A bright, shiny new year feels like a fresh start, don't you think? Like many people, it puts me in the purge and de-clutter frame of mind. Top on my list this year is my Etsy. I recently passed the 400 sales mark and decided it is time for me to clean up the mish-mash, get some focus and make an effort to "brand" myself a little more so people know what they can expect when they go to my shop.
Men's sewing patterns just don't sell. Gone. (Amy, I saved the tissue for you!)
I don't know enough about vintage jewelry or beads to even describe it well. Gone.
I am working on packaging for my inspiration kits so they make a nicer presentation instead of just a pile of stuff packed in a box. I don't think I am ready to commit to printed headers so will probably go with sheet music fold-overs for now. I am trying to keep them envelope-friendly to keep the shipping cost low. All three of these are pretty big but I have plans for different sizes, meaning different price points.
I am thinking of adding international shipping to the listings. I currently ship international but the customers have to convo me and then I add it to the listing. I might be missing out on the impulse buys.
I don't currently take credit cards. My husband takes credit cards in his shop and quite a few of his customers have used them. I am an admitted bottom-feeder in the world of junkers. With most of my items under $15 I never really saw a need but now I'm thinking it might encourage folks to buy multiple items.
Do any of you have big plans for your Etsy shops this year? I would love to hear about it!