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Self-Critique Your Shop

Jan 19, 2012

by daniellexo

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

The Seller Education team has collectively been critiquing your Etsy shops for more than nine 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.

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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.

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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939 comments

  • Whimsywares

    Whimsywares said 7 years ago

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

  • NutfieldWeaver

    NutfieldWeaver said 7 years ago

    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...)

  • greenwoodpottery

    greenwoodpottery said 7 years ago

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

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 7 years ago

    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:)

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 7 years ago

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

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 7 years ago

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

  • TanyaMac

    TanyaMac said 7 years ago

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

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes said 7 years ago

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

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 7 years ago

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

  • slinkymalinkicat

    slinkymalinkicat said 7 years ago

    Really good checklist! Thanks Danielle! :)

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    Excellent advice in an organized fashion! Thank you Danielle!

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane said 7 years ago

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

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer said 7 years ago

    Thank you very much for this great article!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 7 years ago

    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.

  • manvsgeorge

    manvsgeorge said 7 years ago

    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! :-)

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits said 7 years ago

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

  • RockisSupplies

    RockisSupplies said 7 years ago

    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

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 7 years ago

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

  • kclarkphotography

    kclarkphotography said 7 years ago

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

  • ThePaperTray

    ThePaperTray said 7 years ago

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

  • kadlubik

    kadlubik said 7 years ago

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

  • KamiMono

    KamiMono said 7 years ago

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

  • nomoi

    nomoi said 7 years ago

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

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 7 years ago

    Great tips, thanks for this article!

  • mrgnome

    mrgnome said 7 years ago

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

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 7 years ago

    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.

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

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

  • sarahbisher

    sarahbisher said 7 years ago

    great article.

  • RUBYrecycled

    RUBYrecycled said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for such a detailed checklist! Brilliant!

  • LaurenPaisley

    LaurenPaisley said 7 years ago

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

  • Topesthesia

    Topesthesia said 7 years ago

    I really needed this!

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry said 7 years ago

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

  • FinERJewelry

    FinERJewelry said 7 years ago

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

  • munieca

    munieca said 7 years ago

    just great Danielle!!

  • glamourouslove

    glamourouslove said 7 years ago

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

  • boygirlparty

    boygirlparty said 7 years ago

    GREAT checklist! this is really helpful!

  • bluewhitejewelrywear

    bluewhitejewelrywear said 7 years ago

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

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 7 years ago

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

  • DaydreemyrsDestiny

    DaydreemyrsDestiny said 7 years ago

    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 :)

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 7 years ago

    Good list! Thanks!

  • brianarose

    brianarose said 7 years ago

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

  • LeoAndJunie

    LeoAndJunie said 7 years ago

    Great tips especially for a new shop like mine!

  • reiter8

    reiter8 said 7 years ago

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

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams said 7 years ago

    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....

  • seamsclassic

    seamsclassic said 7 years ago

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

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage said 7 years ago

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

  • virginiakraljevic

    virginiakraljevic said 7 years ago

    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!

  • heidiburton

    heidiburton said 7 years ago

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

  • mykonos

    mykonos said 7 years ago

    oh, lovely creations!! just lovely!!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 7 years ago

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

  • moonovermaize

    moonovermaize said 7 years ago

    Wow, lots of great information here, thanks!

  • DonnasDesignsSC

    DonnasDesignsSC said 7 years ago

    Excellent info, thanks!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

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

  • EcoChipmunk

    EcoChipmunk said 7 years ago

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

  • WineCoutures

    WineCoutures said 7 years ago

    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!

  • marcadeartspress

    marcadeartspress said 7 years ago

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

  • Radness

    Radness said 7 years ago

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

  • harvestgoldgallery

    harvestgoldgallery said 7 years ago

    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!

  • BooksInspireMe

    BooksInspireMe said 7 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks so much! :)

  • HandKnitHugs

    HandKnitHugs said 7 years ago

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

  • ClementinesJewelry

    ClementinesJewelry said 7 years ago

    great info! thanks!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 7 years ago

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

  • edor

    edor said 7 years ago

    practical and to the point!

  • Mimisdresshop

    Mimisdresshop said 7 years ago

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

  • etincelledesign

    etincelledesign said 7 years ago

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

  • birribe

    birribe said 7 years ago

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

  • cazhoffy

    cazhoffy said 7 years ago

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

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

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

  • UniquelyYouByKZ

    UniquelyYouByKZ said 7 years ago

    Awesome tips! Thanks

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

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

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 7 years ago

    yippie yi yo kay ah or something like that Thanks Friend

  • ireneagh

    ireneagh said 7 years ago

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

  • starryeyedbowtique

    starryeyedbowtique said 7 years ago

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

  • reneeanne

    reneeanne said 7 years ago

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

  • KreatedbyKelly

    KreatedbyKelly said 7 years ago

    Great list to check against!! Thanks!!

  • Sybillinart

    Sybillinart said 7 years ago

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

  • peacebird

    peacebird said 7 years ago

    This is a great checklist! Thank you!

  • rmateen

    rmateen said 7 years ago

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

  • jessiemccann

    jessiemccann said 7 years ago

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

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 7 years ago

    good advice. lots to go double check, thanks.

  • ljlhdesigns

    ljlhdesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • SandBagsDesigns

    SandBagsDesigns said 7 years ago

    thanks for this!

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie said 7 years ago

    Great advice! Thanks!

  • minouette

    minouette said 7 years ago

    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.

  • AmberGoshorn

    AmberGoshorn said 7 years ago

    This is very helpful! Thank you!

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 7 years ago

    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!

