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The Art of Pricing: Bundle Up on Your Way to Higher Sales

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A product bundle is when several items are sold as one combined product.  For example, we see this at McDonalds and other fast food restaurants that bundle meals, such as the “Value Meal,” where multiple items are sold for slightly less than the items individually.  In this example, the psychological cost of purchasing all those items is lowered and the buyer feels like they are getting a great deal.  A bundle can go by many names: gift sets, package deals, collections, a set, etc.

So why does bundling work?  Many times buyers approach their shopping with a price range in mind.  For example, Ms. Etsy is willing to pay up to $90 for a handbag and $50 for a super cute hat.  TeenAngster, on the the other hand, will gladly spend as much as $120 for the handbag and up to $20 for the hat.   Ms. Etsy is willing to pay more for the hat, but is also interested in the handbag.  TeenAngster is willing to pay more for the handbag, but is also interested in the hat.  Using a bundle you can create an attractive package for both Ms. Etsy and TeenAngster. In this example you could offer a $10 discount to buyers who purchase both a hat and a handbag, creating a bundle priced at $130.  This will increase your sales because both TeenAngster and Ms. Etsy would both buy a handbag and a hat.  It can be challenging to anticipate all buyers’ needs, but creating combinations like can make more of your products sell.

Bundled pricing can also be viewed as a service to customers.  Bundles can be used to simplify the purchasing decision, coordinating the purchase of related or like items.  Many people don’t want to expend the effort to make these decisions and would gladly pick the item that is already coordinated.  For example, here you can see a bracelet and earrings set.

Another example is when multiple products work best together. By combining the onsie, yoga pants, bib, and burp cloths, the seller helps the buyer pick items that work well together.

Or in this example, a pair of pants and a top — while they could we worn separately — has a whole different look worn together.

Now that it is around the holidays, we see many gift bundles.  This is a great way to market to the harried shoppers trying to shop efficiently for special gifts.  This could be something like 2 handmade bars of soap and a cream, maybe at a 10% discount to the items sold separately, maybe at a slight premium because of the wrapping and presentation.

A value bundle, such as buy two get one free, or free gift may be used to draw the buyer in when they might be on the fence to purchase the item.  The example below combines the concept of simplifying the purchase decision with the coordinating pants and top, with the concept of the free gift as well.

Bundled pricing is a strategy to attract a large range of buyers: buyers looking for deals, buyers looking for convenience, or buyers looking for advice on items that compliment each other.   Bundled pricing may be accompanied with a discount, but it doesn’t have to be.    As a seller of handmade goods, you can save your shipping efforts by selling more items together.    As a marketer of handmade goods, you can use bundling to maximize your sales from each customer you attract.

Beth is an admin at Etsy on the Business Operations Team. She is writing about pricing in a multi-part series, so ask her your questions in the comments below.

  • hellome

    hellome says:

    Great article, Bethela. I'm actually working on some accessories for my bags and have been thinking about making a "bundling" offer with the purchase of a bag. Except now I have a word for it! Thanks for the timely advice.

    6 years ago

  • ChristineRenee

    ChristineRenee says:

    You read my mind! I just started bundling items because of the holidays -- I have a few different zombie-related items that I package together as a set. And that's going remarkably well. So I've been trying to think of other things I can bundle together. After reading this article I feel like I'm on the right track. :)

    6 years ago

  • SpaTherapy

    SpaTherapy says:

    Great advice! Putting a gift set together makes shopping easier for buyers and who doesn't love easy? :)

    6 years ago

  • TheLittleStitcher

    TheLittleStitcher says:

    Wonderful and helpful. Thank you.

    6 years ago

  • Timeless

    Timeless says:

    I just listed this breakfast set: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8008378

    6 years ago

  • onegirlsopinion

    onegirlsopinion says:

    I'm offering items at $5.00 each 5 for $20.00 but I'm not sure how to process the check out.

    6 years ago

  • photolove

    photolove says:

    onegirls, you could get them to buy four and then tell you what else they would like in the 'notes to seller'. Or you could refund the extra money after they've paid.

    6 years ago

  • FeralGlass

    FeralGlass says:

    As you can see in my avatar, my sculptures look very cool when in small herds. But I did not know how to encourage purchasing multiples. I will now devise small, medium and large herds of Feral Glass (pick any 3,5, or 7). I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing.

    6 years ago

  • blancahelga

    blancahelga says:

    Thanks for the article, very useful. But I´ve a question, I was just doing that bundling with some of my drawings: 8$ one, but if you take four then 20$. But I was not sure how to make the adverstistment and at last I added an extra item in my selling list with the four drawing together (paying more for that). Is there another way of doing it, without the extra item? I was also offering an especial free customized wraping for christmas, but I dont know where to advise it. (In the item? In the head of my shop?) Any tip? Thanksin advance....

