{Thoughts on Shops} Some Tweaks for Betsy and Bess

betsy and bess bag

For this week’s Thoughts on Shops we visit upcycled purse and accessories shop – Betsy and Bess. Betsy and Bess is an Etsy shop owned and operated by maker Elizabeth in Tennessee. Her shop profile begins: I am a poet, A daughter, a sister, a wife. An artist, A sewist, a woman, a life. (totally [...]

Thoughts on Shops – A Marketing Tweak with Herban Lifestyle

Herban Lifestyle

This week for Thoughts on Shops we will focus on some marketing tweaks for consumable products (products that get used up) – tweaks that will attract the right customers to shopkeepers that create handcrafted consumables and tweaks that will keep them coming back for more. I have never made soap or any lotions or potions, but can guarantee you that soap making is [...]

Thoughts on Shops – A Visual Tweak for Remaine Wicked

RemaineWicked Visuals

A new series called Thoughts on Shops kicks off today! Every Thursday we will take a peek at a different team member’s shop and do some public (these are some brave shopkeepers, folks) critiquing and tweaking and try to offer them some tips to help them sell more of their makings. For this week’s shop tweaks we are going [...]

Themed Nomination Winners – Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

knitstorm hot- takeout cup cozy

This week’s theme is the chilly weather that many of us are facing right now and some stunning cold weather solutions ecoetsy style – and this week’s winners are:  Knitstorm’s amazing take out cup cozy HOT nominated by Mary Zoom Mimxoxo’s  gorgeous handknit cable neckwarmer nominated by Rinebird And our other amazing winners in no particular [...]

Themed Nomination – Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Bamboo Shawl by AnnyMay (left) and Upcycled Houndstooth Scarf by Betsy and Bess (right)

With 75% of the U.S. covered in snow last week – it is hard for many of us to get away from the cold. I was talking to a customer today in Wisconsin where it was -15 degrees and someone else in Canada who’s car was stuck in a snowdrift – ugh! But the one good thing about [...]