  • littlelilybamboo

    littlelilybamboo said 7 years ago

    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

  • monkeyminddesign09

    monkeyminddesign09 said 7 years ago

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

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 7 years ago

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

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 7 years ago

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

  • Spiderbot

    Spiderbot said 7 years ago

    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?

  • helenaemmans

    helenaemmans said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips, much appreciated.

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet said 7 years ago

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

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 7 years ago

    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

  • withaflourish

    withaflourish said 7 years ago

    Great list, Danielle, thanks!

  • AmericanHandmade

    AmericanHandmade said 7 years ago

    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"

  • bagalicious

    bagalicious said 7 years ago

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

  • ImbuedOasis

    ImbuedOasis said 7 years ago

    Wonderful information! Thanks so much!

  • BellGallery

    BellGallery said 7 years ago

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

  • thimblythings

    thimblythings said 7 years ago

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

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 7 years ago

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

  • clausawaia

    clausawaia said 7 years ago

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

  • cokiepopaper

    cokiepopaper said 7 years ago

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

  • prettylittlethieves

    prettylittlethieves said 7 years ago

    thanks Danielle! super list.

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago

    Thank you, Danielle! Very helpful!

  • ladiga

    ladiga said 7 years ago

    thaanx

  • jennieorr

    jennieorr said 7 years ago

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

  • MonkeyDogStudio

    MonkeyDogStudio said 7 years ago

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

  • Divaliscious

    Divaliscious said 7 years ago

    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

  • ThePaperMonarch

    ThePaperMonarch said 7 years ago

    Great checklist!

  • SStewartJewelleryArt

    SStewartJewelleryArt said 7 years ago

    This is so helpful! Thank you!

  • bijouxdellostregatto

    bijouxdellostregatto said 7 years ago

    Thank you for these tips!!

  • saintesmariesjewelry

    saintesmariesjewelry said 7 years ago

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

  • themagpiesdaughter

    themagpiesdaughter said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for this checklist! :)

  • maille49

    maille49 said 7 years ago

    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

  • ny2houstonstyling

    ny2houstonstyling said 7 years ago

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

  • laurastark

    laurastark said 7 years ago

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

  • AmcPoelmanDesign

    AmcPoelmanDesign said 7 years ago

    Great list Danielle. Thank you so much!!

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony said 7 years ago

    I want the squirrel. ♥

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony said 7 years ago

    and the tip on alchemy is great.

  • SueLieu

    SueLieu said 7 years ago

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

  • Sumikoshop

    Sumikoshop said 7 years ago

    great article, very important !!

  • dolcebaci

    dolcebaci said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing!!

  • battysbath

    battysbath said 7 years ago

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

  • MagzRoss

    MagzRoss said 7 years ago

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

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking said 7 years ago

    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.

  • PetitePersonalities

    PetitePersonalities said 7 years ago

    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.

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade said 7 years ago

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

  • shoutrinse

    shoutrinse said 7 years ago

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

  • sunnywoodvintage

    sunnywoodvintage said 7 years ago

    Great tips for a new shopkeeper :)

  • frombelgiumwithlove

    frombelgiumwithlove said 7 years ago

    Great list ! Thank you

  • frombelgiumwithlove

    frombelgiumwithlove said 7 years ago

    Great list thank you

  • inkadinkadoodle

    inkadinkadoodle said 7 years ago

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

  • theclassicfarmhouse

    theclassicfarmhouse said 7 years ago

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

  • 1022SeaShellAve

    1022SeaShellAve said 7 years ago

    Always something to work on, thanks for the list.

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 7 years ago

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

  • evertonterrace

    evertonterrace said 7 years ago

    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.

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 7 years ago

    oh thanks, it's so important to learn!

  • ZenBrush

    ZenBrush said 7 years ago

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

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome said 7 years ago

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

  • RobotsAreAwesome

    RobotsAreAwesome said 7 years ago

    Yes, yes and yes.

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe said 7 years ago

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

  • eurolenscape

    eurolenscape said 7 years ago

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

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 7 years ago

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

  • edmdesigns

    edmdesigns said 7 years ago

    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

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 7 years ago

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

  • RubyStudios

    RubyStudios said 7 years ago

    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.

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse said 7 years ago

    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?

  • ShoestringDuo

    ShoestringDuo said 7 years ago

    Great checklist, thanks!

  • AntiquesGaloreGal

    AntiquesGaloreGal said 7 years ago

    A good read! Thanks for all the tips!

  • Relydesign

    Relydesign said 7 years ago

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

  • rockfern

    rockfern said 7 years ago

    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.

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta said 7 years ago

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

  • senioritis

    senioritis said 7 years ago

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

  • firecat

    firecat said 7 years ago

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

  • steampunkjunq

    steampunkjunq said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much! This information is wonderful.

  • TheBusyMom

    TheBusyMom said 7 years ago

    Very helpful info! Thanks so much!

  • Meikkonen

    Meikkonen said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Lovefromthesand

    Lovefromthesand said 7 years ago

    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!!!

  • sweetmellyjane

    sweetmellyjane said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!!

  • MomNMiaQuilts

    MomNMiaQuilts said 7 years ago

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

  • ShinyGoLucky

    ShinyGoLucky said 7 years ago

    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!

  • clearcat

    clearcat said 7 years ago

    nice picks, thanks!! :)

  • BellaRosaCottage

    BellaRosaCottage said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the check list!

  • InspiredHands4u

    InspiredHands4u said 7 years ago

    Thank you for all the helpful information.

  • lisamichelejewelry

    lisamichelejewelry said 7 years ago

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

  • OurLunarEclipse

    OurLunarEclipse said 7 years ago

    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!

  • Glassimo

    Glassimo said 7 years ago

    thank you

  • jennyhoople

    jennyhoople said 7 years ago

    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!

