Saturday, February 4, 2017
Adventures on Etsy
So, I am finally getting lots of inventory listed on Etsy. (Click on that to see my shop.)
I find, though, that it is a very niche market when it comes to selling antiques & collectibles. The type of merchandise that sells on ETSY is not generally the merchandise I want to spend the bulk of my time dealing with.
Maybe it is because I am a Taurus, and we tend to be stubborn, stuck in our ways,etc.....
Or, it is due to the fact is just that ETSY is more geared towards crafts, fashion and decor, and "vintage" just happens to cover a portion of that.
I do have inventory that is of an ETSY ilk, but sales are still slow. I find that all the extra activity it takes to get eyes to your listings is extreme, and, frankly, harkens of a ton of extra work that was at one time unnecessary.
If I had someone else working for me, and they could strictly run and promote the ETSY store front, that would be fine, but the only people working for me at the moment are the 3 of us...
Me, myself, and I.
There is always eBay, right?
eBay has long been out of the picture for me....and I will tell you one of the many reasons in the next posting.