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Etsy Success: Critique Your Shop

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The Seller Education team has collectively been critiquing your Etsy Shops for over 9 years!  We’ve watched many of you grow after our critiques and we’ve also seen you successfully critiquing each other on the Forums and in your Etsy Teams.  I’ve created this list of the most important questions you should ask when critiquing your own shop (or a friends!).  You can also download and print this list! Am I missing an important question? Let me know in the comments below.

Will your Shop Name help promote you?

Does your Public Profile need a little help?

Are your Shop Settings working for you?

 

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Let’s check out what’s in your shop!

  • Do you have enough items in your shop? The more items you have the more a buyer has to choose from, and the more likely you’ll be found in a search query.
  • Are your item titles easy to read?
  • Is there variety in the titles throughout your shop?
  • Have you made your titles, tags, and descriptions relevant for search?
  • Do you use all spots for tags in each item listing with relevant search terms?
  • Do you use style, color, size and texture tags including word phrases as tags that a your buyer would search (eg. steampunk cufflinks)?
  • Do your descriptions reflect your unique voice – making it easy for the buyer to connect with you as the artist or collector?
  • Do you answer all the questions a buyer might be asking about this item?
  • Reevaluate your prices. Do your prices reflect the quality of your work and your time?
  • Do you ship internationally? Ask your local Etsy Team for advice if you need it. (Did you know that roughly 1 in 4 sales on Etsy involves a buyer or seller outside of the U.S.?)
  • Search for what you sell, and look at your photos in search results. Do your photos make you want to click?
  • Are you using all 5 spots for images including at least one close-up and one photo that shows the whole piece?
  • Do you have unnecessary graphics, borders or logos on your photos?
  • Is your shop cohesive? If not, try to tie it together with your photography style. Cut back on listing items that aren’t selling.

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How did you do? Think you’ve mastered all these points? Don’t worry, there are still a few things you can work on that I didn’t cover here (like promoting, branding, product development, etc.). Never stop evolving your shop, that’s what makes running your own creative business fun, not only for you but also for your buyers.

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  • Whimsywares

    Whimsywares says:

    This was such a helpful checklist! We're always looking for ways to improve :)

    4 years ago

  • NutfieldWeaver

    NutfieldWeaver says:

    This was very helpful! I may create worksheet for my shop based on this article and update it throughout the year and with the changing seasons/holidays. Nicely done! (Says the seller with a blurry avatar...)

    4 years ago

  • greenwoodpottery

    greenwoodpottery says:

    Great article. It always helps to know the right questions to ask :)

    4 years ago

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet says:

    Thanks for this Daniell! I'll have to look through it more but so far I've already found some things I need to fix in my shop. Jennifer:)

    4 years ago

  • riricreations

    riricreations says:

    Thanks~I'm constantly asking myself some of these questions, but it's nice to have the list!

    4 years ago

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday says:

    yeah very helpful indeed. thanks. i'm off to make some changes in my shop.

    4 years ago

  • TanyaMac

    TanyaMac says:

    Great points Danielle! i think every shop needs a brushing up once in a while... including mine! thanks for the tips!

    4 years ago

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes says:

    Thanks Danielle :) Excellent shop help tips, and information that I will write down, and keep in one of my journals!

    4 years ago

  • birdie1

    birdie1 says:

    Thank you for the thoughtful article. I think I could use some tweaking.

    4 years ago

  • slinkymalinkicat

    slinkymalinkicat says:

    Really good checklist! Thanks Danielle! :)

    4 years ago

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry says:

    Excellent advice in an organized fashion! Thank you Danielle!

    4 years ago

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane says:

    Wow, this is such a thorough and helpful list! I will have to spiffy up my shop a bit. Thank you Danielle!

    4 years ago

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer says:

    Thank you very much for this great article!

    4 years ago

  • candacejean

    candacejean says:

    GREAT list of items to consider. I love the idea of a self-critique.. thanks Danielle for organizing all of these lists and questions together! The info will come in very handy.

    4 years ago

  • manvsgeorge

    manvsgeorge says:

    Excellent tips. I'm new and have addressed many but not all of these points. I appreciate the notion of continuous improvement... even small, incremental changes can add up to make a big difference over time! Thanks for the kick in the pants! :-)

    4 years ago

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits says:

    whoo, hoo! thanks for the tipos! Looking to polish up my shop and these are soooo helpful! thanks!

    4 years ago

  • RockisSupplies

    RockisSupplies says:

    Always enjoy reading your posts - very informative! I continue to improve my shop in a variety of ways, so thank you Danielle for this post! Rocki

    4 years ago

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy says:

    Thanks for the reminders and tips. I think I did pretty well, whew!

    4 years ago

  • kclarkphotography

    kclarkphotography says:

    Great article-I'm doing a little evaluation once I get home. Thanks

    4 years ago

  • ThePaperTray

    ThePaperTray says:

    Love this post!! I will be going over each and few one of them! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • kadlubik

    kadlubik says:

    thanks for this list, need to go back to my shop for a major spring clean up!

    4 years ago

  • KamiMono

    KamiMono says:

    Thanks! I will be going through this checklist tonight! Danielle, you always have the best Etsy advice!

    4 years ago

  • nomoi

    nomoi says:

    Great tips, thank you! My shop is rather young, so this is especially helpful at this stage.

    4 years ago

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands says:

    Great tips, thanks for this article!

    4 years ago

  • mrgnome

    mrgnome says:

    Great, I am off to take another look at my shop

    4 years ago

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly says:

    Thanks for the info in list form. Very helpful. It's nice to now I can check many off that I currently do after much evolving (thanks to many articles that give helpful suggestions). I'm still evolving and improving so I soak up every tidbit. It's definitely different selling on here than in boutiques so I appreciate the "rules" for success laid out for me. Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage says:

    Thanks for always keeping us on our toes. Its always beneficial to review the look of your shop. Great post.

    4 years ago

  • sarahbisher

    sarahbisher says:

    great article.

    4 years ago

  • RUBYrecycled

    RUBYrecycled says:

    Thanks so much for such a detailed checklist! Brilliant!

    4 years ago

  • LaurenPaisley

    LaurenPaisley says:

    Excellent reminders. Thanks for keeping them fresh in all our minds!

    4 years ago

  • Topesthesia

    Topesthesia says:

    I really needed this!

    4 years ago

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry says:

    Thank you so much! This is wonderful. I can't wait to sit down and check all these things with my shop :)

    4 years ago

  • FinERJewelry

    FinERJewelry says:

    Great article! I'm new at this so it is great to know what to look for.

    4 years ago

  • munieca

    munieca says:

    just great Danielle!!

    4 years ago

  • glamourouslove

    glamourouslove says:

    Great tips,thank you!I have to go back to my shop and take a look at it again...

    4 years ago

  • boygirlparty

    boygirlparty says:

    GREAT checklist! this is really helpful!

    4 years ago

  • bluewhitejewelrywear

    bluewhitejewelrywear says:

    This is a great checklist! It's really helpful. Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop says:

    Good checklist! I think this list is applicable to both new and seasoned sellers!

    4 years ago

  • DaydreemyrsDestiny

    DaydreemyrsDestiny says:

    I will be adding these to my list of things to check/fix that I got from my recent "please critique my shop" post on the forums :)

    4 years ago

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio says:

    Good list! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • brianarose

    brianarose says:

    Thanks so much! I love checklists, I'm a checklist kinda girl. I need to look into a virtual lab, for sure!

    4 years ago

  • LeoAndJunie

    LeoAndJunie says:

    Great tips especially for a new shop like mine!

    4 years ago

  • reiter8

    reiter8 says:

    Wow! It's the to d' uber checklist! Thank You!

    4 years ago

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams says:

    Danielle, a great checklist for newbies and more experienced sellers. I think we can always improve! I'm going to save this to my Etsy folder....

    4 years ago

  • seamsclassic

    seamsclassic says:

    Great list! I found a few new things to work on.

    4 years ago

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage says:

    This was great to read through to make sure im on the right track!

    4 years ago

  • virginiakraljevic

    virginiakraljevic says:

    Sooo helpful! Some of these points I think I was in denial of, but now it is clear that I better go all the way with my shop! The customer deserves it! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • heidiburton

    heidiburton says:

    Excellent check-list! Thanks for sharing. I've noticed the quality of Etsy shops improving a lot lately :)

    4 years ago

  • mykonos

    mykonos says:

    oh, lovely creations!! just lovely!!

    4 years ago

  • designlab443

    designlab443 says:

    fab list, I'm going to make sure I have it all done!

    4 years ago

  • moonovermaize

    moonovermaize says:

    Wow, lots of great information here, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • DonnasDesignsSC

    DonnasDesignsSC says:

    Excellent info, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen says:

    thank you Danielle for this comprehensive list! some I do - some I don't - some I won't - some I shall !

    4 years ago

  • EcoChipmunk

    EcoChipmunk says:

    *high 5* Danielle. From the Chipster and Sooby!

    4 years ago

  • WineCoutures

    WineCoutures says:

    Great tips. Thank you for putting it all in a neat little list. It makes it a lot easier to just go down the list and check off the changes made and those that still need to be made. Great ideas. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • marcadeartspress

    marcadeartspress says:

    I 'think' I've covered everything. May be I should re-read and 'think' again! Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • Radness

    Radness says:

    Thanks so much for the tips :) I've already found a few ways to improve my shop!

    4 years ago

  • harvestgoldgallery

    harvestgoldgallery says:

    great advice! we've been gradually updating our shop (between orders) with new pictures of our jewelry on people and just other views in general. If we ever have a few moments to kill, we spend it on polishing our shop!

    4 years ago

  • BooksInspireMe

    BooksInspireMe says:

    Great tips! Thanks so much! :)

    4 years ago

  • HandKnitHugs

    HandKnitHugs says:

    Awesome Post! I already have lots of ideas for changes and updates. Thank you so much!

    4 years ago

  • ClementinesJewelry

    ClementinesJewelry says:

    great info! thanks!

    4 years ago

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel says:

    you sure know your stuff!! thanks for putting it all in one place! you make our job easier!!

    4 years ago

  • edor

    edor says:

    practical and to the point!

    4 years ago

  • Mimisdresshop

    Mimisdresshop says:

    this is great- i will be making a checklist to look at my store and see what i should be doing differently

    4 years ago

  • etincelledesign

    etincelledesign says:

    very good checklist ! just ran through it and got some helpful pointers that will have to be worked on ...

    4 years ago

  • birribe

    birribe says:

    Thanks for this helpful tips, I will check them more properly.

    4 years ago

  • cazhoffy

    cazhoffy says:

    This is so helpful!! Love it, just need time to put it all into action!

    4 years ago

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie says:

    excellent, and good for new shops as a check list.

    4 years ago

  • UniquelyYouByKZ

    UniquelyYouByKZ says:

    Awesome tips! Thanks

    4 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    It's a work in progress~ appreciate your article well written easy to understand. Thank you Danielle.......xoxo

    4 years ago

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch says:

    yippie yi yo kay ah or something like that Thanks Friend

    4 years ago

  • ireneagh

    ireneagh says:

    Great! thanks for this article!!!! :)

    4 years ago

  • starryeyedbowtique

    starryeyedbowtique says:

    Seems like I'm doing pretty well already, unless I'm way too lenient on myself aha. Lovely checklist :)

    4 years ago

  • reneeanne

    reneeanne says:

    thanks! Some things I hadn't thought of here.

    4 years ago

  • KreatedbyKelly

    KreatedbyKelly says:

    Great list to check against!! Thanks!!

    4 years ago

  • Sybillinart

    Sybillinart says:

    Thanks for this good advices ; so much to do !! ...

    4 years ago

  • peacebird

    peacebird says:

    This is a great checklist! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • rmateen

    rmateen says:

    Wonderful list! I'm checking it against my shop as I write.

    4 years ago

  • jessiemccann

    jessiemccann says:

    Great points and thanks for the reminder! As you said, there is always room for improvement.

    4 years ago

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams says:

    good advice. lots to go double check, thanks.

    4 years ago

  • ljlhdesigns

    ljlhdesigns says:

    All excellent questions and advice! I'm always amazed at how many people don't have shop policies.

    4 years ago

  • SandBagsDesigns

    SandBagsDesigns says:

    thanks for this!

    4 years ago

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie says:

    Great advice! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • minouette

    minouette says:

    I love the irreverent squirel! Always useful to have Storque articles full of advice. A comment: I don't display my favorites because they are often PLANNED GIFTS - however, if I could sort my favorites, and put secret planned gifts in one place, and "things which are generally awesome" in another, I would be very happy to display the latter.

    4 years ago

  • AmberGoshorn

    AmberGoshorn says:

    This is very helpful! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns says:

    Thanks Danielle! Great points... I've been here for three years now and I am EVER changing with all the things I've learned along the way!

    4 years ago

  • littlelilybamboo

    littlelilybamboo says:

    Great checklist!! I was looking at the one about using all five photo spots and thinking about my last post. I started giggling at the thought of posting a pic of it being used....it's a shower pouf :p

    4 years ago

  • monkeyminddesign09

    monkeyminddesign09 says:

    great tips... went through them all and still need some work.

    4 years ago

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead says:

    All great points! One of the best business abilities is the ability to self- assess!

    4 years ago

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas says:

    There are a few things I'll change today. How do you get people to not just look but buy?

    4 years ago

  • Spiderbot

    Spiderbot says:

    Great list, thanks! I was wondering...how do other people feel about description styles? There seem to be two ends of the spectrum...a dry rundown of the facts vs. the overly fanciful prose that makes it sound like your sweater is magic. Both of those may be turn offs. How do you find a happy medium?

    4 years ago

  • helenaemmans

    helenaemmans says:

    Thanks for the tips, much appreciated.

    4 years ago

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet says:

    What a great article! Always looking for ways to improve. Love the items too, especially those pretty pastel doilies.

    4 years ago

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber says:

    Thank you for the tips! It's always so important to always keep looking at your shop from a buyers perspective. I feel there are always way to improve and make your shop better. Thank you for the article!!! And all your help over the years. Amber

    4 years ago

  • withaflourish

    withaflourish says:

    Great list, Danielle, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • AmericanHandmade

    AmericanHandmade says:

    GREAT ARTICLE. Thanks Danielle. I'm always working to improve my shop. The only thing I can't figure out is that darn analytics thing. I can't get it to work for me. Maybe you could do an article on that too. Keep up the GREAT work. Jill M. "Each Day is a Gift, that's why it's called the Present"

    4 years ago

  • bagalicious

    bagalicious says:

    Great check list! Thanks for sharing! :-) Corinne of Bagalicious, http://facebook.com/bagalicious

    4 years ago

  • ImbuedOasis

    ImbuedOasis says:

    Wonderful information! Thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • BellGallery

    BellGallery says:

    Awesome! Thank you for posting this! More to dos on my list!

    4 years ago

  • thimblythings

    thimblythings says:

    Thanks for the list! This is really helpful and gave me some stuff to think about.

    4 years ago

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards says:

    Cool, Thanks, it's always nice to have a reminder and check your shop regularly :)

    4 years ago

  • clausawaia

    clausawaia says:

    Hi Daniel Please, help me. I think i am following all the rules but, so far, I had no success sellinf my pieces!

    4 years ago

  • cokiepopaper

    cokiepopaper says:

    Great tips. I can work on these during Spring Break!

    4 years ago

  • prettylittlethieves

    prettylittlethieves says:

    thanks Danielle! super list.

    4 years ago

  • craftpile

    craftpile says:

    Thank you, Danielle! Very helpful!

    4 years ago

  • ladiga

    ladiga says:

    thaanx

    4 years ago

  • jennieorr

    jennieorr says:

    This is a great list! I will definitely use these to improve my shop!

    4 years ago

  • MonkeyDogStudio

    MonkeyDogStudio says:

    I was looking for something like this the other day! Thanks for posting it!

    4 years ago

  • Divaliscious

    Divaliscious says:

    Most excellent advice - I will certainly be referring to your points you have outlined here Danielle. Us Estians always appreciate your insight for our shops becoming even more successful! Thanks! Leah

    4 years ago

  • ThePaperMonarch

    ThePaperMonarch says:

    Great checklist!

    4 years ago

  • SStewartJewelleryArt

    SStewartJewelleryArt says:

    This is so helpful! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • bijouxdellostregatto

    bijouxdellostregatto says:

    Thank you for these tips!!

    4 years ago

  • saintesmariesjewelry

    saintesmariesjewelry says:

    Im trying to cover one step at a time! thank you so much!

    4 years ago

  • themagpiesdaughter

    themagpiesdaughter says:

    Thank you so much for this checklist! :)

    4 years ago

  • maille49

    maille49 says:

    Great article. I am contemplating opening a shop in the near future. These points will definitely guide me through the proecess along with the other advice available on the ETSY website. Thanks for you time and attention to detail. Raney

    4 years ago

  • ny2houstonstyling

    ny2houstonstyling says:

    thank you - this was a very useful checklist! i have a 'little' work to do now!

    4 years ago

  • laurastark

    laurastark says:

    Fantastic checklist. Something that should be done within one's shop every couple of months.

    4 years ago

  • AmcPoelmanDesign

    AmcPoelmanDesign says:

    Great list Danielle. Thank you so much!!

    4 years ago

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony says:

    I want the squirrel. ♥

    4 years ago

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony says:

    and the tip on alchemy is great.

    4 years ago

  • SueLieu

    SueLieu says:

    Thank you. This list rocks - specific and to the point. I've got some to-do's now...