  • kneehightoashoofly

    kneehightoashoofly said 7 years ago

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

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter said 7 years ago

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

  • pulpandpaisley

    pulpandpaisley said 7 years ago

    Excellent checklist! There is always room for improvement!

  • RoughMagicCreations

    RoughMagicCreations said 7 years ago

    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! :)

  • mad4plaid

    mad4plaid said 7 years ago

    perfectly said - thanks a million!

  • polkadotscloud

    polkadotscloud said 7 years ago

    what an helpfull post! Thanks!

  • anothertimeantiques

    anothertimeantiques said 7 years ago

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

  • TheBeadedJeanie

    TheBeadedJeanie said 7 years ago

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

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign said 7 years ago

    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!

  • redbirdstyle

    redbirdstyle said 7 years ago

    great article. thanks!

  • Lazo

    Lazo said 7 years ago

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

  • SplendorVendor

    SplendorVendor said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the helpful information!

  • KIMONOS

    KIMONOS said 7 years ago

    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..

  • MyPooperScooper

    MyPooperScooper said 7 years ago

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

  • RandomSacksOfKindnes

    RandomSacksOfKindnes said 7 years ago

    nicely done!

  • twokeepers

    twokeepers said 7 years ago

    you rock. thanks!

  • MissBojambo

    MissBojambo said 7 years ago

    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.

  • angelicafranssen

    angelicafranssen said 7 years ago

    Thank you...very informative!!

  • artbymahats

    artbymahats said 7 years ago

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

  • skobbermann

    skobbermann said 7 years ago

    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.

  • poetryjewelry

    poetryjewelry said 7 years ago

    Great and easy checklist! Thank you.

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 7 years ago

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

  • PixieDustFineries

    PixieDustFineries said 7 years ago

    Great list Danielle, thank you.

  • SpecksSecretSpot

    SpecksSecretSpot said 7 years ago

    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!

  • JosStudio

    JosStudio said 7 years ago

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

  • annieWHERE

    annieWHERE said 7 years ago

    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.

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 7 years ago

    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

  • tmisspink

    tmisspink said 7 years ago

    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.

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 7 years ago

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

  • seasonsart1031

    seasonsart1031 said 7 years ago

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

  • heronkate

    heronkate said 7 years ago

    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 !

  • cthings

    cthings said 7 years ago

    Great info and thanks for sharing it!!

  • garagesalequeen

    garagesalequeen said 7 years ago

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

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby said 7 years ago

    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!

  • BonTons

    BonTons said 7 years ago

    thank you, very helpful information

  • billymac

    billymac said 7 years ago

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

  • lapisbeach

    lapisbeach said 7 years ago

    Always editing and trying to improve! Thank you Danielle!

  • CheckowayGlass

    CheckowayGlass said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • VintageStyleDecor

    VintageStyleDecor said 7 years ago

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

  • essenceofsilver

    essenceofsilver said 7 years ago

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

  • miracle999

    miracle999 said 7 years ago

    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.

  • taintbosh

    taintbosh said 7 years ago

    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!)

  • moderncard

    moderncard said 7 years ago

    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!

  • pawpaintings

    pawpaintings said 7 years ago

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

  • rosiejaq

    rosiejaq said 7 years ago

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

  • graceraecreations

    graceraecreations said 7 years ago

    I will definitely be putting this checklist into action!

  • MillerLine

    MillerLine said 7 years ago

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

  • rosebudbeads

    rosebudbeads said 7 years ago

    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!

  • CraftsbyCayleigh

    CraftsbyCayleigh said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • JL67

    JL67 said 7 years ago

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

  • deardesire

    deardesire said 7 years ago

    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?

  • SparrowBlu

    SparrowBlu said 7 years ago

    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!

  • bijouXstudio

    bijouXstudio said 7 years ago

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

  • bijouXstudio

    bijouXstudio said 7 years ago

    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!

  • studio3ten

    studio3ten said 7 years ago

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

  • TiLTcreations

    TiLTcreations said 7 years ago

    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.

  • moderntoretro

    moderntoretro said 7 years ago

    good advice..thank you

  • moderntoretro

    moderntoretro said 7 years ago

    good advice. Thank you

  • JanuaryJaniesJewelry

    JanuaryJaniesJewelry said 7 years ago

    Good stuff!

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 7 years ago

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

  • HydrangeaRow

    HydrangeaRow said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info!

  • dissidentdesigns

    dissidentdesigns said 7 years ago

    Great tips here!!! Thanks!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 7 years ago

    Great article! Thank you very much!

  • Happy2you

    Happy2you said 7 years ago

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

  • michvanetta

    michvanetta said 7 years ago

    Great checklist Danielle - thankyou

  • OffLoomBeadWorks

    OffLoomBeadWorks said 7 years ago

    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!

  • LilithEvy

    LilithEvy said 7 years ago

    Thank you Danielle!!! :o)

  • thecrochetloft

    thecrochetloft said 7 years ago

    Great tips

  • RevolvingStore

    RevolvingStore said 7 years ago

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

  • WashburnPhotography

    WashburnPhotography said 7 years ago

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

  • noogal

    noogal said 7 years ago

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

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata said 7 years ago

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

  • lostfeathervintage

    lostfeathervintage said 7 years ago

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

  • BotanicalBead

    BotanicalBead said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much - love the checklist - very helpful.

  • hatsbyanne1942

    hatsbyanne1942 said 7 years ago

    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

  • MaggieInTheMay

    MaggieInTheMay said 7 years ago

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

  • deesadornments

    deesadornments said 7 years ago

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

  • HancoxHomestead

    HancoxHomestead said 7 years ago

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

  • ArtByMarilyn

    ArtByMarilyn said 7 years ago

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

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Very useful, thank you.

