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Please help me find more geeky unicorns.

Please help me find awesome geeky t-shirts in the massive haystack that is Etsy. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Aug 8, 2016 - 3 answers

What should we do about valuable(?) items at our yard sale?

We’re having a yard sale soon, and most items are normal, household things that I’m not worried about pricing reasonably. A few could be valuable -- even after checking eBay’s Sold listings and googling, I don’t know. I want to avoid making a $10 sale that goes on to be featured on Antiques Roadshow. I’m not sure how to price them, and also how to handle the possibility of breakage. The kinds of items I mean are… [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Aug 1, 2016 - 15 answers

International Etsy purchase gone wrong - what to ask for?

I bought a rug on Etsy. Item was misrepresented. What is reasonable to ask he seller for? [more inside]
posted by kitty teeth on Jul 15, 2016 - 3 answers

One Update Across Multiple Social Media Sites?

In a continued effort to find my people, I want to be able to update my social media without going insane. Currently, I have Instagram, Tumblr, Etsy, Twitter, Pinterest, Ello, and Facebook and jeez I do not want to have to post to each individually. Is there a service that can do this in a way that will make each site's update look right (no Instagram #tags on Tumblr, etc)? Cheap-as-in-freely? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jun 21, 2016 - 9 answers

Using Facebook ads for Etsy shop

I recently opened an Etsy shop for my art. On the advice of a handful of folks, I started using Facebook ads to promote it. Now I have a big bill, and the ads did not yield a single sale. Am I doing it wrong or are FB ads just really ineffective for this? More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on May 31, 2016 - 6 answers

Going cross-eyed while trying to find what I want on Etsy...

Is there a way to search specifically for shops rather than items on Etsy, with each shop turning up only once in the results? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl on May 22, 2016 - 6 answers

Plan a Booth for a Craft/Art Marketplace

As seen previously, I've been working on expanding my artistic endeavors to actually selling stuff. My application to a local outdoor craft/art/vintage marketplace has been accepted so I now have under a month to get a booth together. I am at a loss. Help! [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Apr 27, 2016 - 8 answers

Help me pimp and promote my Etsy shop

I have a new etsy shop focused on abstract art and hand-painted glassware. The link is in my profile. I'm just getting started and don't know yet how to get more views. I was careful with photographs and tags, and I've been using social media. I know I need more merch and am working on listing what I have. How do I get more traffic, and how do I turn that traffic into customers? Please be specific (i.e. which teams to join, etc.)
posted by mermaidcafe on Apr 14, 2016 - 9 answers

Selling tchotchkes and collectibles, smartphone edition.

Wallapop, LetGo, OfferUp, Etsy, CraigslistPro - choosing HOW to sell is almost as daunting as the collection itself. Help! [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Apr 4, 2016 - 10 answers

Etsy, taxes and selling personal vintage collection

A friend and I are starting an Etsy store. We're planning to sell a bunch of vintage clothes I collected in the nineties but do not wear, and then move on to reselling. I am confused about the tax implications and the best process. You Are Not My Tax Lawyer, but.... [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Feb 26, 2016 - 12 answers

System for updating photoshop files/sales listings?

What's your system when you need to update a ton of photos for listings using photoshop? What's the most efficient way to do this? Can I reduce this workload? [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Jan 7, 2016 - 3 answers

How Do I Find My People (Who Buy Stuff)?

A spiritual follow-up to this question - I have a hobby that is producing stuff that people occasionally buy from my Etsy shop. After an initial flurry in the spring, sales have dried up over the summer. I feel like My People are out there - how do I find them without spending more time shilling than actually making stuff? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Sep 24, 2015 - 16 answers

3 photo frame landscape - natural wood

I am looking for a photo frame that has room for 3 standard sized photos (4 x 6) in landscape. Something like this or this but made of out wood. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Jul 6, 2015 - 2 answers

How to remove the smell from sealed wooden bowls?

Mundane question, but: I had a couple of wooden bowls made on Etsy, and they were coated with General Finishes' Oil Based Salad Bowl Finish. The bowls are sealed just fine, but they reek of the finish to the point where it overpowers eating anything. Is there anything I can do to get the smell out? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Jun 29, 2015 - 3 answers

Building side income with Etsy and Ebay

I'd like to build a side income source where I can reliably make an extra $500-$1k a month. I want to do it using Ebay and/or Etsy. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jun 29, 2015 - 13 answers

Does anything like the old Etsy Alchemy system exist?

