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Blog entry by cajunpen posted 288 days ago 1050 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve either got to start selling some of my projects or stop making them :-)) I can’t afford to keep buying lumber, creat the project, finish it and then end up giving it away. It is getting too expensive. I was wondering if any of you Lumberjocks have tried selling on Etsy.com and if so, what do you think about it? Or have you possibly got another similar site to move your goods? Hopefully we will all learn something with this.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 288 days ago

I have sold a couple things on etsy. Not fast, but some do really well there. I don’t push mi account there much.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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grizzman

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#2 posted 288 days ago

well this is what i think, if you can sell your work and keep the prices in the midle, you might sell your work, the investment with them is very low, they dont charge much to post, i think its worth the try, gotta go, im so sleepy…good luck.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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byran7777

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#3 posted 288 days ago

well this is what i think, if you can sell your work and keep the prices in the midle, you might sell your work, the investment with them is very low, they dont charge much to post, i think its worth the try, gotta go, im so sleepy…good luck.

-- Kone

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wiswood2

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#4 posted 288 days ago

I sell a lot on etsy ,don’t expect a big rush It takes time for people to find out how good your product is. they tend to order some thing small and then if they like it they will return and buy some thing bigger. I have 128 items listed, some items sell fast and often and some don’t. give it a try it don’t cost an arm and a leg to list things.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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SawdustOnMyBoot

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#5 posted 287 days ago

Hi there, cajunpen! The other comments are right on the money… Etsy doesn’t take much of a commission, but it takes a while to sell, have to really get the word out that you have a great shop! I sell on Etsy, though it takes quite a while to sell each piece since I sell refinished tables and such, therefore the shipping is exorbitant and deters a lot of prospective buyers! Good luck to you! I’m sure your pieces will sell well! :D
Follow my shop & I’ll follow yours! https://www.etsy.com/shop/SawdustOnMyBoot

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 286 days ago

Hi Sawdust. I got my Etsy store open and will be loading inventory. I don’t know how to follow your store, unless I do it by clicking the “Favorite” tab. I will follow it if you can tell me how :-)

My Etsy shop is https://www.etsy.com/shop/CajunWoodShop

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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SawdustOnMyBoot

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#7 posted 286 days ago

Hi again, cajunpen! What you thought was great… you favorite my shop by clicking the “Favorite” tab or the heart button, I favorited yours just now… I guess in Etsy you follow the person, favorite the store… I’m still learning, lol! I followed you by clicking on your name. Thanks so much for adding my store to your favorites and good luck on Etsy!!! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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