Thursday, 4 October 2012

Trying to decide

I'm trying to come to a decision as to whether I should stick with selling on Folksy or not. It seems like just when I think it's really not the best place to sell because I haven't had a sale in weeks I go and sell something new. I'd made this decision a few weeks ago and was slowly letting the shop run down. As things expired I wasn't renewing them so the stock levels were gradually going down. But this week I sold a lovely ticking cushion that I'd actually been starting to think I might keep for myself. It was a good sale so now I'm wondering again.

At the moment and probably until next Spring, I don't have a lot of time for making many new items, but I do have a long term plan to keep my little business going and hopefully do more. So I feel I need to keep an on line presence with my items but the answer is where?

Do I stick with Folksy? Do I try Etsy again as I still have a shop there? Do I open up a little shop here attached to the blog or do I sell via my Facebook page as so many people seem to do? I just can't decide. Despite the fact I can't make many new things, I do still have a lot of stock here that I would love to sell. These three are just a few of the pretty things available that are no longer in the Folksy shop.

I love to hear anyone's thoughts on this. Do you sell on Folksy or Etsy? Which one works best for you?
I'm sure I'll come to a decision soon enough. I'll let you know when I do.

See you soon.


annie's abode said...

i think a little shop attached to your blog is a good idea as it serves as a reminder to visitors that you are selling your crafts

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I canthelp with this one as a seller but as a buyer I prefer Etsy! Your brooch is lovely! Ada :)

the linen cloud said...

I second Ada's comment ... I prefer Etsy as a buyer ... Folksy is a little slower to navigate ... as a seller I simply don't know .. I would look to open a shop in the future ... Bee x

busybusybeejay said...

I think Etsy is probably the better option.Can you sell via your blog?Whatever-good luck.

Josie-Mary said...

It's a tough one.... I haven't sold anything on Folksy for months but still have a small section in my shop. Esty is a bit better for me but again it's been slow lately. I have a FB shop but haven't sold one thing.... maybe I need to push it more as I've heard it's worked for some people. Good luck! x

Morten and Me said...

Thanks for your kind words over at mine.
I have started setting up a shop on Etsy so we will have to see how it goes! Sometimes it's hard to make the effort! :)
Nick x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Hi, I've tagged you, hope you don't mind! Pop over to mine to find out more! Ada :)


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