Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sassytrash on Etsy

WHEW! Getting my ETSY shop set up and first items listed took a lot longer than planned, and was quite a learning experience!

I decided to sell on-line after getting requests to purchase some of my creations, which have always done well for me at the shows, and I decided ETSY might be the best way to do that. So, after finally getting the holidays behind me it's full speed ahead......this is gonna be interesting!

But what work! Photos have to be re-sized, descriptions carefully thought over (trying to describe what I make, and find appropriate tags is a challenging task!), shipping charges figured out, and every detail disclosed--it still takes me about an hour to list one item!

Any tips from you pros out there in the bloggerhood would be ever so appreciated!

(I had to alter my name to SASSYTRASH ANTIQUES AND DESIGNS since awhile back--after I had been blogging about a year--someone used my name to set up shop on ETSY. Hopefully this was a coincidence, and makes me wonder if it would be smart to incorporate my name or something? would it ever matter? I'm clueless in that area)


Rita said...

Congratulations on your new adventure with etsy. Yes it was hard for me too. I also regret choosing a name for another and there is no way to change it! I did add my name lately to make it more personal and my friends will know it's me. I will check your etsy. Ciao Rita

Connie In Michigan said...

Choosing the name on etsy is the hardest part. It still takes me forever to list anything... Make friends with the folks at the post office and they'll help with figuring shipping and how to package etc. Your stuff is wonderful and I am sure you'll have great success. Connie

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

WOOHOO....CONGRATULATIONS on taking the plunge....Your wirework is GORGEOUS & I'm sure you'll develope a LOVELY client base through both your blog & the quality of your designs....!!

Alas, I have no advice though can empathise FULLY with the whole "it still takes me about an hour to list one item" comment as I've been selling on eBay for years & have always found listing to be a very time consuming process....The BEAUTY with Etsy though is your customers will appreciate all the hard work you've gone to....!!!

I have my fingers crossed your pieces start flying out the door....!

Cheers for now & have a WONDERFUL New Year,
Tamarah :o)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Wonderful, I just went over to visit!! It will get easier and quicker. I do all my photos at once and resize them then. Creative and fun descriptions can be difficult after the 5th one or so. lol! I'll be checking in often, you have such wonderful creations!
Congrats on the major accomplishment!

vintagesue said...

congrats!! good luck. i know you will work out all the details soon and not even look back!!!!! your creations are just amazing and unique and i can't wait to check out your site!!!!!
wishes for great success!!!

Anonymous said...

You Etsy store looks wonderful. You did a GREAT job! I think you'll be a huge success!

Coleen's Corner said...

Congratulations to you! That's a dream of mine too - maybe in a hundred years - lol. Best wishes on your new business venture - I'm sure you'll do well.

time worn interiors said...

I hope that turn out great for you! I've set up a shop, but haven't taken the time to put anything on it! I know it's gonna be a big job! Let me know how things turn out!




kpaints said...

Congrats, you are going to have so much fun...I know it is a lot of work but you will get the kinks out and really enjoy your sales! I am headed out to check it out!

Diana Cohen said...

Fantastic!!! Your such a creative sprite! I love your stuff. Now it's available to the world....yah!!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Do we ever slow down...are we tetched in the head...well, Lorie and I have been pondering the etsy thing too, but will wait till we get established at the shows for now...I CAN'T MAKE IT STOP...how 'bout U!!!


(junk whore)

LizlovesVintage said...

Good Luck with Etsy. On my list for 2011! Happy new Year! xx Liz

janyclaire said...

Your work is beautiful. I'm sure you'll do well on Etsy so it'll be well worth the work. I have a shop on Etsy too that I am currently in the process of re-vamping. Great blog, love all things vintage and worn looking. Cheers to the New Year and new adventures!