    6 years ago

  • laurabucci

    laurabucci says:

    Very useful article for those of us that are not sales people. I just started making felted wristlets (not on etsy yet, but on laurabucci.com) and accidentally realized that as soon as you put a flower pin on them, the whole look changes -- which can appeal more to some. So the flower pin is an excellent accessory to the wristlet. I will be trying this sales/marketing technique at an upcoming live market. I never really thought of bundling before, so thanks!

    6 years ago

  • harmonyvanlue

    harmonyvanlue says:

    So THAT's what bundling is! I've been thinking of doing this with some of my prints - this has definitely convinced me to take the leap and give it a shot!

    6 years ago

  • FeralGlass

    FeralGlass says:

    Bundling works... i liked the article and decided to give it a try in my store. I created a "Small Herd of Free Range Glass". The buyer could pick ANY 3 of my tall (25") Garden Spirit sculptures, and save 15% off the price. It worked. Someone bought two "Small Herd"s, a total of six sculptures. They sved a bit of $$, but I got six sales in the place of one or two had I not made the tempting offer. Try bundling some of your creations. See if you can find a combination that works for you.

    6 years ago

  • onesweetpeach

    onesweetpeach says:

    Thanks for the great ideas......

    6 years ago

  • alkemystic88

    alkemystic88 says:

    I am going to try it. I'll offer three afrolady earrings for the price of two.

    6 years ago

  • tropicalbomb

    tropicalbomb says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I am going to get started today!

    6 years ago

  • JoelleDolceBebe

    JoelleDolceBebe says:

    I realy appreciate this article! actually all the advice. im just starting out selling & new to reading in these forums! Thank you so much for all the info. Now im going to rethink things, offer smaller items, under $20/ 10 gifts etc... so I will Think harder now trying to figure out what to create with all this in mind. Hopefully it will generate business/exposure for me, give me more ideas & create smaller items to work with the bigger $ items. Thank you : )

    6 years ago

  • jadazaine

    jadazaine says:

    I really think your article is very helpful. I just have a question for you: I've noticed that some photographers list a photo for sale at lets say, $25, but also inform their customers that it's available for a smaller size at lets say, $15 and to just convo them if they'd prefer a different size. My question is, is there a way for the customer pay the price difference through paypal, or do you have to create a listing specific to the customer's order, for them to pay the correct price? thank you for your time. I hope this makes sense.

    6 years ago

  • trachelle1974

    trachelle1974 says:

    I have been on etsy since Sept 2007 but I am just now reading some of the articles. I love the idea of bundling and also giving buyers a discount on multiple purchases. I am unclear on how the check out would work since my buyers have been using paypal. Is there a section or article that explains how this would work? Thanks so much for the useful information. I never thought I could turn a hobby into income while sharing my creations!

    5 years ago

  • ArelelDesigns

    ArelelDesigns says:

    Wonderful article...thanks for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • yellowwalls

    yellowwalls says:

    So helpful! I'm offering discounts on jewelry sets now. We'll see how they sell.

    5 years ago

  • dogties

    dogties says:

    Awesome. Thanks

    5 years ago

  • SASjewelrycreations

    SASjewelrycreations says:

    Great article! Is there another article or other information somewhere on Etsy that explains how to manage "check-out" process when customers redeem a gift certificate or wish to take advantage of a sale with a certain % off. As a seller do you just need them to pay the full price and then do a refund? Have not done a refund yet, any helpful tips?

    5 years ago

  • soapychica

    soapychica says:

    very helpful article, I am glad I found it, as I was thinking over seasonal gift sets for my shop!

    5 years ago

  • villavillakula

    villavillakula says:

    ooooh. I like how your thinking. This is so true. Sometimes when I see a package deal I end up getting another item I didnt origanally want just cause the package deal looks tempting. Great advice

    5 years ago

  • PottersVision

    PottersVision says:

    Thanks for the great information. Just tried it for the first time on Etsy. Hope it works for us.

    5 years ago

  • EarringsGetASpare

    EarringsGetASpare says:

    Thanks for the article. Confirms my pricing for my bracelet & earring sets.

    5 years ago

  • Janaration

    Janaration says:

    Thank you - I was wondering how I could increase sales. This article was very helpful!!

    5 years ago

  • JetWhitePonytail
  • erinschock

    erinschock says:

    Why didn't I think of that?! Great advice. I will try it out. Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • YMDesires729

    YMDesires729 says:

    I just joined Etsy.com yesterday and I make beaded jewelry and small percussion instruments such as shekeres and maracas. I appreciate this article because it gives me a little more insight as to go about selling my jewelry sets.

    5 years ago

  • misfitchic

    misfitchic says:

    Such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration article (cogs moving...)

