Things to remember when listing an Etsy item.  

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created by timothyadam 2009-07-18 10:00:34 pm

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Like me, if you don't know what Etsy is, here's their Google outline "Etsy :Your place to buy and sell all things handmade Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on Etsy, the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace"

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submitted by saspry 2009-07-23 08:47:20 am    

 



Tell the story about your piece - what it means to you, why you created it......buyers want to know your story.

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submitted by birdlandcreations 2009-07-23 01:52:16 pm    


Clear, precise descriptions of EACH item, give all measurements e.g if an item to be worn, and good quality clear photos of the item only, from different angles.Buyer can't touch, so needs to see.After each set of new listings, promote like crazy.

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submitted by Wiseoldoak 2009-07-19 09:18:50 am    


Try not to be TOO wordy. Lovely descriptives are nice, but get to the meat of it. I have noticed many don't read policies or shop announcements, so put important details in listing.

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submitted by kaboogie 2009-07-23 06:51:47 pm    


If it's a custom made item, not the one in the picture, be clear about that, customers may get their heart set on that pic and be disappointed.

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submitted by kaboogie 2009-07-23 06:52:55 pm    


Keep your item titles simple, straightforward. This will look more professional. It is important to keep your titles consistent throughout your item listings.

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submitted by timothyadam 2009-07-18 10:03:04 pm    

 



Use your Etsy Shop name as one of your 14 tags.. This will help buyers find you if they search for your shop name.

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submitted by timothyadam 2009-07-22 03:59:50 pm    


Search Google's or Yahoo's keywords tools for the most popular searched words relevant to your item.

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submitted by shadezofmichelle 2009-07-23 07:22:42 am    


When listing an item on Etsy be sure to use all 5 pictures. Show your item from all angles possible and at the same time try keep the shots artistic.

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submitted by timothyadam 2009-07-23 02:12:12 pm    


When you start, read as much as possible from Etsy Guides. They are very good.

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submitted by Dar Msallema 2009-08-30 02:53:08 pm    


Think what the customer will need to know and anticipate as much information as possible. Be clear and concise.

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submitted by Dar Msallema 2009-08-30 02:55:03 pm    

 



Follow the Forums, and contribute where possible. Start posting, and ask questions where you need to. You will make mistakes; learn by them.

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submitted by Dar Msallema 2009-08-30 02:57:15 pm    


Be honest in your description and information. Customers are usually very discerning, and online, need to trust you.

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submitted by Dar Msallema 2009-08-30 02:59:56 pm    


When you are tagging your items, use the most important words in the tags, even if they are in your title. Remember, the first tag determines the category your item.

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submitted by timothyadam 2009-07-18 10:04:09 pm    


When writing the description for an item, break it into paragraphs. Your shoppers will be scanning for key points, like size, how it was made, shipping, and others.

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submitted by timothyadam 2009-07-18 10:07:04 pm    

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