A Tour- The improved Etsy

For all those who are deciding on whether or not to open a Shopify or any really simple online store I recommend Etsy.

Etsy has come a long way and has improved tremendously over the last little while in making the store owners successful. With easy click to sales and other goodies it has really made huge strides in helping to make even the newest online members have the best chance of selling their products online.

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What is really nice about it now is that you can view the sale before you even purchase and Item. Before it would adjust once you clicked on the item.  It offers the viewer a chance to see the great discount available to them per store.  Another eye catching feature that entices the view to buy!

And for as little as 20 cents a item, putting many is easy and cheap! Also a really nice feature about Etsy is the New shop manager in your store which keeps everything at your fingertips. Such as promoted listings, finances, etc. manager.jpg

You can check how many people have viewed your store and what items seem to be a hit.

And if you are interested in Promoting your listings with Etsy who is with Google you can for a little as a $1 a day!

They have also taken a new approach to tracking ad performance. Currently, we attribute sales to an ad in two cases:
A buyer clicks on an ad for your item, then purchases that item within 30 days
A buyer clicks on an ad for an item, then purchases any item from your shop within 24 hours.
Starting 4 October, they will attribute sales to an ad when:
A buyer clicks on an ad for an item, then purchases any item from your shop within 30 days.

So overall I am pretty pleased with the way Etsy has changed for the better making sales easier to obtain!

Heres my store link to take a look at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/LizzywhothefunkC

Namaste

 

Sale?! Yes, thats it! How to get some attention on Etsy

I have been an Etsy seller for a few years, I got the odd sale here or there but nothing steady. It has been frustrating, to say the least.  I wondered what was the magic key to get more attention. I added more and still nothing. I changed my photos several times still nothing. I started to add money to bring customers my way from google marketing through Etsy. Got a couple sales but again nothing much.

Over and over I have been trying to get the attention of others by blasting my twitter and facebook. Wondering what the heck was going on!

Then I decided to have a sale, I put a percentage off and waited. BOOM a sale, then another!!!  NICE!

SO I thought that was awesome now people will start to come back often to my shop so I left it for a while and then again…. nothing.

WHY! So I was a bit slow on process mostly because I had other projects so it wasn’t really a priority.

Then when I was finished and wasn’t busy again I decided to have a different sale. And again BOOM! another sale!! then another!

I figured it out… I finally figured what was making people come to my store. If I had a sale it was more appealing to the buyer! Even when I had dropped my prices before the sale it did not matter. It was the coupon sale that was the ticket. It was marketing for me. It cost me nothing really for the overall idea had developed that when you have a sale you drive business to your store!!

So now I got it. The key to getting some sales was not lowering my prices or offering something for nothing.

No it was a 10- 15 % sale at times or even 30 % it didn’t matter as long as I was having something going it was achieving what I had so desperately wanted!  I haven’t made my millions yet and its just starting but I am happy to say if you are new to Etsy have a sale!!!

What do you have to lose, Because the end result is you want the sale and this is how you get people looking! And I know it sounds too ridiculous and simple and it is! try it, the traffic you will see will show you the difference as well thanks for Etsy for having the analytics to keep track of it all for you!

Good luck! and I hope you have great success.

 

Namaste,

L. Campbell