Test and review Etsy The marketplace for artisans and vintage

Test and review Etsy The marketplace for artisans and vintageScore 87%Score 87%

Etsy is an American website, a marketplace focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. These items fall into a variety of categories, including jewelry, bags, clothing, home decor and furniture, toys, art, and craft supplies and tools. One condition is important: all vintage items must be at least 20 years old. The site follows the tradition of open craft fairs, giving vendors stands where they can display their wares for a fee of CHF 0.20 per item. In this article we will give you our opinion on Etsy.

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With Etsy, the concern is strongly related to who you order from. Either you fall well or you fall badly. I got both. Serious people who do a good job, unconcerned people who disappear from the site without being able to exchange on the products ordered, cancelled, cashed. The after-sales service is not very efficient and takes a long time to respond, not caring about the customers of the site since they are not the sellers. I am very hesitant to recommend.

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It’s been a while since this site has lived up to my expectations. All designers look the same and offer the same products. Some of them even abuse the prices when you can find the same thing in shops or even on other sites, at half of what they ask … the original creators are much less present and the “resellers” are much too.

On our side, we have already made purchases on this platform. We have nothing to say about this part. Our opinion at Onatest is the following: it is imperative to select the right vendor. Because as indicated on the comments there are now many retailers who do not hesitate to pass made in China for made in Switzerland.

So if you see the same product at several Etsy retailers, you should probably pass!


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Jewelry for sale on Etsy

Creating a shop on Etsy for an artist is free; however, each ad posted in the shop costs 0.20 CHF. Each ad will remain on the e-shop for a maximum of 4 months, or until someone purchases the product. The prices of the products are set by the e-shop owner, but Etsy charges 3.5% of the final sale price of each sale. E-shop owners receive an invoice at the end of each month detailing the fees Etsy has charged them, and they have until the 15th of the following month to pay it. Sellers can choose the payment options they offer to buyers, including credit cards and PayPal.


2 mistakes that will sink your Etsy shop

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Like many artists, she wanted to earn a few Francs selling her handmade pieces on Etsy, so she went for it. She made 150 pieces of jewelry, took pictures and waited for the sales to begin.

Except that these “sales” never took place. In five months, she sold only three items, two of which she called “pity buys” from people she knew.

What went wrong? A lot of things. From dimly lit images of her jewelry, to entering a saturated market with no real plan to stand out, she experienced many failures before hitting her stride.

Here’s how you can learn from the mistakes many people make to help you relaunch your Etsy shop.


Photos, the most important thing on Etsy?

She had basic knowledge of photography and even Photoshop, but she rushed the process and ended up putting inferior photos on the site.

Even potential clients were telling him that some of the photos were too dark.

The solution: Take photography seriously. Invest time in each photo. Take close-up, clear photos that showcase your product in a visually stimulating way.


Writing basic and impersonal article descriptions

The image of your product should be what attracts your customer. If they are intrigued, they will click on it to see the description of your item. Do not write basic descriptions like “This is a red pearl earring on a silver hook base”. These simple explanations just aren’t good enough for the Etsy audience.

The solution: Create a detailed description that makes a personal connection. Involve the client in the creative process. Etsy buyers are looking for a connection with the artists, so personal descriptions are best.


Test and review updates of the Etsy platform

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Updates to the Etsy platform

A new Etsy test aims to highlight items of interest to consumers that are in their shopping cart or on sale but have not yet made a purchase. The goal is to encourage shoppers to add items to their cart and complete their purchases.

Items that are likely to be promoted to consumers are items that are in their shopping cart and are on sale, free shipping or selling out quickly. As part of the test, Etsy will show a banner to buyers on Etsy.com to encourage them to check and secure items.

The Etsy test will be conducted in October with a percentage of buyers on Etsy.

Etsy regularly conducts tests on their marketplace, as do eBay, Amazon and all other marketplaces. Etsy usually publishes details of its major tests in advance, although there are undoubtedly other smaller tweaks and tests going on behind the scenes. It is tempting to try to adjust your sales strategies to potentially maximize exposure during the test period, but we don’t recommend it. The tests only target a percentage of buyers, so changes to your ads will only impact those exposed to the test. Also, if each seller changed their behavior, Etsy would not be able to measure the impact, making the test useless.


Reviews of the recent Etsy donation

Etsy has clearly focused on justice, freedom and reform by announcing that they stand in solidarity #BlackLivesMatter

Suffering and injustice have once again been highlighted. Etsy stands in solidarity with its employees and communities as they express their anguish, anger and deep frustration with acts that oppress and devalue Black lives.

Etsy’s donations

Etsy believes it is critical to support organizations that work tirelessly for criminal justice reform and those that assist black-led institutions. So he announced that he would donate $500,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative and $500,000 to the Black-Led Movement Fund of Borealis Philanthropy.

OPINION: The Etsy advantages

  • Unique products
  • A wide choice in many categories
  • Showcases artisans

OPINION : Les – Etsy

  • Resellers who invite themselves to the party
  • The quasi obligation to have professional equipment to stand out and sell your products

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Michael le testeur

Je suis toujours à la recherche de nouveautés. "On a test" est apparu comme une évidence pour moi. Ma citation favorite : "Mais vous savez, on peut trouver le bonheur même dans les moments les plus sombres... Il suffit de se souvenir, d'allumer la lumière." A.D pour les connaisseurs

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