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I used to sell on ebay as well as through my own internet store. But when ebay increased their fees, I found that selling small value items was pretty pointless, and the amount of work it took to maintain my store was huge. When I sat down and worked it out, the profit I was making wasn't worth it (taking into account the cost of goods, ebay fees, Paypal fees and my time), so I now only sell through my internet store and spend much less paying to advertise my site through a selection of search engines, etc. I still occasionally sell things off in bulk, or some of the larger dollar value items if I need to clear them quickly, but it is now only a VERY minor part of my business.
I have never tried Etsy, however. I am not even sure it is available here. Just thought I'd share my ebay experience :)
Jennifer Forbes - posted on 05/28/2010
I sell on Etsy as well... my store is asignofthetimes.etsy.com. I specialize in Vinyl Wall Art and handcrafted home decor.
Regarding Paypal, you can pay with your CC thru Paypal without actually having an account and having to sign in. You just have to look for the small link that says something like "pay without a Paypal account. HTH's!
CheLLe - posted on 05/27/2010
I sell on Etsy, I have been on there a little over a year. Although this summer I have been taking a bit of a break from listing new items, my store still has 41 new items. I mostly sell crocheted items. ChellesCraftCorner.Etsy.Com is my store link, feel free to check it out! Its a good selling venue and inexpensive,however there have been some crazy things going on over there lately. So who knows, I may still end up moving my store in the future but for right now, it is still working for me. =) thanks for asking.
Katherine - posted on 05/26/2010
See, so there are those of you that do make crafts or are crafty and do well. I like Etsy, I just have an issue paying for things. I had such an issue one woman finally said forget it and just GAVE me the item. I don't have PayPal, and didn't want to set up an account, just wanted to use my CC, it was a mess!
Shannon - posted on 05/26/2010
I have shops on etsy, eBay, Bonanzle, ArtFire and Pretty Pink Boutiques... however, most of my sales still come from eBay. I make hair bows, jewelry, and tutus and the occasional resell set from one of my two kids gets posted too.
etsy is all about networking... plus to get noticed you really have to list an item almost weekly, and be into their groups and talking all the time. I advertise through FB all the time, and still rarely get sales there.
eBay... again, the fees are crummy... closed my actual store and just run things as buy it nows for 30 days at a time for $.50 each time... plus do $.99 listings for free...
The other places I use... I pretty much just keep updating every month or so... I don't really choose to do much with them.
Katherine - posted on 05/24/2010
I buy on Etsy too. I love Moondog Farm, they have these "momma" necklaces made of various stones, nursing necklaces and more. Your child can pull on them and they're break free.
Soybean Candle Company too, made in Michigan. She does fundraisers so you sell them for $6.25 a candle and profit $3 per candle for your cause. All soy smell awesome.
Roz - posted on 05/24/2010
I buy from etsy :)...I LOVE their hand-made baby hair clippies you can find on there. They look super cute! Check out this link: http://www.jamiealyssaphoto.typepad.com/
My oldest daughter is the first picture at the moment dated 5/22/10 titled "Sweetness" But then there is another family and then my youngest daughter is the picture dated 5/20/10 and titled "Cutest pout EVER". That headband is from etsy :)
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