In case you missed our previous posts, we recently revived our Etsy shop. Being eager and feeling all gung ho, we decided to purchase a spot in the Etsy jewelry showcase, in hopes of making 1 or 2 sales. If you're wondering how the Etsy showcase works, basically it costs $7.00 to book a spot in the showcase for 24 hours.
We had 2 sales last night and we thought it was from the showcase. We thought, "Sweet, this showcase thing works!" But we were actually discovered through Twitter, what a great invention it is.
To sum it up, the $7.00 got us a handful of views and no sales. Although I've heard positive feedback about showcases, we weren't too impressed with our first experience. Next time, we would rather invest the $7.00 for renewing listings.
Advice from one rookie to another:
- If you're going to do the showcase, try your best to fill your shop. They say the magic number is around 100 items.
- Renew the items lined up for the showcase half an hour before it's time for your first item to be listed.
- Put out your specials and marked down items so they're fast pick-me-ups.
- Or save your money instead!
On a brighter note, we are shipping out orders to Switzerland this week, very exciting!
Are you an Etsy seller and had success with the showcase? How do you make the best of out it? Share with us!
Priscilla & Vi