    5 years ago

  • limelightglass

    limelightglass says:

    This is the first in exploring what Etsy has to offer as a seller. Very impressive. Will be giving this bundling technique a try. I often make coordinating pieces but only offer them separately, now I'm going to offer special deals for sets. Will see how it goes.

    5 years ago

  • CoolSunshine

    CoolSunshine says:

    oh, i see - can't wait to try it!

    5 years ago

  • OyVeyCafe

    OyVeyCafe says:

    I sell vintage so sometimes it is hard to bundle things together....but I would love to try and keep my eyes out for any pairs that could be sold together! Thanks Storque ;)

    5 years ago

  • croppingal

    croppingal says:

    Oh this is super advice!! Thank you!!!

    5 years ago

  • SethandSherrie

    SethandSherrie says:

    Very interesting. I may be trying that on my photography prints. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • lemondropbay

    lemondropbay says:

    I'm new to etsy and recently had my first sale!Woohoo! My ? is ... when to decide to have a sale. Seeing as how the sale was so recent would the buyer feel snubbed be- cause they paid full price and now the item is on sale or bundled? How do you handle this?

    5 years ago

  • sweetcreekherbs

    sweetcreekherbs says:

    I would think you would list your bundles as a separate item? Is this right? Could even have a section in your store entitled: "Gift Sets" or something like? I think it is a great idea. Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • LJNixonartist

    LJNixonartist says:

    Thank you for the insight of combining items.

    5 years ago

  • pixiepotions

    pixiepotions says:

    I just wanted to say how cute the photo is of the baby in the tub reaching for the bath products is. Too cute!

    5 years ago

  • rozzie

    rozzie says:

    Wow these articles are very good with great advice... wish I discovered them earlier!! ;P

    5 years ago

  • PreciousPoses

    PreciousPoses says:

    Thanks for all the great advice. I am very new to Etsy and have only today finally put my photo prints into "sections." Now that I've done that, it will make it easy for me to see what prints could make a cute wall-hanging set and then discount the grouping appropriately so that the buyer feels they are getting a bargain --especially in this economy. I am still waiting to feel the excitement of my very first sale but since my infant/toddler prints are for decorating, I may have to wait for the "Spring Sprucing-Up" season or a great "Baby BOOM"!

    5 years ago

  • rabbithorns

    rabbithorns says:

    The selling info on Etsy says you cannot mention your free item in the title or tags of the product but it's in an example above. Can someone be more clear about this rule? I found the Freee with Purchase rules here: http://www.etsy.com/dosdonts.php.

    5 years ago

  • isdesigns

    isdesigns says:

    Hello Beth, Thank you for all the tips on bundling sales. I have a question about my latest item Precious Pods, I have given a discount if you buy more then one pod ...could you take a look and let me know if this works or if you have any other suggestions. I am relatively new to Etsy and selling my items is all new to me and I would love some feed back about pricing or other things I could improve on my site. Thanks for you time. Idolly

    5 years ago

  • smilingbluedog

    smilingbluedog says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!! I'm new too and especially to the marketing side. These tips are such timesavers! It would take me a long time to figure it out for myself. Do appreciate.

    5 years ago

  • TheBearAffair

    TheBearAffair says:

    Thanks for the great advise and as always your articles are wonderful.

    5 years ago

  • wristcandycreations

    wristcandycreations says:

    Terrific tips! As a newbie I will put this info to good use!

    5 years ago

  • ChickenDogHastings

    ChickenDogHastings says:

    good idea will give it a go. x

    5 years ago

  • 1CardCreator

    1CardCreator says:

    Great idea, thanks for the tips.

    5 years ago

  • juiceglass

    juiceglass says:

    It would really be great if someone would come back and answer the nitty gritty about offering "free" in a listing, or how to deal with the pricing to make a bundle as smooth as possible.

    5 years ago

  • JBMoods

    JBMoods says:

    I was wondering when to do a sale on my store.This was a great article, I'm going to sit down and think of something I can put on sale and try this. Because sales started out good when I first started my store but hae slacked off. Thanks for the tips. Maybe I should even do a showcaseand keep my fingers crossed.

    5 years ago

  • TalismanStudios

    TalismanStudios says:

    I've been toying with the bundling idea for my shop as well and have employed it in one spot which has gotten more views than other items. But that's because it is promo goods, which I do NOT want to sell in single units, as it would(I feel) draw a customer to choosing those items which - though they are nice - would change the energy of my shop if they were *competing* with my more expensive items. I do have a whole LOT of small hair accessories that would be great for multiple mini ponytails and those will definitely be bundled. But I need to get better with my photography first. Still - I had better get going on that task, as the inventory is growing....my apartment is being taken over by vintage buttons!!!!

