Tell me...What's your poison?

Tell me... What's your poison?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Get More Views on Etsy

I wanted to share this article from a fellow etsian Tangled Metal also here on Blogger as I hope this might help some of you sellers out there.  God knows we can all use all the help we can get right?

We are all looking to get more views for our shops. More views mean more potential for sales. Of course, it only takes one view from the right one person to make a sale. There are a few things that you can do to help increase your views. Today I would like to point a few of those out.

1. Add more items to your shop. A lot of people talk about a magic number of items in your shop. At that magic number you start to make sales. While everyone seems to have a different magic number most agree it is around or over 100 items. More items means more results in searches and more items to look through.

2. Link to your shop sections. If you have 10 pairs of earrings you can have 10 potential views. Within your listing say something like "For more variety see my Earrings Section" This will get people to view more items in your shop per visit. If you have an item that isn't in a section link to the main page of your shop. Every listing should have a link to somewhere in your shop.

3. Blog about it. If you have a blog, mention and link to shop sections as well as the items. Directing someone to a section in your shop gives them far more options than just to an item, even if there is a link to the section from the item.

4. Tweet about it. Tweet about the sections in your shop. It will get people to go to your shop rather than look at the item in Twitter. It is easy not to go to the item if it is shown in Twitter.

5. Put your best face forward. Put the best items you have on the front page of your shop. Enable the Rearrange Shop function and move the best to the front. Try to put a variety of items on the first page. Also put a broad price range on the page. When you renew or add items remember Etsy puts them on the first page of your shop so you need to rearrange after adding new items or renewing items unless you want them on the first page. Also make sure that you are not duplicating your "Featured" items.

Maybe something here is a new idea for you or maybe you just forgot about doing it. Every little bit you can do to offer your potential customers a variety the better chance you have to convert them to a sale. Please feel free to add items to the list in the comments. Or if you don't understand, ask a question.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Busy busy busy busy busy!  OY!  That's life right now...or what is similar in representation to what I call a

As well as my 2 real world jobs I have been quite ill and will hopefully know quite soon what is wrong and how it can be fixed so please bear with me.  My shop will also be on vacation on the weekends through the first weekend in October because I work at the Michigan Renaissance Festival and take most of my items with me.  I know this can be confusing and frustrating and I do apologize for this but I don't want to accidentally sell the same one of a kind piece to 2 different people at the same time.  Personally I would find that significantly more frustrating myself.

With my illness I am doing my best to produce new items but it is making things a little more than a little difficult so please bear with me.  I'm sure I will be ok and back to normal soon it's just making life difficult for a bit.  I hope you can all understand.  Thankfully I have assitance with the shipping of items so if you do make a purchase I will more than likely have it in the mail the same or next day and I will notify you on an individual basis if that changes.

Thank you all so much for the shop love and don't forget to pass the word on my Facebook Fanpage so you can be enetered to win in the next giveaway over there!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Hey gang!  Stop by and "like" my Facebook page for a chance to win a free pair of earrings!  As soon as I get to 300 fans I'll be drawing a name at random for a free pair of either my Spare parts or my Poison earrings, winners choice!!/pages/Poison-Ivy-Designs/489096135316

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bear With Me

As it says please bear with me...I've not done this before and I'm just getting started. 

I'm hoping this will help get my name (or business as it were) out there and maybe get some buzz going..maybe a

I'll try to keep up with this as much as I can and if you have suggestions or questions...I'm always happy to hear them!  For now though you can check out more stuff of mine on the links there to your left and at my Etsy shop link below. 

Thanks for stoping in!