I used Etsy Alchemy several times when it still existed, and it worked well. I know you can still do 1:1 custom requests of individual Etsy sellers (and have used it - it's a little hit and miss), however the old 1:many request system is what I'm looking for. Any decent websites like that around?
posted by inflatablekiwi on Apr 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Favorite Print and Poster Artists On Etsy

I want to buy some large art from Etsy to frame and hang in my living room. But I am overwhelmed by options! Please recommend your favorite Etsy shops for large prints and posters. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 17, 2015 - 14 answers

How to create my own worksheets

Hello All, So Etsy has some really cool worksheets that folks sell. I would love to have someone design a worksheet for me, do you know how I could go about this? Or, how can I create my own worksheets like the ones post below. I am not looking to copy the work of the authors, I am wondering what programs they used and how I can learn on my own, is there a youtube video, perhaps? Links: 1, 2.
posted by TRUELOTUS on Apr 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Furniture, Direct To Your Front Door

Wifey and I sell on Etsy, and we're getting into small pieces of furniture -- but they're not "small" by UPS and USPS standards; the post office won't even take them for being too big, and UPS wants $200+ based on size. Do any of you know how best to ship a piece of furniture, delivered to a person's front door? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Mar 12, 2015 - 12 answers

can you recommend an etsy shop for costume jewelry?

hi there! i have a few rings in mind that i want to have made, but in cz instead of diamonds and semi precious stones. [more inside]
posted by sabh on Dec 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Everyone's a photographer, (how) can I sell my photos?

Given that anyone can claim to be a photographer (myself included), how can I best (casually) sell my amateur photos? After reading about someone else's troubles selling fantastic photos on Etsy, is it more likely to make a sale on a site that does all the printing on their end? Is it better to upload photos daily to multiple sites, or is that considered poor form? Please tell me more of photo sites and their related etiquette. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 29, 2014 - 16 answers

How to make a fortune selling other people's junk online!

What are the very best resources for someone who wants to get started selling online for the first time? [more inside]
posted by Serene Empress Dork on Nov 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Etsy or indie designers for tasteful, hypoallergenic dangly earrings?

I need sparkly, dangly statement earrings with posts made of sterling silver, gold-plated silver, or gold. Where can I find them for <$100/pair? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Oct 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Labelis Totallis - graphic design for a complete newbie

I would like to make some candles, lip balms, soaps etc with wizard themed labels for an upcoming Harry Potter themed party. Then, if it works out ok, I was hoping to expand and maybe start a small etsy shop. But I don't know where to start with the labels. [more inside]
posted by Youremyworld on Apr 8, 2014 - 3 answers

What's a good day job while I work on building my Etsy shop on the side?

My current day job as an assistant property manager/leasing consultant isn't a good fit for me or for my situation. I'm looking for something with more flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home, as well as something that is less customer service oriented. The hours are inflexible and I have to work Saturdays. Constantly being "on" with people is draining since I am naturally an introvert. [more inside]
posted by Shadow Boxer on Apr 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Cheap digital camera for listing things on eBay?

I foolishly lent my digital camera for what was meant to be a short time and is turning into an indefinite period. I need to list some stuff on eBay and Etsy. I would like the cheapest reliable digital camera for this purpose. (I don't have and won't be getting a smartphone (at least not in the immediate "would like to sell things on eBay soon" level of future), so need a stand-alone camera.) [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Feb 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Heavens to Betsy, what gives, Etsy?

So, I think I'm not getting Etsy. Etsy wizards, can I get a little help? What am I doing wrong with my shop? Do you have favorite tips/tricks sites? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jan 27, 2014 - 31 answers

What are some blogs that spotlight Etsy art?

Are there blogs that catalogue great finds on Etsy? I have been searching the official Etsy blog, but are there others? Beyond blogs, do you recommend great Etsy artists who can spruce up the walls of my new office where I'm training as a therapist? I've seen these questions and have followed many of their links. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Jan 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Short, stick in your head word or phrase for an vintage Etsy shop?

