Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A little secret?

There was an interesting thought last night on the forums. Tagsonbags says...

"Could THIS be the Secret to Etsy Success?
I've notice that most of the top sellers on etsy have many, many items listed in their shops - typically around 100 - and many up around 200 to 300+ items. (even those that aren't selling supplies)
...could it be that simply listing around 100+ items is the secret to etsy success?"

And then, JaredKS says,
"I too have had more sales after having a lot of options, but I think it might be the many sales resulting in lots of listings, rather than the other way around."

Either way, I think it is worth a try. Now 100 items in my shop seems a little daunting to me at the moment, but I see the wisdom in listing a lot...the views have to come up! And I am not thinking that I have to have exactly 100 items in my shop...just filling it up a little more. I used to be somewhat afraid that the last pages won't be seen, and that is still a possibility.

I have to add what subu said here also...
"I do believe that a fully stocked store looks better and shows to me that this is more of a business than a hobby..."

Look for more items in my shop starting today! ;) And. in case you want to read this thread for yourself, here is the link:
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5501639

3 comments:

Jodie said...

That's a really good idea - I always think I have lots of items in the shop (almost 40) but in reality that is nothing on etsy.

Jared in Kansas said...

Couldn't hurt. :)

Funky Art Queen said...

That may be true. This week I am addressing Etsy success on my blog. If you are interested in joining the conversation....we are all trying to learn how to be Etsy Success Stories! Thanks