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: Favorite My Paintings on Etsy?


Butterfly88
11-12-2015, 11:46 AM
Hi,

If anyone likes my paintings I'd appreciate if you could favorite them on Etsy. More views and favorites results in better search results exposure and can help boost sales.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/239236527/11-x-14-original-acrylic-watercolor-and?ref=shop_home_active_7

https://www.etsy.com/listing/238369256/8x10-3d-abstract-drip-original-acrylic?ref=shop_home_active_14

If anyone else has work on Etsy they are selling I'd be willing to favorite back.

Thank you in advance.

TerryCurley
11-12-2015, 06:30 PM
I did it.

I have been selling my work at a Flea Market (it's really a second hand store) and that is working out for me. But I might try Etsy some day. Have you or anyone here had any success with it?

Butterfly88
11-13-2015, 06:09 AM
Thank you! Haven't sold any art yet but then again I only have two paintings listed. It's not that expensive, only $0.20 per listing plus 3.5% if the item sells, so it's worth a try.

TerryCurley
11-13-2015, 08:37 AM
Thank you! Haven't sold any art yet but then again I only have two paintings listed. It's not that expensive, only $0.20 per listing plus 3.5% if the item sells, so it's worth a try.

I might do that. I would have to keep any pictures I post there separate from the ones I have at the flea market. I can just see doing a good painting putting it up at the flea market it selling right away and then someone purchasing it online in the meantime...what a nightmare. It might be a fun experiment though. I charge about the same as you do for your paintings. How do you figure the shipping costs? In the past what I would do is mail it off (I've sold to some FB friends) and then send them a note asking for the reimbursement of the postage. I'm not sure how I would determine the postage before actually mailing it.

Another question, do you have to have a Pay Pal merchant account. Currently I use Pay Pal to purchase things but never collected money from it. It is very involved to set up?

Has anyone else here use Etsy successfully?

frostiesavage
01-20-2016, 09:40 AM
I've started on Etsy but nothing's been bought yet. If anyone's interested my shop is https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrostieSavage (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrostieSavage?ref=hdr_shop_menu)
You put your own shipping rates and everything when you set it up. I figured it out by going on the post office website and seeing how much parcels of different sizes cost to send.
Also I favourited your shop, Butterfly :)

TerryCurley
01-20-2016, 11:32 AM
I think Ebay is a better deal than Etsy. Just my personal opinion and experience. I have favored both your shops BTW.

leighann
01-30-2016, 06:06 PM
I have favorited both shops :biggrin:

I haven't tried Etsy, but I have a friend who sells handmade infant clothing, and she started out slow, but is now doing a booming business.