Tuesday, 23 March 2010

To Etsy, to Folksy or to Ebay?

I have a whole bunch of Jewellery and Tiaras I made a while ago to sell on ebay.  I sold on necklace and got great feedback, but made very little due to the charges for all the other listings.  I still have all the other items, but loathe selling anything on ebay anymore.  Should I try Etsy or Folksy instead?  Theoretically I could use both, or I could pus aside my ebay hate and go back to selling there.  What do you think? Also, how do I decide how much each item is worth?

I'll set up a flicker account and upload all the photos when I get a chance.  In the meantime, here's one of my pieces.

2 comments:

  1. I sell on etsy, so I am biased, but I think their charges are very reasonable. It took me awhile to get comfortable with pricing my items (I sell earrings and necklaces mostly). The formula I use is to add up:
    -the cost of materials
    -the time it took to make x how much my time is worth: this includes taking the photos of it and writing descriptions as well as actually making it.
    -the cost of listing the item on the website (for etsy it is 20 cents for 4 months plus 3% commish when it sells)
    I also look on other people's sites to see what they charge for similar things.

    The crown looks lovely, I could see someone wearing this for a prom or a wedding :D

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  2. Thanks! That crown took me about 4 hours to make!

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I have a whole bunch of Jewellery and Tiaras I made a while ago to sell on ebay.  I sold on necklace and got great feedback, but made very little due to the charges for all the other listings.  I still have all the other items, but loathe selling anything on ebay anymore.  Should I try Etsy or Folksy instead?  Theoretically I could use both, or I could pus aside my ebay hate and go back to selling there.  What do you think? Also, how do I decide how much each item is worth?

I'll set up a flicker account and upload all the photos when I get a chance.  In the meantime, here's one of my pieces.


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2 comments:

    dietplaid said...

    I sell on etsy, so I am biased, but I think their charges are very reasonable. It took me awhile to get comfortable with pricing my items (I sell earrings and necklaces mostly). The formula I use is to add up:
    -the cost of materials
    -the time it took to make x how much my time is worth: this includes taking the photos of it and writing descriptions as well as actually making it.
    -the cost of listing the item on the website (for etsy it is 20 cents for 4 months plus 3% commish when it sells)
    I also look on other people's sites to see what they charge for similar things.

    The crown looks lovely, I could see someone wearing this for a prom or a wedding :D

  1. ... on 23 March 2010 at 14:07  
  2. Daisy Douglas said...

    Thanks! That crown took me about 4 hours to make!

  3. ... on 23 March 2010 at 16:25  
 
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