    4 years ago

  • Sumikoshop

    Sumikoshop says:

    great article, very important !!

    4 years ago

  • dolcebaci

    dolcebaci says:

    Thanks for sharing!!

    4 years ago

  • battysbath

    battysbath says:

    What a great, to the point checklist! Thanks :)

    4 years ago

  • MagzRoss

    MagzRoss says:

    Thank you. I am still learning how to get Esty to work for ma, and this was very helpful.

    4 years ago

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking says:

    This was uber fabulous, thanks Danielle. I especially learned a lot from the questions in the sections and titles bit and can't wait to go do a little spring cleaning in my shop. Merci beaucoup.

    4 years ago

  • PetitePersonalities

    PetitePersonalities says:

    I love finding these VERY helpful articles! I have only had my shop up 3 weeks, so this information is very much relevant for me. Thank you so much! Even when you think you have done everything you can....you find out one more thing.

    4 years ago

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade says:

    working my way through this, but there are some i dadn't thought of. thanks!

    4 years ago

  • shoutrinse

    shoutrinse says:

    Thanks for putting so many tips in one place :-)

    4 years ago

  • sunnywoodvintage

    sunnywoodvintage says:

    Great tips for a new shopkeeper :)

    4 years ago

  • frombelgiumwithlove

    frombelgiumwithlove says:

    Great list ! Thank you

    4 years ago

  • frombelgiumwithlove

    frombelgiumwithlove says:

    Great list thank you

    4 years ago

  • inkadinkadoodle

    inkadinkadoodle says:

    Thanks Danielle these are such great questions to ask ourselves. Keep up the great work you do at Etsy!

    4 years ago

  • theclassicfarmhouse

    theclassicfarmhouse says:

    Fabulous! It's high time I gave myself a detailed critique and this is super helpful info. Going to start right now!

    4 years ago

  • 1022SeaShellAve

    1022SeaShellAve says:

    Always something to work on, thanks for the list.

    4 years ago

  • sewlola

    sewlola says:

    Awesome article, very useful! I have made a few changes already. Thank you. ♥

    4 years ago

  • evertonterrace

    evertonterrace says:

    I feel pretty good after reading this but I think I've got to add some things to my new shop and possibly make a few changes. Thank you for the pointers. I am learning so much every day.

    4 years ago

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo says:

    oh thanks, it's so important to learn!

    4 years ago

  • ZenBrush

    ZenBrush says:

    Back to the drawing board! Time to refresh and edit for the spring.

    4 years ago

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome says:

    Check, check, double check. Great to have it all in such a comprised and useful list.

    4 years ago

  • RobotsAreAwesome

    RobotsAreAwesome says:

    Yes, yes and yes.

    4 years ago

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe says:

    Danielle - thank you for this tutorial! Any chance etsy is considering expanding the tag count or allowing sellers to use multiple primary categories?

    4 years ago

  • eurolenscape

    eurolenscape says:

    Wunderbar! This checklist is very helpful. Thanks a lot!!!

    4 years ago

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew says:

    Thanks for this comprehensive list! I love to challenge myself with this kind of questions... Really useful!

    4 years ago

  • edmdesigns

    edmdesigns says:

    Dear Danielle, Great article...HUGE QUESTION amongst SO many Sellers... WHEN will Etsy provide MORE than 10 categories? We could easily use 15-20. Many Sellers open secondary shops because they cannot accomodate and separate their offerings and talents within the confines of just 10 categories. The site has exploded over the years and we still are restricted to just 10 categories. I know first hand from many, many Sellers a its a huge requirement and would enable more of your wonderful suggestions to become realities. Please pass this on to the IT people. Its really a critical issue that is worthy of immediate attention and implication. Very simple coding and would delight all Sellers - its often crippling for us and frustrating to Buyers who cannot navigate because of the limitations. Love your column as always -- *hugs* -- Ricky

    4 years ago

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple says:

    thanks for writing this all out for us! I'm always looking to improve!

    4 years ago

  • RubyStudios

    RubyStudios says:

    Thanks for the run down, Danielle! I will be double checking a few things on this list, but I'm happy to say I think did ok! Like you mentioned in the end, though, there are definitely other aspects to this---like promoting!! Could always use some knowledge in that huge area.

    4 years ago

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse says:

    Thanks for the list of questions to ask myself. I actually just saw something about the shop critiques on the forums page this morning and thought to myself...what is this?

    4 years ago

  • ShoestringDuo

    ShoestringDuo says:

    Great checklist, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • AntiquesGaloreGal

    AntiquesGaloreGal says:

    A good read! Thanks for all the tips!

    4 years ago

  • Relydesign

    Relydesign says:

    this is great!!!! i must read it all!!! I need to improve my shop! thanks;)

    4 years ago

  • rockfern

    rockfern says:

    Thanks for the list of tips - this will be really helpful. Great tip with the international shipping...there are a ton of things I'd love to buy, but there are so many sellers that don't ship to Canada yet.

    4 years ago

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta says:

    This is great! With an Etsian friend we critiqued each other and the list was super useful, we learned a lot :) Thank you Danielle!

    4 years ago

  • senioritis

    senioritis says:

    Thanks for putting this together Danielle. We'll have to really go through our shop and see where we can make some adjustments ;)

    4 years ago

  • firecat

    firecat says:

    Thanks, it is so easy to miss things in the listing.

    4 years ago

  • steampunkjunq

    steampunkjunq says:

    Thanks so much! This information is wonderful.

    4 years ago

  • TheBusyMom

    TheBusyMom says:

    Very helpful info! Thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • Meikkonen

    Meikkonen says:

    Thank you for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • Lovefromthesand

    Lovefromthesand says:

    Im going to print this up and go through my shop and profile with a fine tooth comb and check each one off as i go along!! TY TY!!!

    4 years ago

  • sweetmellyjane

    sweetmellyjane says:

    Thanks for the tips!!

    4 years ago

  • MomNMiaQuilts

    MomNMiaQuilts says:

    That's a great checklist! There is always room for improvement in any shop!

    4 years ago

  • ShinyGoLucky

    ShinyGoLucky says:

    This is a great list of things to consider. We all have room for improvement and it's nice to be able to review the different ways to go about that!

    4 years ago

  • clearcat

    clearcat says:

    nice picks, thanks!! :)

    4 years ago

  • BellaRosaCottage

    BellaRosaCottage says:

    Thank you for the check list!

    4 years ago

  • InspiredHands4u

    InspiredHands4u says:

    Thank you for all the helpful information.

    4 years ago

  • lisamichelejewelry

    lisamichelejewelry says:

    This is great information! I will review it and make some changes to my shop! THANK YOU!

    4 years ago

  • OurLunarEclipse

    OurLunarEclipse says:

    Ok so I took a whole bunch of notes, and now I have a whole bunch of work ahead of me!!! Thank you so much - so helpful!

    4 years ago

  • Glassimo

    Glassimo says:

    thank you

    4 years ago

  • jennyhoople

    jennyhoople says:

    Thanks, I hadn't really known what to put in my Message to Buyers section at all, I think it's much more informative and useful now!

    4 years ago

  • kneehightoashoofly

    kneehightoashoofly says:

    Thank you! Working working working on making my shop the best it can be.... and whistling while I do!!

    4 years ago

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter says:

    Well done....Even when you think you've got it covered, this is a nice reminder to tidy up the shop! THANKS

    4 years ago

  • pulpandpaisley

    pulpandpaisley says:

    Excellent checklist! There is always room for improvement!

    4 years ago

  • RoughMagicCreations

    RoughMagicCreations says:

    Wow Danielle! Many thanks for these super helpful tips and pointers! Always a good idea to spruce up your shop, and I'd never thought about keeping my sections well stocked! :)

    4 years ago

  • mad4plaid

    mad4plaid says:

    perfectly said - thanks a million!

    4 years ago

  • polkadotscloud

    polkadotscloud says:

    what an helpfull post! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • anothertimeantiques

    anothertimeantiques says:

    Super reminder list. Even this 'ol timer had to rethink a couple!

    4 years ago

  • TheBeadedJeanie

    TheBeadedJeanie says:

    Always a work in progress....thanks for the helpful information...always room for improvement and a little shop 'pick me up'.

    4 years ago

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign says:

    Thanks for the tips, I'll definitely have to look at my shop with a more critical eye. Have lots of work to do, thanks again!

    4 years ago

  • redbirdstyle

    redbirdstyle says:

    great article. thanks!

    4 years ago

  • Lazo

    Lazo says:

    it is very good list, it never hurt to go over your shop again and again you may miss something thank you very much.

    4 years ago

  • SplendorVendor

    SplendorVendor says:

    Thank you for the helpful information!

    4 years ago

  • KIMONOS

    KIMONOS says:

    Probably the best Post for Sellers. I absolutely relate to edmdesigns question. WHEN will Etsy provide MORE than 10 categories and would Etsy be considering to make a subcategory "FEATHERS" under Supplies , which obviously is my my favorite group of merchandise... Thank you Danielle for your excellent tips..

    4 years ago

  • MyPooperScooper

    MyPooperScooper says:

    Very good blog!!I think I am getting there on the checklist!! ;)

    4 years ago

  • RandomSacksOfKindnes

    RandomSacksOfKindnes says:

    nicely done!

    4 years ago

  • twokeepers

    twokeepers says:

    you rock. thanks!

    4 years ago

  • MissBojambo

    MissBojambo says:

    Wow. This is Amazing! Thank you for putting together this great "check list". I am excited to put it to use. I also like the squirrel to-do list. I am way better at making lists than I am at completing them heh heh.

    4 years ago

  • angelicafranssen

    angelicafranssen says:

    Thank you...very informative!!

    4 years ago

  • artbymahats

    artbymahats says:

    The Virtual Labs have been very helpful to me in this regard and this article was a good summary with excellent pointers.

    4 years ago

  • skobbermann

    skobbermann says:

    This was really helpful! I realized I had neglected the shop policy section! Thanks for all your help and I can't wait to go through your thoughts in more detail.

    4 years ago

  • poetryjewelry

    poetryjewelry says:

    Great and easy checklist! Thank you.

    4 years ago

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago says:

    Hi danielle! thanks for the VII (very important info). I will surely look into this to help my shop. best, PARK guys, matt & carlos

    4 years ago

  • PixieDustFineries

    PixieDustFineries says:

    Great list Danielle, thank you.

    4 years ago

  • SpecksSecretSpot

    SpecksSecretSpot says:

    Thanks for the tips! I've definitely got to change things up...I am still waiting to make that first sale. Starting to get frustrated!

    4 years ago

  • JosStudio

    JosStudio says:

    great checklist, I always looking for ways to improve! thank you.

    4 years ago

  • annieWHERE

    annieWHERE says:

    Many thanks! Just started a list of what to change in my shop :) This helps a lot and addresses some items I didn't consider.

    4 years ago

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago says:

    Danielle, this is very importatn. Does your shop title display a name that is different from your Etsy username? (If so, this might confuse buyers.) My shop tile is different to my username! i would love to change it to PARK!!! is there anyway???? thank you! my email. santiago.cjs@gmail.com

    4 years ago

  • tmisspink

    tmisspink says:

    Wonderfully helpful! I just went through my store with a fine tooth comb and found many areas to improve on. I'm on it! Thx.

    4 years ago

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts says:

    Great ideas, I'm going to work through them one by one over the next few days.

    4 years ago

  • seasonsart1031

    seasonsart1031 says:

    Great check list. I'll have to go back and tweek my shop a little!

    4 years ago

  • heronkate

    heronkate says:

    Great list of things to think about! Shipping costs are the most difficult for me, zones in the US are so varied. If I list shipping costs to California, it is way more than it costs to ship here in Carolina. I have refunded excess shipping to more local buyers, but no one has ever acknowledged - makes me not want to do it !

    4 years ago

  • cthings

    cthings says:

    Great info and thanks for sharing it!!

    4 years ago

  • garagesalequeen

    garagesalequeen says:

    This was excellent! I've made needed changes! Hopefully it will help! Thanks for all your tips!

    4 years ago

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby says:

    Great ✔Checklist! I have mastered some of this, but I definitely have to review and refine. Thanks for the tips, I'm all over it!

    4 years ago

  • BonTons

    BonTons says:

    thank you, very helpful information

    4 years ago

  • billymac

    billymac says:

    Ok, so I REALLY need to get busy now changing some things in my shop ... thanks so much for all this vital information!!!

    4 years ago

  • lapisbeach

    lapisbeach says:

    Always editing and trying to improve! Thank you Danielle!

    4 years ago

  • CheckowayGlass

    CheckowayGlass says:

    Danielle - Great thorough article and list. I'm doing well for a newbie - I studied Etsy quite a bit before opening my shop. Must improve my photos, as you critiqued recently. Thanks!!

    4 years ago

  • VintageStyleDecor

    VintageStyleDecor says:

    Great checklist. It points out things that we sometime overlook. Thanks for your ideas.

    4 years ago

  • essenceofsilver

    essenceofsilver says:

    Danielle: You are truly the "Etsy Info Angel"..Thank you and keep sprinkling that fairy dust. xxxx

    4 years ago

  • miracle999

    miracle999 says:

    Thanks so much for the tips. My son kept asked me why do I still do FREE shipping at my shop since I do have all value stuff? I told him because I just open not long days go. That's why. So I am giving a chance to the early birds.PLEASE read my feedback what sellers and buyers says about me. Thanks sweetie.

    4 years ago

  • taintbosh

    taintbosh says:

    Thanks so much about the tips, especially about the Avatar. It is important to change it up, but you get attached to the item sometimes. Case in point my butterfly...which is for sale in my shop. (I gave myself a pat on the back!)

    4 years ago

  • moderncard

    moderncard says:

    I just updated my avatar, since my old one was showing something that isn't for sale in my shop any longer. I never really thought about that before. Thank you for all of these great tips!

    4 years ago

  • pawpaintings

    pawpaintings says:

    I did the check list... I passed. Great article!

    4 years ago

  • rosiejaq

    rosiejaq says:

    thanks for the checklist Danielle! every little helps - as they say here in the UK!

    4 years ago

  • graceraecreations

    graceraecreations says:

    I will definitely be putting this checklist into action!

    4 years ago

  • MillerLine

    MillerLine says:

    Thanks for the tips. I am definitely going to checklist against my current status. Think I probably have lots of room for improvement.

    4 years ago

  • rosebudbeads

    rosebudbeads says:

    Oh so many, many, many, many, many more things to do!!! Thanks for all the advice. So nice to have people so available to help on this site!

    4 years ago

  • CraftsbyCayleigh

    CraftsbyCayleigh says:

    This is so helpful! The critiques I get in the forums are always something like "oh, your stuff is so cute!"...not much of a critique on my shop at all. Now I can go through at look at my own shop with a more critical eye. Thank you!!

    4 years ago

  • JL67

    JL67 says:

    WOW! Thanks for all the helpful info... :)

    4 years ago

  • deardesire

    deardesire says:

    think i have it maybe 90% covered. thanks for a concise checklist. time to take it up a notch to work on product development and promoting. any chance of a similar article for these areas?

    4 years ago

  • SparrowBlu

    SparrowBlu says:

    Thank you for the detailed checklist! It was filled with helpful information, and gave me a lot of things to work on and think about. I really appreciate all of the links--it made it very easy to get further information when I needed it!

    4 years ago

  • bijouXstudio

    bijouXstudio says:

    i went through the checklist and except for some needed tweeks here and there, i hope to be on my way! Xo!

    4 years ago

  • bijouXstudio

    bijouXstudio says:

    i went through your checklist and hopefully, with a few tweeks here and there, i'll be on my way to becoming a more successful seller on etsy. Xo!

    4 years ago

  • studio3ten

    studio3ten says:

    OMG! this was one of best articles ! thanks so much! I'm off to revamp some things...... :) ~suzanne

    4 years ago

  • TiLTcreations

    TiLTcreations says:

    great check list - I'll have to remember to run one every so often. As for how to see items and not just text when entering, the only way I see to do that is have no announcement...unless you just mean for the entire front page including below the fold.

    4 years ago

  • moderntoretro

    moderntoretro says:

    good advice..thank you

    4 years ago

  • moderntoretro

    moderntoretro says:

    good advice. Thank you

    4 years ago

  • JanuaryJaniesJewelry

    JanuaryJaniesJewelry says:

    Good stuff!

    4 years ago

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives says:

    Thank you! I am tweaking some things in my shop right now after going through this list.

    4 years ago

  • HydrangeaRow

    HydrangeaRow says:

    Thanks for the info!

    4 years ago

  • dissidentdesigns

    dissidentdesigns says:

    Great tips here!!! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou says:

    Great article! Thank you very much!

    4 years ago

  • Happy2you

    Happy2you says:

    So good, thank you, I need to get to work.

    4 years ago

  • michvanetta

    michvanetta says:

    Great checklist Danielle - thankyou

    4 years ago

  • OffLoomBeadWorks

    OffLoomBeadWorks says:

    Thank you, Danielle . . . I am new to ETSY and am eager to learn all that I can. Your advice is very much appreciated. Your checklist is terrific. Thanks, again!

    4 years ago

  • LilithEvy

    LilithEvy says:

    Thank you Danielle!!! :o)

    4 years ago

  • thecrochetloft

    thecrochetloft says:

    Great tips

    4 years ago

  • RevolvingStore

    RevolvingStore says:

    Great and thorough job! Helpful points and advice. Very much appreciated. Thanks!!!!

