For those of you who sell your products...

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by CranberryCreekFarm, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. CranberryCreekFarm

    CranberryCreekFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fo those of you who sell your vegetables, candles, soaps, jewelry, jams & etc. Where do you sell? Online or physical location? How do you advertise? Any advice would be great!

    Right now we advertise through online for sale databases like craigslist, have busniess cards that we put up on bulletin boards outside of stores, BYC, Sell at farm swaps & etc. We also have a twitter, facebook fan page and a website w/ webstore thats smart phone capable.
     
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  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Have you tried Etsy?
     
  3. CranberryCreekFarm

    CranberryCreekFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was curious about etsy. Especially over ebay, wehre etsy has great handmade products. We already have a webstore on our site, does etsy get it's own traffic? Meaning, Is is worth opening and I won't have to advertise 2 webstores?
     
  4. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    Etsy is a better road to go than Ebay. The fees are lesser. The layout and convience is pretty rad. I have an Etsy myself. I highly recommend it.
     
  5. CranberryCreekFarm

    CranberryCreekFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you need to advertise your etsy store, or does it generate its own views since it is a popular website?


    -- Does anyone sell/ship jams and jarred goods? I'm wondering how to package them while keeping shipping costs low.
     
  6. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely check out Etsy. I have a link in my signature to my own Etsy page and the link to our official BYC Team on Etsy. My name on there is etsybtsy.

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    It would help to just go to the main etsy site and search for what it is that you plan on selling. You'll see how other shops are arranged and the types of photos they take. Photos make a huge difference.
     
  7. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    Quote:Do you need to advertise your etsy store, or does it generate its own views since it is a popular website?


    -- Does anyone sell/ship jams and jarred goods? I'm wondering how to package them while keeping shipping costs low.

    I dont personally sell jams or canned goods. However if you want to keep costs down go to the USPS website and order O boxes, they are small and square, you can pack them easy and they are very cheap with shipping I usually ship one for 5-8 dollars.
     
  8. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Etsy for sure! You will still need to advertise some, but there are tons of shops who have a regular internet store in addition to Etsy.

    If you do food goods, make sure you are following all your local laws to be safe. ie For me to sell cakes/cupcakes/candies etc, I have to prepare them in a commercial kitchen. I don't have one, am not building one and don't know anyone who runs a restaurant. So, I just bake for friends. You can "get away with it" on Etsy, but I'd buy from someone who says they have a bakery license over not any day.
     

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