Making the Most of Every ETSY Sale: Packaging

Everyone loves seeing that ETSY transaction email and the Paypal “You got money” one that follows, who doesn’t love getting sales, but it’s the behind the scenes customer service after the sale that can help generate repeat business.  How you handle a sale is important to customers; from packaging to delivery.   So part one of this series is: Packaging

* Packaging.  I love buying items on ETSY and receiving them in cute packages. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, I have bought some cute items that came in construction origami boxes.  Here are some great resources on: Packaging

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/fabulous-packaging-and-wrapping-with-rikrak-5926/

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/seller-how-to-pretty-as-a-package-5327/

http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6679688

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ETSY: Slow Sales and Summer

Sakura Flower Ring

 

Around summer there is always alot of buzz about slow sales on ETSY, it usually starts happening in March and the sales decline a little more going into the summer, I just want to say “Don’t Worry”. The history of retail sales has always been busy August-February and slow getting into later spring and summer (unless you have summer items to sale, or you have a steady repeat customer base). I know it can be hard not to be frustrated, discouraged, I can imagine how it is for newbies since I was a newbie starting at the middle of the slow season last year. If you have a good product, I promise things will get better. In the meantime have you thought about:

 

* Making a New Banner

* Taking New Pictures

* Developing a New Product Line

* Making Over Your Shop

* Stocking Up For Season

* Local Marketing

* Craft Fairs

* Start a Blog

* Research

 

I keep myself busy by crafting new items, stocking up shop, making my shop colorful and pretty (I made a new banner!) and focus on a new plan of attack for the upcoming season. Don’t worry, the slow season is almost over, and August is going to roll around and so will your sales.

 

Handmade ETSY Holidays: Savings and Sales!

Swarvoski Shell Dangle Earrings

 

ETSY is a wonderful place to do holiday shopping, they have a little of everything for everyone. I like to call it the “One Stop Shop” for the best of what the handmade world has to offer.

 

In my own shop NaturalAmberDesigns I am offering a huge holiday sale. Please stop on in if you love jewelry!

Happy Holiday Sale! Starting November 28th huge holiday savings! 10% off all orders under $25.00, $5.00 off all orders over $25.00, $10.00 off all orders over $50.00, $15.00 off all orders over $75.00, and $25.00 off all orders over $100.00! (Refunds Submitted Through Paypal)~