    4 years ago

  • WashburnPhotography

    WashburnPhotography says:

    Very helpful checklist, good to run through everything to be sure. Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • noogal

    noogal says:

    Thank You once again Danielle! There is always things that you forget to do... off to go make some changes!! :)

    4 years ago

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata says:

    Thank you Danielle! Great tips, going to check 1-2 I'm missing! :)

    4 years ago

  • lostfeathervintage

    lostfeathervintage says:

    Really good and helpful key points. I love advice I can actually use. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • BotanicalBead

    BotanicalBead says:

    Thanks so much - love the checklist - very helpful.

    4 years ago

  • hatsbyanne1942

    hatsbyanne1942 says:

    Hats by Anne has just started with Etsy and have had only one sale. How do I get more exposure for my 82 items that are posted? It seems that my hats disappear into history so fast, how are they every found? Thanks you, Anne

    4 years ago

  • MaggieInTheMay

    MaggieInTheMay says:

    thanks very much for this checklist! just had my avatar custom designed but i think it still has room for improvements.

    4 years ago

  • deesadornments

    deesadornments says:

    Thanks, I made one sweep through my shop using this and know I should go back and do a few more later!

    4 years ago

  • HancoxHomestead

    HancoxHomestead says:

    Really helpful list, always good to know what areas I should have covered, always working on improving! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • ArtByMarilyn

    ArtByMarilyn says:

    Wow!!! Informative and educational. I really like this checklist. Marilyn

    4 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Very useful, thank you.

    4 years ago

  • jenniferwhitmer

    jenniferwhitmer says:

    Danielle, thank you, THANK YOU for this great list of ways to keep our etsy shops fresh and well "tended". I am taking your list to heart and want to make some changes and additions right away. It's a good list to keep on hand and check back with every so often. Thanks again.

    4 years ago

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry says:

    Thanks for all the helpful tips!!! I'm a new shop owner and i am constantly thinking what I can do next to keep my shop in good shape!!! There is always room for improvement!!!

    4 years ago

  • laurennotloren

    laurennotloren says:

    Wow. Thank you so very much for this! I just opened my shop so this is extremely useful!

    4 years ago

  • EMMAsVintage

    EMMAsVintage says:

    Thanks for giving me some homework

    4 years ago

  • vintagegirldezigns

    vintagegirldezigns says:

    Great tips! Always room for improvement:)

    4 years ago

  • NewBagsByAnOldBag

    NewBagsByAnOldBag says:

    marking for later

    4 years ago

  • ByMarieNicole

    ByMarieNicole says:

    Fantastic Danielle, thank you so much for your ongoing valuable advice.

    4 years ago

  • salraciti372b

    salraciti372b says:

    Hi: I am new to Etsy. I have 9 items listed in my shop. Have not sold a thing. Am I doing somthing that is correct. I am not sure how i will be informed when an item is sold? Thanks salraciti372b

    4 years ago

  • MoMuertos

    MoMuertos says:

    Great article and I had a great time reading the item descriptions. Seems like these folks get it!

    4 years ago

  • salraciti372b

    salraciti372b says:

    Correction Am I doing somthing that is NOT correct?

    4 years ago

  • LuannDanzlDesigns

    LuannDanzlDesigns says:

    Thanks for this information. There is a lot of useful information. I plan to save it and check it often to make my shop its best.

    4 years ago

  • mochikaka

    mochikaka says:

    Thank you, Danielle Great tips! ^^

    4 years ago

  • iheartcharlie

    iheartcharlie says:

    Great info, thank you. This is very helpful

    4 years ago

  • BeachGlassGems

    BeachGlassGems says:

    Thanks Danielle. This was more helpful than any Virtual Lab I've attended. Too much chatting going on. I feel good about your questions. If you ever get a chance I'd love for you to critque my shop.

    4 years ago

  • KatrinasJewel

    KatrinasJewel says:

    Thank you for posting this! This is the type of info that I have been looking for!

    4 years ago

  • KatrinasJewel

    KatrinasJewel says:

    Great info. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • LovelandShadeTree

    LovelandShadeTree says:

    So I have been in the process of a makeover and will be switching the direction and look of my jewelry shop tomorrow, this was a good article and checklist for me to work through thanks.

    4 years ago

  • jencarres

    jencarres says:

    Awesome list!! It is so helpful! Thank you!!!!!

    4 years ago

  • JustBeadItDesigns

    JustBeadItDesigns says:

    Great checklist...thank you!

    4 years ago

  • movetheneedle

    movetheneedle says:

    Really interesting checklist. I did pretty well, but I actually had text in my avatar that was hard to read. I haven't changed my avatar since I first signed up.

    4 years ago

  • Oddland

    Oddland says:

    Very helpful. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • inkleing

    inkleing says:

    Awesome advice I'll take another look at my shop I just started today and it was overwhelming! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • natureseason

    natureseason says:

    Great tips , thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • HiBird

    HiBird says:

    Thank you very much. A great checklist.

    4 years ago

  • LindaGJ

    LindaGJ says:

    A Fabulous instruction advice!!! I want to know how my shop can get a critique from you. I wonder if my tags are ok and also my entire shop. Help!!!! Linda :)

    4 years ago

  • lifePOINTimages

    lifePOINTimages says:

    Definitely needed to read this! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • petitefish

    petitefish says:

    Thanks - now I will be better at critiquing myself and helping others who ask.

    4 years ago

  • jessgrahamstudio

    jessgrahamstudio says:

    Great article. I'm a bit confounded when it comes to shipping internationally. Quick suggestions on how to figure international shipping costs? Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • BySaraLynn

    BySaraLynn says:

    I would love a printer-friendly version - is that in the cards?

    4 years ago

  • surfandsand

    surfandsand says:

    O.K., I need to change my avatar!

    4 years ago

  • surfandsand

    surfandsand says:

    O.K., I need to change my avatar!

    4 years ago

  • oefy

    oefy says:

    Many Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • SterlingByRebecca

    SterlingByRebecca says:

    Very helpful!

    4 years ago

  • UmeOrigami

    UmeOrigami says:

    Thanks so much for this list! I'll have to revisit it as I revamp my shop :D

    4 years ago

  • MarkJAsher

    MarkJAsher says:

    Wow, Danielle, I feel I've learned a lot in the short time I've had my Etsy Shop open but this was really helpful. Thanks a bunch!

    4 years ago

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField says:

    Great tips! I really appreciate all the help from you Danielle!

    4 years ago

  • staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca says:

    Not sure if you'll read this, Danielle, but i totally miss hanging with you in the labs for critiques.

    4 years ago

  • colorsbyliza

    colorsbyliza says:

    Thanks once again! Doing a "to do " list!

    4 years ago

  • theenchantedcupboard

    theenchantedcupboard says:

    Great post and great review!

    4 years ago

  • QuillingbyK

    QuillingbyK says:

    I'm just getting started with etsy, so this helps a lot. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • AmmoniteJewellery

    AmmoniteJewellery says:

    As a new Etsy member this was so very helpful; what a superb community Etsy provides! A five star rating from this UK member!

    4 years ago

  • brynnalex

    brynnalex says:

    Thank you for the fab checklist! I'll be fixing up a few things!

    4 years ago

  • XquisitebyLadyM

    XquisitebyLadyM says:

    Such an awesome and timely article! It's amazing that it's come today because I was just thinking of throwing out that question to people who follow my blog - please critique the shop. It's part of my "Be Fearless in the Pursuit of Success" project for myself for the next 12 months. ....Will you critique my shop? Please? (smile) ....I'm moving to England in April, so I'm at a bit of a loss on how to do the shipping as almost all my sales are in the U.S. Not only that, but I just got picked up by a store in TX and an upscale salon in CT. Any helpful advice?

    4 years ago

  • SASKnitsItAgain

    SASKnitsItAgain says:

    Very helpfull, thank you! I need to do some work on my tagging now, bye!

    4 years ago

  • neddynibbles

    neddynibbles says:

    Thanks for a great checklist. Very useful. Karen

    4 years ago

  • OddgirlCreates

    OddgirlCreates says:

    Thank you for the checklist, its just what I need, really useful x

    4 years ago

  • SarahRobinL

    SarahRobinL says:

    This article is going to be very helpful for me, thank you very much

    4 years ago

  • jolinne

    jolinne says:

    Thanks! Very useful!

    4 years ago

  • StarAniseRecipes

    StarAniseRecipes says:

    I learned so much since I started and there is always something it seems I should improve. Hopefully a few small changes will bring my first customer! Thank you for great tips! :D

    4 years ago

  • dollysfavorite1

    dollysfavorite1 says:

    Great check list! Thanks for your help!

    4 years ago

  • NoniBam

    NoniBam says:

    Thanks for an easy to follow "To Do List". What happens next? :-) Let's say everything is in place as you listed and the sales are still slow... In short - I'm looking forward for the next column on Branding, Promoting and Product Development. Thanks!!!

    4 years ago

  • monocotoleydon

    monocotoleydon says:

    Thank you! This sort of information and checklist is incredibly helpful for a seller like me who is just getting started. I know what I like in other people's shops, but it's hard to pin that down in words, and then try to make it a truth in my own shop - I'm definitely still working on it! I think considering it all at once can be a little intimidating, but taken one at a time, these sorts of changes are easy for any of us to make.

    4 years ago

  • Yaesique

    Yaesique says:

    Thanks Danielle, I've now lots to do starting with my avatar... !

    4 years ago

  • allaboutmequilts

    allaboutmequilts says:

    Thanks for the rundown- I am going through the checklist and making sure everything is easy to read and easy to navigate. I am still not quite sure about pricing. When I search through the Alchemy postings, it appears that people are looking for low prices rather than quality items. I can't imagine putting together an entire quilt for someone for $75.00! Is the general idea of Etsy to be a low-end "craft fair" vs. a site for quality hand-made goods?

    4 years ago

  • brickhouseofcards

    brickhouseofcards says:

    i didn't realize so many transactions involve international members of etsy. interesting! thanks for your help.

    4 years ago

  • MyBluePeacock

    MyBluePeacock says:

    ThankyouThankyouThankyou! Great list.

    4 years ago

  • veryverdant

    veryverdant says:

    Thank you for the tips. This gives me quite a lot to think about and plenty of changes to make.

    4 years ago

  • naomicayne

    naomicayne says:

    Great article! Lots of food for thought. And thanks for the helpful links on each item on the checklist!

    4 years ago

  • locksofpizazz

    locksofpizazz says:

    Thank you! I will be making a few improvements thanks to your helpful info.

    4 years ago

  • lacravatteduchien

    lacravatteduchien says:

    Great post! Very helpful! Will try to make it to the virtual labs tonight!

    4 years ago

  • CatzillaCrafts

    CatzillaCrafts says:

    This is great, thanks! I think my shop is looking pretty good right now! =^_^=

    4 years ago

  • mermaidtoes

    mermaidtoes says:

    i needed this...it took me over a year to actually add listings...I was so afraid of the business end... so now i tippy toe into my etsy shop everyday, to learn and create...thank-you...etsy...whoever you are!!!!

    4 years ago

  • serenasgifts

    serenasgifts says:

    Wonderful article! This really helps me put into perspective where I should go from here. Thank you

    4 years ago

  • Paperkapers

    Paperkapers says:

    Fabulous check list, being new to selling, these things help a lot. Thanks

    4 years ago

  • onceinthenorth

    onceinthenorth says:

    Wow! This is brilliant check list, thanks so much. I think I'm starting to get things right, which is reassuring.

    4 years ago

  • pixestreasurechest

    pixestreasurechest says:

    You've presented a very helpful checklist, and made an excellent point...you're shop should never stop evolving! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • littleANGELboutique

    littleANGELboutique says:

    I had my shop critiqued and within that week I sold 4 items and a request for two custom orders. It also had to do with a blog about renewing some items in your shop EVERYDAY. I would like to thank my shop critic BooandBooFactory.etsy.com and blogger kgarnerdesigns.etsy.com THANK YOU!

    4 years ago

  • Faithfulgeek

    Faithfulgeek says:

    Thank you, This was very useful. I'm going to put this to good use.

    4 years ago

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions says:

    Thanks for the tips! Great advice!

    4 years ago

  • FEELWHATIFELT

    FEELWHATIFELT says:

    Thank you very much for the information!

    4 years ago

  • TwistedGems

    TwistedGems says:

    Thanks for that! I've done a lot of the stuff mentioned but looks like I need to do a few more bits.

    4 years ago

  • FairRosamund

    FairRosamund says:

    Thank you for this! I know I still have a lot of work to do on my shop, and this is a good checklist to go through.

    4 years ago

  • oui2reveille

    oui2reveille says:

    HI Danielle! Thanks so much for giving me a push with fantastic help (as always)!

    4 years ago

  • GrammieKimsCorner

    GrammieKimsCorner says:

    Thank you so much for this helpful information. I'm rather new and not sure at all of how to best promote my shop. I was just thinking a checklist would help and....voila!

    4 years ago

  • StitchSprite

    StitchSprite says:

    Thanks, always helpful!

    4 years ago

  • oldtimecuties

    oldtimecuties says:

    Some thoughtful tips there, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • KatieHepworth123

    KatieHepworth123 says:

    I live in Manitoba, Canada and one of my big peeves is shipping. Post in Canada sucks! Because we have such a huge country without the population, it can cost more to post to Saskatchewan, which is the next province to me going west, than it does going to Vancouver, which is three provinces away! And the reason for this is because its more populated in Vancouver and therefore more post is going there. But then again if you ship to Vancouver it still depends whether you're shipping to the countryside or to the city! When I see people charging $2.50 for post I don't know how they do it. My gift boxes are too big to go regular post and so has to go small packet, which doesn't help with costs. My shipping cost can be anything from $7.50 to $15. Anyone got any tips. I think I just answered my own dilemma, get smaller boxes. Smaller than 2cm in depth? I don't know. Need some suggestions. Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • InnovationsbyJ

    InnovationsbyJ says:

    Fantastic advice! I'm taking notes and I'm going to make some changes. Thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • CCFibers

    CCFibers says:

    really interesting post. I think I've got most of that pretty well down, but its always good to go over things again with a critical eye. I do know that I try to take lots of pictures for most of my items, though I find that there are only so many ways to photograph stitchmarkers, and usually only have 2 images of those... I have not found that to be a large downfall thus far.

    4 years ago

  • MyFunkyCamelot

    MyFunkyCamelot says:

    This was really helpful- I was glad to see I am doing most of these things and I fixed a few I wasn't doing. thanks!

    4 years ago

  • AmberHeartOfTheFinch

    AmberHeartOfTheFinch says:

    Fab! every little helps.

    4 years ago

  • Photowrks

    Photowrks says:

    Thanks for info! I am both a photographer and a potter and learned a lot from this post. Would love fresh eyes double-checking me .. Please check out my shops- www.etsy.com/shop/potterymudworks www.etsy.com/shop/photowrks Critiques, feedback much appreciated. Thanks, Victoria

    4 years ago

  • Anaspaceship

    Anaspaceship says:

    Very helpful. I love Etsy.

    4 years ago

  • CraftyCrowDesigns

    CraftyCrowDesigns says:

    Always such useful information, I appreciate the support!

    4 years ago

  • SimplyStrapping

    SimplyStrapping says:

    Amazingly well thought out checklist! Very thorough. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • KnitterBag

    KnitterBag says:

    thank you for that good advises

    4 years ago

  • BackInTymePrimitives

    BackInTymePrimitives says:

    Great advise....very useful information

    4 years ago

  • pinkpolkaDotties

    pinkpolkaDotties says:

    Thanks so much for the great info. I am in the process of setting up my shop and this really helps.

    4 years ago

  • ooty

    ooty says:

    Oh wow! this is great, I love it how clear and simple it is to follow! Thanks!!!

    4 years ago

  • carnevaleclay

    carnevaleclay says:

    thank you for the tips! very helpful

    4 years ago

  • CelesteBlakeDesigns

    CelesteBlakeDesigns says:

    Fantastic tips!! Information we all can use.

    4 years ago

  • RenataandJonathan

    RenataandJonathan says:

    Excellent tips ! Thank you ! :)

    4 years ago

  • ezliving

    ezliving says:

    Hello,Excellen tip Danielle.Thank you! No sale yet, but I keep adding my new creative item,and try to fallow Danielle advice things will be Ok.

    4 years ago

  • CavemanPottery

    CavemanPottery says:

    Great tips, I am going to my shop with this list to see how I can improve!

    4 years ago

  • ezliving

    ezliving says:

    Again great advice simple and clear!Ezliving

    4 years ago

  • ezliving

    ezliving says:

    Again great advice Simple and clear Thanks! Ezliving!

    4 years ago

  • onemorning85

    onemorning85 says:

    Thank you, thank you.

    4 years ago

  • kittybutt

    kittybutt says:

    Excellent advise! I just changed my banner, added web analytics, and updated my avatar image! Sometimes we all need a nice little kick in the booty to make changes, so thank you!

    4 years ago

  • charisg08

    charisg08 says:

    What a wonderful checklist! It helped me to go through my shop and check all those little details. It was the motivation I needed to get some things done.

    4 years ago

  • inajuicebox

    inajuicebox says:

    Thanks for the tips!

    4 years ago

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice says:

    lots of clear amazing advice, thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • SealZiti

    SealZiti says:

    hmm, just when I thought I had some things covered I realize I've slacked on too many others... Thanks for the reminders.

