Anyone sell on etsy?

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b_m_p
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Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by b_m_p » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:07 pm

I'm thinking I might open an etsy store for the shirts that won't have bidding wars on them, you know- 99% of the stock. Anyone know anything about the success of shirts there?
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Re: Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by jimmyj » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:17 pm

Never ventured there myself, but this crew does and seems to do well.

http://www.defunkd.com/2011/02/28/skippy-haha/

Etsy sellers have to take a lot more responsibility for driving traffic to their listings whereas eBay has it built in.

There's a bit of a vintage t-shirt scene on there.
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Re: Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by b_m_p » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:59 pm

Cool, thanks for the link!
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Re: Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by hermosavtg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:54 am

Never tried etsy, but i did post some items on "Bonanza" (used to be Bonanzle). I never heard a peep from them. :(
DownTown
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Re: Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by DownTown » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:33 pm

Just got on etsy myself last week, got a couple questions and maybe about 10-20 views an item but no sale yet. Hoping to slowly build a little market but you have to work at it. There are a couple of people selling a decent amount of items on a daily basis but it does take hard work and promotion.

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Re: Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by Fatandyz » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:26 am

Keep us posted...I'd loved to hear how you do on Etsy. I chat with people on twitter that sell on Etsy, but I've been too skiddish to make the leap
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Re: Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by DownTown » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:16 am

I can say I got my first sale yesterday, took 7 days, but the views are coming, the questions are coming. I would say it is not as instant as ebay but I feel most likly in the next 6 months I should hit something.

Only draw back is I will be sitting on inventory but we will see how it goes. I will post again how it is going in maybe 45 days.

-Jimmy
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b_m_p
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Re: Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by b_m_p » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:15 pm

I got on a week ago. I love it. Only three sales, nothing too pricey, but I've only been able to put about 50 items up so far. Lots more views on my "not so special to get ebayers to look at it" items. And the fees are way better than ebay auctions (never had an ebay store, it was such a hassle to set one up). And there's a social networking aspect of it too, which is fun.
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Post by DownTown » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:07 pm

/\ I 100% agree, so far I got up to 6 sales and have listed 56 items thus far. I sell high-end & vintage on ebay, and my vintage never gets much views so etsy has really helped me find a way to sell a lot of the vintage I find. $ 0.20 for 4 month listings and a litte under 3% if it sells. So far I'm really liking etsy !

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Re: Anyone sell on etsy?

Post by oscar » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:30 pm

Downtown- what's your shop called? Mine is Blackmarketpop.
http://www.etsy.com/people/blackmarketpop
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