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IanT

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how does one direct traffic towards your etsy shop?? like there are so many out there...what makes people choose a certain one?
 

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Ian, that is the million dollar question! There is no correct answer. There are millions of ways to promote a shop, at etsy, on the web or brick & mortar. They all take either time &/or money. You pick a hanful, try them out & see which best suit your needs, time & financial constraints.
 

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The best place to start (IMHO) is to figure out WHO your customers are & WHERE they get their info.

EX) If your customer base is senior citizens, promoting on my space is probably not going to get you there, etc.
 

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One great thing about Etsy, is, your tag lines, descriptions, show up on Google searches. They must have a Google Bot. I need to get my own site set up, and it's a goal by this mid summer. Man, paying on the average of $120 to $170 per month Etsy fees, ouch. :? I have had suggestions for setting up a web site, any others suggestions? PM me.

Paul :wink:
 

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Etsy's fees are just a drop in the bucket when you figure what your overhead would be if you had a B&M shop or even what it's going to cost you to get traffic directed to your shop if you have an independant website.
 

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Tab, thanks!! I think i am going to pick up some marketing books and stuff before i take it public (in some time...still got alot of time before that happens) but I can learn as much as I can...i actually started a binder with all my info in it so thats good stuff :D...slowly but surely!!
 

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*hijack*

Has anyone noticed and "changes " with Etsy?

IanT- When I opened my shop, I bought I few things from other crafters so I could see how the whole process worked. :) Good Luck!
 

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What type of changes are you refering too Lane?

ETSY changes & tweaks things on a regular basis. The latest change is filtering supplies & vintage out of all the handmade searches & allowing a customer to search by price.
 

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What photo organizer? That must be our Memorial Day gift :lol: .

Things do regularly just POP up. You can generally go to the forums & see people discussing & cussing every new thing that is added, tweaked or changed.
 

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Oooooooooooooooooh Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I LOVE the photo organizer! It was NOT there yesterday.

I just found the shop policy page too. It's new as well.
 

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If you open up one of your listings & go to the page w/ your photos, there are little arrows so you can change the order of your photos. very cool!
 

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Oh wow that is so kewl! Thanxs Marr for the site that is awesome for newbies!
 
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