    4 years ago

  • JeansVintageCloset

    JeansVintageCloset says:

    One wishes to iron out the wrinkles for their shops presentations. Such notable concerns took much mistake making, Eventually earning some few urekas, A Few well deserved Epiphanies, Also so important to have location on my profile, learned that the hard way Most critiques that I have received do involve the photo process, since clothing items needs best representations, Natural light is better as opposed to the flash from cameras

    4 years ago

  • RogueRetro

    RogueRetro says:

    Good advice! it helped me!

    4 years ago

  • batzy

    batzy says:

    Great tips! I have to work on some things, by the way it was my first time in the labs and it was amazing! i learned a lot. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • SomebodysStuff

    SomebodysStuff says:

    You are AWESOME!!! Thanks for this awesome checklist... I'll be reading it about 19,000 more times! ;)

    4 years ago

  • peaceableempire

    peaceableempire says:

    Great tips. Just went through each one in my own shop. :) Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • mannwald

    mannwald says:

    Oh my goodness. So much so much. Makes one not even want to open a shop if it is sooooo complicated.

    4 years ago

  • FarmFreshArt

    FarmFreshArt says:

    Thanks for the tips. I have lots of homework this weekend...

    4 years ago

  • FourRDesigns

    FourRDesigns says:

    I'm makin' my list, and checkin' it twice!!!! Your advise is much appreciated. I have some work to do! Where's that "Your Etsy" link.....

    4 years ago

  • VictoriaRoseWare

    VictoriaRoseWare says:

    Thank you for your post. I went back and checked over my shop. Your critique list was extremely helpful and opened my mind of how to better my shop.

    4 years ago

  • ArletteMichelle

    ArletteMichelle says:

    Thanks again for all the great tips..

    4 years ago

  • creationsrevolver

    creationsrevolver says:

    Great tips! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • ABCbirdhouses

    ABCbirdhouses says:

    Thanks for the helpful information. I will recheck my shop.

    4 years ago

  • IshkasBody

    IshkasBody says:

    Uber Helpful!! Its good for us to self-examine

    4 years ago

  • gochacreative

    gochacreative says:

    That was a helpful list, thanx. But do you have any tips on how to attract collectors or how to promote to buyers with a product that has a story behind it? It is difficult to stand out on such a huge site like etsy!

    4 years ago

  • lazydayz

    lazydayz says:

    great article, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • FullCircleQuirk

    FullCircleQuirk says:

    Thank you! Many things on this list are eye openers! Much gratitude!

    4 years ago

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels says:

    Thanks for the advice!

    4 years ago

  • DiamondDollsCouture

    DiamondDollsCouture says:

    I love this article! It carry loads of useful information...Thanks for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • gogobadger

    gogobadger says:

    Thank you, Danielle! I always know you'll have great info for helping me make my shop better (and better) :) I've already implemented some of your points with good results!

    4 years ago

  • lizardsplay

    lizardsplay says:

    Danielle, thank you so much for your great article. I read it and made all improvements I could. Sorry that I bother you, but may you explain, please, what can I write in message to buyers?

    4 years ago

  • royroadfishcompany

    royroadfishcompany says:

    As I look at my shop I ask these questions... thanks for putting them all together in one list... I will refer to it often... "The More I Read The More I Learn" Thx

    4 years ago

  • singlestitches

    singlestitches says:

    This is one great help for us new Etsyians. Thanks for sharing Danielle! More power! :)

    4 years ago

  • leighsbeads

    leighsbeads says:

    Thank you for the great information! Your article is very helpful.

    4 years ago

  • RachelDeanArt

    RachelDeanArt says:

    Thanks for the tips. Very complete and useful information.

    4 years ago

  • SilkMari

    SilkMari says:

    Thanks Danielle....will read again until all the bases are reviewed...great for putting it all in one place..

    4 years ago

  • missantique

    missantique says:

    this is is the best post I've ever read here! Really priceless :)

    4 years ago

  • HumbleBeeGreetings

    HumbleBeeGreetings says:

    Awesome tips Danielle. Thank you!!!!!

    4 years ago

  • SonoraKaysCreations

    SonoraKaysCreations says:

    Very helpful... many I was able to say "Yes" but many I could not.... YET! Thank you for sharing your insight.

    4 years ago

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff says:

    Very helpful! There's always something we can improve. Thanks for this list.

    4 years ago

  • danaswove

    danaswove says:

    Thanks for the help! I am just starting out and there is a lot to learn!

    4 years ago

  • FirstLove

    FirstLove says:

    Excellent...thankful to you for this "checkup" for my shop!!

    4 years ago

  • handicraftdiva

    handicraftdiva says:

    Great Info! Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • Kjmakes

    Kjmakes says:

    Great list very informative and appreciated.

    4 years ago

  • glaccessories

    glaccessories says:

    Great article, very thorough. It covers so much to make sure we are doing all we can to have a succesful shop. Thank you always Daniellexo, you always do a great job. Keep it up. gl

    4 years ago

  • PictureCaps

    PictureCaps says:

    Glad I had my notepad handy. that was great!

    4 years ago

  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations says:

    Thanks a bunch.

    4 years ago

  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations says:

    Yes, yes, yes...

    4 years ago

  • krs517

    krs517 says:

    Thank you so much very helpful.

    4 years ago

  • ChickaDeesigns

    ChickaDeesigns says:

    great checklist! I found a couple things I'm going to go change right now!

    4 years ago

  • DestinysTreasures

    DestinysTreasures says:

    Great artical, very helpful. Thank You:)

    4 years ago

  • PosyGirl

    PosyGirl says:

    Is there a forum where Etsians can critique each other's shops or new store owners (like me) can get some feedback on their new store?

    4 years ago

  • ElleBelleDesigns

    ElleBelleDesigns says:

    This is a great checklist! Thank you for posting it! I thought that I was doing everything, but now I have a few things that I want to double check and change.

    4 years ago

  • HarrisHouseCreations

    HarrisHouseCreations says:

    As a newer shop this was great advice. I have just signed up for google Analytics. I have yet to make a sale but hopeful! Thanks april

    4 years ago

  • ArrayedAndAdorned

    ArrayedAndAdorned says:

    Great help, thank you!

    4 years ago

  • maryzeran22

    maryzeran22 says:

    This checklist was amazing. It really helped me focus and refine what I had started but, was a little confused about. I am a new shop. Please stop by and see my paintings www.maryzeran22.etsy.com

    4 years ago

  • notebooksetc

    notebooksetc says:

    Thank you for using my squirrel to do list picture above! It's perfect for the article :) I was surprised when I started getting multiple orders all of a sudden for the same squirrel pad-- didn't know where all the traffic was coming from! ;) Thank you Danielle!

    4 years ago

  • SteffyWeffy

    SteffyWeffy says:

    Great article. This is my second time reading it...have revamped my new shop with many of these suggestions...still have more to go but am on the way Thanks! Stephanie

    4 years ago

  • woodtoyz

    woodtoyz says:

    There is so much to learn and this is a great place to start. I have had good luck selling my toys on the internet so I think I will give etsy a try. Thank you for the great advice :) Ken

    4 years ago

  • SherisGoGreen

    SherisGoGreen says:

    Great article! I am going to rearrange my shop plus delete the sections that have too few items in. Many great tips and easy to understand for a newbie like me. I love the weird stuffed animals I make but there is so much competition it is hard to know to start. Thanks for giving me some suggestions! Sheri

    4 years ago

  • bewitchingbrews

    bewitchingbrews says:

    I'm new, so this is great. Yay!

    4 years ago

  • HawkoonCreations

    HawkoonCreations says:

    Great checklist....I need to make some changes!

    4 years ago

  • SCDiva

    SCDiva says:

    Thanks, Danielle! I love the rearrange feature. I try to do that at least once a week and bring things from the last page to the front page. I usually get a sale when I do, so it is really worthwhile! Lynda

    4 years ago

  • ordnery

    ordnery says:

    uh oh. i have a long way to go.

    4 years ago

  • grooviebooty

    grooviebooty says:

    Thank you for the list. I'm always looking for new ways to improve my shop!

    4 years ago

  • bohemianism

    bohemianism says:

    Brilliant article! I also believe a link in your shop announcement where people can subscribe to your shop RSS feed is advisable. Also a link back to the main section in your shop on each listing description, alternatively you could direct them to your shop sections featuring other items in the same theme. This should help with customers who randomly stumble across a listing through Google, etc. Thanks

    4 years ago

  • archive5collection

    archive5collection says:

    GREAT ADVICE!

    4 years ago

  • farandtwee

    farandtwee says:

    Thanks for having such useful information.

    4 years ago

  • katrinshine

    katrinshine says:

    Thank you! This was very helpful!

    4 years ago

  • 3CreativeChics

    3CreativeChics says:

    Thank you for the tips! they were great Danielle! Melissa

    4 years ago

  • giedesigns

    giedesigns says:

    Thanks so much for touching on a timely topic for me. I just opened my Etsy shop last month and I was getting a bit discouraged. I love how everyone on Etsy is so willing to share pointers and success stories with fellow Etsyers.

    4 years ago

  • RuthBleakley

    RuthBleakley says:

    the sections critique was especially helpful for me - I chopped my sections down from eight to just three, bigger books, small (and tiny) books and Drawings - some of my oldsections had only one or two items in them, some had none! my new sections are well populated

    4 years ago

  • Fevi

    Fevi says:

    Great info. Thank u.

    4 years ago

  • rkbrushworks

    rkbrushworks says:

    Great tips! Thanks, this was very helpful!

    4 years ago

  • thumbelina4babywear

    thumbelina4babywear says:

    Thank you for the great tips! At times you'll look at your own shop & wonder at what you could still do.... just those few (alot!) keywords have just prompted me.... Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • thumbelina4babywear

    thumbelina4babywear says:

    Thanks for the great tips!

    4 years ago

  • pingwenn

    pingwenn says:

    great checklist. time to recheck the store.

    4 years ago

  • happygolicky

    happygolicky says:

    Great article! I'm going to change my avatar today! I have a picture of a custom silver ring, but that ring itself is NOT on display in my shop. I'll change it to a ring photo that I actually have for sale. Makes perfect sense! Thanks for the helpful tips ;)

    4 years ago

  • acraftingheart

    acraftingheart says:

    Thank you so much for the helpful list. Will get to it.

    4 years ago

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 says:

    Very helpful checklist!! thanks so much, I have some work to do!!!!!

    4 years ago

  • BohemianFarmgirl

    BohemianFarmgirl says:

    This was like Spring Cleaning for my shop!

    4 years ago

  • corsecrafts

    corsecrafts says:

    very good tips and well explain

    4 years ago

  • jacarandadesigns

    jacarandadesigns says:

    wonderful advice - thanks so much. I'm working through it this evening!

    4 years ago

  • jacarandadesigns

    jacarandadesigns says:

    Wonderful advice - thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • chicbeadsbygermaine

    chicbeadsbygermaine says:

    It looks as though I have some improving to do! Thanks so much for posting this condensed version of shop critiquing!

    4 years ago

  • pasin

    pasin says:

    Great thinks thanks...

    4 years ago

  • KBODYCREATIONS

    KBODYCREATIONS says:

    Great information! I found some sections I could improve on...

    4 years ago

  • CircleandStoneStudio

    CircleandStoneStudio says:

    Thank you for this checklist! I will be working on this!

    4 years ago

  • Yayahandicraft

    Yayahandicraft says:

    Ohh Danielle, thank you for all this wonderful checklist!

    4 years ago

  • suzannedesigns

    suzannedesigns says:

    LOVE this but could USE MORE IDEAS in this same vain.... Please post more critique ideas when you can. thanks!

    4 years ago

  • sawdusters

    sawdusters says:

    We're just getting started and have found out there is so many details to think about. This list will help us get started on the right foot. Thanks!!

    4 years ago

  • SuiteTwentyTwo

    SuiteTwentyTwo says:

    Lotd of good tips that I hadn't really though about. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • BassWoodStitchery

    BassWoodStitchery says:

    Thank you for the wonderful information! I am going to apply some of this to my shop.

    4 years ago

  • maggiesjewelry

    maggiesjewelry says:

    Thanks for this checklist, I have been going through my shop since it was posted.

    4 years ago

  • Cre8tiveWorksNZ

    Cre8tiveWorksNZ says:

    Great Tips :) I'm frantically trying to promote my shop at the moment I need every bit of advice I can get, Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • OneVintageLady

    OneVintageLady says:

    Reading the tips posted makes me know that I need to get more organized in my shop. Great sugestions. Thank you.

    4 years ago

  • perfectlyhandmade

    perfectlyhandmade says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tips! It is helpful to have all of these questions in one place! :) I am about to celebrate my first year here (May 30th!) and I am looking for ways to spruce up the shop for an even better year! Thanks so much, Danielle! xoxo PH

    4 years ago

  • AuntKarensCreations

    AuntKarensCreations says:

    Danielle, I always, always learn something new from you! Thank you for all that you do for us1

    4 years ago

  • zigzdesigns

    zigzdesigns says:

    Thank you for the information. I'm always looking for new ways to improve my shop.

    4 years ago

  • MantaRayDesign

    MantaRayDesign says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your invaluable advice!

    4 years ago

  • eccolights

    eccolights says:

    Still new here but this was a great article! Just another reason why we love Etsy :)

    4 years ago

  • curiouscupboard

    curiouscupboard says:

    This was great! Thank you. Great help for a new shop!

    4 years ago

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField says:

    This is great!

    4 years ago

  • elemegibere

    elemegibere says:

    Wonderful!

    4 years ago

  • Craftelina

    Craftelina says:

    Very helpful. Clear and practical. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • diiptadezigns

    diiptadezigns says:

    This was really helpful. Thank you so much!

    4 years ago

  • AllVintageAllTheTime

    AllVintageAllTheTime says:

    Thank you so much for this article. I'm just starting up, and am at the "drinking from a fire hose" stage. I was please to see that I had taken care of most of the items you listed, but there were a few good tips that I put to use right away. Very helpful!

    4 years ago

  • AwarenessCreations

    AwarenessCreations says:

    Thank you for the helpful article!

    4 years ago

  • GrannyGrant

    GrannyGrant says:

    Thank you. You named off so many things that i need to improve in my shop! Robin

    4 years ago

  • bordellochic

    bordellochic says:

    Thank you for the helpful information!

    4 years ago

  • mimmaart

    mimmaart says:

    I am just starting on Etsy and searching for every information... Your list is very helpful, thank you :)

    4 years ago

  • cardycat

    cardycat says:

    Thank you so much for this checklist. I am just starting to set up my shop and I am doing it slowly and carefully so this information is invaluable.

    4 years ago

  • patriciasquilting

    patriciasquilting says:

    Good info!

    4 years ago

  • artbybrooke

    artbybrooke says:

    Great points (^_^)

    4 years ago

  • NishiStores

    NishiStores says:

    I just started my shop, and was wondering if missing a banner and other items such as a bio story will effect my store and my ability to generate sales?

    4 years ago

  • tiffanymcfarland

    tiffanymcfarland says:

    Very Helpful tips!!! Especially for a beginner

    4 years ago

  • teobabyllc

    teobabyllc says:

    Thank you so much for the great info! I'm new to Etsy and have lots to learn! Aloha!

    4 years ago

  • JoannasPhotography

    JoannasPhotography says:

    Great checklist! It's so good this has been shared, sometimes I feel, that having more guidelines, that can help makes my shop only more perfect! :)

    4 years ago

  • carvingbydave

    carvingbydave says:

    I took my time getting to this article and how I wish I had done it sooner. Really good tips and advise. Thank You

    4 years ago

  • CGPGemBeads

    CGPGemBeads says:

    wow~ what a such useful article~~ thanks~~~

    4 years ago

  • katesjeweldesigns

    katesjeweldesigns says:

    Thank you- very helpful!

    3 years ago

  • THERIJewels

    THERIJewels says:

    Very helpful and useful information, especially for new sellers.

    3 years ago

  • PaperClipJunkie

    PaperClipJunkie says:

    Thank you! That was very inspiring. :)

    3 years ago

  • Whitknitz

    Whitknitz says:

    As a new participant I found all this information very useful. I now have to put more of it into use. I find it hard to decide what to produce to give a variety of goods for sale. After reading this I want to expand.

    3 years ago

  • OnTheRoadVintage

    OnTheRoadVintage says:

    I need to do some back tracking...

    3 years ago

  • RelicaJewelry

    RelicaJewelry says:

    I'm not completely new and still found plenty of food for thought here. Thank you! Perhaps I'll start with that avatar...!!!

    3 years ago

  • mpOriginals

    mpOriginals says:

    Many thanks for all the great tips you provide. I have used up a whole notebook just taking notes! LOL Thanks again!

    3 years ago

  • drawcity

    drawcity says:

    Thank you for this, I started my shop a few weeks ago and have yet to make a sale. This really help!

    3 years ago

  • LuluBoopVintage

    LuluBoopVintage says:

    Thanks!! I started a couple of months ago and no sales..I am starting to freak out..

    3 years ago

  • overthemoonpenny

    overthemoonpenny says:

    this is awesome! thanks so much for taking the time to really help!!

    3 years ago

  • Simag

    Simag says:

    Excellent advice in an organized fashion! THANK YOU !!!!!

    3 years ago

  • JulieBinmore

    JulieBinmore says:

    Wow! While overwhelming, if followed step by step, I think this advice will be very useful! Thank you for taking the time to communicate it all so clearly!

    3 years ago

  • SMboutique

    SMboutique says:

    A big thank you from me too, I must take some time and go through it all again!x

    3 years ago

  • ralphine

    ralphine says:

    As a beginner this information was great for me. I joined etsy last year, but never gave is a change to pick up. I now want to take the time to do it right! Thanks

    3 years ago

  • berrysweettreats

    berrysweettreats says:

    Great information even though I've had about half a year of selling experience! Thank you so much for the suggestions!

