First, I am going to write a few pros and cons about the 2 sites.
- I can load all the pictures at once.
- After listing, the item scrolls across thr front page right away. In fact, it will stay there on that scroll until 25 more items are listed. (Now I realize there are way more items being listed on Etsy, so even if Etsy did that, my item wouldn't be on the front page for long!)
- You can feature your item on the front page for only 50 cents. (I did not do that with this card that I listed.)
- Listing an item is more complicated. There are more steps to it, however, I'm hoping that since this is a new site, the kinks will get worked out, and things will change.
- Not a well known site, so I am not sure how many customers are there!
- The site seems a little hard to navagate yet.
- The listing process is simple. I don't know, maybe because I am so used to it? But there are not that many steps.
- The site is visited more, so there are more buyers here.
- There is a 4 minute delay on the item you just listed to make it to the front page. I did time it, and for this particular item, it was only 2 minutes. Not bad!
- I've always had a beef with the picture loading process...I really want to be able to load all my photos at once!
Handmade: 18 views
Etsy: 3 views.
**Update: 2:30 pm. Etsy: 11 Handmade: 39
**Update again! 6:30 pm. Etsy: 15 Handmade:47
10:45pm Etsy: 17 Handmade:48
So, there are a lot more views there. Not sure what this means for sales. I didn't have any in either store. I will continue to list at HandmadeFuzion for now though.
I will keep you updated throughout the day! In the meantime, here are the 2 cards that I listed. (The first being the one that I uploaded to Etsy, the second to Handmade.)