I'm opening an etsy shop to sell vintage stuff I've collected and weird stuff I hope to find along the way. Names I liked like VintMint or Junk and Disorderly (which would have been great for a dwi: def worth it section) are taken. Any ideas happily appreciated. [more inside]
posted by katinka-katinka on Oct 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Tell me about making and selling "bath & body" products in the USA

I'm toying with the idea of branching out and adding a couple of mens' grooming products to my Etsy shop. Specifically, moustache wax and bay rum aftershave. What I need to determine next is whether it's worth the hassle to do so legally (and safely, of course.) [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I work on creating an etsy shop while on disability?

I have just been diagnosed with MS and my doctor has told me the tests will document my issues, and that it will endanger my livelihood. [more inside]
posted by squirbel on Aug 9, 2013 - 19 answers

WordPress theme for a marketplace

Need ideas of a off-the-shelf WP theme for a marketplace. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Jun 6, 2013 - 1 answer

Etsy vs. creating your own e-commerce website

I am creating an online marketplace and want to keep costs and infrastructure to a minimum, at least in the initial stages of the project. I am yet to make up my mind about whether I should use Etsy as the ecommerce platform or not. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on May 28, 2013 - 18 answers

Name my Etsy store

You guys did a great job naming my vintage self-help blog. Now help me name an Etsy store that will focus mainly on items I picked up at school district auctions. [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on May 4, 2013 - 25 answers

What iOS software do we need for a small resale business?

Starting a small business of one-of-a-kind items and looking for an iOS software package for inventory and sales. [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Mar 31, 2013 - 2 answers

Best semi-pro sewing machine for heavy fabrics?

What pro or semi-pro sewing machine would be best for a home sewer opening an Etsy store that sells denim, canvas, and Cordura (1000 denier) luggage and other bags? Ability to sew lighter fabrics as well would be a plus, as would overlock capability (a separate overlock machine would also work). This is for a class project and hypothetical, so price is no object.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Feb 11, 2013 - 5 answers

US customs when shipping from Canada?

If I'm ordering something online and they're based in Canada, will I have to pay customs when they ship to the US? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jan 28, 2013 - 8 answers

We're having some trouble picking a name for our vintage clothing business; lend a hand!

Help us name our vintage clothing business! [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Dec 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me put a great big smile on my mother's face Christmas morning please!

Could you help me find a necklace for my mother? [more inside]
posted by humph on Dec 3, 2012 - 11 answers

We're trying to start a vintage clothing business! How do we source the best clothing at the best prices?

How do I source reasonable to high quality vintage clothing at low prices [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Nov 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Complete_clueless_beginner_filter - Selling/marketing your photography: how? Edition...

Selling your amateur snaps... how did you do it? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Nov 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Where should I sell my art online?

I want to open an online store where I sell my paintings, and possibly prints. Should I go with Etsy and/or Redbubble? [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Oct 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Am I infringing copyright by repurposing old goods?

I have some questions about crafting and copyright. If I make objects out of old boardgames and then sell them online, am I running afoul of any copyright or trademark laws? As a contrived example, let's say that I make a lamp out of a Monopoly game, using the actual game board and pieces. If I try to sell it on Etsy, would Hasbro have any kind of claim against me? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Sep 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Advice for buying a wedding dress online

Did you buy a wedding dress online? Do you have any shop recommendations or advice to make this as painless as possible for me? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jul 26, 2012 - 21 answers

Esty sucks for travelers

I made the asinine mistake of ordering something off Etsy to a Spanish address. Very bad idea. How do I deal with Spanish customs? What happens when packages are returned for non-payment of duties? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Jul 9, 2012 - 8 answers

B2B or not 2B? Wetting beak in manufacture.

New to manufacturing. How do I go from making things to having something made? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Jul 5, 2012 - 4 answers

help finding an unnamed etsy vendor

LongshotFilter: looking for an Etsy vendor that seems to have gone away. They made canvas utility belts/pouch belts and had a logo something like this. Can't seem to find them now, but they had a sizable presence a couple of months ago. I don't remember their name, and I'm trying to figure out if they've shut down operations or are doing business elsewhere now.
posted by adamrice on Jun 4, 2012 - 2 answers

What other book crafts can I do?

I want to do something crafty and fun with old books. [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Mar 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Wore 'em out, time for more

Where can I find a pair of leather gladiator sandals? Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Mar 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Awesome and practical Etsy gifts?

What are some practical and reasonably-priced Etsy shops and/or gifts? [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second on Nov 10, 2011 - 12 answers

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