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Etsy does anyone use it?

Post by Guest on Mon 6 Sep 2010 - 11:17

Somone told me to put my cards on different websites to ebay and etsy came up I have had a look into it a little bit, was just wondering if any of you have used it to sell or buy I think it is American i it worth joining?

Any other good sites to join for selling cards?

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Post by Di Masters on Mon 6 Sep 2010 - 12:19

Just had a quick look, not something I have ever used.
I suppose you must work out how much you would have to sell cards for, including their fees and then add postage costs then decide if you think people would pay enough for handmade cards. Much the same as ebay really.
Too be honest I have yet to hear of anyone selling/making much on cards online. There are so many people making their own these days.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Mon 6 Sep 2010 - 13:00

I agree with Di, that's why I don't sell cards any more to be honest; too many people wanting cards for next to nothing. The best way I had of actually earning money by selling cards was to do wedding orders; but it can be very hard work sourcing the kit to make 200+ identical invitations!

I do have an Etsy shop, but for my beads. You pay 20c to list something for 4 months.

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Post by karinlouise on Mon 6 Sep 2010 - 15:01

i never had much success with ebay, and only one order aftering putting all cards on facebook, but you said you'd done well on ebay em, so maybe it might work for you

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Sep 2010 - 16:53

I won't make cards for selling any more. Exactly as Di said, too many
making cards and buyers want something for nothing. I would rather spend
my craft time making cards to give to family/friends , or do projects or
make postcards for my comping.

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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Sep 2010 - 17:39

I do really well with family and friends buying, I dont do too bad on ebay either have sold 15 in the last two months which isnt too bad, mostly motorbike and beer stamp ones!! So I think they maybe a market for that!

Anyway I have the chance to put in a quite posh shop like a boutique shop, they have been requesting handmade cards, so I am hoping something might come of this, I think they may pay a bit more money we will see!

I think I might give etsy a miss though, just takes more time to add cards and sell!

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Mon 6 Sep 2010 - 17:58

Good plan, if you can sell locally to a 'niche' market it's always better! Etsy is SO big it's unbelievably hard to get noticed.

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