As promised in my last post, I'm going to show you the bags I’ve been working on for my online stores.
I’ve had a Misi shop for a few months now. I’ve had a couple of sales (and plenty of views), but have received feedback from customers saying that the site didn’t make it easy for them to make their purchases. They’d had problems with the site working really slowly, and with making payments for items (the site kept freezing).
So, last month, I opened an Etsy store too. I thought I could then test BOTH sites out and see which suits me best.
I liked the relatively small size of Misi (it makes it easier for people to find my things, and seems more personal). BUT, of course, I was not happy about the problems I heard about from customers (I worry that it looks bad on me, too). On the other hand, Etsy is soooooo huge! I haven’t sold anything on there yet, and each item has only been viewed a couple of times. However, it seems to be organised and run much more efficiently than Misi.
What to do??? If you have any experience (good or bad) of either of these sites, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the matter! Also, I’d love to hear any tips you may have on making Etsy items more ‘visible’!
Well, here are some photos of my most recently added stock (to Misi AND Etsy):
As I said, I’d be VERY grateful for ANY advice on which online crafty market places you think may work best for me, and/or on how I could improve or market my online stores!
I hope you’re making the most of your Saturday – I’ll be off to my first ‘Stitch & Bitch’ session soon.....