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Its what I've been having lately. I will say that I have been selling on that "other site" and have been twice as successful in a shorter period of time. I love Etsy, but its still growing and in my opinion is starting to get over concentrated with a lot of the same thing. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the originality of the idea of Etsy and there are some absolutely wonderful original works and pieces listed on Etsy. However, I do think that it is a little too much of 'too many people selling too much of the same thing'. This goes back to my idea of over concentration of the Etsy marketplace. In due time I believe that Etsy will become even more popular and will continue to offer new and innovative services, but it needs to broaden its range soon, because there are other "Etsy-like" sites popping up all over the place. Honestly speaking, when it comes to that "other site" there's no other site that can compete with it. It has monopolized the Internet-auction based selling genre of e-commerce and right now it seems like the place to be.
I'm not the least bit bitter about my experience on Etsy. I've known of sellers that have been on it for a year and still haven't sold and item or had much success. I think anytime we dive into a new venture in life, that we are excited about it and want the absolute best overcome from it. I will remain on Etsy, buying & selling, because I believe in what it stands for- An appreciate of handmade goods, which is definitely something that "other site" doesn't focus on, then again it doesn't have to.
Just sounding off a bit...feel free to comment!
I've decided to take part in being a little more green, socially and environmentally responsible, so now Sweetz Shoppe Paperie is officially environmentally friendly. All Invites & Save The Date Cards are available in an electronic format, for e-mailing or sending electronically any other way. Please e-mail me at SweetzShoppe@gmail.com or convo me if interested, have questions, or want further details.
It so nice to be able to wake to a nice sunshine today. I mean today is Sunday. Next Sunday is Easter and I'm really trying to decided whether to make a couple of Easter cards. I think I have enough materials to make a set or two, but I'm not really sure if its worth it. I'm really trying to see what's worth it to list and what's not. I have about 10 or so cards that I've yet to post just because. Last night I had what I think at first was "cardmakers block". I started making this set of cards and I don't know what I was doing, but they did not turn how to look how I thought they were going to. I ripped all the paper and embellishments over and stashed everything else away for the next time I decided to do some cardmaking. I did, however, end up with a really cute set of birthday cards.
Now that Spring Break is here I have some time to make some cards and conjure up new ideas for items for my shop. I'm constantly striving to improve my shop so that i am not only more satisfied with it, but so that shoppers are too! With Spring literally just 4 day away, I'm hoping my shop can do a turn around be be more successful with the new season. I was on Jo Ann's.com and found some really awesome supplies that I want to invest in, but I had to restrain myself. I was getting over excited again, like I did when I went on my Hobby Lobby rampage. I spent wayyy too much money! Now I feel like I really need to get on the cardmaking, because I have so many supplies. I went to Michael's about 2 weeks ago and stocked up on some of their $1 items, including some really nice ribbon. I plan on using a lot it on custom orders as well as on my cards. If only Spring Break were longer, but I'll be graduating soon and will have more time to dedicate to crafting. Well, at least I hope so with all the job interviews I hope to be going on! Wish me luck! :-)
Drop by Sweetz Shoppe sometime & visit, lot's of new items listed and more will be added throughout the week.
That's what I've been lately, from being preoccupied with school and graduating to dealing with lots of personal things going on it my life. I'll make this short and probably be back later to finish, b/c I have to be to work in a little bit. Anyway, its been a rough few months for me as far as business goes, but I've been able to learn and create so much during this time. I hope eventually that people will start to appreciate them and possibly take me up on a card or two. Blogging has become a once or twice a week type of activity, pretty much its fallen by the wayside. I'm trying to get back to updating my blog at least every other day, but we'll see. Anyhow, just a little low down on how I've been.~
I've been experimenting with a couple of new invitation designs and I just wanted to show them off. The invitation thing is a new venture for me, I'm trying to it out to see how it goes. Its so much fun creating them and although they've been my focus lately, I still love my handmade greeting cards. I actually have a couple of new one listed in my shop http://sweetz.etsy.com/, check 'em out and let me know what you think. I also have my invites list and am ready to get cranking on them. Anyhow, hadn't blogged in a while and just wanted to drop a line. Happy Wednesday! :-)