6 Tips for Strong Holiday Sales on Etsy

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If you followed Myra’s 5 Tips to Get Your Shop Ready for the Holidays Now back in August, you should be ready for the holidays by now. But if you didn’t, that’s ok. It’s not too late to prepare. In addition to what Myra recommended, here are 6 tips on preparing for a strong holiday [...]

Introducing Etsy Gift Cards! {Business Tips}

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Image courtesy of Etsy How many times have you wandered through stores, grumbling, “I don’t know what to buy for Aunt Helen!” or “Dad has everything!” This happens to be all the time. Sometimes I’m very creative and sometimes I hit a wall. I can’t think of any clever or cool or appropriate gifts to [...]

{Business Tips} How to take better product photos

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You spend hours and hours in perfecting your art and listing your products in your shop. It should be a no-brainer that you show off the best and most perfect picture to showcase them. And as they say, pictures are worth a thousand words, right? But  when you upload an image of a product to [...]

{Business Tips} Etsy’s new policy and what it means to you

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Etsy announced a new policy change prohibiting sales of certain types of products on August 8th, 2012. According to the announcement, these are the items that are prohibited in its entirety: Tobacco and other smokeable products: We have long-prohibited the sale of tobacco on Etsy. We’ve added other smokeable products to the list. This includes, but is [...]

Eco-Friendly Back to School Supplies from Eco Etsy

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As the summer winds down, parents are preparing to buy supplies for the new school year as kids are still trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer vacation. And if you are like most of parents, you must have received “the list” of items to send with your child on the first day [...]