Most of us will already know that Etsy is a wonderful resource for newbies who want to go into craft business for the first time, and many sellers have made a great success of selling through Etsy alone. Etsy shops are easy to set up, attractive, easy to use, they attract lots of customers, and best of all there is heaps of help and support for sellers.
Here is my weekly round-up of my 3 fave Etsy shops. Every week I review 3 Etsy shops from a Craft Business point of view rather than just commenting on yumminess of the products that are sold. This means I will be looking things like:
- the photography
- the product descriptions
- the mix of products
- and signs of marketing activity such as other websites or blogs
This week’s Etsy Faves…
Kup Kup carries treasures by Kup Kup Land
Etsy Shop Name & Type: Kup Kup Land. Felt Items
Website/Blog: Kup Kup Land blog
CraftBoom! says: “I found this shop via Craft & Found. In this shop you’ll find lots of sweet, and kooky felt whimsey. There are ‘prints’ stationery, pin cushions and accessories all made from felt. The work is detailed, charming and very unique. This uniqueness is a very good selling point. The photography is nice and clear and the seller provides several views of the items which is always helpful. The product descriptions are also clear and informative, and the method of packing is also outlined which is again helpful. As for other marketing activity this has a cute blog, and you can view her delightful flickr.
Lollipop Forest 3 pocket wallet – by Glass Beach
Seller Name: Maia
Etsy Shop Name: Glass Beach
Website/Blog: Glass Beach blog
CraftBoom! says: “Maia makes yummy wallets and bags from well chosen fabrics. Her accessories are all photographed against a plain background and the photos are all a similar size. This makes the shop look clean, tidy and organized (this way your attention is focused on her bags and wallets and nothing else). There are also multiple views of each item which is also helpful. The product descriptions are also clear and informative, with all dimensions outlined. I’m impressed with Maia’s marketing activity, a list of where her products have appeared (including Adorn!) can be found on her blog.
Red and Aqua Platypus – by Two Little Banshees
Seller Name: Kate
Etsy Shop Name: Two Little Banshees
Website/Blog: Two Little Banshees blog
CraftBoom! says: “Kate makes absolutely delightful child friendly hand sewn soft toys and she also makes yummy bags. Her items are all photographed clearly and she provides several views of her items. It’s easy to see that great care has been taken in the construction of her items and that she has used good quality materials. The product descriptions are also clear and informative. As for other marketing activity Kate has a lovely blog in which she talks about her personal goings on and her craft.
Would you like a quick and easy (and popular) addition/alternative to selling in Etsy? Read about it in my post here.
Do you have a fave Etsy shop that you’d like put under the spotlight? If so please comment on this post to let me know. 🙂