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Etsy Store.

by degoose
posted 01-14-2012 09:04 AM


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CalgaryGeoff

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 09:20 AM

Hi Larry. Who’s the bloke in the photo on esty?

The boards you create are always very nice and I think the photos you post should reflect that. I can appreciate board pictures in your shop but it might take away from their beauty for customers. I wish you success with your sales.

Cheers for now.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 12:35 PM

Etsy looks like a good out let for crafts etc. Best of luck with your sales Larry, they should go well.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 02:32 PM

Larry, you have some nice things on there. I hope it works out well for you.

helluvawreck
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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amagineer

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 02:33 PM

Etsy seems to be the way to go to get your creations known. When I get back in the shop and caught up, I my give Etsy a try.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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David Craig

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 02:44 PM

Just a thought Larry, but is there anyway that you can put links in your store front to a few polished presentations on LJ’s of how they are made? Some of the challenge in selling homemade crafts deals with trust in the one who constructs these items. Perhaps a link to how bbq, cheese, and cutting boards are created might help install confidence in the creator and help hit home that the price of the boards is a reflection of the intense labor involved.

There is a difference between seeing the work in person and viewing a board online. The BBQ board, for example, might need a little polish in the presentation so that people know you didn’t just grab a chunk of wood, drilled a few holes, stuck some beer caps in it, and called it good.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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will delaney

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#6 posted 01-14-2012 02:54 PM

Your Esty site looks great Larry! I know you will be successful with it.

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stefang

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#7 posted 01-14-2012 03:58 PM

The Etsy site looks very good Larry. It seems like it would be easy to shop there. I hope you get lots of sales from it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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FloridaArt

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#8 posted 01-14-2012 04:15 PM

Nice start on your Etsy site. You make beautiful boards that should sell pretty well I would think. Two small comments about your Etsy site:

1) In the left side it says you started your site on September 11th, i.e., “Nine-Eleven”. Shoppers in America might cringe when seeing that. Might be a distraction, unless your intention is to make it a tribute or something.

2) I clicked on Policies and it was blank. I was curious what your “shipping & handling” charges will be, if any taxes are involved, what the shipping method is, what your returns policy is (in case I gift one and they don’t like it), etc.

Just some thoughts, hopefully taken in the constructive spirit in which they are shared. I marked your site as a Favorite (within Etsy). Since I have an Etsy account I think that means Etsy will help me “follow” your store. Keep us posted on your experiences. Someday I may put up an Etsy store too.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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closetguy

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#9 posted 01-14-2012 04:22 PM

Listing and re-listing is the only way to effectively sell on Etsy or you get buried in the back pages. I may re-list everyday for a week before I get a sale for my trouble, but the cost to do this is insignificant.

It helps to also drive traffic to your Etsy store using all the free services like Twitter and Facebook pages. You can set everything up to update those sites every time you list an item on Etsy. Some of my sales come from Twitter users and my largest lazy susan sale (30” walnut) came from someone who saw my work on Facebook.

I talk about this in my Online R Us series.

One thing about it is you can’t sell online if you don’t start somewhere. You have a good start Larry. My start three years ago resulted in one sale every 3 or 4 months. But, rather than get frustrated and quit, I kept at it and now have good consistent sales.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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lew

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 05:10 PM

Nice looking “Store Front”. Hope you sell lots of stuff!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dave Haynes

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#11 posted 01-14-2012 05:23 PM

I have been thinking about doing this, too. Don’t want my website to be commercial in nature (at least not at this time). I have built a lot of fancy boxes and was thinking about the Etsy site for selling some of them. Good input from closetguy…..I have found out too, from building two website over the years, that patience and trial and error eventually leads to traffic and success. My antique tractor site was launched in 1996 and now gets me around $500 extra dollars a month. You never know but anyway, congrats on the new site on Etsy!!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 01-14-2012 06:46 PM

I hope you get tons of sales Larry

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 01-14-2012 07:50 PM

Larry, I opened a shop on Etsy in Nov. I have only sold one box so far, but hopefully the extra exposure will pay off.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kreationsbykent

Good luck with yours.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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BarbS

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#14 posted 01-14-2012 07:53 PM

Hey, DeGoose, welcome to Etsy! For any of you wondering about selling on Etsy, take a look at these ‘Treasuries’ of very fine work being offered there. Woodworking is alive and well on Etsy.com!

EtsyTreasuries

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Jonathan

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#15 posted 01-14-2012 10:09 PM

That looks like a good start Larry. And for $.20/item, it’s very affordable! Might as well post all of your work to display the diversity of your talent.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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BigTiny

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#16 posted 01-14-2012 11:28 PM

G’day, mate.

Nice looking presentation. Only fault I could see was getting part of another board in the picture of one of the end grain ones. As for suggestions, I second the idea of a “how we make ‘em” link if possible. Also, expanding the line to include a Lazy Larry might be nice.