    5 years ago

  • TalismanStudios

    TalismanStudios says:

    blancahelga asked: But I was not sure how to make the adverstistment and at last I added an extra item in my selling list with the four drawing together (paying more for that). Is there another way of doing it, without the extra item? I was also offering an especial free customized wrapping for christmas, but I dont know where to advise it. 1) For the 4 items - I would add a "trailer" to ALL my descriptions, offering this option along with instructions as to how to proceed(ex: Some Catchy line like "Create a gallery view! - Choose your 4 items and contact me. I'll make a "Reserved Listing for you". I'd create a few photos showing groupings of 4, and have that as one of the photos(not the main one, of course). You could even add a text overlay at the bottom tying in your catchy "Gallery View" slogan. I'd ALSO still do a separate listing, and relist whenever it sold. Choose the 4 you think would make a great statement, and photograph nicely in situ. "Create a Gallery View!" title, and explain the deal in the description. Add that this listing is for the 4 items in the photo - but customers can choose ANY 4 items, convo you and you'll create the Reserved Listing. That allows people who want to buy, pay, and be done with it an option and also leaves the door open for those who want to mix their own choices. 2) For the special wrapping - I would create a listing and put it as one of my featured items(the middle one, if I had one option. If I had 2, then I'd do the 2 side ones, leaving the middle to highlight a product item). Gorgeous photos needed, of course, since these will be the first things a viewer sees in the shop. I'd have text on the photo - "Wrap It Up!" or "Under Wraps!" or something appropriate (but short). And then detail the info in the description. If you have several wrap choices, you could make photos "A," "B," "C," etc. or name them(text on photo for clarity).

    5 years ago

  • zray

    zray says:

    I'm now going to start stategic groupings. Thanks for the help.

    5 years ago

  • rikkicondon

    rikkicondon says:

    Ah..simple suggestion that could have a big impact! Will give it a try..Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • zozca

    zozca says:

    I was thinking about running a sale like this in my store and walah, an article about it!! Thanks about the article.

    5 years ago

  • WeeCuteTreasures

    WeeCuteTreasures says:

    Thanks for the article. My sons have suggested this in the past but I 'poo-poo'ed it. Time for a rethink! Thanks again.

    5 years ago

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta says:

    I've noticed this in other shops but somehow didn't think it would work for art. But I think I'll try it! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • brownbunnybyiris

    brownbunnybyiris says:

    Always great ideas

    5 years ago

  • marykerran

    marykerran says:

    This totally makes sense to me. Thanks. I'll give it a try.

    5 years ago

  • thoughtfulhands

    thoughtfulhands says:

    Thanks this is a great idea and I too am new to Etsy and thought about giving a discount when purchasing matched jewery items but was not sure how I would give the discount with Paypal. I thought about either free shipping or % discount... HELP:)

    5 years ago

  • ZoeFletcherGallery

    ZoeFletcherGallery says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Bethela. Got to get some bundles posted once I've loaded in enough singles.

    5 years ago

  • TwinDreamCreations

    TwinDreamCreations says:

    Great idea...I'm going to give it a try.

    5 years ago

  • CherrynMillerDesigns

    CherrynMillerDesigns says:

    I am going to give it a try. This makes sense to me.

    5 years ago

  • lailakujala

    lailakujala says:

    I like the idea especially for my jewelry.

    5 years ago

  • KidsHaus

    KidsHaus says:

    I love you guys for posting such helpful content for us Etsy sellers! You raise so many topics that I wouldn't have otherwise thought of!

    5 years ago

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty says:

    Great article. I’ll start doing it right now with some children's items and also bags and clutches. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • agmode

    agmode says:

    Great idea! I need to add more items to my shop and I'll give it a try! Thanks

    5 years ago

  • yourcreativeoutlet

    yourcreativeoutlet says:

    I have learned so much from this article! Thank you!!!

    5 years ago

  • firedancing

    firedancing says:

    THANK YOU I JUST "BUNDLED" A NECKLACE WITH MATCHING EARRINGS. now lets see.....

    5 years ago

  • FlutterbyFibers

    FlutterbyFibers says:

    Great tips! I think I'll "bundle" some coordinating yarns! : )

    5 years ago

  • reginasstudio

    reginasstudio says:

    AWESOME ADVICE!! THANKS

    5 years ago

  • ManoCelebrates

    ManoCelebrates says:

    great idea, believe me I had in my mind, but was not sure how to put it to work. again thanks for all this information.

    5 years ago

  • yellowhandkerchief

    yellowhandkerchief says:

    thanks, I'm going to try this out soon!

    5 years ago

  • tunkel

    tunkel says:

    anyone have any suggestions on how to bundle big items with big price tags - like furniture? any suggestions are much appreciated

    5 years ago

  • chubbycheeksweaters

    chubbycheeksweaters says:

    Good article, thank you!

