Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Etsy Experiment

Everyone always says listing and relisting is the one key to success on Etsy. I have no idea if this will work for my shop, but I decided to give it a try. I'm going to list or relist something 3 times a day all week. Unfortunately I'm not in the right time zone to list when it's evening in the US, but I will never be, so I'll just have to live with that.

Are any of you fellow Etsians power listers? If so, how often do you list something new or relist, and how often do you sell something? Do find that it helped your store? Or do you simply list new items because you sell so much your shop will be empty otherwise? In other words: You you relist because you sell, or do you sell because you relist?

I started with one of my new cherrylicious bracelets last night, and another one this morning. I have a few more new items to list, which I'll do over the next 2 days. It takes some self control to not just list everything at once though! But at least I could do that on Tizzalicious.com! So if you want to see all my new items, just go there!

16 comments:

  1. hey... i heard that the key to "success" also is to relist, so that you don't get buried in the listings. to be honest, i have done the relisting three times a day, and it DID increase my sales... BUT that 20 cents adds up and my etsy bill was OUTRAGEOUS... now i've slacked off a bit.... it does get addicting to see those views rise with each relist.... i'm not sure what the "key" is.... it can be so frustrating. i wish they would put some kind of counter on our stores so we could figure out where the views come from. if they were from relisting, i might would relist more!! oh, well... good luck either way!

    p.s... they didn't show my purse today... :-( they showed some UGLY dress they got from the other "e" place... urg. it was a nice thought though... :-)

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  2. i sell because i relist.

    i haven't relisted in a while, but i do relist when i want to give my shop more visibility and introduce new people to it. i usually will relist one or two items a day for a week. and it helps bring my favorites to the top of my list!

    but selling on etsy is a hobby for me, one that i don't devote a ton of time to. i'd be curious to see if your experiment works -- please do a follow-up post!

    wouldn't it be great if you could schedule items to be relisted at a certain time? that'd help your overseas issue!

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  3. I have been in the habit of listing 3 times a day, most days. One Thursday and Friday I did an experiment and relisted a lot more, not sure exactly how many times it was, but by Monday I had 8sales which I was super excited about. It was my busiest weekend so far.
    Let us know how your experiment goes!

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  4. Hi,thanks for visiting my blog!
    I never relist. I am about to stop making stuff for sale...it's getting tired. There are a lot of stuff I would like to do for my kids and home. I still have many visitors, I don't know from where they come from, but some of my items have been to treasure, never to front page though. Relisting is one of things that I don't like on Etsy, but still a great site.
    I used to sell more when my prices were lower, now it's being hard. But it's ok, it's just a hobby.
    Xoxo,

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  5. I'm not in the U.S time zone either so I just have to go with what I can do. Usually 9-10 am Australia time....I am interested to see how you listing plan goes!

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  6. Good luck!! :) I'm excited to see how this goes! Perhaps I will try the same!

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  7. I relist 2-3 times a day. It definitely helps with views. But, there still doesn't seem to be an real connection between listing and sales. A couple times I've made it to the front page and have gotten sales from that, so I will just have to keep creating beautiful things and hope people take notice. Good luck to you! Love your cherry bracelet.

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  8. Did you see the blog of the etsy woman who did 9 listings/relistings a day for 2 weeks? The first week she was up like 30 sales! I'm gonna try this during the summer.

    PS I'm adding you to myblogroll, do you mind?

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  9. I talked about this very subject in the etsy forums. I am planning on promoting my own website in the near future unrelated to LSKcrochet items currently list. It will be more of a pattern and lesson site. I get really fustrated with relisting especially sense there is not a clear indication of actual buyers scrolling through the searches. I think that it is more sellers getting listing ideas more then anything. I still love etsy though!
    http://lskcrochet.blogspot.com/

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  10. I notice I get more sales from relisting... but not enough to pay off the added up fees from doing so, much like what vintage zoo said.

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  11. I'll be interested to see a follow up post too, to see if it made a difference. I have only just started selling on Etsy, but made it to the front page yesterday, then made my first sale. Yay! But like others have said, the listing fees vs potential sales, is it worth it? Another option I have heard is just listing one new thing every day or so, so that in effect your store in general goes up the ranks by having a new item. Does that make sense??

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  12. I'll be interested to see if your relisting makes a difference.

    As it's only a hobby for me I just try and list something once a week but it can be frustrating having no sales and the same people seeming to do well all the time - good for them though.

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  13. Good luck with your experiment!

    You've been tagged :)
    http://weirdbuglady.blogspot.com/2008/03/ive-been-tagged-so-many-times-aaahhhh.html

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  14. I try to list/re-list 2X/day. It does help my views, and hearts, definitely.

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