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Old 11-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Etsy?
Just wondering if any of you have ever sold anything on Etsy? I'm curious how it works. I have some ladies at work telling me I should put stuff up on Etsy. One of the main questions I have after looking around the site is you have to list a shipping price, well if the person lives in your city do they have to pay the shipping price if they buy it online, like does the shipping automatically get added to the total?

I'd love to take a look at your etsy shops if you have one. Tell me what you think of the site ups and downs?
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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hmmm maybe Etsy is a no no topic on here. Woopsy.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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No, not at all. I think you're just in the post-Thanksgiving (Black Friday?) lull. I have no experience with Etsy but I could never charge enough for a hand knit to make it worth my time.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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Yeah, no problem with discussing it. You just have to be patient sometimes especially over the holidays.

I don't know how anyone makes money selling their knitting there. Or anywhere. Between the yarn and time involved to make a project worth selling the price would be pretty high wouldn't it? I'd ask those women at work what they'd be willing to pay for various things. Then figure out how many skeins of yarn you'd need and how long it would take you to complete it and calculate the price. See if its worth it.

Anyway, the site itself should have info on what Etsy's cut is so you can price your item accordingly.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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The scarf I made was pretty simple to knit and only took a few hours. The yarn was 11.99, when I wore the scarf today everyone went crazy for it. I think I could sell them for about 40.00 which would def be worth it for me. I could really use the money and I enjoyed knitting it. But I would want to put it on etsy so that people could leave feedback. Or maybe it would be best to just sell it to them personally, I'm not sure.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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I've never used etsy to sell nor buy, I have only looked there. My understanding from a niece who has put items for sale on etsy is getting established as a reputable seller is a big challenge. I'm not certain she even still has things listed there, I should find out.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #7
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I purchased my (pottery) Yarn Bowl from Etsy. Neal's Pottery advertised in the Vogue Knitting magazine...I visited his link...and it took me to his Etsy shop! I had an excellent shopping experience with him! He has a dynamite Jewelry Bowl for sale today...drool....it's such a neat idea!

I've also purchased other knitting related items from Etsy. No problems whatsoever. However, I haven't sold anything on Etsy. I really should....
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #8
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I have a love hate relationship with etsy. In some ways, I really like it. I've been able to make a little money on the side selling my crocheted things. In some ways I hate it b/c other people will list items just like mine only using cheaper materials and/or charge less and I wonder how in the world they are making any money doing it. I used to have several pages of listings, but now keep it to just a few items. Just when I think something won't sell, I re-list it and it sells right away! lol
Once I sell the things in my shop, I'm still debating whether or not to keep it after that...
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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As far as shipping charges go, you can have a note in your shop that says you will refund the shipping if they want to do a local pick up. Or you can put on your shipping policy that if they are local they can pick up and skip the shipping fee, but that you would make them a reserved listing if they are interested in a particular item.

As far as what etsy charges to sell: They charge 20 cents to list an item and 3.5% of item. (does not include shipping price) Paypal which I use also charges me 30 cents plus 2.8% of item. (including shipping)

I have found help using this calculator. I just punch in how much I want to make and it tells me how much I need to charge. http://www.gregledet.net/efcm.html
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