It’s been a quiet week sewing wise as I’ve been busy reading and researching for my new business.
came to the decision early on that my business would be purely online
selling. I know that attending craft fairs are great places to sell but I
have to be realistic. My physical health isn’t good and whilst Mr
Gertie would help me out, it’s unfair to ask him to do so each time.
been checking out Etsy and Folksy to see what kind of things are
selling and also getting a gauge of prices and postage. I would love to
offer free postage – as a buyer I hate paying it – but is that
practical. I read that customers who buy handmade items from the likes
of Etsy and Folksy expect to pay postage, yet buyers on eBay want free
postage. Do you think that’s correct?
Comparing the two sites
Etsy is the bigger of the two, and so has the potential for more
customers, however getting a foot in the door won’t be easy. Folksy,
being smaller, means that customers aren’t bombarded with thousands of
items so my products could have a chance of being noticed. I also
checked out UK sellers on Etsy against Folksy and those on Folksy had
the higher percentage of sales.
Having weighed everything up I’m
going with Folksy for now, then (hopefully) branch out to Etsy and
possibly other sites too. Now all I need is things to sell....
Have a great week.
PS why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.