    5 years ago

  • SarikArt

    SarikArt says:

    its a great idear? Im going to combine earings as a bundle and offer a discout if the two paires are bought! Great stuff!

    5 years ago

  • Buildforfun08

    Buildforfun08 says:

    Thank-you for the Great Advice! I love etsy!!

    5 years ago

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry says:

    Thanks for the article bethela! Very informative. I know when I'm shopping I always appreciate a good bargain. Tunkel, I wonder if offering a discount if two or more items were purchased, or maybe a shipping discount, would work.

    5 years ago

  • valpoling

    valpoling says:

    Great advice. I often bundle several theme related (fragrance or color or for specific holiday) items together. I would really like some ideas on creative ways to bundle up my specific items. I have bath items, soaps, lotions, hair care, etc. I also have some cute trendy scarves, lariats, and jewelry. Any ideas on a creative way to put some items from different categories together? Or besides baskets, some trendy ideas for putting items together? I have tried mugs, bowls, baskets, crocheted bags, etc.

    4 years ago

  • artdelight

    artdelight says:

    Great Idea!

    4 years ago

  • dhicksdesigns

    dhicksdesigns says:

    Thanks for the info. will do!!!

    4 years ago

  • mammysshop

    mammysshop says:

    Great info! Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • esaro1820

    esaro1820 says:

    thanks for the info

    4 years ago

  • AuntKarensCreations

    AuntKarensCreations says:

    I think I was bundling and didn't even know it! Now I am going to look into creative ways to bundle up.

    4 years ago

  • cocokato

    cocokato says:

    Thanks for the info. I had an idea to do it and forgot about it. :)

    4 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    Great ideas! I don't like to ship more than one wreath in a box, but I could work on package deals in my other etsy shop.

    4 years ago

  • RobinsonArtGlass

    RobinsonArtGlass says:

    I would like to offer free shipping with three items or more, how can I do this?

    4 years ago

  • DabbleMe

    DabbleMe says:

    3 socks instead of 2? some how this will help me keep a strong presence on esty, being new. More to think about... thanks everyone

    4 years ago

  • raregem65

    raregem65 says:

    Love it! thanks for the info, im always thinking of ways to help customers save money.

    4 years ago

  • MallorysLegend

    MallorysLegend says:

    Hi, i am BRAND NEW to Etsy!! So excited...i have a question that seems to have been asked several times but im not finding the answ i need?? If i offer a discount if customers purchase all 3 of my coordinating items together...how does it get processed at the check out? Do i need to create a new listing of a pic of all 3 items shown and give a price for that picture?? Im confused..Someone help!!:)

    4 years ago

  • EyvindsAlchemy

    EyvindsAlchemy says:

    I have no idea, iam new too, we havent done it yet.But I do think you have to created a new listing with the new price and indicated that they're on sale. One of my friend did that for her shop, but i dont know how other people would have done.

    4 years ago

  • Yayahandicraft

    Yayahandicraft says:

    Great for all. Now I have a 50%off and free shipping in a lot items.

    4 years ago

  • katieblue

    katieblue says:

    I love this idea! I have a few different bundle deals in my store! I think most of the purchases my customers make are the bundle packages, they work well for everyone involved!

    4 years ago

  • frenchhenshop

    frenchhenshop says:

    Great tips & ideas! This is a helpful article-can't wait to get started listing some "package deals"! Thank you.

    4 years ago

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie says:

    Ohhhhh - I've been contemplating this for a while. On my "to do" list for the NEW YEAR ahead!! Great article!

    4 years ago

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls says:

    Thanks for the article! We have dozens of sets that we should bundle!

    4 years ago

  • kidgiddy

    kidgiddy says:

    Great idea!!! I've been contemplating a bundle deal - haven't done it yet - but will soon!!!

    4 years ago

  • tasifashion

    tasifashion says:

    Good idea! I have several nice things that could be boundled :)

    4 years ago

  • MissMartys

    MissMartys says:

    I'm offering FREE world-wide shipping as I build an above average quality vintage clothing and accessory shop. So thanks for all the tips!

    4 years ago

  • MoonlightAndFire

    MoonlightAndFire says:

    Great article and very much appreciated. It has been successful in 'brick and mortar' stores for eons. It is a soft way to do suggestive selling and the buyer can immediately see the benefits.

    4 years ago

  • TheHeronNest

    TheHeronNest says:

    Thank-you for this great advice ! This is kind of what a good sales person will do in a successful brick & mortar shop - suggest that this goes well with that - things the buyer may not be thinking of at all, because they are not as familiar with all you have that goes together. Wonderful advice! ~ Nancy

    4 years ago

  • RedandCompany

    RedandCompany says:

    Great tips! I appreciate it. Thank you.

