Archive for the 'Etsy Info' Category

How NOT to run an Etsy shop

I just wanted to take a minute and publicly laugh at myself after looking at my Wonderland Bath Etsy shop.  I’ve let things go to heck while working on the rebranding, so my shop is an good example of how NOT to do it on Etsy.  Maybe laughing at my own shop will help others fix any problems in their
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More on Names

Finding a business name can be super easy, or it can be one of the most challenging parts of starting a business.  Sometimes the perfect name falls in your lap, and sometimes it eludes you for months. I appreciate all the suggestions in the last post.  Even if I don’t like a name, that helps me narrow things down to
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Etsy Weather Report Graph – August 2010

Attention!! This will be the last time I publish the charted data from Etsy weather reports. Then the charts are moving to a new home.

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Reminder on FTC laws for sewists

Are you selling your clothing, quilts, scarves and other textile items illegally? The National Textile Association put out a reminder on FTC label requirements for country of origin, and I thought it would be useful to summarize it.  Even if you think this doesn’t apply to you – you should know it anyway.

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Etsy front page love

Toot, toot!  (that’s the sound of my own horn I’m tooting on) The screenshot below is the front page of Etsy from last Thursday.  See the 3rd column, 2nd row?  That’s my neck ruff perched upon my daughter’s neck. After selling on Etsy for over a year, it’s still nice to finally get some front page love.  I gave up
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For my next trick – graphic design

As stated before, I want to update the look of my blog with something original.  I’ve designed websites before, but I’ve always relied on free graphics.  This time I want something original.  So I went looking for ideas to inspire me.  And I unlocked the secret to graphic design that has eluded me for years. 

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More packaging ideas

I just ran across a  blog today called The Gifted Blog, which has great ideas for gift wrapping.  Etsy sellers who want “boutique” type packaging at a reasonable cost should check out the ideas from the Gifted Blog.  Of co ourse the site is also handy for Christmas or other gift wrap events. The Gifted Blog has some great ideas
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A plethora of Etsy tools

Another gift for Etsy sellers… I’ve found many, many tools on the internet that are intended to help Etsy sellers. All of my favorites can be found on this Etsy Sellers Tools page I created at Sqworl. There are 34 links today, and the list keeps growing. Each link has my note about why the site is helpful, as well
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Another Etsy tool – Sellit

Now that Etsy opened up their API for code writers to interface with Etsy, there are more new tools out there everyday. The sellit shopbot puts your shop and items in a neat little widget that you can share on your blog, website, facebook, myspace, twitter, and more. Here’s my free shopbot. Pretty cool, ain’t it?

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Craftweasel Tag tool

Attention buyers and sellers on Etsy.  You should check out this tool called Tag Finder on Craftweasel. You tell it your main tag, then it suggests other tags for your items and also tells you things like typical views and prices for other items with those tags. Let me show you.

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