  • jenniferwhitmer

    jenniferwhitmer said 7 years ago

    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.

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 7 years ago

    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!!!

  • laurennotloren

    laurennotloren said 7 years ago

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

  • EMMAsVintage

    EMMAsVintage said 7 years ago

    Thanks for giving me some homework

  • vintagegirldezigns

    vintagegirldezigns said 7 years ago

    Great tips! Always room for improvement:)

  • NewBagsByAnOldBag

    NewBagsByAnOldBag said 7 years ago

    marking for later

  • ByMarieNicole

    ByMarieNicole said 7 years ago

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

  • salraciti372b

    salraciti372b said 7 years ago

    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

  • MoMuertos

    MoMuertos said 7 years ago

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

  • salraciti372b

    salraciti372b said 7 years ago

    Correction Am I doing somthing that is NOT correct?

  • LuannDanzlDesigns

    LuannDanzlDesigns said 7 years ago

    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.

  • mochikaka

    mochikaka said 7 years ago

    Thank you, Danielle Great tips! ^^

  • iheartcharlie

    iheartcharlie said 7 years ago

    Great info, thank you. This is very helpful

  • BeachGlassGems

    BeachGlassGems said 7 years ago

    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.

  • KatrinasJewel

    KatrinasJewel said 7 years ago

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

  • KatrinasJewel

    KatrinasJewel said 7 years ago

    Great info. Thank you!

  • LovelandShadeTree

    LovelandShadeTree said 7 years ago

    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.

  • jencarres

    jencarres said 7 years ago

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

  • JustBeadItDesigns

    JustBeadItDesigns said 7 years ago

    Great checklist...thank you!

  • movetheneedle

    movetheneedle said 7 years ago

    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.

  • Oddland

    Oddland said 7 years ago

    Very helpful. Thanks!

  • inkleing

    inkleing said 7 years ago

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

  • natureseason

    natureseason said 7 years ago

    Great tips , thanks so much!

  • HiBird

    HiBird said 7 years ago

    Thank you very much. A great checklist.

  • LindaGJ

    LindaGJ said 7 years ago

    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 :)

  • lifePOINTimages

    lifePOINTimages said 7 years ago

    Definitely needed to read this! Thank you!

  • petitefish

    petitefish said 7 years ago

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

  • jessgrahamstudio

    jessgrahamstudio said 7 years ago

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

  • BySaraLynn

    BySaraLynn said 7 years ago

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

  • surfandsand

    surfandsand said 7 years ago

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

  • surfandsand

    surfandsand said 7 years ago

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

  • oefy

    oefy said 7 years ago

    Many Thanks!

  • SterlingByRebecca

    SterlingByRebecca said 7 years ago

    Very helpful!

  • UmeOrigami

    UmeOrigami said 7 years ago

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

  • MarkJAsher

    MarkJAsher said 7 years ago

    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!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

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

  • staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca said 7 years ago

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

  • colorsbyliza

    colorsbyliza said 7 years ago

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

  • theenchantedcupboard

    theenchantedcupboard said 7 years ago

    Great post and great review!

  • QuillingbyK

    QuillingbyK said 7 years ago

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

  • AmmoniteJewellery

    AmmoniteJewellery said 7 years ago

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

  • brynnalex

    brynnalex said 7 years ago

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

  • XquisitebyLadyM

    XquisitebyLadyM said 7 years ago

    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?

  • SASKnitsItAgain

    SASKnitsItAgain said 7 years ago

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

  • neddynibbles

    neddynibbles said 7 years ago

    Thanks for a great checklist. Very useful. Karen

  • OddgirlCreates

    OddgirlCreates said 7 years ago

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

  • SarahRobinL

    SarahRobinL said 7 years ago

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

  • jolinne

    jolinne said 7 years ago

    Thanks! Very useful!

  • StarAniseRecipes

    StarAniseRecipes said 7 years ago

    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

  • dollysfavorite1

    dollysfavorite1 said 7 years ago

    Great check list! Thanks for your help!

  • NoniBam

    NoniBam said 7 years ago

    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!!!

  • monocotoleydon

    monocotoleydon said 7 years ago

    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.

  • Yaesique

    Yaesique said 7 years ago

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

  • allaboutmequilts

    allaboutmequilts said 7 years ago

    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?

  • brickhouseofcards

    brickhouseofcards said 7 years ago

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

  • MyBluePeacock

    MyBluePeacock said 7 years ago

    ThankyouThankyouThankyou! Great list.

  • veryverdant

    veryverdant said 7 years ago

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

  • naomicayne

    naomicayne said 7 years ago

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

  • locksofpizazz

    locksofpizazz said 7 years ago

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

  • lacravatteduchien

    lacravatteduchien said 7 years ago

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

  • CatzillaCrafts

    CatzillaCrafts said 7 years ago

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

  • mermaidtoes

    mermaidtoes said 7 years ago

    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!!!!

  • serenasgifts

    serenasgifts said 7 years ago

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

  • Paperkapers

    Paperkapers said 7 years ago

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

  • onceinthenorth

    onceinthenorth said 7 years ago

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

  • pixestreasurechest

    pixestreasurechest said 7 years ago

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

  • littleANGELboutique

    littleANGELboutique said 7 years ago

    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!

  • Faithfulgeek

    Faithfulgeek said 7 years ago

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

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! Great advice!

  • FEELWHATIFELT

    FEELWHATIFELT said 7 years ago

    Thank you very much for the information!

  • TwistedGems

    TwistedGems said 7 years ago

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

  • FairRosamund

    FairRosamund said 7 years ago

    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.