    3 years ago

  • gigglesandtoots

    gigglesandtoots says:

    Very helpful - thank you!

    3 years ago

  • dandeliondaydreamer

    dandeliondaydreamer says:

    wow, a lot to take in but a lot noted, merci beaucoup :)

    3 years ago

  • mrschadt

    mrschadt says:

    I've got to go back through the checklist! Great tips!

    3 years ago

  • helenesmith

    helenesmith says:

    thanks so much for all the great ideas!;)

    3 years ago

  • TheVintageHatShop

    TheVintageHatShop says:

    Now you have me thinking about a couple things that I will go back and reexamine. Thanks

    3 years ago

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff says:

    Excellent checklist, thank you!

    3 years ago

  • recrudescence

    recrudescence says:

    Thank you for such a clear and concise article. I have some critiquing to do! Mucho Gracias!

    3 years ago

  • asianartjewels

    asianartjewels says:

    this is a great & detailed list... thanks! going through them one by one. :)

    3 years ago

  • CreativeHook

    CreativeHook says:

    Wonderful info... I'm doing a BSE (Basic Self Evaluation) as I type.

    3 years ago

  • CreativeHook

    CreativeHook says:

    Exceptional information! We thank you danielle!

    3 years ago

  • designbymaya

    designbymaya says:

    WOW!! Excellent Tips! Thanks, :)

    3 years ago

  • EmilySmithArt112

    EmilySmithArt112 says:

    wow, this rlly made me think twice about my shop and i totally will make improvements, THANKS SO MUCH!

    3 years ago

  • plicature

    plicature says:

    Very useful! Thank you so much

    3 years ago

  • grammij

    grammij says:

    Whew...now that's what I call thorough! Thank you, once again, Danielle :)

    3 years ago

  • heatherscholl

    heatherscholl says:

    Thanks for the tips! I have some adjusting to do!

    3 years ago

  • makingtimetc

    makingtimetc says:

    Very helpful! Marking.

    3 years ago

  • makingtimetc

    makingtimetc says:

    Very helpful! Marking.

    3 years ago

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField says:

    Perfect check list! Thanks a bunch! xx

    3 years ago

  • MariesJewelryshop

    MariesJewelryshop says:

    Thank you for the post. I'm on it....tomorrow! It's time for bed. Good Night.

    3 years ago

  • ShimmerandFizz

    ShimmerandFizz says:

    great advice. my shop is at a stand still right now. def going to go through my shop and take your advice. thanks danielle

    3 years ago

  • KarrahDesigns

    KarrahDesigns says:

    Thanks so much for this....very helpful! I was just wondering if there is any way to save posts? I'm new to etsy and would like to save all of the great tips I have found on here. Thanks in advance! KarrahDesigns

    3 years ago

  • knottyandnyce

    knottyandnyce says:

    Great list! Thanks for posting!

    3 years ago

  • AmcPoelmanDesign

    AmcPoelmanDesign says:

    Wow, thanks a lot this is a key to success!!!

    3 years ago

  • teconlene

    teconlene says:

    Thanks for sharing, very helpful!

    3 years ago

  • zime

    zime says:

    So many thanks Danielle. We've a critique round on our team right now!! :D

    3 years ago

  • MartiniJewels

    MartiniJewels says:

    Thank you Danielle! I thought I did pretty well, but still found things to update and change. You're absolutely right, Etsy shops need to continually change and evolve! Excellent advice.

    3 years ago

  • mostlywire

    mostlywire says:

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Still need to incorporate some of them.

    3 years ago

  • HeartshapedCreations

    HeartshapedCreations says:

    Extremely helpful! Thank you!!!

    3 years ago

  • MattiOnline

    MattiOnline says:

    Thank you for such a great resource!!!

    3 years ago

  • TatusWelle
  • KnitThisCrochetThat

    KnitThisCrochetThat says:

    This is amazing! So great! This is just what I have needed. Thank you very much!

    3 years ago

  • Oshodibookstore

    Oshodibookstore says:

    I was looking for a book on American presidents, this is just what I needed short and to the point history. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • MOESmadesimple

    MOESmadesimple says:

    You deserve a trophy for this. :)

    3 years ago

  • zafirenia

    zafirenia says:

    Great tips to think about and remember! Thank you once again!

    3 years ago

  • flippingout

    flippingout says:

    Thanks for this, you gave me some ideas to polish up! Take care! :)

    3 years ago

  • Paintingsbygeri

    Paintingsbygeri says:

    Thank you Danielle, your ideas are so informative. You are the greatest.

    3 years ago

  • megmcd423

    megmcd423 says:

    very helpful and organized in a way I could go through my shop and make immediate changes! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • FaeEssence

    FaeEssence says:

    Very nice :) thanks so much for the check list, I think there are a few I could focus on!

    3 years ago

  • SweetNSassySewing

    SweetNSassySewing says:

    Enjoyed the read! Great advice for a newbie like me :O)!

    3 years ago

  • AgapeOriginalDesigns

    AgapeOriginalDesigns says:

    Enjoy looking at my work but seeing it are very different things the camera can't capture the essence of the bead combination I get excited every time a necklace comes together.

    3 years ago

  • rdunkin25

    rdunkin25 says:

    Everytime I check the Seller Handbook, there is always something new that I could do for my shop! Thank you for posting this handbook for people to read; it is really helpful and offers great tips. :)

    3 years ago

  • Altrosa

    Altrosa says:

    Thank you so much. very useful and I have some work to do.

    3 years ago

  • kellymaekreations

    kellymaekreations says:

    Thank you for posting this information. It has been a tremendous help! I have learned so much in the shop 101.

    3 years ago

  • ananaifabric

    ananaifabric says:

    Ufff i need this!!!!!! thanks!

    3 years ago

  • kittylinnington

    kittylinnington says:

    Great info! Very helpful thank you! :D

    3 years ago

  • EarthlyJewels

    EarthlyJewels says:

    I am new to Etsy and this was a very informative help. Thanks so much. :-)

    3 years ago

  • frecklesoriginals

    frecklesoriginals says:

    Thank you for some great advice. Off I go to try some out wish me luck. :+)

    3 years ago

  • missrayna

    missrayna says:

    This was very helpful THANK YOU! Has anyone used the re-arrange your shop?

    3 years ago

  • SchrockstarCreations

    SchrockstarCreations says:

    This was very helpful. But is it possible for someone to look at my shop and give me some feed back, as I am new to etsy and still have lots to learn. Any more advice is very much needed. Thanks. SchrockstarCreations

    3 years ago

  • GlynisHoodJewellery

    GlynisHoodJewellery says:

    This is a great piece Danielle! I'm vamping up my shop at the moment and your tips are invaluable. Many thanks, Glynis

    3 years ago

  • analoukopoulos

    analoukopoulos says:

    Thank you I've being in etsy for about three years now, not very consistent with my shop, I guess I got discouage because I am not too familiar with the computer, but now I am trying to get back into it and this article is very helpful. Thank you

    3 years ago

  • TwistedAim

    TwistedAim says:

    Great advice! Now I just need to figure out how to best utilize it. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • jessielawson

    jessielawson says:

    a great summary!

    3 years ago

  • MermaidsMuse

    MermaidsMuse says:

    This is awesome! Thank you so much. I really need to work through all this. A checklist is the perfect way to do it too. Yes, missrayna, I rearrange my shop frequently. It is so easy and freshens up the look.

    3 years ago

  • MermaidsMuse

    MermaidsMuse says:

    This is awesome! Thank you so much. I really need to work through all this. A checklist is the perfect way to do it too. Yes, missrayna, I rearrange my shop frequently. It is so easy and freshens up the look. Thanks again, Diane

    3 years ago

  • africansand

    africansand says:

    Thank you for the information.

    3 years ago

  • QuiltSewCover

    QuiltSewCover says:

    Love this check list. One constructive (I hope) comment: I know it's a good idea to use all 5 photos but it really irks me when I click on photos and 3 or 4 of them are nearly identical. Don't waste my time just so you can use up all the available photo spots.

    3 years ago

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago says:

    thank you! very very useful info here. all the best, PARK guys, matt & carlos

    3 years ago

  • jnall3

    jnall3 says:

    I wish I could change my shop name. I created the name before I knew I was going to open up a shop on Etsy. Wish they would make exceptions so I could change it. Hard to not be confusing.

    3 years ago

  • hingedjewelry

    hingedjewelry says:

    WHOA! You caught me. check check check, woops! I have to change some things. Thanks for keeping us all hip and in line with the latest and greatest! XOXO! Amy

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Danielle excellent check list ! Many thanks !

    3 years ago

  • ConvolutedNotions

    ConvolutedNotions says:

    Thanks for an excellent, concise checklist! Easy to use and SO pertinent! I'll be checking this checklist frequently! caren

    3 years ago

  • BugUnderGlass

    BugUnderGlass says:

    love it...I need to do some work now:)

    3 years ago

  • jewelryfetishlv

    jewelryfetishlv says:

    Wow, thanks for this check list. I have been on Etsy for awhile and my sales are low. I have tried several things to increase sales. I am going to take your check list and work them over again. Thanks

    3 years ago

  • RockStoneTreasures

    RockStoneTreasures says:

    What a great check list. I'll be going over it point by point. Thanks for this. I needed it.

    3 years ago

  • susiepainter

    susiepainter says:

    thank you. that was very helpful, now to get more organized!

    3 years ago

  • LauraZoulekDesigns

    LauraZoulekDesigns says:

    Thank you. That was very helpful. Now I can try to improve my store point by point.

    3 years ago

  • TheScrapBasket

    TheScrapBasket says:

    You seem to have covered most of the important stuff!! Thanks so much for all the reminders. There is always room for improvement in our shops!

    3 years ago

  • thevintagehatbox

    thevintagehatbox says:

    I am so lovin the advice! as in life, building a fabulous life is never ending and always fun! thanx!

    3 years ago

  • MadeInSussex

    MadeInSussex says:

    One great to-do list for tomorrow. Thanks so much..

    3 years ago

  • charmecanaldesigns

    charmecanaldesigns says:

    You covered everything I have learned so far. Now I need to get to work. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • wesellusedgods

    wesellusedgods says:

    Thank You. Great advice for us a new shop on Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • charmecanaldesigns

    charmecanaldesigns says:

    You have covered everything I have learned from Etsians so far. Now I need to get to work. Thanks

    3 years ago

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings says:

    Great Reminders!

    3 years ago

  • RococoEssentials

    RococoEssentials says:

    Thank you so much for this! I will be opening my shop in a few weeks and this list is soooooooo helpful.

    3 years ago

  • rensfibreart

    rensfibreart says:

    thank you, this is such helpful advice

    3 years ago

  • heartSunshine

    heartSunshine says:

    Thank you so much! Advice is always appreciated!!! :)

    3 years ago

  • EyeCandy395

    EyeCandy395 says:

    thanks for the info!!

    3 years ago

  • TheTrendySparrow

    TheTrendySparrow says:

    This is one of the single most helpful things I've ever read as an Etsy seller. Thanks so much for the checklist. It really is helpful to step back and detach yourself from your store to look at it from a customer point of view. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • JacquelineJewelry

    JacquelineJewelry says:

    Thank you for the advice. I've been working on all of those things, but there's always an item or two that i find when I am sprucing up my shop that misses some of the information. I find myself having to upgrade items on a regular basis. One thing I found helpful is to make it a policy of redoing my item when it comes up for renewal. I take new pictures, redo the title, upgrade the description and tags. I'm slowly learning about SEO. The advice in this post was very helpful.

    3 years ago

  • PluffMudDesigns

    PluffMudDesigns says:

    It's easy to get comfortable in one's "shop"...thanks for the gentle nudge to have us step back and re-assess! Keep advice coming....!

    3 years ago

  • keirashine

    keirashine says:

    So very helpful! Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • ELEGANTnFUNKY

    ELEGANTnFUNKY says:

    I truly appreciate the pointers. Thank you. Now to check my listings against your suggestions.

    3 years ago

  • KathyPanton

    KathyPanton says:

    looks like this will be what i am doing today. i think we get blinded by our own shop. There is obviously so much more i could be doing to make it better. I have been focussing on listing more items but perhaps i need to be pimping up the listing i already have. I mean most of my listings (96) still only have ONE photo. Not five.

    3 years ago

  • mariaelina

    mariaelina says:

    Thanks!! very helpfull advice!!

    3 years ago

  • cohensgramma

    cohensgramma says:

    Very helpful, I'm trying to get going and am a bit bewildered...

    3 years ago

  • 1ForYou

    1ForYou says:

    Thank you for the great ideas!

    3 years ago

  • cohensgramma

    cohensgramma says:

    I love the checklist, and the good advice. I'm very new here so it is nice to have tips!

    3 years ago

  • PartsForYourArt

    PartsForYourArt says:

    Great advice. Thanks for the inspiration.

    3 years ago

  • zoegirldesigns

    zoegirldesigns says:

    Great advice, as always! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • antiquetochic

    antiquetochic says:

    this was great for me to use! Love it and added to my favorites so I can reference it whenever I want! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • SmitherineDesigns

    SmitherineDesigns says:

    This is a priceless resource. Thank you kindly for the checklist. I am grateful. :)

    3 years ago

  • EmmasDestiny

    EmmasDestiny says:

    Thanks for resending this. I really needed the reminder. It will definitely help me as I work to create a shop people will find, browse and purchase. If anyone has the time, please peruse my shop and offer me commentary via the convo option. Thanks in advance.

    3 years ago

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate says:

    How do you feature your favorites in your shop? I really will follow this and it is just in time, I am completely revamping my line of products and shop and will use this as a guide.

    3 years ago

  • Ch7tina7

    Ch7tina7 says:

    I am glad I got to read this, for I was not an etsy seller when your article was first published. Do you have any advice for those of us that got "stuck" with their shop name because they made up a user-name on the fly prior to planning their own shop? I am worried that my shop name, being different, does confuse people, but am at a loss as to how to remedy that! Thanks for sharing your checklist! ~Christina @ 7stars

    3 years ago

  • NikkiMontenegro

    NikkiMontenegro says:

    thank you for sharing these fantastic tips :)

    3 years ago

  • LetterLoveDesigns

    LetterLoveDesigns says:

    Invaluable checklist for someone new like me. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • 01donnadill

    01donnadill says:

    great info

    3 years ago

  • fantasyclothes

    fantasyclothes says:

    Hi Danielle, Great! This is very helpful. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • HappyTownUSA

    HappyTownUSA says:

    Thank you! Web Analytics and Alchemy Announcement are now on my to-do list.

    3 years ago

  • AvaGirlDesigns

    AvaGirlDesigns says:

    great ideas and info for me to work on in my shop!

    3 years ago

  • KermitMcCourt

    KermitMcCourt says:

    Thanks.

    3 years ago

  • MAHumphreys44

    MAHumphreys44 says:

    Great tips! They definitely helped me edit a few rough edges in my store. I can't wait to get to work and make everything stand out! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • zelda110

    zelda110 says:

    I feel like such a geek for saying this, but i am SO INTO these stories. and I always get a little excited and a little anxious before diving in to see what I'm doing...and of course, not doing. thanks so much!

    3 years ago

  • cocorosecouture

    cocorosecouture says:

    i loved the quirky description part- looks like I've got lots to rework- great article

    3 years ago

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree says:

    The ocd nerd in me very much wants to print this out and organize my highlighters :)

    3 years ago

  • kathydee

    kathydee says:

    Thanks Danielle, I actually checked each item on your list, made a few changes and I am off and running again!

    3 years ago

  • birdyloo

    birdyloo says:

    Very helpful! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • stillnessjourney

    stillnessjourney says:

    Thank you for the checklist. As a newbie it's like having someone hold my hand through the process.:)!

    3 years ago

  • WoodenNickelsJewelry

    WoodenNickelsJewelry says:

    Thanks for the simple, reader-friendly tips.

    3 years ago

  • RollingHillsVintage

    RollingHillsVintage says:

    Thanks! Great article

    3 years ago

  • HauteInteriorsLLC

    HauteInteriorsLLC says:

    Thank you for the self-critiquing checklist.

    3 years ago

  • alanasart231

    alanasart231 says:

    This comes at the right time for me because I do need to check over my store more. Great list!

    3 years ago

  • RozPetalzStudio

    RozPetalzStudio says:

    Gladly, I did pretty well on these. Keep the tips coming. They really help alot and my salse hve improved! :) Kathy

    3 years ago

  • Indounik

    Indounik says:

    Thanks for the checklist. Still got a couple of boxes to tick but I think I'm getting there!

    3 years ago

  • RenataUniqueGifts

    RenataUniqueGifts says:

    Well organized tips, very informative and clear. Thank you Danielle!

    3 years ago

  • LegOliers

    LegOliers says:

    I truly appreciate this because there are things I didn't know, like being able to provide 14 tags! Thank You!

    3 years ago

  • lanadeluna

    lanadeluna says:

    Thanks a lot!! Good info for newbies like us! We have now a lot to do

    3 years ago

  • marissahandmade

    marissahandmade says:

    Thanks for making things easier! Easy is good :)

    3 years ago

  • ggsbydesign

    ggsbydesign says:

    Really helpful...thanks!

    3 years ago

  • ggsbydesign

    ggsbydesign says:

    Really helpful...thanks!

