You Were Featured on Etsy!?

Written by Stephanie of SquishyCouture What would you do if Etsy featured your shop?  I mean other than jumping up and down and squealing like a school girl at a Justin Beiber concert?  We all wish for it, but do you know what it actually means in terms of work?  Could you handle the sudden extra volume?…

Holiday Email Marketing

Holiday shopping has started and we’ve spent the past year building our email marketing list and it has paid off, we’ve tripled our list in the last year by being proactive. I wanted to share a few tactics we are using this season to bring in shoppers both online and in person. 1) At the…

Handcrafted! 15 Great Reasons to Buy It!

Handcrafted! 15 Great Reasons to Buy It! 1. You employ sole proprietors; small business owners who are the backbone of local economies. 2. You help grow the vital and direct business model of person to person, rather than supporting six digit incomes of corporate CEOs. 3. You value quality over quantity when you buy one…

Handmadeartists .com Review

Thank you to Sam of RusticCraftDesign for this informative series! This review is intended to be the first in a series of handmade e-commerce website reviews. The plan is to research the websites and compare them against each other with comparable metrics….and in addition to that also conduct an interview of the founder/owner of the…

Relevancy

Reprinted here with permission from Cindy of CindyLouDoesStats. (Thank you, Cindy!) Gaining views from Etsy’s relevancy search is not as difficult as you might think; for the most part, you just need to understand how it works! ****How To Be Relevant for the Etsy Search – Simple Version: If you want to be relevant for the…

Saturday Special

We don’t usually have a Saturday blog post, but I could not wait to share this amazing story! First, let me introduce you to one of our sweet members whom I’ve gotten to know well over the past year. His name is Don Strother and his shop is imagesetc. Don’s specialty is wood cutouts featuring quilt…