  • oui2reveille

    oui2reveille said 7 years ago

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

  • GrammieKimsCorner

    GrammieKimsCorner said 7 years ago

    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!

  • StitchSprite

    StitchSprite said 7 years ago

    Thanks, always helpful!

  • oldtimecuties

    oldtimecuties said 7 years ago

    Some thoughtful tips there, thanks!

  • KatieHepworth123

    KatieHepworth123 said 7 years ago

    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.

  • InnovationsbyJ

    InnovationsbyJ said 7 years ago

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

  • CCFibers

    CCFibers said 7 years ago

    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.

  • MyFunkyCamelot

    MyFunkyCamelot said 7 years ago

    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!

  • AmberHeartOfTheFinch

    AmberHeartOfTheFinch said 7 years ago

    Fab! every little helps.

  • Photowrks

    Photowrks said 7 years ago

    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

  • Anaspaceship

    Anaspaceship said 7 years ago

    Very helpful. I love Etsy.

  • CraftyCrowDesigns

    CraftyCrowDesigns said 7 years ago

    Always such useful information, I appreciate the support!

  • SimplyStrapping

    SimplyStrapping said 7 years ago

    Amazingly well thought out checklist! Very thorough. Thanks!

  • KnitterBag

    KnitterBag said 7 years ago

    thank you for that good advises

  • BackInTymePrimitives

    BackInTymePrimitives said 7 years ago

    Great advise....very useful information

  • pinkpolkaDotties

    pinkpolkaDotties said 7 years ago

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

  • ooty

    ooty said 7 years ago

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

  • carnevaleclay

    carnevaleclay said 7 years ago

    thank you for the tips! very helpful

  • CelesteBlakeDesigns

    CelesteBlakeDesigns said 7 years ago

    Fantastic tips!! Information we all can use.

  • RenataandJonathan

    RenataandJonathan said 7 years ago

    Excellent tips ! Thank you ! :)

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 7 years ago

    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.

  • CavemanPottery

    CavemanPottery said 7 years ago

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

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 7 years ago

    Again great advice simple and clear!Ezliving

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 7 years ago

    Again great advice Simple and clear Thanks! Ezliving!

  • onemorning85

    onemorning85 said 7 years ago

    Thank you, thank you.

  • kittybutt

    kittybutt said 7 years ago

    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!

  • charisg08

    charisg08 said 7 years ago

    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.

  • inajuicebox

    inajuicebox said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 7 years ago

    lots of clear amazing advice, thanks for sharing!

  • SealZiti

    SealZiti said 7 years ago

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

  • JeansVintageCloset

    JeansVintageCloset said 7 years ago

    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

  • RogueRetro

    RogueRetro said 7 years ago

    Good advice! it helped me!

  • batzy

    batzy said 7 years ago

    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!

  • SomebodysStuff

    SomebodysStuff said 7 years ago

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

  • peaceableempire

    peaceableempire said 7 years ago

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

  • mannwald

    mannwald said 7 years ago

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

  • FarmFreshArt

    FarmFreshArt said 7 years ago

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

  • FourRDesigns

    FourRDesigns said 7 years ago

    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.....

  • VictoriaRoseWare

    VictoriaRoseWare said 7 years ago

    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.

  • ArletteMichelle

    ArletteMichelle said 7 years ago

    Thanks again for all the great tips..

  • creationsrevolver

    creationsrevolver said 7 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks!

  • ABCbirdhouses

    ABCbirdhouses said 7 years ago

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

  • IshkasBody

    IshkasBody said 7 years ago

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

  • gochacreative

    gochacreative said 7 years ago

    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!

  • lazydayz

    lazydayz said 7 years ago

    great article, thanks!

  • FullCircleQuirk

    FullCircleQuirk said 7 years ago

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

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the advice!

  • DiamondDollsCouture

    DiamondDollsCouture said 7 years ago

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

  • gogobadger

    gogobadger said 7 years ago

    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!

  • lizardsplay

    lizardsplay said 7 years ago

    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?

  • royroadfishcompany

    royroadfishcompany said 7 years ago

    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

  • singlestitches

    singlestitches said 7 years ago

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

  • leighsbeads

    leighsbeads said 7 years ago

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

  • RachelDeanArt

    RachelDeanArt said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips. Very complete and useful information.

  • SilkMari

    SilkMari said 7 years ago

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

  • missantique

    missantique said 7 years ago

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

  • HumbleBeeGreetings

    HumbleBeeGreetings said 7 years ago

    Awesome tips Danielle. Thank you!!!!!

  • SonoraKaysCreations

    SonoraKaysCreations said 7 years ago

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

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff said 7 years ago

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

  • danaswove

    danaswove said 7 years ago

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

  • FirstLove

    FirstLove said 7 years ago

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

  • handicraftdiva

    handicraftdiva said 7 years ago

    Great Info! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kjmakes

    Kjmakes said 7 years ago

    Great list very informative and appreciated.

  • glaccessories

    glaccessories said 7 years ago

    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

  • PictureCaps

    PictureCaps said 7 years ago

    Glad I had my notepad handy. that was great!

  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations said 7 years ago

    Thanks a bunch.

  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations said 7 years ago

    Yes, yes, yes...

  • krs517

    krs517 said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much very helpful.

  • ChickaDeesigns

    ChickaDeesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • DestinysTreasures

    DestinysTreasures said 7 years ago

    Great artical, very helpful. Thank You:)

  • PosyGirl

    PosyGirl said 7 years ago

    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?

  • ElleBelleDesigns

    ElleBelleDesigns said 7 years ago

    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.

  • HarrisHouseCreations

    HarrisHouseCreations said 7 years ago

    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

  • ArrayedAndAdorned

    ArrayedAndAdorned said 7 years ago

    Great help, thank you!

