… I sell hats/beanies for all sizes, I sell baby hats and booties sets, kitchen items like washcloths/dishcloths, scrubbier, potholders. And I have spa-like sets of face scrubbies and little washcloths and soap sacks to put bars of soap in for baths and showers.
… It is not easy, especially since Covid-19. Your team is like a family that needs to be cared for and nurtured and in these difficult times, it’s not been a smooth ride as there has been a disruption in the work cycle not just that even logistics has been really messed up. I manage my Etsy stores single-handedly, I also design and create along with that.
… I do international and let Etsy handle shipping time varies on international but local is very fast one-two days I offer free shipping as a sales inducement on certain products. I package carefully to ensure the safety of products.Believe social media is important but I’m still a rookie at this only in my second year. Only use Etsy ads. I try to present interesting photos using gemstone backdrops to create excitement.
Yes, we do ship internationally. We have fixed prices and try to keep the shipping prices low. We ship the same day, sometimes the 2nd, but rarely do we take more time than that. Yes, we do offer free shipping. We feel it show our customer care and give the customer extra convenience. We package our products with care and double-check our work to avoid mistakes.
… Being an entrepreneur is no easy task. I enjoyed the most is when I list my item up and people enjoyed it. Even though they did not buy it yet but seeing numbers in my cart makes me feel happy and make my day. The hardest things about being an entrepreneur is that hoping customer will like and buy my products.
… I discovered Etsy online since it is a great website for selling handmade products. I decided to sell on Etsy because I want more people to wear my handmade rings. In my perspective, my handmade rings represent my effort, and making rings brings me happiness.
… We remember the first sale very well – we thought what a brave person who is ordering something from ar away country somewhere in Northern Europe. Everything went well then, so we continue. Only natural Baltic amber is used for our malas. simple 🙂 sometimes our clients ask to create wood or stone malas for them – and we do so. But amber is an absolute winner.
… We are holistic therapists and work with Reiki, Angelic, and Ascension Energies – We have trained to help people remove blockages in their life that prevent them from moving into their Higher Purpose in life = We believe the use of crystals is part of this process. We started our business in 2004. We have also worked as professional therapists and as 12 step sponsors.
… I did have experience making necklaces and earrings when I was a kid, but I had to teach myself how to use a loom or do individual stitches. It didn’t take long to produce projects. I was happy enough for sale, but I do find that I don’t think my projects are as good as people tell me they are. I seem to be a bit of a perfectionist.
… I had no bad experiences yet, it is my style to always have a happy customer, no matter what, if the piece they bought is not what they wanted once they receive it, is better to work with them and change their unhappy experience into a good one. Bad reviews are probably the worst for new business and you want to avoid having any.