    3 years ago

  • MiniaturesByNanette

    MiniaturesByNanette says:

    The checklist is so clear and easy to understand AND follow. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • Slade

    Slade says:

    Thank you! I sure have a LOT to do. This list will help.

    3 years ago

  • AngiesGallery

    AngiesGallery says:

    Is there a way I can download this checklist..? It seems it'll be helpful..thanks

    3 years ago

  • beadhuggersjewelry

    beadhuggersjewelry says:

    This is extremely helpful as I am a fairly new seller and am trying to make my site spectacular! Thank You!!

    3 years ago

  • indigorhinodesigns

    indigorhinodesigns says:

    So helpful. Thank you. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • kayemkay

    kayemkay says:

    this checklist was so helpful!

    3 years ago

  • LiseVintageLighting

    LiseVintageLighting says:

    LOVE this Danielle! I have purchased a critique from an Etsy seller before and it was very helpful. However, your checklist gives me the ability to not only do my own thorough critique of my existing items, but also to make sure that all of the bases are covered with each new item listing. Very helpful! Thanks!!

    3 years ago

  • lorinichols

    lorinichols says:

    very helpful. thanks

    3 years ago

  • lydiasvintage

    lydiasvintage says:

    this list has been so helpful. Its things I know I should do, but having it broke down, I went through it all and did it right then! THANK YOU

    3 years ago

  • snsglassnstuff

    snsglassnstuff says:

    Great Checklist!! Thank you for sharing!! :)

    3 years ago

  • ChicThrows1

    ChicThrows1 says:

    What a great checklist, i will be printing this off & critiquing my shop later & making improvement notes along side, Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • ronimo

    ronimo says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I've just opened my ETSY shop a few days ago, and this checklist was exactly what I needed!

    3 years ago

  • NIGOSDESIGN

    NIGOSDESIGN says:

    Great Tips. Thank You.

    3 years ago

  • beckykazana

    beckykazana says:

    Wonderful tips! It's always good to take a look at your shop with fresh eyes. Merci!

    3 years ago

  • beckykazana

    beckykazana says:

    Great tips! It's always a good idea to look at your shop with fresh eyes. Merci!

    3 years ago

  • 3patch

    3patch says:

    Very helpful list.I made some of remarks and now will work with others. Thank You!

    3 years ago

  • TheLadySlipper

    TheLadySlipper says:

    Thanks very much, this is a great list to work from!

    3 years ago

  • gracedmoments

    gracedmoments says:

    Thank you Danielle for this information. Etsy is ver helpful to all of us "hopefuls".

    3 years ago

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard says:

    Great tips, I think I did OK. I might need to change my avatar though.

    3 years ago

  • flippingout

    flippingout says:

    Oh WOW! Thank you for putting this together in one place for us. It's going to be so helpful! :)

    3 years ago

  • ItalianGirlinGeorgia

    ItalianGirlinGeorgia says:

    As always ~ it's good to listen to you! Thanks for your tips.

    3 years ago

  • Mmim

    Mmim says:

    Thanks for the tips! Easy to read and to the point. I like that.

    3 years ago

  • grammij

    grammij says:

    You just keep feeding me with more info. in every article that you write. I think I really need to check out a virtual lab next and see what that's all about.

    3 years ago

  • sheenajewellery

    sheenajewellery says:

    such a great list! thanks! especially since I had my shop on vacation mode for 3 months while I busied myself with a new baby. its nice to have a good check list on the shop while I get things up and running again!

    3 years ago

  • den10studio

    den10studio says:

    Thanks for the list of great tips.

    3 years ago

  • BodaciousDesignz

    BodaciousDesignz says:

    I am so new to this...is there a glossary to even understand what you are writing about? Thank God for my sister! She has been doing most of the work..but I need to learn this for myself. And she does not have time to teach me all of this! She set up my shop..but to tell you truth...I do not know what it is all about. Thanks in advance for your help!

    3 years ago

  • mariagreene

    mariagreene says:

    What a great article! Thank you for that list.

    3 years ago

  • AnomalyJewelry

    AnomalyJewelry says:

    What a fabulous short and pertinent breakdown of to do's. THANK YOU!

    3 years ago

  • Quiltwear

    Quiltwear says:

    I will use this check list to improve my shop. Thank you, Nancy

    3 years ago

  • stablemates

    stablemates says:

    thanks so much! relevant for sellers of both handmade and vintage treasures. good stuff!

    3 years ago

  • happypup

    happypup says:

    thank you for the great information!

    3 years ago

  • creationsbyana

    creationsbyana says:

    Thank you for your advise, it is very informative. I am always looking to improve my shop and to learn my way around etsy.

    3 years ago

  • GroovyGourds

    GroovyGourds says:

    Thanks much. Your comments will really help this newbie gourd carver!

    3 years ago

  • FISHeFISH

    FISHeFISH says:

    thanks for the information!

    3 years ago

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa says:

    What a wonderful tool for improving our shops! I will definitely be going through this line by line! Great tips!

    3 years ago

  • prisillarose

    prisillarose says:

    We can't say thank you enough!

    3 years ago

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart says:

    Very helpful checklist. My only struggle is the "cost of item compared to shipping" I tend underprice my heavier or larger items due to the cost of shipping from HAWAII, in my mind this would encourage the buyer, even if the cost of item and shipping were almost equal. Not sure how to resolve this...except possibly explain in my description??? I have had to absorb the shipping a lot just because of this delimna...if you have advice for me, I would love it!

    3 years ago

  • LetangStudiosJewelry

    LetangStudiosJewelry says:

    Checked! Thanks for the review!

    3 years ago

  • staceysjewelryshop

    staceysjewelryshop says:

    Does my avatar make me look like a dog? Is this a turnoff for potential customers? Please let me know your thoughts. I'm still looking for my first sale.

    3 years ago

  • kauffold12

    kauffold12 says:

    I'm still new here, so this checklist is a big help!

    3 years ago

  • kauffold12

    kauffold12 says:

    Staceysjewelryshop - I love your avatar, personally. I had my dog on mine, too, but read somewhere that people want to see a pic of the shop owner. In my case, my dog is much cuter than me, so I thought it was a good idea to put her up! Anyway, you bring up a good question, though. I'd also like to know what others think of pets as their avatars. I'm a huge animal rights activist, so seeing your avatar would make me want to visit your shop b/c I see that you love dogs, but like I said, that's just my personal opinion.

    3 years ago

  • PillowSewCute

    PillowSewCute says:

    Staceysjewelryshop: I think your dog is adorable.... but to have an EYE POPPING avatar such as your purple earrings would reeeeally show them off to jewelry shoppers!! This will be the first thing they see :-)

    3 years ago

  • BerylBlue

    BerylBlue says:

    Thanks so much! Clearly written and very useful!

    3 years ago

  • BerylBlue

    BerylBlue says:

    Wondering if anyone has an opinion on whether your avatar has to match your banner. I'm considering using multiple avatars of different pieces of jewelry on a rotating basis to increase views of each of them. Any thoughts?

    3 years ago

  • LifeQuest

    LifeQuest says:

    Wow thank you Danielle for some much great information in such a easy format. Time for me to get to work.

    3 years ago

  • hannahclayton

    hannahclayton says:

    Thanks so much, all help is much appreciated !!!!!

    3 years ago

  • thebeadedsun

    thebeadedsun says:

    Thanks! I'm new here so this helps a lot. I made several changes.

    3 years ago

  • lukesmom6

    lukesmom6 says:

    I am a little curious about this because I have done just about everything on this list and struggle to get my shop "out there" and increase sales yet I see some shops that just have one photo and a description of "shirt" but they have hundreds of sales... At this point I'm not sure what really works!

    3 years ago

  • Windowofthesoul1

    Windowofthesoul1 says:

    Fantastic, I've just set up my shop and this has been an A+++++ help on 'how to'. Many thanks for taking the time to help so many others!

    3 years ago

  • CarolJoyFashions

    CarolJoyFashions says:

    Looks like I have some homework to do! Thanks for the tips! Carol Joy

    3 years ago

  • pulseofmyheart

    pulseofmyheart says:

    Funnily, mostly the "right" answers. Must be something else I'm doing wrong... Haha!

    3 years ago

  • chapelgateroad

    chapelgateroad says:

    Very helpful, thank you so much!!

    3 years ago

  • Betty105

    Betty105 says:

    I'm a newbie so any advice is well taken. Thanks so much!

    3 years ago

  • craftsbykash

    craftsbykash says:

    I have been trying to implement these, just as soon as I figure out what needs to go into them.

    3 years ago

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    IkvothaMashiach70 says:

    Thank you! I love lists, they make me feel like I accomplished something when I can check everything off!

    3 years ago

  • BigHelmetHead

    BigHelmetHead says:

    What a great article. I'm going to make sure I check everything in the list! :)

    3 years ago

  • BigHelmetHead

    BigHelmetHead says:

    What a great article. I'm going to make sure I check everything on the list! :)

    3 years ago

  • ChanaAndChickadee

    ChanaAndChickadee says:

    As of today, I'm a 20 day "Newbie". This info will be valuable in getting my first sale!!! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • librantyger

    librantyger says:

    Thanks so much for this blog, I'm sure this will help a lot of Etsy sellers

    3 years ago

  • Dryw

    Dryw says:

    Great article with reasonable advice.

    3 years ago

  • tiedyedmonkeys

    tiedyedmonkeys says:

    Another thing to consider are words that are not allowed by Google. I am just learning about them and some of them may surprise you. You will get rejected by Google if you use adult in your listing. they think it is porno, I use it to indicate the size of a shirt. Adult Large. This is just one example.

    3 years ago

  • valnsal

    valnsal says:

    Thank you for all of these tips, evry bit helps. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • Rosalinart

    Rosalinart says:

    Thank you Danielle, I do have a different name for my shop, and is also necessary to change how exchanges-refunds will work for clients and me, also I will like to be sure about shipping, it is hard to imagine how much, so I need to do find it out. xxx

    3 years ago

  • LaCageDoree

    LaCageDoree says:

    Great article, thank you.

    3 years ago

  • Rosalinart

    Rosalinart says:

    Thank you Danielle, I do have a different name for my shop, and is also necessary to change how exchanges-refunds will work for clients and me, also I will like to be sure about shipping, it is hard to imagine how much, so I need to do find it out. xxx

    3 years ago

  • MadeByMari

    MadeByMari says:

    Best Checklist I've seen to date! It pushed a couple of buttons for me. Thanks a bunch.

    3 years ago

  • rachellucie

    rachellucie says:

    great post, I've got to go over my shop and check it all out. were a few things jumped out for me to work on thanks!

    3 years ago

  • VisCrafts

    VisCrafts says:

    Thanks for your help. I'll keep your comments in mind as I take another harder look at my shop. Have A Happy Day

    3 years ago

  • teconlene

    teconlene says:

    Really helpful! thanks a lot for all the information and advices!!

    3 years ago

  • arteofembellishment

    arteofembellishment says:

    I am new to Etsy, and found this article very helpful, I will be making a few changes to my shop! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • JerseyShoreJewels

    JerseyShoreJewels says:

    For someone who is fairly new to selling on Etsy this is a great tool! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • NeedleCraftNook

    NeedleCraftNook says:

    Thanks for the list, it will come in handy while I'm rearranging my shop.

    3 years ago

  • TLCTreaures

    TLCTreaures says:

    GREAT ADVICE! Very useful information. Taking it all to heart and looking at my shop with a new perspective. THANKS!

    3 years ago

  • ButtonTreeShop

    ButtonTreeShop says:

    Thank you so much for this awesome guide!!!

    3 years ago

  • Julieriis

    Julieriis says:

    SO much work to do! Thank you for helping me to know what to look for!

    3 years ago

  • beliz82

    beliz82 says:

    Great article !!! Need to write down and made a check list for all advices !!!

    3 years ago

  • justmonkeyingaround

    justmonkeyingaround says:

    I'm marking this to read later for sure!!! I just reopened my shop and it's just what I needed. Thanks

    3 years ago

  • Alliesminis

    Alliesminis says:

    I LOVE this post, I have been going through and checking off each item I already do, and adding items to my to-do list! Thank you Danielle! Allie:)

    3 years ago

  • annebeestje

    annebeestje says:

    Wow! so helpful. Great advice. Have a thing or two i'm going to update in my mind now.

    3 years ago

  • LeSilva

    LeSilva says:

    Tips were very helpful. Followed ever single one of them. :D

    3 years ago

  • ArtfullyYoursHawaii

    ArtfullyYoursHawaii says:

    Great insight...Mahalo!

    3 years ago

  • ArtfullyYoursHawaii

    ArtfullyYoursHawaii says:

    That was great...we should all add each other as favorites :-)

    3 years ago

  • antiqueelegance

    antiqueelegance says:

    A GOOD WORK LIST!THANK YOU

    3 years ago

  • ScentfulNeeds

    ScentfulNeeds says:

    Thank you for such a helpful article, I'm taking my list to my shop right now!

    3 years ago

  • KapKaDesign

    KapKaDesign says:

    Thanks a lot, very helpful. I am new to Etsy and need any help I can get. Eva

    3 years ago

  • SutherlandHouse

    SutherlandHouse says:

    I am brand new to Etsy so thanks for the helpful suggestions!

    3 years ago

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls says:

    GREAT list Danielle. We find checklists to be easiest and most helpful for us to break down our shop. Saving this!

    3 years ago

  • SIKIU

    SIKIU says:

    Shipping fees, that is a challenge for me. I have to figure out how to attract international customers, specially for my small items that don't cost more than $ 7

    3 years ago

  • TagAlongAdventure

    TagAlongAdventure says:

    Thanks for sharing! Great tips!

    3 years ago

  • Viverre

    Viverre says:

    Wonderful tips. This has been a great start for my newly opened shop! :)

    3 years ago

  • PaganGypsy

    PaganGypsy says:

    Would anyone care to help a starving artist by critiquing my shop PaganGypsy? If not I can certainly understand your being hesitant about it. But I think it would help me immensely. I can take constructive criticism so don't let that bother you. If you would just give me 5 minutes of you time, I would be so grateful. Thanks and Blessings, Pagan Gypsy

    3 years ago

  • MorningCalm

    MorningCalm says:

    As a new seller here, it seems a so basic but essential article. thank you!

    3 years ago

  • ARTinVENICE

    ARTinVENICE says:

    thank you!

    3 years ago

  • MarieYoungdesigns

    MarieYoungdesigns says:

    Seems simple enough but its easy to overlook some of these things. Its nice to have a "to-do" list. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • turtleagogo

    turtleagogo says:

    Thank you! It seems I fit the checklist but I am not selling! Any advice?

    3 years ago

  • 15decaderosaries

    15decaderosaries says:

    Thank you, I would love it too if others were to critique my shop. I'm so new to this and would love some unbiased opinions on merchandise and the shop! Does etsy have this system in place?

    3 years ago

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore says:

    Got some more work to do, it's great to have a checklist like this from a reliable source, Thank you! :)

    3 years ago

  • SavedByFaith

    SavedByFaith says:

    Thanks for the information! As a new shop owner, it's great to have hints to help put the best site forward.

    3 years ago

  • sweetgeek

    sweetgeek says:

    I checked them off as I went down the line and I definitely need to work on some of them. Thanks for the help!

    3 years ago

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry says:

    thanks! great info.!

    3 years ago

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry says:

    thanks! great info.!

    3 years ago

  • HappyDogGoodies

    HappyDogGoodies says:

    Very, very helpful -- thanks for sharing these vital tips!

    3 years ago

  • HappyDogGoodies

    HappyDogGoodies says:

    Very, very helpful -- thanks for sharing these vital tips!

    3 years ago

  • HappyDogGoodies

    HappyDogGoodies says:

    Sorry for duplication . . . really slow computer today :(

    3 years ago

  • 124southAbington

    124southAbington says:

    thanks so much for this...this was sooo very helpful!

    3 years ago

  • wildexpression

    wildexpression says:

    I've just joined Etsy, so this is very helpful :) Thank You.

    3 years ago

  • arlenena

    arlenena says:

    Thank you so much for the tips! I am very new to all of this and need all the help I can get. Keep them coming.

    3 years ago

  • Clustered

    Clustered says:

    This was a great list! I have one question, can you take a look at our shop and let us know what you think. A fresh pair of eyes are always helpful! Thanks a bunch!!!1

    3 years ago

  • ARotaru

    ARotaru says:

    great! thanks for the advice!

    3 years ago

  • theartfulhousewife

    theartfulhousewife says:

    Initiating To-Do List today! Many Thanks for putting this critique together for us.

    3 years ago

  • pkdesignphotoandmore

    pkdesignphotoandmore says:

    Great list. I am still new to this and trying to get up and running have my items in a local shop and now see I need to tweak my shipping and some others. Does anyone know if you can set your shipping based on buyers location like in ebay? Can you take a look at my shop too and let me know what you think? It is greatly appreciated!!

    3 years ago

  • AuntMsCreations

    AuntMsCreations says:

    very very helpful- you gave me many things to consider in setting up my shop- thanks for being so helpful!!!

    3 years ago

  • luisascreations

    luisascreations says:

    thank you for your post. taking tips on avatar and banner.

    3 years ago

  • buttonsandbowsstudio

    buttonsandbowsstudio says:

    Thanks for the info!

    3 years ago

  • StellaRordan

    StellaRordan says:

    Wonderful, thank you!

    3 years ago

  • AlissaChapman

    AlissaChapman says:

    Excellent pointers! I need to work on a few things.