  • maryzeran22

    maryzeran22 said 7 years ago

    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

  • notebooksetc

    notebooksetc said 7 years ago

    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!

  • SteffyWeffy

    SteffyWeffy said 7 years ago

    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

  • woodtoyz

    woodtoyz said 7 years ago

    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

  • SherisGoGreen

    SherisGoGreen said 7 years ago

    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

  • bewitchingbrews

    bewitchingbrews said 7 years ago

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

  • HawkoonCreations

    HawkoonCreations said 7 years ago

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

  • SCDiva

    SCDiva said 7 years ago

    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

  • ordnery

    ordnery said 7 years ago

    uh oh. i have a long way to go.

  • grooviebooty

    grooviebooty said 7 years ago

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

  • bohemianism

    bohemianism said 7 years ago

    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

  • archive5collection

    archive5collection said 7 years ago

    GREAT ADVICE!

  • farandtwee

    farandtwee said 7 years ago

    Thanks for having such useful information.

  • katrinshine

    katrinshine said 7 years ago

    Thank you! This was very helpful!

  • 3CreativeChics

    3CreativeChics said 7 years ago

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

  • giedesigns

    giedesigns said 7 years ago

    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.

  • RuthBleakley

    RuthBleakley said 7 years ago

    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

  • Fevi

    Fevi said 7 years ago

    Great info. Thank u.

  • rkbrushworks

    rkbrushworks said 7 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks, this was very helpful!

  • thumbelina4babywear

    thumbelina4babywear said 7 years ago

    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!

  • thumbelina4babywear

    thumbelina4babywear said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips!

  • pingwenn

    pingwenn said 7 years ago

    great checklist. time to recheck the store.

  • happygolicky

    happygolicky said 7 years ago

    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 ;)

  • acraftingheart

    acraftingheart said 7 years ago

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

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 7 years ago

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

  • BohemianFarmgirl

    BohemianFarmgirl said 7 years ago

    This was like Spring Cleaning for my shop!

  • corsecrafts

    corsecrafts said 7 years ago

    very good tips and well explain

  • jacarandadesigns

    jacarandadesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • jacarandadesigns

    jacarandadesigns said 7 years ago

    Wonderful advice - thanks so much!

  • chicbeadsbygermaine

    chicbeadsbygermaine said 7 years ago

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

  • pasin

    pasin said 7 years ago

    Great thinks thanks...

  • KBODYCREATIONS

    KBODYCREATIONS said 7 years ago

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

  • CircleandStoneStudio

    CircleandStoneStudio said 7 years ago

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

  • Yayahandicraft

    Yayahandicraft said 7 years ago

    Ohh Danielle, thank you for all this wonderful checklist!

  • suzannedesigns

    suzannedesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • sawdusters

    sawdusters said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • SuiteTwentyTwo

    SuiteTwentyTwo said 7 years ago

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

  • BassWoodStitchery

    BassWoodStitchery said 7 years ago

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

  • maggiesjewelry

    maggiesjewelry said 7 years ago

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

  • Cre8tiveWorksNZ

    Cre8tiveWorksNZ said 7 years ago

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

  • OneVintageLady

    OneVintageLady said 7 years ago

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

  • perfectlyhandmade

    perfectlyhandmade said 7 years ago

    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

  • AuntKarensCreations

    AuntKarensCreations said 7 years ago

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

  • zigzdesigns

    zigzdesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • MantaRayDesign

    MantaRayDesign said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing your invaluable advice!

  • eccolights

    eccolights said 7 years ago

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

  • curiouscupboard

    curiouscupboard said 7 years ago

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

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    This is great!

  • elemegibere

    elemegibere said 7 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • Craftelina

    Craftelina said 7 years ago

    Very helpful. Clear and practical. Thank you!

  • diiptadezigns

    diiptadezigns said 7 years ago

    This was really helpful. Thank you so much!

  • AllVintageAllTheTime

    AllVintageAllTheTime said 7 years ago

    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!

  • AwarenessCreations

    AwarenessCreations said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the helpful article!

  • GrannyGrant

    GrannyGrant said 7 years ago

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

  • bordellochic

    bordellochic said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the helpful information!

  • mimmaart

    mimmaart said 7 years ago

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

  • cardycat

    cardycat said 7 years ago

    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.

  • patriciasquilting

    patriciasquilting said 7 years ago

    Good info!

  • artbybrooke

    artbybrooke said 7 years ago

    Great points (^_^)

  • NishiStores

    NishiStores said 7 years ago

    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?

  • tiffanymcfarland

    tiffanymcfarland said 7 years ago

    Very Helpful tips!!! Especially for a beginner

  • teobabyllc

    teobabyllc said 7 years ago

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

  • JoannasPhotography

    JoannasPhotography said 7 years ago

    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! :)

  • carvingbydave

    carvingbydave said 7 years ago

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

  • CGPGemBeads

    CGPGemBeads said 7 years ago

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

  • katesjeweldesigns

    katesjeweldesigns said 7 years ago

    Thank you- very helpful!

  • THERIJewels

    THERIJewels said 7 years ago

    Very helpful and useful information, especially for new sellers.

  • PaperClipJunkie

    PaperClipJunkie said 7 years ago

    Thank you! That was very inspiring. :)

  • Whitknitz

    Whitknitz said 7 years ago

    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.

  • OnTheRoadVintage

    OnTheRoadVintage said 7 years ago

    I need to do some back tracking...

