won't know what this is. You could write that it is finished with a glossy coat...or sealed...whatever. It sounds more difficult...and thus more expensive. Smiley In the materials box, I would just put "sealer."
Be sure to use the tags to your fullest advantage. For your hemp keychain, don't stop at "keychain." You could add "hemp, green, gift." If you're not sure what to use for tags, look around to see what others are using. It might inspire you. Some people put tags like "elegant" or "cute" or "trendy." You're allowed something like 20 tags I think. Take full advantage!
Another typo in the "spring fever necklace" description. "when everything in growing" should be is growing.
The description for the "green serpentine bracelet" is superb. I especially love "chunky and funky, yet elegant." It just rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

I know that seems like a lot, but it's all really minor. Like I said, I had to search for it.

Best of luck. I've hearted you!


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« Reply #554 on: June 29, 2006 11:33:29 AM »

wow! thank you. very helpful. i know i should look hard for typos. i make them all the time. i never really thought about the tags. i'll definitely work on them. for the lime box- i didn't even realizes i didn't specify inches, and thanks for pointing out about the modpodge. Thanks again, i know the smalls things can make all the difference. i hearted you back.


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« Reply #555 on: July 05, 2006 10:18:05 AM »

after having my ego stroked by so many lovely crafsters, i decided to take the plunge and start my own store.  what could be the harm?   Grin

i'd be happy for you to take a look and let me know what you think about my items (there's only a few now but more are coming soon!).

thanks for looking!!


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« Reply #556 on: July 08, 2006 06:14:33 PM »

Hello, I finally made a sale a couple of weeks ago and boy have I been busy since. I am adding new photos as I type this message check me out and tell me what you think??
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« Reply #557 on: July 09, 2006 02:09:52 PM »

Your ruffle bag rocks ! I like the fact that you sell supplies too.  I think i'd really like the pearls! Maybe i'll buy...one day...gosh I'm such a procastinator!!

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« Reply #558 on: July 09, 2006 03:00:15 PM »

thanks for the comment but i have so much fabric that my fiance siad i could not buy anymore until i use what i have so i am trying to sell some so i can start looking for some for my fall and winter bags
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« Reply #559 on: July 09, 2006 06:12:21 PM »

I just started selling baby clothes, and I'm wondering if my prices seem right, or a bit high/low?

opinions please  Grin


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