    3 years ago

  • manualidadespetro

    manualidadespetro says:

    Thanks Danielle :) Excellent shop help tips, and information that is what I needed.

    3 years ago

  • SunnyShineDesigns

    SunnyShineDesigns says:

    Thank you this help me out bunches i am new at this and this information is very useful i am making some changes and i hope that it will hwelp me with my sells again thank you very much

    3 years ago

  • lizziet

    lizziet says:

    Well I had better start making some changes, thanks for all the hints. I need all the help I can get.

    3 years ago

  • oppning

    oppning says:

    Thanks for all the advice. We just opened our vintage shop on etsy and made our first sale today !

    3 years ago

  • GreatBowlsAfire

    GreatBowlsAfire says:

    great ideas to think on! (we didnt do too badly! :D ) cheers all!

    3 years ago

  • AmaadarPhoto

    AmaadarPhoto says:

    Great checklist for someone just getting started. Thanks so much, really helpful!

    3 years ago

  • thebeadlady2004

    thebeadlady2004 says:

    I did just spring clean my shop...now I will go tweak it...Thanks for the tips AWESOME

    3 years ago

  • tarbeachjewelry

    tarbeachjewelry says:

    I am new to selling on Etsy, and I appreciate your taking the time to share your awesome advice! Thanks! (Boy do I have a lot of work ahead of me!) And, I like the idea of Etsy-Karma!

    3 years ago

  • AnotherPersonsView

    AnotherPersonsView says:

    Just having hits on my page have caused me wanting to give up. I have not given up and refuse to. In the “real” world as a sales person with no issues as well as on other online sites. Since starting here I have seen many success stories, many up’s and down’s with other sellers, and attempting switching my techniques with limited low views per item posted.

    3 years ago

  • AnotherPersonsView

    AnotherPersonsView says:

    Just having hits on my page have caused me wanting to give up. I have not given up and refuse to. In the “real” world as a sales person with no issues as well as on other online sites. Since starting here I have seen many success stories, many up’s and down’s with other sellers, and attempting switching my techniques with limited low views per item posted.

    3 years ago

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects says:

    I am a new Etsy shop owner and learning so much through all of the great articles. I am methodically going through the Seller's Handbook at this point. This was a great checklist. Thanks so much!

    3 years ago

  • lxz2009

    lxz2009 says:

    Thanks very much for help,it is really useful for a beginner... i will do it one by one...

    3 years ago

  • SusandeRojasDesigns

    SusandeRojasDesigns says:

    Thanks for this helpful list. I'll get busy putting it to use! I have to ask about the borders on photos. Looking at some very successful shops, I do see that some have "frames" and I thought it did look nice so I've done mine with them. Should I go back and remove them, really?

    3 years ago

  • Joulberry

    Joulberry says:

    Thanks for this very helpful article... I'll go to work straight away and get my shop soooooorted. Whowhooo:-) x

    3 years ago

  • ColleensCustomDesign

    ColleensCustomDesign says:

    thankyou this was very helpful, I appreciate it

    3 years ago

  • suzie2q

    suzie2q says:

    very informative and helpful....thank-you so much!

    3 years ago

  • suzie2q

    suzie2q says:

    very informative and helpful....thank-you so much!

    3 years ago

  • HandmadeArt6

    HandmadeArt6 says:

    Cool Tips!! Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • DebzDoodlez

    DebzDoodlez says:

    Thank you for covering a lot of topics that us newbies might not think about!

    3 years ago

  • lunachia

    lunachia says:

    Awesome article. Thanks for the detailed advice!

    3 years ago

  • EdgarHdez

    EdgarHdez says:

    Thank you!!!

    3 years ago

  • BlackbirdCrafts

    BlackbirdCrafts says:

    Thank you for these great tips! Being new to Etsy, I'm sure that I will be referring back to this often! :)

    3 years ago

  • BlackbirdCrafts

    BlackbirdCrafts says:

    Thank you for these great tips! Being new to Etsy, I'm sure that I will be referring back to this often! :)

    3 years ago

  • trueartstudio

    trueartstudio says:

    Thank you, very helpful!

    3 years ago

  • CattailCreations

    CattailCreations says:

    Yes... Thank You, needed some advice on everything.. especially when you are new and just starting ! :)

    3 years ago

  • kuta123

    kuta123 says:

    GREAT TIPS, thank you dearly....im sinking...

    3 years ago

  • kuta123

    kuta123 says:

    GREAT TIPS, thank you dearly....im sinking...

    3 years ago

  • angelica39

    angelica39 says:

    these were definatley great tips..my paintings i feel are very unique..i love most of them anyway..trying to figure out how to get the word out more about them..i didn't expect an avalange of buyers but really am in need of a small rush

    3 years ago

  • angelica39

    angelica39 says:

    first i need to learn to spell better..avalanche..how embarrising

    3 years ago

  • StuffduJour

    StuffduJour says:

    I am so overwhelmed! I thought Etsy would be good for me because I like crafting, making things with my hands in the real world! But what's more important is that I be an excellent photographer (I can barely take a recogniseable snapshot) and have some sort of degree in computer science! I'm going to have to hire a staff of photographers and webmasters or something!! help!!!

    3 years ago

  • MeAndMyShadow2011

    MeAndMyShadow2011 says:

    Thanks for the advice...I will expand my check -list in the morning. Good night!

    3 years ago

  • MemoryLanePuzzles

    MemoryLanePuzzles says:

    Awesome checklist Danielle... thanks!

    3 years ago

  • SylvainBerthelot

    SylvainBerthelot says:

    This is going to be very helpful, thanks a lot! ; i'll go through and improve my shop the best I can

    3 years ago

  • noslowjams

    noslowjams says:

    great post , thank you for the help!

    2 years ago

  • heidiroberts

    heidiroberts says:

    Thank you Danielle! I will have to check my shop to make sure I'm using all of these helpful tips! XO

    2 years ago

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery says:

    Thanks. On a scale of 1 to 10-being best, I wonder how I'm doing?

    2 years ago

  • lapuzelo

    lapuzelo says:

    thank you so much! really helpful tips!

    2 years ago

  • AnnieMSewShoppe

    AnnieMSewShoppe says:

    Thanks a bunch Danielle! Very helpful!

    2 years ago

  • meudeus

    meudeus says:

    Thank you, Danielle!

    2 years ago

  • KearasKreations

    KearasKreations says:

    This is great, thank-you! I'm going to get started on this right now. :)

    2 years ago

  • ABlindCat

    ABlindCat says:

    Great information, something that should be revisited often. Often the action of getting things together in the shop, consumes all of your time, & you miss or forget one or two steps. We all need refresher courses from time to time to help us stay focused. Thanks for these tips.

    2 years ago

  • NakedKnittings

    NakedKnittings says:

    Very thorough read, with awesome tips for a new seller. Thanks so much!

    2 years ago

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry says:

    Fabulous! Thanks so much! ~Krista

    2 years ago

  • LilDebbie

    LilDebbie says:

    Wow, I have work to do! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • williamcookpottery

    williamcookpottery says:

    Thanks for the checklist.... I am always looking to improve.

    2 years ago

  • KRUSTYstuff

    KRUSTYstuff says:

    Thanks Daniellexo! There's always a question with an answer at the end. Much appreciated.

    2 years ago

  • PoisDeSenteurs

    PoisDeSenteurs says:

    I learned so much from this <3 thank you D!

    2 years ago

  • lemondear

    lemondear says:

    I must bookmark this article and come back to it every now and then! xo

    2 years ago

  • ginchygoods

    ginchygoods says:

    So very helpful! Thanks dear!

    2 years ago

  • Hand2HeartSA

    Hand2HeartSA says:

    THanks for the guide - Etsy is still a maze!

    2 years ago

  • tamramk

    tamramk says:

    nice tips, thanks!

    2 years ago

  • WritingPlaces

    WritingPlaces says:

    Great checklist, but when will the shop appearance feature be available to everyone? If it is I don't have it.

    2 years ago

  • stephskeepsakes

    stephskeepsakes says:

    Great tips! thanks

    2 years ago

  • SNOBGARB

    SNOBGARB says:

    Thanks I needed that little tutor.

    2 years ago

  • NICOwear

    NICOwear says:

    Awesome! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • mothermariaorganics

    mothermariaorganics says:

    If someone doesnt mind could you come over to my shop and Critique it for me. I will do the same for anyone else let me know. Thank you so very much.

    2 years ago

  • SisallyYours

    SisallyYours says:

    thanks for information.I'll try to improve my shop!!

    2 years ago

  • freshwaters

    freshwaters says:

    'ppreciate all the advise....please let me know what you think....this takes a lot of the artist to put her heart and soul out there for everyone to see...let me know what you think...haven't had a sale yet thanks, maryjo

    2 years ago

  • lesleyanneslisko

    lesleyanneslisko says:

    I would love feedback? I just start listing pics and spent time re-shooting brighter whiter backgrounds.

    2 years ago

  • joewattphotography

    joewattphotography says:

    Payment options link is broken - please fix it quickly!

    2 years ago

  • berthabrightmarke

    berthabrightmarke says:

    Thank you so much for your very informative article.

    2 years ago

  • RTCeramics

    RTCeramics says:

    As a new shop these tips are fantastic - thanks! I'll be checking my shop as soon as poss.

    2 years ago

  • VintageLoveMeAgain

    VintageLoveMeAgain says:

    Thank you for the fantastic tips...I will put them to work...THANK YOU.

    2 years ago

  • urbangirl5

    urbangirl5 says:

    Being brand new in the Etsy world...this is a HUGE help...thank you for this :)

    2 years ago

  • brendasbijoux

    brendasbijoux says:

    Great checklist! I just opened my shop... So I will be making a few adjustments :)

    2 years ago

  • madefromtheocean

    madefromtheocean says:

    I'm having problems with pictures. I can make them look good in person but on a website I have no clue. Tomorrow is a huge christmas bizzare and I have a beautiful display and I can grab peoples eye but when it comes to trying to get that out of picture I don't know how....help

    2 years ago

  • CreativeCardsForYou

    CreativeCardsForYou says:

    This was extremely helpful - thank you! :)

    2 years ago

  • HappyJavelinaJewelry

    HappyJavelinaJewelry says:

    Thanks for the tips. Some have been helpful to me.

    2 years ago

  • thomaspartee

    thomaspartee says:

    Very good information,thanks so much!

    2 years ago

  • AndysWoodWorks

    AndysWoodWorks says:

    Great information!! This helps greatly.

    2 years ago

  • ahlihd

    ahlihd says:

    I didn't even know you could make a custom shop item lay out until this! Thanks! =)

    2 years ago

  • shopworndesigns

    shopworndesigns says:

    Thanks Danielle for the great list on Critique Your Shop. Got alot of hints and ideas. Looking forward to getting a Blog and Facebook started. Have to take baby steps, but getting a bit done little by little. If you have a extra minute to check out my shop and see how it looks so far, I would love any pointers you can throw at me. I also read the article from Itsastitch. That was good reading also. Lots of great info. Thanks again! ShopwornDesigns.

    2 years ago

  • StillStories

    StillStories says:

    I use google reader to read your blog, but it doesnt show me the photos contained within your blog etc even in expanded view. I'm trying to fix the problem and they said "Google Reader gathers up the information that the content owners and publishers provide. Some sites send out updates with entire stories; others give just a headline or brief summary of the story. If you want to see a story in its entirety, simply click the gray arrow icon and you'll go directly to the source website. You can also contact the publishers directly and ask that they include the full content in their feed." So could you include the full content in your feed please? I love your blog.

    2 years ago

  • littleyellowyarrow

    littleyellowyarrow says:

    I love the specifics in this post - thanks Danielle! My labor of love continues...

    2 years ago

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby says:

    Good article, it gives me a great refresher and reminds me of the places where I've been a slacker. Thanks Danielle.

    2 years ago

  • copperandglass

    copperandglass says:

    You are so helpful! We love Etsy. . .

    2 years ago

  • ThreefoldDesigns

    ThreefoldDesigns says:

    Great article! I've just re-done all my photos, and am in the process of reviewing my descriptions. Sometimes it's getting the work *out there* that is the challenge! ;)

    2 years ago

  • LillyanLou

    LillyanLou says:

    Thanks you for these tips!

    2 years ago

  • joevleather

    joevleather says:

    Great tips, the best advice I can share, its all about price, followed by quality products, and great customer service. Wishing you all the best in 2012

    2 years ago

  • AmbrosiasAttic

    AmbrosiasAttic says:

    Like you said "never stop evolving". Thank you for the reminders and some things i haven't checked on in awhile. Must go back and tweak a few things! Definitely a great time of year to gear back up and refresh!

    2 years ago

  • newtribetextiles

    newtribetextiles says:

    Thank you. It will be very helpful!

    2 years ago

  • sesiber

    sesiber says:

    So fabulous sharing for beginner. Many thanks!

    2 years ago

  • mulberrylanefolkart

    mulberrylanefolkart says:

    Printed...on my to do list! Thanks Danielle!

    2 years ago

  • cottontailquilts

    cottontailquilts says:

    Thank you for the reminder that change is necessary for a sucessful biz! Time for my walk-through......

    2 years ago

  • cottontailquilts

    cottontailquilts says:

    Thank you for the insightful tips. Now it's time for my shop *walk-through*

    2 years ago

  • prtybrd

    prtybrd says:

    thanks for the list. These tips are so helpful.

    2 years ago

  • BinduDesigns

    BinduDesigns says:

    Great information. Thanks for tips.

    2 years ago

  • WingedWorld

    WingedWorld says:

    Thanks, I'll work on these.

    2 years ago

  • grandmagrizzly

    grandmagrizzly says:

    Great information, maybe if you keep hitting me in the head with what I NEED to do, it'll sink in!! I haven't given up on my New Year's resolution to fix my shop yet, so this is my wake up call to get busy. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • skyhighvintage

    skyhighvintage says:

    Good questions..Thanks for the helpful guidance!

    2 years ago

  • FlowerLand85

    FlowerLand85 says:

    How many comments! This post is great, thanks a lot!

    2 years ago

  • DharmaClothing

    DharmaClothing says:

    If you have kids around, ask them to point out flaws in your photos or descriptions. Mine critique my shop and I don't even have to ask them to do it. Usually they are right on and offer to make the adjustments for me.

    2 years ago

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery says:

    Like a list of resolutions worth striving for! Thanks.

    2 years ago

  • Shelby36

    Shelby36 says:

    I will definitely be making a check list from your great advice. My goal is to double my sales this year. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • sthurmandesigns

    sthurmandesigns says:

    thanks so much. i had already planned to change everything. I started tonight by changing my profile picture. tomorrow (don't work on fridays) i am going to retake all my pictures. i have a real problem with taking pictures. good thing i am not trying to be ansel adams. but i am determined to be a better seller....no....a fantastic seller. thanks again.

    2 years ago

  • Divineangelshop

    Divineangelshop says:

    Being a newbie my head is still swirling trying to learn everything. This article put it plain and to the point. I watched the live video that was helpful too. I'm going down the check list. I love that we get so much help. I'm redoing some of my pictures and adding more items. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • HalseyVolcano

    HalseyVolcano says:

    This was super helpful! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • frenchfeatherdesigns

    frenchfeatherdesigns says:

    This is a great check list. I was so glad to see that I already met several of these. I just need to verify a few others. I so need my sales to pick up. It can be so discouraging sometimes. Thanks for keeping me on my tip toes!

    2 years ago

  • RubyMyst

    RubyMyst says:

    Thanks for the helpful tips!

    2 years ago

  • MangoGyrl

    MangoGyrl says:

    Thanks for the great article! I know I need to work on a few of these.

    2 years ago

  • DawnMilstrey

    DawnMilstrey says:

    I found a couple of things I need to change! THANKS!!!

    2 years ago

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery says:

    Tips are as valid as they were when written a year ago! I believe I've met some of these and I have been successful! Thanks for the repost!

    2 years ago

  • MagsKnickKnacks

    MagsKnickKnacks says:

    This checklist is super helpful! You just gave me some things to work on ocer the weekend! I opened up my shop not too long ago and I've only had one sale): I'm hoping to expand my business and increase my sales with these tips! -M

    2 years ago

  • lindaalfred2000

    lindaalfred2000 says:

    Thanks, great lesson, we are going to do some adjustments to improve the looks of the shop, hopefully, we can make our first sell!!

    2 years ago

  • GiftsByAnnie

    GiftsByAnnie says:

    Thanks for the info I am new to selling anything and I do appreciate helpful hints .

    2 years ago

  • nuekiss1

    nuekiss1 says:

    Great advice! Thanks.

    2 years ago

  • rockcutter62

    rockcutter62 says:

    i do a lot of this but you have some things that i am a bit lazy on that remind me that are important This should be put up every month to remind us of being complacency i spemt 25 yrs in marketing but still need to be reminded..

    2 years ago

  • MaryAnnsStuff

    MaryAnnsStuff says:

    This checklist is very helpful Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • honeyscolors

    honeyscolors says:

    Good tips, thanks!

    2 years ago

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce says:

    Great tips! We are in the process of giving our shop a makeover by taking clearer, more simple photos, and trying to focus on more vintage style jewelry and accessories. I'm hoping 2012 will be a great year for our shop as I start off to college this fall and am hoping to use it towards my school bill. :)

    2 years ago

  • fourbeansboutique

    fourbeansboutique says:

    Great checklist! I'll definitely be applying these to my shop. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights says:

    Very good checklist, I know I'll be working on a few asap :)

    2 years ago

  • PrettyAwesomeJewelry

    PrettyAwesomeJewelry says:

    Very helpful! Thanks :)

    2 years ago

  • furandgoldvintage

    furandgoldvintage says:

    Excellent tips! Thank you for the guidance. I look forward to applying these to my shop.

