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Stacyspy

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Does anyone have any experience with them? I'm comparing fees for different sites, and Scott's has no listing fees, and charges 4.99%. Meanwhile, Etsy charges $.20 and 3.5%. I like that if using Scott's, I would only pay if it sells, but does Etsy get so much more traffic that it would be worth the fee?
I'll add that I don't expect a large amount of online sales, I'll use it more for the folks passing through my area to reorder easily, and to have a "website" without having to pay for my own just yet.
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I'll be honest, I never heard of Scott's so I would think Etsy gets a ton more traffic. Most people have at least heard of etsy even if they haven't gone there.
 

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I've never heard of them either. And keep in mind that Etsy has another fee if you use their checkout (which varies by country, https://www.etsy.com/help/article/2028).

For example, if a customer purchases a $10 item (plus $2 for shipping and $0.96 sales tax), I pay Etsy:

$0.20 listing fee
$0.35 for selling the item
$0.64 for using Etsy's checkout

Makes Scott's even more reasonable, but I would worry about traffic. I have a hard enough time selling on Etsy.

Edited: I just checked out Scott's. They don't have their own checkout so you have to use PayPal--and pay their fees.
 
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I'm afraid I'm like everyone else, have never heard of Scott's either. That seems like a bad sign in terms of exposure/sales. I don't think I would use them as my only sales outlet. Is there any downside to using Etsy, *and* trying on Scott's for a while to see how it goes (since listing is free?)
 

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I'm afraid I'm like everyone else, have never heard of Scott's either. That seems like a bad sign in terms of exposure/sales. I don't think I would use them as my only sales outlet. Is there any downside to using Etsy, *and* trying on Scott's for a while to see how it goes (since listing is free?)
There really isn't a downside to more than one at this point. I have an Etsy page, although for all the listings I've done, I haven't done very well in sales. Most of my listings kind of pale in comparison to others, as I use one good- I think- photo with a scent description and ingredient list. I'm not very good with all the in depth stuff, like some others are. Since my listings are due to expire this week, I have to decide what to renew, and I have some new stuff to add.
I did a page on Scott's Market this morning with 16 listings. I've already had several visitors and a few products favorited, so we'll see... Scott's caught my eye only because it's been on my FB page, and a few of my non-local friends have mentioned it to me.
 

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