    4 years ago

  • dianereafsnyder

    dianereafsnyder says:

    Great Idea! I added a "Cold Weather Survival Kit" that includes a matching scarf, kleenex holder and coffee cuff all "bundled up" in a cute gable box ready for gift giving. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36227016 Thanks for the tip!

    4 years ago

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds says:

    Thank you for this valuable advise - very appreciated. I'm going to start bundling

    4 years ago

  • Londonxox

    Londonxox says:

    I like this idea... I make bridal hair accessories... I think I will try to offer a pair of Freshwater Pearl Earrings for a very low price... with each hair piece ordered. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • THEMONKEYSHOP

    THEMONKEYSHOP says:

    Great article, I have a few already like this, I sold some this month. One Grandma bought a few of my listings for all her Grand kids.

    4 years ago

  • MallorysLegend

    MallorysLegend says:

    Ya know ..i have been thinking of doing this the first day i opened my shop ( 2 1/2 week ago)...just have not been able to get separate pics of all items grouped together to make a "new listing" under a new section ( as i "think" this is how you do this...)??? So, until i get that all figured out... i have decided to give FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING on all purchases THROUGH Dec in light of the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!! Adorable little girls dresses and matching accessories...FREE SHIPPING TILL JAN 1ST!! Hopefully in the next week i can figure out how to do the bundled gift pack! Still confused on how??

    4 years ago

  • bonecalinda

    bonecalinda says:

    Great tips! I just recently teamed up with MySassyLassy to create "bundles" or gift sets. Here are some examples of what we've come up with so far! Good luck everyone!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34972590 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35189508

    4 years ago

  • kamomechan

    kamomechan says:

    reat suggestion! Thank you, Bethela!!

    4 years ago

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto says:

    Great article and so true! One of my most popular items is a three print set of three of my prints from Venice (each of which are sold separately as well) Within each individual listing of a single item I will also give recommendations of other items that might pair well whether it be another print or perhaps a frame. I've had many "multi item" sales and hope to continue it! Thanks for the article!

    4 years ago

  • TechnoChic

    TechnoChic says:

    Great tip- I never thought about how it broadens the group of customers who will buy! Wonderful! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • bigtexphotos

    bigtexphotos says:

    I like it! Trying it today. As a newbie I need to try anything. Thanks for the tip.

    4 years ago

  • YellowElm

    YellowElm says:

    thanks for sharing your ideas! bundling is a good suggestion, esp around the holidays.

    4 years ago

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata says:

    Wonderful and helpful. Thank you fpr the tips! :) http://sofisticata.etsy.com

    4 years ago

  • lilprincessbow

    lilprincessbow says:

    What a great article! I am going to to and think of how to bundle my products now! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • boltandbutton

    boltandbutton says:

    Great article. Bundling works! I sell vintage sewing patterns, and men's patterns do not sell. You could give them away. I came across some men's patterns. I sold them as a bundle, and they sold in just a few days!!

    4 years ago

  • kmbrownstudio

    kmbrownstudio says:

    I am new & this is my first holiday season. I am offering 'buy 2 get 1 free' for the pre-holiday rush and it really boosted my sales! I've worked hard on my pricing & figured that the offer was the same as 30% off which I decided was worth it. Thanks for the info!

    4 years ago

  • aisha123

    aisha123 says:

    Great article! Very informative and useful...like doing companion pieces. Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • NoRaHzArT

    NoRaHzArT says:

    Thanks for the article on Bundling. I've listed a couple of handpainted ornaments in my shop as a set. Hope this works. ~Happy Holidays http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36019825

    4 years ago

  • AllThingsQuilted

    AllThingsQuilted says:

    Yes, bundling is an excellent idea, whenever I sell table runner's with a matching set of pot holders I have more success than selling a single table runner or pot holders seperately. I have had some success with bundling like this on Etsy and at craft stores. It really makes sense.

    4 years ago

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField says:

    Great tactic!

    4 years ago

  • YesterdaysMemories09

    YesterdaysMemories09 says:

    Etsy sellers are the best! Thanks for sharing. It means a lot to the newbies.

    4 years ago

  • YesterdaysMemories09

    YesterdaysMemories09 says:

    Etsy sellers are the best! Thanks for the great advice. Iris

    4 years ago

  • kimberleymade

    kimberleymade says:

    Great advice! Thanks, for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • vixensnaturaljewelry

    vixensnaturaljewelry says:

    THIS IS GREAT! I was thinking today about making my bracelets into a bundle deal, and then read this! Thanks for the extra inspiration! So excited!

    4 years ago

  • handmadebykerri

    handmadebykerri says:

    This is a great article. I haven't sold anything yet but am a newbie. I just was thinking about bundling my AG doll granny afghans with bonnets. Thanks for the great advice.