Wishing you much success in your new endeavor.

Your Canadian buddy,
Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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robert triplett

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#17 posted 01-15-2012 12:24 AM

Good to see you got it going on Etsy. Of course, you are just one more foreigner competing with us hard working American craftsman, but I guess we can share since you have taught a lot of the little we know!! Good luck. your prices look good too.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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lanwater

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#18 posted 01-15-2012 12:33 AM

The item listing expanded for sure.

I think you have a lot of great designs that should sell.

Good luck!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Joe Lyddon

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#19 posted 01-15-2012 12:54 AM

LOOKS GOOD!

... also, it appears that you’re starting them out easy… with the more traditional boards…
(Which is very high above average)

Let this settle-in and generate some sales…

Then, POW! Hit’em between the eyes with the NEW Incredible stuff!

I think you’re going to like it! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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nonickswood

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#20 posted 01-15-2012 03:39 AM

Larry, Your store Looks GREAT!! Best of Luck!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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Bob Kollman

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#21 posted 01-16-2012 02:02 AM

Larry,

Nice stuff in the store…...but aaahhh,,,,,mm x mm x mm, you
gotta convert for your american freinds.

Metric system is an epic fail in the U.S. !!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Joe Lyddon

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#22 posted 01-16-2012 02:35 AM

Bob et al,


Here is a COOL Conversion Place!

mm to Inches… Inches to mm…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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degoose

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#23 posted 01-16-2012 02:39 AM

Thanks Joe… I can do the math in my head… but as I PMed Bob… it seems one way… you all want me to convert but I have yet seen a dual measurement used by any of the cousins…no offence intended but that is the way it seems to me… Imperial measurement is not used in many places now…most have converted to Metric….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Joe Lyddon

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#24 posted 01-16-2012 02:49 AM

Larry,

When I went to your site, I thought I saw prices in USD… didn’t I?
... heck, I’m used to it…

I was posting it for Bob’s benefit… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Bob Kollman

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#25 posted 01-16-2012 08:58 AM

Joe,

You always look out for me, that’s why I love you!!!!
Yes I have 25.4 stored in my calculator memory, but
it is important to use American Standard when selling
on ETSY.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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degoose

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#26 posted 01-16-2012 09:07 AM

I will include dual measurements on my site and just wait for the millions of orders to flow in from the States…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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HalDougherty

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#27 posted 01-16-2012 01:24 PM

Larry,

Your etsy site displays some of the finest cutting boards for sale on the Internet. I’ve always been impressed with your work. I saw one of your rustic tea candle holders just before Christmas and I made dozens like them to give away to friends and family. Thanks again for the idea! Tea light candle holders will be another item I make frequently to salvage beautiful wood that would otherwise be turned into firewood.
“David Craig” has one of the best ideas to promote your products. Use your Lumberjock projects and your blog posts to add information to your for/sale items on Etsy. Each project page has a preview link to put a thumbnail photo link anywhere on a page. Here's your tea candle project that inspired me.

Click for details

The Lumberjock that inspired me to use this resource along with a website and an auction page was TexPenn.

Look at Ted’s Lumberjock page and follow the links to his webpage and then follow the links to his ‘for sale’ items. There are several other examples of members here who do the same marketing. I’m sure you will be busy shipping cutting boards soon. Have you worked out a way to ship product to other continents?

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Napaman

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#28 posted 01-18-2012 04:21 AM

how is the store doing with some products on the shelf?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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tanganiguna

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#29 posted 02-21-2012 12:12 PM

I go through the Etsy website. It was really very nice, all the items pretty good and very affordable. I like earrings, bracelets and many other fancy items. I would like to have some purchases and I wish all good luck for your big sales Larry. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Joe Lyddon

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#30 posted 02-21-2012 04:58 PM

tanganiguna:
Why do you have the Same link attached to each Link?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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SalvageCraft

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#31 posted 02-28-2012 04:36 PM

Looks good Larry! I see you’ve made a couple more sales since posting – congrats!

-- Jesse --

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midgaoutdoor

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#32 posted 03-24-2012 02:46 AM

very nice cutting boards

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waho6o9

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#33 posted 03-24-2012 03:18 AM

You should do quite well as your products are top notch.

May you have continued success Larry.

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cathyb

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#34 posted 04-09-2012 10:18 PM

Larry I’ve got a site on Etsy too. I have to admit that when I first went to the website my expectations were pretty low. After selling a rocking chair and foot stool, I am singing a completely different tune! It is a great way to get exposure. Here’s a bonus that I never expected. I initially posted two koa rockers and some lamps last fall. Within a month, I was listed number two on a Google search for koa rockers! Pretty sweet since I didn’t pay to get that exposure other than 60 cents to set up each rocker. I highly recommend Etsy to all my fellow LJs.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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