  • RelicaJewelry

    RelicaJewelry said 7 years ago

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

  • mpOriginals

    mpOriginals said 7 years ago

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

  • drawcity

    drawcity said 7 years ago

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

  • LuluBoopVintage

    LuluBoopVintage said 7 years ago

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

  • overthemoonpenny

    overthemoonpenny said 7 years ago

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

  • Simag

    Simag said 7 years ago

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

  • JulieBinmore

    JulieBinmore said 7 years ago

    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!

  • SMboutique

    SMboutique said 7 years ago

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

  • ralphine

    ralphine said 7 years ago

    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

  • berrysweettreats

    berrysweettreats said 7 years ago

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

  • gigglesandtoots

    gigglesandtoots said 7 years ago

    Very helpful - thank you!

  • dandeliondaydreamer

    dandeliondaydreamer said 7 years ago

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

  • mrschadt

    mrschadt said 7 years ago

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

  • helenesmith

    helenesmith said 7 years ago

    thanks so much for all the great ideas!;)

  • TheVintageHatShop

    TheVintageHatShop said 7 years ago

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

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff said 7 years ago

    Excellent checklist, thank you!

  • recrudescence

    recrudescence said 7 years ago

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

  • asianartjewels

    asianartjewels said 7 years ago

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

  • CreativeHook

    CreativeHook said 7 years ago

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

  • CreativeHook

    CreativeHook said 7 years ago

    Exceptional information! We thank you danielle!

  • designbymaya

    designbymaya said 7 years ago

    WOW!! Excellent Tips! Thanks, :)

  • EmilySmithArt112

    EmilySmithArt112 said 7 years ago

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

  • plicature

    plicature said 7 years ago

    Very useful! Thank you so much

  • grammij

    grammij said 7 years ago

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

  • heatherscholl

    heatherscholl said 7 years ago

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

  • makingtimetc

    makingtimetc said 7 years ago

    Very helpful! Marking.

  • makingtimetc

    makingtimetc said 7 years ago

    Very helpful! Marking.

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Perfect check list! Thanks a bunch! xx

  • MariesJewelryshop

    MariesJewelryshop said 7 years ago

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

  • ShimmerandFizz

    ShimmerandFizz said 7 years ago

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

  • KarrahDesigns

    KarrahDesigns said 7 years ago

    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

  • knottyandnyce

    knottyandnyce said 7 years ago

    Great list! Thanks for posting!

  • AmcPoelmanDesign

    AmcPoelmanDesign said 7 years ago

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

  • teconlene

    teconlene said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, very helpful!

  • zime

    zime said 7 years ago

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

  • MartiniJewels

    MartiniJewels said 7 years ago

    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.

  • mostlywire

    mostlywire said 7 years ago

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

  • HeartshapedCreations

    HeartshapedCreations said 7 years ago

    Extremely helpful! Thank you!!!

  • MattiOnline

    MattiOnline said 7 years ago

    Thank you for such a great resource!!!

  • TatusWelle

    TatusWelle said 7 years ago

    xx

  • KnitThisCrochetThat

    KnitThisCrochetThat said 7 years ago

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

  • Oshodibookstore

    Oshodibookstore said 7 years ago

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

  • MOESmadesimple

    MOESmadesimple said 7 years ago

    You deserve a trophy for this. :)

  • zafirenia

    zafirenia said 7 years ago

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

  • flippingout

    flippingout said 7 years ago

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

  • Paintingsbygeri

    Paintingsbygeri said 7 years ago

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

  • megmcd423

    megmcd423 said 7 years ago

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

  • FaeEssence

    FaeEssence said 7 years ago

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

  • SweetNSassySewing

    SweetNSassySewing said 7 years ago

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

  • AgapeOriginalDesigns

    AgapeOriginalDesigns said 7 years ago

    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.

  • rdunkin25

    rdunkin25 said 7 years ago

    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. :)

  • Altrosa

    Altrosa said 7 years ago

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

  • kellymaekreations

    kellymaekreations said 7 years ago

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

  • ananaifabric

    ananaifabric said 7 years ago

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

  • kittylinnington

    kittylinnington said 7 years ago

    Great info! Very helpful thank you! :D

  • EarthlyJewels

    EarthlyJewels said 7 years ago

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

  • frecklesoriginals

    frecklesoriginals said 7 years ago

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

  • missrayna

    missrayna said 7 years ago

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

  • SchrockstarCreations

    SchrockstarCreations said 7 years ago

    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

  • GlynisHoodJewellery

    GlynisHoodJewellery said 7 years ago

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

  • analoukopoulos

    analoukopoulos said 7 years ago

    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

  • TwistedAim

    TwistedAim said 7 years ago

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

  • jessielawson

    jessielawson said 7 years ago

    a great summary!

  • MermaidsMuse

    MermaidsMuse said 7 years ago

    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.

  • MermaidsMuse

    MermaidsMuse said 7 years ago

    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

  • africansand

    africansand said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the information.

  • QuiltSewCover

    QuiltSewCover said 7 years ago

    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.

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 7 years ago

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

  • jnall3

    jnall3 said 7 years ago

    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.

  • hingedjewelry

    hingedjewelry said 7 years ago

    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

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    Danielle excellent check list ! Many thanks !

  • ConvolutedNotions

    ConvolutedNotions said 7 years ago

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

  • BugUnderGlass

    BugUnderGlass said 7 years ago

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

  • jewelryfetishlv

    jewelryfetishlv said 7 years ago

    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

  • RockStoneTreasures

    RockStoneTreasures said 7 years ago

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

  • susiepainter

    susiepainter said 7 years ago

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

  • LauraZoulekDesigns

    LauraZoulekDesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • TheScrapBasket

    TheScrapBasket said 7 years ago

    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!