    4 years ago

  • DestinysTreasures

    DestinysTreasures says:

    Great Artical. My shop is new and I am going to give this a try. Thank you:)

    4 years ago

  • VasePlace

    VasePlace says:

    I have offered a bundle deal to shoppers this season both on Etsy and during my shows; and I wanna tell you it works!! My bundle offers a discount over the price of the items if purchased singlely. I am thinking of listing specific bundles now that I have read these posts - great idea, customers then don't have to do as much decission making. Thanks!!

    4 years ago

  • vroberts1017

    vroberts1017 says:

    sounds good

    4 years ago

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy says:

    I'm launching some new bundled packages at the end of this week for the holidays so this article couldn't be better timed! Great points and lovely picks!

    4 years ago

  • TrendyTrimmingsByTT

    TrendyTrimmingsByTT says:

    Great advise and very timely for me. I am working on expanding my line of bags and pouches and now have some awesome ideas on how to offer bundle discounts for purchasing coordinating items! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • CuriousLlama

    CuriousLlama says:

    What a fabulous idea! A nice easy one for me to try with the necklaces and bracelets I make but something I just hadn't thought of. And with Christmas just around the corner I best get on to it. Thanks. CL.

    4 years ago

  • smilingbluedog

    smilingbluedog says:

    Great advice, Thankyou!

    4 years ago

  • sewlola

    sewlola says:

    Thank you for the advise! :)

    4 years ago

  • ALittleXtraSomething

    ALittleXtraSomething says:

    Excellent Article! What a cool idea!

    4 years ago

  • FabricPoetry

    FabricPoetry says:

    Thank you! I'm new to Etsy and every bit of advice helps:-) I make art handbags and it has given me the inspiration to come up with items that I can bundle with my bags. Cheers

    4 years ago

  • wildcubs

    wildcubs says:

    Something new to try out. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • esbeads

    esbeads says:

    Love the idea, but the logistics with checkout are difficult. When I run specials, I find myself spending just as much time talking about how to manipulate the Etsy checkout system as I do talking about my products: enter note to seller with this text, don't pay just yet, I'll send a revised invoice OR I'll refund the extra after you've paid the whole thing (either option costs me the Etsy sales fee on the original price and refunding the difference also costs me the fee PayPal charges to refund money). When will Etsy support coupon codes or find another way to make checkout easier for buyers to buy and sellers to sell when promos are offered?

    4 years ago

  • Yayahandicraft

    Yayahandicraft says:

    Love this idea, thank you so much for this advice. It's really great.

    4 years ago

  • MyWisteriaCottage

    MyWisteriaCottage says:

    This is an idea that can work in so many types of product. I sell lots of fabric and trims. While at the post office I was thinking how much smarter it would be to offer units [bundles] that would fit in one size or other of the priority boxes. It would be easier for me and save the customer on postage. Thanks for writing the article and making me think about it.Sue

    4 years ago

  • SuperstylinKrisa

    SuperstylinKrisa says:

    Great article. Thanks so much for the ideas. I'm going to work on putting some sets together. :)

    4 years ago

  • peacocktaco

    peacocktaco says:

    good idea!

    4 years ago

  • TheMudmom

    TheMudmom says:

    Awesome idea!

    4 years ago

  • Andonia

    Andonia says:

    I think that is a good tip.Will try it.Thanks AndoniA

    4 years ago

  • Andonia

    Andonia says:

    GOOD IDEA .I will try it out . Thanks Andonia

    4 years ago

  • trinketforyou

    trinketforyou says:

    Seems like the checkout is a bit of a problem still...how do you offer the "buy 3 get one free" and then have the checkout total reflect your in store special?

    4 years ago

  • VintageTraveler

    VintageTraveler says:

    Fantastic information. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • ArtatHome

    ArtatHome says:

    Good idea.. I am a newbie , looking for my first sale. I also would like to know how to handle the check out process if I put a bundle together. Where would I find an answer to that question?

    4 years ago

  • totallyelegant

    totallyelegant says:

    My question is the same as ArtatHome's. First I was told not to list my jewelry as a set, now to bundle, but not how to check out. Some are listed as I did first (as a set) with tags of both (bracelet & earrings); others with references to the matching item. I haven't noticed any better response on any one way. The economy is lousy or they don't like my creations!

    4 years ago

  • MarleyLondon

    MarleyLondon says:

    I loved this article. It is so true. Everyone wants a great deal! I'm going to take your advice and bundle. Best!

    4 years ago

  • tumblebumbletots

    tumblebumbletots says:

    Thank you for the advice! In this economy everyone is looking for the best deals and it can start with the sellers on Etsy. I have recently opened a page for children't items, but I think that I may take the advice on bundling .. and restructure a little. Happy New Year!

