Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Tips for Etsy Sellers

Well, the holidays are almost here! I can't believe that it is almost Thanksgiving! I can't wait!

Anyway, the estybloggers carnival topic that I have chosen is to write something about my good working tips for holiday sales! I guess that we all need good tips. I'm not so sure that I have any that will turn on light bulbs in other Etsysian's heads, but I will share what my disciplines are.

First, I did an over view of my past sales to see what were my frequently sold items. I found that I have sold more jewelry than I thought that I had. It moves slowly, but more of it moved than my other individual items. This surprised me! I guess my focus has been on my fabric items and I just didn't notice. So tip #1 is: see what you have been selling the most of. Be ready to have more of that item on hand.

Tip #2 Can your frequently sold items be customized at all? Buyers like custom handmade items. Can you change colors, personalize or customize? If you can, change your descriptions to reflect that! I have this popular item that can be done in several colors and I'm offering it accordingly.
Tip #3 Make sure you have good shipping policies. If you shop on a certain day, say so, and stick to it! The customer needs to be able to expect the turn-around time that you have promised. Look over your policies and determine what you can safely say that you CAN DO with certainty. I ship on Tuesdays and Fridays. I strive to get my orders out earlier than that. If I can get the order out on, say, Monday or Wednesday, then I am ahead and my customer is happy. Happy customers may become repeat customers!

These are just a few of my suggestions (tips). I hope that this helps someone. Also I am looking forward to and excited to read other seller's tips!


Marlene said...

Thanks for the tips Linda, they are all very good ones.

TiLT said...

Nice tips - thanks :)
I need to put more of a notice on my customizable items - thanks for the reminder.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Great tips...especially the customization one :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Those ARE good tips, Linda!