    2 years ago

  • IsabelleKnits

    IsabelleKnits says:

    Check to all except having good keywords. Could use help with that.

    2 years ago

  • lornabateman22

    lornabateman22 says:

    Danielle - your articles are always excellent - thank you. This one I am printing off and it will be pinned up in front of me as a constant reminder. I am constantly revamping and expanding but what comes across so clearly is that there is ALWAYS room for improvement.

    2 years ago

  • mouhoxlab

    mouhoxlab says:

    Thanks!! So useful advice. It really clarifies things.

    2 years ago

  • Lumm

    Lumm says:

    Thank You!

    2 years ago

  • artlj

    artlj says:

    Thank you very much! This is what I want to check now!

    2 years ago

  • wearabol

    wearabol says:

    I have changed my avatar just before comment ;) Very helpful tips for someone who has just started. I realize I have a lot of work ahead. Thank you Danielle!!

    2 years ago

  • tejesarita

    tejesarita says:

    Thank you so much again for your help and taking care of us! You engourage us to do our best! Sunny wishes from Greece!

    2 years ago

  • Fireflyknitting

    Fireflyknitting says:

    Sooo, we have work to do,

    2 years ago

  • elleyoungfashion

    elleyoungfashion says:

    amazing idea. This is very helpful to me. Thanks alot.

    2 years ago

  • ButtonsAndTreasures

    ButtonsAndTreasures says:

    Thanks for the very useful 'food for thought' list. Good tips, some things we can tick 'yes' - feel good. Others 'oh what a good idea' - we will grow! heather for fab6buttons of ButtonsAndTreasres

    2 years ago

  • MariaBjork

    MariaBjork says:

    Thank you :)

    2 years ago

  • tomsgrossmami

    tomsgrossmami says:

    Thank you, that's great advice!

    2 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    All great tips, I found improving my photos to really be key in picking up sales - its something thats said over and over again but its true!

    2 years ago

  • NadinArtGlass

    NadinArtGlass says:

    thank you for tips, Nadin

    2 years ago

  • sarahpennington1

    sarahpennington1 says:

    Wonderful advice, looks like I've got a few things to tweak in my shop! Think I'll go to the forums and see if I can get some more constructive criticism. Thanks again!

    2 years ago

  • NadinArtGlass

    NadinArtGlass says:

    thanks, Nadin

    2 years ago

  • TechnoChic

    TechnoChic says:

    What a living thing a shop is! Always changing... always improving!

    2 years ago

  • jettabugjewelry

    jettabugjewelry says:

    Fantastic advice for us newbies! Thanks

    2 years ago

  • todayisasunnyday

    todayisasunnyday says:

    Great article! I'm challenged to improve a few things :)

    2 years ago

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum says:

    Very helpful tips here. Looks like I have some more work to do in the shop.

    2 years ago

  • annatrimmeldesigns

    annatrimmeldesigns says:

    thanks :) will do a review of my shop XD

    2 years ago

  • TallPineStudio

    TallPineStudio says:

    Great tips, especially for someone just starting out. ...And perfect timing too! I was just asking myself this week "what can I do to improve my shop?" (besides increasing my inventory, of course!). Now I have a ready-made to-do list for this weekend! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • jewelrybyjdh

    jewelrybyjdh says:

    Very helpful. Some very good points made. I am basically starting from scratch. I don't have anything in my shop currently. Am in the process of having a banner and avatar made now. Thanks for the info! :)

    2 years ago

  • FairyHousez

    FairyHousez says:

    I guess I have some work to do!! :)

    2 years ago

  • AMSkrafts

    AMSkrafts says:

    Very helpful checklist! Thank you so much for posting it. I plan to review my shop and improve it as soon as possible!

    2 years ago

  • Elentiri

    Elentiri says:

    My photography is atrocious and I cannot find any help for it. I think this is hurting me...at least I believe it is.

    2 years ago

  • WednesdaysChildIs

    WednesdaysChildIs says:

    this is great, just about to reopen my shop after an extended holiday and this is much needed helpful advice thanks! :D

    2 years ago

  • JennysBaubles

    JennysBaubles says:

    Thanks for the info on the four new ways to shop. Great suggestion to add the tag "fashion" to my shop. All of the advice is helpful - making me think 'out side the box'. :)

    2 years ago

  • julierosevintage

    julierosevintage says:

    Thanks for all these great tips. In the next week or two I will begin listing items in my brand new shop, so I will be paying attention to all of these suggestions! There is so much to do to get started and I'm excited to see how it all fits together :)

    2 years ago

  • TitaniazTrinketz

    TitaniazTrinketz says:

    Your timing is amazing I was just thinking of re-jigging a few things!! Fab list, keep it coming!! Many thanks

    2 years ago

  • lepetitruban

    lepetitruban says:

    great tips, thanks etsy!

    2 years ago

  • JansJewelryOrganizer

    JansJewelryOrganizer says:

    Those are good pointers. I'm getting there! Thanks for the help!

    2 years ago

  • gabbygailsgoodies

    gabbygailsgoodies says:

    Definitely some points here to help all the Etsy sellers! Thx for sharing! :-)

    2 years ago

  • fromjeanne

    fromjeanne says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • chloebristow

    chloebristow says:

    Thanks, I'll be keeping these in mind. It' easy to lose yourself in habit and a nudge to think "how can I improve" every once in a while really helps! :)

    2 years ago

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy says:

    We could all use the help, so THANKS! Heidi

    2 years ago

  • mangoavenue

    mangoavenue says:

    As a new store owner, you have given me some great tips on how to make improvements! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • RouDesigns

    RouDesigns says:

    Great idea! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • dinkydodger

    dinkydodger says:

    definately going to give my shop a check and makeover based on these pointers- thanks for the help :)

    2 years ago

  • MWHandmadeDesigns

    MWHandmadeDesigns says:

    I will be checking my shop out shorlty using these tips! Thanks, Maree.

    2 years ago

  • JenSanCandles

    JenSanCandles says:

    Catching up on the last few Etsy Success Newsletters this morning and as usual there are some great tips.

    2 years ago

  • JonArsenault

    JonArsenault says:

    Just what I needed! Thx

    2 years ago

  • AnnaPereira

    AnnaPereira says:

    Very good advice ... covered a lot of bases. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • ThreadDecor

    ThreadDecor says:

    Effective tags are the things I need to work on. I liked the advice to vary the names of items and add color names to the tags. I hadn't thought of using color as a tag. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • lacasunitienda

    lacasunitienda says:

    I find this post super important to review my store!! Thank you Danielle!!

    2 years ago

  • coloredinstitches

    coloredinstitches says:

    I am new to this so anything that will help me is great. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • krissysue2

    krissysue2 says:

    Thanks for the tips! I definitely need to improve my profile, and my banner needs some work. Do these things really make a difference for sales? Everything else in my shop seems to be pretty much on track with your other tips though.... Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Great refreasher! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • carterwilliam

    carterwilliam says:

    OK, Danielle. I certainly need help on my shop. Please review it and hopefully help me increase my sales. I am retired and will accept all the advice I can get to help in making my shop better. I am not into all this online and twitter, facebook as i should be . Fear i guess. Lack of knowledge about all that stuff, and not wanting to make a mistake with something. Hopefully some of the other sellers will assist me also. Thanks , I look forward to receiving something from you and others. (constructive I hope).

    2 years ago

  • KotoriArt

    KotoriArt says:

    Thank you for all important suggestions. I have a lot to improve my shop!

    2 years ago

  • sarambutcher

    sarambutcher says:

    Thank you for the list and what a great way to start the year!! :D Looking forward to checking everything off.

    2 years ago

  • SigalFJewelry

    SigalFJewelry says:

    Wow Danielle...you covered it all I think.... Great list that helps me focus and improve what needs to be improved (a lot...). Thanks a lot!!!

    2 years ago

  • GemstonesAndCrystals

    GemstonesAndCrystals says:

    Many thanks for the tips, it is always helpful to hear how other people go about setting up their shops, I have been reviewing mine and just before the holidays changed my shop name to LuluLily Jewelry which resulted in more visitors and some sales, but clearly I still have more to do. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • violetas11

    violetas11 says:

    I'm trying to follow every step! many thanks! Nel

    2 years ago

  • ruchla

    ruchla says:

    Great idea!!! thanks

    2 years ago

  • organicallysewn

    organicallysewn says:

    Having a shop on etsy means many hats are worn. These tips are a great springboard to success.

    2 years ago

  • YourlittleCupcake

    YourlittleCupcake says:

    Thank you so much for the tips. I love having the checklist all in one place for easy reference. I'll be revisiting this often.

    2 years ago

  • patgullett

    patgullett says:

    I searched handmade copper heart earrings & mine are not on either of just 2 pages.......why not? And, how does one get on "recently featured"? I followed your list, but there's something I'm missing.

    2 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    Hi Pat, Here's more info about how Search by Relevancy works: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/make-your-shop-more-relevant/ That should explain it! Best, Danielle

    2 years ago

  • junkgarden

    junkgarden says:

    Very helpful. I think I will tweak a few things.

    2 years ago

  • artbyeugenie

    artbyeugenie says:

    Thnx for the list.What if you have (almost) everything done..and still doesn't work?I believe that my handmade bags are special and unique(one-of-a-kind),my photos are correct,close-ups etc,.But my items don't have many views,nor does my shop.There are sooooo many handmade bags..i hate it when i see some not so "special" items with so many views.I'm starting to think maybe my bags are not so commercial and people like more simple and usual stuff.I ve been on etsy for a year and nothing is happening.I m ready to delete my profile.What do you think?Thanx in advance eugenie*

    2 years ago

  • BeadsBaublesNBangles

    BeadsBaublesNBangles says:

    Thanks! This is very helpful to see what I need to improve on. Great tips and questions to review from time to time.

    2 years ago

  • littlefever

    littlefever says:

    In the middle of redoing all my photos to make my shop more uniform, and it's already making a difference!

    2 years ago

  • HappyWhoos

    HappyWhoos says:

    Great tips! Thank you so much!

    2 years ago

  • TravelersPassage

    TravelersPassage says:

    Thank you for the list.! I like to refer back to it for a refresh.

    2 years ago

  • angelamckenzie07

    angelamckenzie07 says:

    Good info, I have a lot of work to do!!!

    2 years ago

  • kikums

    Erika from kikums says:

    This was very helpful! i will use this to refresh my shop, Thank you so much! =)

    2 years ago

  • surfin2

    J and J Smith from surfin2 says:

    Thank you very much, Danielle I going to work with these and see what comes up..Have a greatabulous day..

    2 years ago

  • destructivetesting

    michael smith from destructivetesting says:

    Hi Danielle, Thanks for this list. I've started working my way through it! I've already delisted about 1/4 of my items. Things that weren't selling, and that I was no longer interested in either. thanks again, Mike

    2 years ago

  • artsyleenies

    Eileen from artsyleenies says:

    Great List! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Studio70Seven

    Erica Holt from Studio70Seven says:

    very informative list. thanks so much! :)

    2 years ago

  • Teeznstyle

    myra counts from Teeznstyle says:

    Hello and thank you so much for your list. I know my shop needs help. I think i have adult adhd. LOL I want to download and print your list as said in the blog, but how do i do this? Thanks for all your help.

    2 years ago

  • JunkStoreAddict

    Joy from JunkStoreAddict says:

    Wow...Lots of food for thought there! Thanks

    2 years ago

  • cherrybcandles

    Cherry Blossom Candles from cherrybcandles says:

    Love this, thanks

    2 years ago

  • luciademerich

    lucia de merich from luciademerich says:

    Thanks for all your help.

    2 years ago

  • luciademerich

    lucia de merich from luciademerich says:

    Good info,thanks for all your help.

    2 years ago

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls from GemdropsoftheFalls says:

    Great tips! Definitely could reconsider some displays. Thank you so much for sharing.

    2 years ago

  • AuriesDesigns

    AuriesDesigns from AuriesDesigns says:

    Thanks for the great tips!

    2 years ago

  • GuajolotePrints

    Mr. Guajolote Prints from GuajolotePrints says:

    The problem is the customers. Those bastards ruin my life.

    2 years ago

  • mdrmel

    Meldean Ray from iDesignForYou says:

    This is great information and very useful. I see I need to take another look at my shop. I know my products are well made & fashionable, but I'm not getting a lot of views. I'm confident that once I do a "once over" on my shop, my viewership will improve, Thanks for the great info.

    2 years ago

  • FunFancifulFlowers

    Kathy Othon from FancifulFlowersArt says:

    Thanks, now to convert views to sales!

    2 years ago

  • charlaence

    Charla Ence from ModdPodz says:

    Thanks for the great info! As a very gung-ho "Etsy first-timer", this was very helpful. I'm going to do a "once-over " on my shop, knowing that my views will increase. The product that I've designed is so unique and innovative that I chose tags that would cover a lot of searches. I am excited for my Modd Podz line to take off and soar like I know that it will!!

    2 years ago

  • stmb

    Evan and Steph from MyrtleBrown says:

    Danielle- thanks so much for writing this article. There's so much info out there it can be a bit overwhelming since we opened our store a month ago. I'll start with these points first. I seriously need a critique!

    2 years ago

  • candiedcupcake

    Candied Cupcake from CandiedCupcake says:

    Thanks for the the advice! I will continue adding items to my shop...

    2 years ago

  • BrimaKnits

    Brigitte from BrimaKnits says:

    I just watched the online lab with Michelle on critiquing your shop and she mentioned "Rearranging your shop". Is there a way to group the items in my shop based on theme to make it appear more cohesive? If so, where do I find this how to?...thanks!

    2 years ago

  • CopperheadCreations

    Sarah from CopperheadCreations says:

    Hmmm...I hadn't thought about keywords in my announcement! Interesting. Thanks for the tip! (said in "Kindergarten Cop" Schwarzenegger-style). :D

    2 years ago

  • dibusmangasi

    dibusmangasi from dibusmangasi says:

    Thank you very much for all your tips! It's great to have this manual that offer us with a good information to improve the store and to clear up doubts. It is a big help.

    1 year ago

  • sarahcolby2

    sarah colby from sarahssilver says:

    Great article, something to work on

    1 year ago

  • sendgiftsforever

    Rucha Gupte from JewelsULike says:

    Great article and very useful tips especially for a new sophowner like me! Thanks!

    1 year ago

  • DTaromatherapy

    Dionne Turnbull from TheMassageLassie says:

    How do I go about getting my shop critiqued? I was so proud of my products, layout etc but it just isn't sellin!! I must be doing something wrong and would love some advice...

    1 year ago

  • AmyVintageElle

    Amy Elle Cartwright from VintageElleStudio says:

    All great tips. I've just opened my shop so will go through this checklist now!

    1 year ago

  • artsandcrash

    artsandcrash from artsandcrash says:

    Thanks again for your help Danielle!

    1 year ago

  • gershonw1

    gershon wajntraub from MeshiGallery says:

    Pricing right concept: Pricing a product can be tricky. In order to gage what people will be willing to pay it is a good idea to set the pricing available for online real-time negotiation. We at InKomerce we have develoepd an app that is Software as a Service( SaaS). The way it works is that you set a price and set the lowest limit you will be willing to sell for. With the use fo the InKomerce app allow the buyers to negoataite, while the lowest range is secured. Let the market decide what they will be willing to pay. Inkeomrce delivers this service in a very elegant way. Easy to impement and use. This app helps you to compete and at the same time get what you deserve. Try it sometimes.

    332 days ago

  • littleboxboutique

    Olivia from LittleBoxBoutique says:

    I obviously have loads of work to do. lol. An here was I thinking I could get away from the computer now that I had downloaded all the pictures and set up my shop. Oh well..... That said.... It is SO worth it. Thanks for the help... Much appreciated.

    314 days ago

  • sparkles4life

    Maxine Adjei from sparkles4life says:

    Loved this article and can see how popular it is 3 years on. I'm currently reviewing my own shop by recycling, renewing and particularly my photography. Good advice. Thanks

    313 days ago

  • knobstoppers

    Chelsea and Justin Weise from MacMaddies says:

    Super tips! Putting some into practice on my shop right now!

    171 days ago

  • AngelPearls

    AngelPearls from AngelPearls says:

    Great checklist - Thank you!!

    156 days ago

  • Helen1919

    Helen Baranovska from HelenBara says:

    Hello! Thank you for this lesson! I will try to make my shop correctly .

    152 days ago

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    Hope Fregerio from RiverStonePottery says:

    This is a great article! Thank you!!!

    90 days ago

  • sherischart

    Sheri Wilson from sherischart says:

    Great for spring cleaning your shop. Thank you. Especially, the reference to evaluating pricing and reflecting the quality of your work and your time spent. There are plenty of unnecessary graphics and borders with logos on photos on Etsy due to those who have had their photographs taken. What to do? What to do with listing items that no longer are selling? Sale$ Appreciate the Etsy blog always for focus.

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    Patrick from BeaconMills says:

    This is some real good info. I missed it when it first came out. Glad I caught it.

    90 days ago

  • rachbing

    Rachel Bingaman from BingArt says:

    Wonderful tips! Thanks so much for sharing!

    90 days ago

  • susanharris731

    Susan Harris from LadyBluesBaubles says:

    Thanks for the list. My shop is only a year old and I know that there many ways that I can improve it. Thanks again

    59 days ago

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