In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-08-2018, 12:11 PM   #1
Stampin' Fool
 
duranfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: way down yonder in the "paw-paw" patch
Posts: 1,255
Default Selling on Etsy

Does anyone here sell handmade cards on Etsy? I need to generate some more income and Iím wondering if thatís worth it.
duranfan is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
PikkuLilla likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 01:12 PM   #2
Glitter Guru
 
SkyNacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,938
Default

I don't, but I do know that effective July 16, their rates are increasing to 5% of your item's sale price PLUS shipping.
__________________
Emily/SkyNacho ... This blog is Useless Without Pictures.
SkyNacho is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 01:16 PM   #3
SCS Community Manager Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
UnderstandBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 38,098
Send a message via Skype™ to UnderstandBlue
Default

The fees on Etsy are pretty high in relation to what you can sell a card for.
__________________
I'm Lydia.

My Gallery |My Blog | My Store | My Online Classes
Love Splitcoast?
Help us love our volunteers by shopping at Amazon

UnderstandBlue is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 07:56 PM   #4
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 976
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyNacho View Post
I don't, but I do know that effective July 16, their rates are increasing to 5% of your item's sale price PLUS shipping.

Emily, Do you mean that they take 5% of your shipping charges too?
__________________
Elizabeth in Hoboken, proud parent of a feisty and mischievous parrot who likes to chew craft supplies
Hoboken Paper is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
PikkuLilla likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2018, 10:03 AM   #5
Glitter Guru
 
SkyNacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,938
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoboken Paper View Post
Emily, Do you mean that they take 5% of your shipping charges too?

Not so much take from you as bill you for, but yup.

I think (but didn't read too carefully) that it's to avoid having sellers build their profit margin into the shipping instead of the cost of the item. (eBay does the same thing.)
__________________
Emily/SkyNacho ... This blog is Useless Without Pictures.
SkyNacho is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2018, 06:20 PM   #6
Hardware Hotshot
 
Ellibelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: US--midwest
Posts: 4,310
Default

I have been selling some of my cards on Etsy.(Wish I had time to list more of them!) I can't really say I am making a profit if I consider the time spent making each card and listing each card. But it sort of gives me an extra reason to continue spending time on my hobby and I guess the sale covers the basic supplies (I hope).
__________________
Ellibelle's Creative Moments My Blog
Ellibelle's Corner My Etsy Shop
Ellibelle is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
sprtchick, Hoboken Paper and fifiwesfan like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2018, 08:37 AM   #7
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
beaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Brookdale, Ca. Population 1900
Posts: 5,739
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by duranfan View Post
Does anyone here sell handmade cards on Etsy? I need to generate some more income and Iím wondering if thatís worth it.
are you on facebook? If you are then post them on your personal page and let people know to message you if they are interested in purchasing any of them. I've sold quite a few this way but I have a pretty large circle of FB friends (somewhere around 400).

You could also start a business page on FB and ask all of your friends to follow your page. From a business page you can set up a store where you can list things for sale sort of etsy style but simpler/more streamlined than etsy.
__________________
Shellie G
Aspire to be a better person than you were yesterday
beaddict is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
sprtchick, duranfan, berlycece and 1 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 08:38 AM   #8
Stampin' Fool
 
duranfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: way down yonder in the "paw-paw" patch
Posts: 1,255
Default

Thanks for the input, everyone. I'm thinking it's probably not worth the effort.
duranfan is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 11:37 PM   #9
Stazon Splitcoast
 
sprtchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wait! Let me check my barcode.....
Posts: 14,060
Default

I know a few ladies who sell their cards on Facebook..I actually have been thinking of setting up an album of cards for sale. It would just be to generate a few bucks...there will never be a profit...lol.
__________________
Amber Shaw
sprtchick is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Brenda71 and berlycece like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2018, 12:44 PM   #10
Crimping Master
 
Lorri.V.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver Island,BC
Posts: 1,072
Default

I tried to sell those "regular" cards via Etsy, eBay and then farmers markets. I did not so great. A few years into it I started making sarcastic cards and now I sell 2500 per season doing two markets. You do have to put out money to start up, fee, tent, table, etc. but now I love doing it and it keeps me busy all the time.

Lorri
Lorri.V. is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 08:47 AM   #11
Stampin' Fool
 
duranfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: way down yonder in the "paw-paw" patch
Posts: 1,255
Default

I like the Facebook idea! Thank you!
duranfan is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 09:21 PM   #12
Stazon Splitcoast
 
sprtchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wait! Let me check my barcode.....
Posts: 14,060
Default The sarcastic cards sell wonderfully!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorri.V. View Post
I tried to sell those "regular" cards via Etsy, eBay and then farmers markets. I did not so great. A few years into it I started making sarcastic cards and now I sell 2500 per season doing two markets. You do have to put out money to start up, fee, tent, table, etc. but now I love doing it and it keeps me busy all the time.

Lorri

The single card I have made that sold the most were ones that said "You Suck" on the front...lol
__________________
Amber Shaw
sprtchick is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off