Etsy Resources, Part 1: Alchemy and the Forums

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We all know that Etsy is the place to buy and sell handmade goods, vintage finds and craft supplies, but as a seller, do you take advantage of the various resources that Etsy offers? There are a myriad of resources and to cover them will require several posts.  As such, we’ll focus on 2 areas [...]

Guest post: Using “Redirect” to Make Your Website a Hub for Your Shop

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Today’s post is by Amy, the Team Graphics Designer of EcoEtsy. She is the owner of Ojami on Etsy where she creates altered Bento Boxes and sells Sashiko (Japanese running stitch embroidery) supplies. You can contact her through her shop, blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Many Etsy shop owners have multiple Etsy shops or shops on [...]

Aligning business with charity

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The decision to donate money to charitable causes is a personal one.  But the decision to donate a portion of the proceeds of your shop can run the range of emotions from feeling honor and pride at helping a deserving cause to shame at promoting it as some consider it distasteful to mention these things. [...]

Do promo/discount codes work?

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My last post regarding whether or not to include freebies with orders mentioned an alternative idea to include promotional/discount codes if a shop owner was unable to or unwilling to include freebies.  This post will explore that topic a bit more to determine if this type of marketing strategy works to bring in more sales. [...]

Freebies: to give or not to give…

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…that is the question of today’s blog.  There are certainly pros and cons to giving freebies away with customer orders so we’ll explore both sides, give some ideas on unique ways to gift your buyers if you choose to go that route along with some important considerations. The Benefits: First let’s talk about the positives.  [...]