Lucky number 5,000! Today I hit 5,000 sales in my first Etsy shop, "Jenscloset"! I also have 1,831 sales in MyMilkGlassShop and 1,276 in TheChinaGirl shop!
I'm up early and I work hard. The best part is, I love it!
Please check out my shop if you get a chance! I try to have a nice variety of vintage and antiques so I appeal to a larger "audience".
I also pride myself in excellent customer service. If there's a problem, I tackle it and make sure my customers are very happy with their purchase.
I love my china shop! Full of gorgeous vintage/antique china!! From mod and retro to pieces that are over 100 years old!
Promoting your Etsy shops should be another top priority. Take advantage of all the free ways to promote. Every little bit helps. My favorite right now is Instagram. I use the same name for most of my promotions under "jenscloset", sort of my way of branding. You'll find me busy on pinterest, facebook, twitter, and tumblr, to name a few.
I even love packing my orders! My packages are always wrapped in pretty colored tissue paper and ribbon. The actually packing of fragile vintage items can be a challenge, but I can proudly say, almost all of my orders have arrived safe and sound. Yes, there have been a few mishaps, but I've worked those out. Keep in mind the cost of your packing materials. Bubble wrap and packing peanuts are a must (yes, I know packing peanuts are annoying!). We watch for sales on the bubble wrap, and we've been buying our packing peanuts from our local UPS store (they come in gigantic bags at a pretty good price). I also buy most of my boxes from Uline and my garage now looks like a box warehouse! My family also saves their boxes for me (thanks!).
I will blog more about my Etsy shops soon, and if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact me!
Happy Tuesday everyone! I'll be off to the post office later this morning!