Are my Etsy prices too high?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HorseFeathers, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    I was just wondering, since it costs a good deal to have photos printed... If you wanted to, would you buy them for that price or should I look into lowering them?
    Thanks all [​IMG]
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Not sure- Very good pictures but you might want to join a photography board or something and see if they can help you market or set prices- I'd never think to get pictures from Esty ... wouldn't cross my mind really
  3. keedokes

    keedokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    I don't think so. But you may want to lower the prices as a sale or something to draw people in, or until you get some regular sales.
  4. bakohens

    bakohens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2010
    I don't think so. I'm new to Etsy as well (joined back in January) and have also been having a difficult time trying to set prices. It seems that what I think something is worth and what people will pay are two waaaaay different things. I started pricing my Eggsential Tote a bit higher than it currently is (it is now $20) but wasn't selling any. I've since lowered the price and have sold a few. But considering the time that is involved, I can't lower the price any more. If I was paid by the hour, I would be making about $1 an hour!

    With other things - dresses, etc - that I don't mind having in inventory (hanging in my guest closet), I won't lower the price at all; they can stay until the right person comes along unless I get really desperate for money! Thankfully this is a hobby and not my sole source of income. If it was, I would be hurting.

    Figure out what your bottom barrel price is and find a compromise between that and what you think they are worth.

    Good Luck!

    BTW: Love the little bird drawing!
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    There are some I would pay that price for but not others. I think it completely depends on what a person wants.
  6. BC_Farms

    BC_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2010
    Enfield & Chaplin CT
    That is a fair price for exceptional photography. I would stick to more generic images of animals and nature though. You have a few pictures of images that I don't think people would identify as much with. I think cross posting on a photography website would be a good idea too.
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Thanks all! I was a bit worried... being new to Etsy and all, I wasn't sure of the price range.

    And thanks for the tip, keedokes... I'm planning on doing that soon. [​IMG]
  8. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    Quote:I agree....I don't buy stuff like that at all.

    Hard time right now still to sell stuff....keep that in mind.

    Good luck!

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