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#16 DoubleC

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:46 AM

LOL, thanks AZ. Cheryl

Please buy American (No Insult intended to all our friends here from all over the world. Support your economy too if you can.)


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:07 AM

I too, have an Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/.../SalukiFeathers

I do custom orders for dog collars, and in the two months I've been open, average 2-3 sales per month. It seems to be picking up... I do it because it's fun and to help pay for my tools (I'm nowhere close to breaking even, hehe) and it gives me a great opportunity to practice my skills.

So far I'm only using Paypal. Last I checked the direct billing wasn't working for Canada. The funds tend to sit in Paypal until I spend it ordering leather supplies :P

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

LOL, heard that. Only mine doesn't have a chance to do anything but stand and catch its breath.

Please buy American (No Insult intended to all our friends here from all over the world. Support your economy too if you can.)


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:06 PM

I've got an etsy account, just opened last week. Chiefsleatherworks.

http://www.etsy.com/...rks?ref=si_shop

I have been getting a little traffic, but have to wait and see if it picks up, it was the same way when I started selling at the local craft's fair we have here weekly, but after a while people got to know about me being here and the orders and sales of stock items started coming in.


One Problem I have is that I make a lot of special order stuff, so I don't have a lot of inventory to offer nor the cash flow and shop time to build out several hundred items that might or might not sell. I take pictures of the items I make and sell, then post them as examples. Got to work that one out.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

I don't use PayPal due to their anti firearm policies. A friend has an Ebay store , and has had his PP account frozen a few times due to irregular activity-or what THEY thought was irregular.

I use my debit card for online transactions. And yes, I have the same protection as a credit card-which I will not own.

With any online store you need good clear pictures without distracting backgrounds, and good descriptions.


One thing I see is a $10 key fob. I have tons of unused fobs laying around the house. With them being so inexpensive to free to obtain those may be a hard sell. Also for that $ I would want to see something more than a Tandy stamp impression. This is one criticism I see with a lot of "hand tooled" leather goods being sold lately.

With any business you will need to research your market, and your competition - unfortunately that will include WalMart even though they don't sell hand made items. There have been some threads in the business forum covering pricing of items that you may want to read through. Iforgeiron.com also had a good thread addressing pricing of handmade items.

Not trying to be snarky, just pointing out some things I have seen, and heard from my fellow artisans, and guild members.

Edited by BIGGUNDOCTOR, 01 July 2012 - 01:38 PM.

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