Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Selling On Etsy Tip #4 Getting views
Photo courtesy of Bpgallery
Staying on top of the heap.
Etsy is getting crowded. Jewelry is overflowing, Art is overwhelming and the whole site is getting bigger every day. There is no magic listing time; listing late at night (US) can get you lots of international orders, listing early in the morning can catch you the office crowd (already bored with work).
List often (this has been said before). Etsy doesn't have much of a search engine these days. If you list 10 items in one day and then nothing for two weeks your product will be buried on page 99, how will people find you? Spread out your listings. I take and upload all of my photos at once and then sit down every once in a while to add a new item. This keeps my views fresh and gives me more exposure to new buyers.
You can renew any listing for 20c. If you see a product go by with 4001 views it has been renewed (lets hope it sells this time). Renewing offers the same function as adding a new item; it puts you at the top of the category page and increases your overall exposure. The fee can add up so if you use this feature, do it wisely. And relisting your entire shop at the same time is not only bad etiquette (it pushes all the other sellers items down the page) it is unnecessary and a bit of a turn off. If your items are not getting a high number of views it is probably an issue with your photography, not the time of day it was listed or number of times it was renewed.
Ps I'll be doing a huge segment on photographing your work in upcoming weeks.
Posted by littleputbooks at 7:17 AM