Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Etsy

I think I will be testing the waters over at Etsy.com soon as I've just been informed that Ebay's rates are going up from 5.25% to 8.75% on February 20th. That is a huge price hike and while they are giving a few perks to powersellers, such as free gallery and slightly reduced listing fees, I feel it is another slap in the face to hard working sellers such as myself. If you haven't heard about Etsy, now is the time to check it out. It's like one huge global art and craft market. It is geared more to my kind of product than ebay. It is not an auction like ebay. There will be a set price for each item but it does have a feedback system like ebay has. I'll make sure to write a blog entry when I start to sell there. Right now, I may begin putting some pieces in my Etsy store that don't sell on ebay.
My Etsy Store URL (empty right now): http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5520733

Jen
Here are a few pieces I've been working on that should be for sale on ebay soon. Gotta get 'em on before the big price hike:)

3 comments:

Designs by CK said...

Hi Jen ~ I wish you much luck with Etsy. Your pendants would sell well there as handcrafted jewelry is a TOP seller there. Etsy selling fees are a steal and there are MANY great artists that sell there. I just have not had that good of luck selling on there...hopefully you will fare better! '-)

Best,
Chris

ThisOldHenHouse said...

shoot... I've been on etsy for awhile and I didnt even know the rates were going up!

*sigh* always the last to know!

your pieces are beautiful!!

Much luck!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

I'm heading there with you Jen and wish you the best of luck!!!