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Matt1475

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05-18-2015 03:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: clock wedding gift price mantle personalized


I am wanting to make these clocks and sell them on etsy and i am wonder how much i could get for them. They would be personalized just like the picture shown. Since they take alot of time, i am not sure if i could get my money’s worth. This is one i made for my sister’s wedding. They make great weddin/anniversary gifts. Any help would be appriciated


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#1 posted 05-18-2015 04:31 PM

Make one and keep track of the time spent and cost of materials and add in desired profit and shipping, set the price and put it on Etsy and see if it sells.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 05-18-2015 05:23 PM

Matt, I got no idea for you, but that does look like a winner.

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#3 posted 05-18-2015 05:28 PM

I have some experience with Etsy …..

I would guess that $70-$90 would get some sales, chances are you have a good bit more than that in them.

Takes lots of inventory, the goal is at least 25 pieces. 75+ is much better before you’ll be found in the customers search results. It’s a better selling environment than eBay. Still a lot of competition.

Message me if you have specific questions.
Tim

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#4 posted 05-18-2015 05:33 PM

Takes lots of inventory, the goal is at least 25 pieces. 75+ is much better before you ll be found in the customers search results.

- Tim Boger

Tim, how are more items better ? Do people search by seller or by item name or description ?

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#5 posted 05-18-2015 05:33 PM

Between shipping, etsy’s profit, paypal’s profit, and materials; it costs me abiut 25 per clock. I could mass produce them but it still probably takes 4-5 hours per clock. Cutting alot of pieces goes fast, but i still have to custom router, sand all the pieces, 3-4 coats of finish, and various other small things.

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#6 posted 05-18-2015 05:59 PM



Takes lots of inventory, the goal is at least 25 pieces. 75+ is much better before you ll be found in the customers search results.

- Tim Boger

Tim, how are more items better ? Do people search by seller or by item name or description ?

- Yonak

Etsy’s search is based on descriptive key words, as an example:

Wooden Clock, Handmade clock, Wedding Gift, Woodworking Clock …. etc

There are literally millions of items for sale as the sellers are in fact world wide. The more items you have for sale the better chance you’ll have on being seen in the search results when a customer were to type in “Wood Clock”

Promoting your etsy shop on social media is a big help, FB , Pinterest , Instagram , Tumbler , Twitter

Tim

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#7 posted 05-18-2015 06:34 PM

The market is filled with cheap clocks wooden ones too.I like the one you made but clock prices for new clocks are way down and dirty.I hope I am wrong of course have fun Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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