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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Does anyone advertise other's buisness when selling own items? on: November 23, 2007 11:01:04 AM
Well that answers that. I'm glad to get everyone's opinion before I did it!  Wink
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Hand-Carved Baby Panda Stamp on: November 17, 2007 08:06:17 PM
Omigosh. How adorable! You're quite talented!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: tin can man on: November 17, 2007 08:02:46 PM
Aww that's adorable! Very crafty! Grin
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: A few questions for you business-y folks... on: November 17, 2007 08:00:28 PM
Hello there.

Well for promotions you can go the diy way or the easy way.

On etsy there are a ton of sellers that are willing to print pins, and flyers, and buisness cards, and 10% off cards, and thank you cards ect. all though they are pricy.

I know that if you go to office max or somewhere like that they have pre cut lables/buisness cards/ ect type stuff that are made by either avery or a knock off brand like office max's stuff. they have a number on them so that when you open your microsoft your able to select which form you bought and they will automatically generate a blank template in which you can design your items in. I was able to design my logo for my shop through photoimpression (i think now I can't remember) and i'm totally not computer literate. Lol
5  Illinois / Illinois: North / Crafty people in Elmhurst IL Area? on: November 17, 2007 08:38:29 AM
Hey There. I was looking for some crafty people to share ideas/trade/talk with. I love bartering! If there are any people around the area that would like to meet up. I would love to assemble!

I also just started selling on etsy, so any fellow esty members are welcome as well! Would love to swap promotional ideas and such!

I craft jewelry and paper crafts mainly and are in the primitive stadges of trying to sew. I also am interested in chainmaille and have started gathering supplies, but of course are completly confused.   Grin
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Etsy vs. eBay? on: November 17, 2007 08:10:29 AM
I feel that it is a catch 22 for etsy vs ebay.
Etsy I believe while making a snuggly place for people specifically looking for handmade goods does not provide the traffic that ebay does, but the fees are more manageable.

Ebay is wonderful for the amount of people it attracts, but out of those potential customers how many are entering "xxxx" into there search bar. I think ebay sweeps your item into a combination of either mainstream jewelry ( or clothing, or bags) or a small diy group (that being mostly comprised of people that already know about etsy.)
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Hand made Coffee Cup Cozies? on: November 17, 2007 08:04:30 AM
I think that would be a great idea. Now would be the time to venture into that, since it is getting cold and it is the Christmas frenzy season. What I might suggest as well maybe to help your items sell, I noticed you sold candles via another post. You may want to put together a few gift baskets with candles and a cozy or two, and some other items to create a comfy Christmas basket. that might get the word out about all your wonderful items as a whole. Also selling cozy's by themselves of course is a market. I wish you luck!
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: What do you guys use to organize your buisness stuff? on: November 17, 2007 07:44:41 AM
What I did and is cost effective. Get a cheap binder. And get a inventory template off microsoft office's online store for free. Once you download it you can minipulate it to your liking. For example, mine has an inventory number on it, the name of the item (like the title of the piece or size and style). What price it was listed at. What date it was listed, When it was sold. If it wasn't sold I also have a column for if I relisted it or not. and lastly what day I shipped it.

Also in the binder I keep all my shipping reciepts, a copy of the thank you letter I send to customers.

Also you can keep a price list of what your material cost, your shipping cost, and the total cost you recieved from the customer minus ebay/etsy/paypal fees.  (I don't do that though Lol)

What I do to match the binder up with the product is I get cheap tags and put the name of the piece the price and the item number and put it in plastic zip bag, organizing it by number.

If you need any help please feel free to message me!

Now is the perfect time for christmas cause everyone is worried about getting things shipped on time!

I have cheap packaging ideas to if you want them for jewlery.
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Does anyone advertise other's buisness when selling own items? on: November 17, 2007 07:36:10 AM
Sorry that was really chopped up.

I was wondering if anyone includes other shop's promotional items when shipping your item.

Like for example, when I sell a necklace, I want to include a small bag with promotional items like business cards, pins, coupons, free items, bookmarks, ect from various sellers that provide me the free material and include it in my shipment.

I figure it's free publicity for the sellers, and hopefully helps me a little bit to.

But my question is would you be offended if you received something like that. Would it seem like junk mail to you? Even if it was a small bag with a friendly note?

Any input would be appreciated.

Also if anyone has an esty shop or website and would like to participate in this with me, please send me either a message on craftster, or my etsy account. poisonousporkipine.etsy.com

Thank you! Grin
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: best time to list? on: November 17, 2007 07:17:16 AM
Prime time is between 5-7pm and around 9-10pm primarily, I think.
Cause if you think about it it's when everyone is primarily getting off work, or come home.

Right now is when you need to post your items since christmas is comming up! remember that people shop early to get there items shipped in time.

Also when posting make sure to space out your listings (like wait 10 or 15 mins). That way you have a better chance of reaching a wider audience.

Good Luck!
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