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How to Get More Vintage Sales on Etsy Part 2 of 6

I would love to get more vintage Etsy sales and I hope you do too. Last week we learned about whether or not those who are in the upper echelon of vintage sellers on Etsy do craft and /or vintage fairs, have a business Facebook page and whether or not they blog or advertise on other blogs (if you missed Part 1, please click here to read more about it). This week, we tackle ads and apps.

Do you pay for Google Ads or Etsy Ads and do you use any Etsy Apps?

Stacy from Vintage Jane said “I do pay for Etsy ads only.”

Laura from Peachy Chic Boutique said she uses the Etsy coupon code feature from time to time.

Susan from Callooh Callay does not pay for any ads, but does use the app called “Shmetsy” for making Treasury Lists.

Analysis: Interestingly, most DO NOT pay for ads or use Etsy apps. None of the participants interviewed used the Etsy On Sale app.

How often do you list your items on Etsy?

Gina from Rusty Secrets said “I continually try to list items or renew items on a regular basis (hopefully every day, but sometimes I am unable to do that). If something is in my shop for a long time I mark it down substantially and renew the listing, then it usually sells. This tells me my price was too high.”

Stacy from Vintage Jane said “I try to list several items several times a week”

Laura from Peachy Chic Boutique said “I list items on Etsy as often as possible - everyday if I can. During my first Christmas season, I had up to 260 products listed!...I have never gotten back to that number, either I sell, or items I'm always trying to build that number. When sales are slow is a good time to work on more listings.”

Susan from Callooh Callay said “Right now I don't have time to do much, but in a normal month I list probably four or five days a week (so maybe five to 10 items a week).”

Cindy from Two Dog Vintage said “I list or renew 5 items per day in my vintage shop and 2 per day in my art shop.”

Analysis: This is a great category to analyze! From what I can gather, relisting “several times per week” works best and everyday is even better. I know personally, I relist when I have time which sometimes equates to once a week. Here is an area I can do better with!  What about you?

Next week, we will look at packaging and involvement with the Etsy community – do these two things help produce more sales?

Please visit The Gypsy Chix Company on Etsy for all your vintage needs!

When you buy at item from the The Gypsy Chix Company, my sincere hope is that it brings back fond memories of a more simple time.  If I am having a bad day, all I have to do is walk into an antique or vintage store and my spirits are instantly lifted. All of the modern day stress instantly leaves as I take a leisurely stroll back in time.

So -- sit back and relax and take a stroll through The Gypsy Chix Company.

I hope you find something that makes you smile and of course it's even better if it's something you can't live without :)

The Gypsy Chix Company, a place where old sh#t is cool. Every home needs a few fun vintage pieces!

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Vintage Polaroid Model 150 at The Gypsy Chix Company

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Vintage glass washboard at The Gypsy Chix Company

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Vintage Universal Single Slice Toaster at The Gypsy Chix Company

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Cindy Caraway said…
Hi Tammy,
Thanks for the feature! It was interesting reading the comments of other sellers. I'm sure I'll garner some new ideas for my shop from reading the interviews.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the posts!
Cindy Caraway
Tam said…
No problem Cindy, glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading.
Callooh Callay said…
Thanks, Tammy--great to see the different approaches. Love the series!


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