    4 years ago

  • optic

    optic says:

    This is a great idea! I will have to try it with my pillows. I love it, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • oui2reveille

    oui2reveille says:

    Guess I better get busy ...er and make up some sets. Looks like it will be very worthwhile! Perfect timing!

    4 years ago

  • EarthBoundChild

    EarthBoundChild says:

    I love this idea! I'm inspired to create some bundles for my shop now. Thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • ShoestringDuo

    ShoestringDuo says:

    Very clever sales pitch! I will try it out. I now need to find some time to create some!

    4 years ago

  • Starrdom16

    Starrdom16 says:

    Very smart idea! I am loving this! Why didn't I think of this myself!

    3 years ago

  • Princessas

    Princessas says:

    Yes! I love this idea as a buyer I also like to buy stuff when its a "bundle" it makes alot of sense thanks

    3 years ago

  • BlueSky10

    BlueSky10 says:

    Thanks for this post! I've been toying with the idea of creating more sets, and this has pretty much made up my mind.

    3 years ago

  • edorman

    edorman says:

    Thanks for the advice and info. Bundling is great selling technique! I recently sold two earring and necklace sets to a friend. She is going to keep the necklaces and gift the earrings!

    3 years ago

  • DesignsbyEllie10

    DesignsbyEllie10 says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • DownSallysAlley

    DownSallysAlley says:

    Thanks for the advice - I'll try it

    3 years ago

  • PoconoPrincessJewels

    PoconoPrincessJewels says:

    Thanks. I can always use some new tips.

    3 years ago

  • RBJohnson

    RBJohnson says:

    I will try to do some bundling soon :)

    3 years ago

  • TuChiHandbags

    TuChiHandbags says:

    better late than never...just read this post! was considering this kind of selling awhile back. for the holidays will offer handbags with cosmetic case or wallet as a bundle! thanks for reminding me! ;)

    3 years ago

  • TwinTreeCrafts

    TwinTreeCrafts says:

    Thank you for this article. I think I'm going to get to work on matching booties for my baby hats. They would make a great bundle and help my hats sell!

    3 years ago

  • DONLINDEZIGN

    DONLINDEZIGN says:

    Thanks for this! I have a question; How do I set up a bundle such as , "Buy one print get the second for only $6 " or "buy all three for only $" How do I list this price if the item is already shown as a single item? I'm unclear how to show this in my store or know that the customer wants to purchase "all three" in their cart? or "one additional" at the better price. Can you give me an example of how to do this in my shop, rather than pay to list the same items bundled as "three together", when they are already in the shop. Any help is appreciated ; ) Much gratitude - DonlinDezign

    3 years ago

  • antiqueelegance

    antiqueelegance says:

    Thank you for this good info.Iwas thinking about this just today.

    3 years ago

  • AuntNannieCrafts

    AuntNannieCrafts says:

    Great article. I look forward to using the information!

    3 years ago

  • RhiannonGagnon

    RhiannonGagnon says:

    That's such a fantastic idea...this has given me a ton to think about...I will keep this in mind when I create new product lines for my shop :) Well done!

    3 years ago

  • caligirlbrand

    caligirlbrand says:

    What a fabulous article! Tank you, thank you!

    2 years ago

  • ClothandINK

    ClothandINK says:

    I just read this advice. Thanks, I have been debating bundles for my store and this has helped.

    2 years ago

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  • lgrugerhanson

    Lindy Gruger from LGrugerArt says:

    That is a great idea. I just implemented that in my shop.

    1 year ago

  • BayMoonDesign

    Kathy Lindemer from BayMoonDesign says:

    Thanks for the information. I can use it in my shop.

    1 year ago

  • RomePure

    Ekaterina Aksenuk from RomePure says:

    Excellent business oriented advice! Thank you!

    1 year ago

  • FrenchMermaid

    Suzanne C. Suber from FrenchMermaid says:

    Works for me!

    1 year ago

  • Sachi215

    Sachiko Muramatsu from Sachi215 says:

    Great Advice! Thanks for sharing.

    1 year ago

  • chloesehr

    chloesehr from SoupedUpCards says:

    Thanks for this article--I'm wondering, if I list an item (holiday card) and give the customer the option to purchase it individually or in packs of 5 or 10, all for different prices, how to I list those three different prices and get that to process properly when the customer is checking out?

    179 days ago

  • knobstoppers

    Chelsea and Justin Weise from MacMaddies says:

    Super article! I just put together a couple of discounted gift sets on my shop after reading this!

    79 days ago

  • sparklesbythesea

    Cher Madonna from Sparklesbythesea says:

    Great info but how do I process the items so that the bundled price shows in their cart?

    11 days ago