  • thevintagehatbox

    thevintagehatbox said 7 years ago

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

  • MadeInSussex

    MadeInSussex said 7 years ago

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

  • charmecanaldesigns

    charmecanaldesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • wesellusedgods

    wesellusedgods said 7 years ago

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

  • charmecanaldesigns

    charmecanaldesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings said 7 years ago

    Great Reminders!

  • RococoEssentials

    RococoEssentials said 7 years ago

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

  • rensfibreart

    rensfibreart said 7 years ago

    thank you, this is such helpful advice

  • heartSunshine

    heartSunshine said 7 years ago

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

  • EyeCandy395

    EyeCandy395 said 7 years ago

    thanks for the info!!

  • TheTrendySparrow

    TheTrendySparrow said 7 years ago

    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!

  • JacquelineJewelry

    JacquelineJewelry said 7 years ago

    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.

  • PluffMudDesigns

    PluffMudDesigns said 7 years ago

    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....!

  • keirashine

    keirashine said 7 years ago

    So very helpful! Thank you.

  • ELEGANTnFUNKY

    ELEGANTnFUNKY said 7 years ago

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

  • KathyPanton

    KathyPanton said 7 years ago

    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.

  • mariaelina

    mariaelina said 7 years ago

    Thanks!! very helpfull advice!!

  • cohensgramma

    cohensgramma said 7 years ago

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

  • 1ForYou

    1ForYou said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the great ideas!

  • cohensgramma

    cohensgramma said 7 years ago

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

  • PartsForYourArt

    PartsForYourArt said 7 years ago

    Great advice. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • zoegirldesigns

    zoegirldesigns said 7 years ago

    Great advice, as always! Thanks!

  • antiquetochic

    antiquetochic said 7 years ago

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

  • SmitherineDesigns

    SmitherineDesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • EmmasDestiny

    EmmasDestiny said 7 years ago

    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.

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate said 7 years ago

    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.

  • Ch7tina7

    Ch7tina7 said 7 years ago

    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

  • NikkiMontenegro

    NikkiMontenegro said 7 years ago

    thank you for sharing these fantastic tips :)

  • LetterLoveDesigns

    LetterLoveDesigns said 7 years ago

    Invaluable checklist for someone new like me. Thanks!

  • 01donnadill

    01donnadill said 7 years ago

    great info

  • fantasyclothes

    fantasyclothes said 7 years ago

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

  • HappyTownUSA

    HappyTownUSA said 7 years ago

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

  • AvaGirlDesigns

    AvaGirlDesigns said 7 years ago

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

  • KermitMcCourt

    KermitMcCourt said 7 years ago

    Thanks.

  • MAHumphreys44

    MAHumphreys44 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • zelda110

    zelda110 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • cocorosecouture

    cocorosecouture said 7 years ago

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

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 7 years ago

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

  • kathydee

    kathydee said 7 years ago

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

  • birdyloo

    birdyloo said 7 years ago

    Very helpful! Thanks!

  • stillnessjourney

    stillnessjourney said 7 years ago

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

  • WoodenNickelsJewelry

    WoodenNickelsJewelry said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the simple, reader-friendly tips.

  • RollingHillsVintage

    RollingHillsVintage said 7 years ago

    Thanks! Great article

  • HauteInteriorsLLC

    HauteInteriorsLLC said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the self-critiquing checklist.

  • alanasart231

    alanasart231 said 7 years ago

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

  • RozPetalzStudio

    RozPetalzStudio said 7 years ago

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

  • Indounik

    Indounik said 7 years ago

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

  • RenataUniqueGifts

    RenataUniqueGifts said 7 years ago

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

  • LegOliers

    LegOliers said 7 years ago

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

  • lanadeluna

    lanadeluna said 7 years ago

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

  • marissahandmade

    marissahandmade said 7 years ago

    Thanks for making things easier! Easy is good :)

  • ggsbydesign

    ggsbydesign said 7 years ago

    Really helpful...thanks!

  • ggsbydesign

    ggsbydesign said 7 years ago

    Really helpful...thanks!

  • MiniaturesByNanette

    MiniaturesByNanette said 7 years ago

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

  • Slade

    Slade said 7 years ago

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

  • AngiesGallery

    AngiesGallery said 7 years ago

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

  • beadhuggersjewelry

    beadhuggersjewelry said 7 years ago

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

  • indigorhinodesigns

    indigorhinodesigns said 7 years ago

    So helpful. Thank you. Thank you.

  • kayemkay

    kayemkay said 7 years ago

    this checklist was so helpful!

  • LiseVintageLighting

    LiseVintageLighting said 7 years ago

    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!!

  • lorinichols

    lorinichols said 7 years ago

    very helpful. thanks

  • lydiasvintage

    lydiasvintage said 7 years ago

    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

  • snsglassnstuff

    snsglassnstuff said 7 years ago

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

  • ChicThrows1

    ChicThrows1 said 7 years ago

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

  • ronimo

    ronimo said 7 years ago

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

  • NIGOSDESIGN

    NIGOSDESIGN said 7 years ago

    Great Tips. Thank You.

  • beckykazana

    beckykazana said 7 years ago

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

  • beckykazana

    beckykazana said 7 years ago

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

  • 3patch

    3patch said 7 years ago

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

  • TheLadySlipper

    TheLadySlipper said 7 years ago

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

  • gracedmoments

    gracedmoments said 7 years ago

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

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 7 years ago

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

  • flippingout

    flippingout said 7 years ago

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

  • ItalianGirlinGeorgia

    ItalianGirlinGeorgia said 7 years ago

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

  • Mmim

    Mmim said 7 years ago

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

  • grammij

    grammij said 7 years ago

    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.

  • sheenajewellery

    sheenajewellery said 7 years ago

    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!

  • den10studio

    den10studio said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the list of great tips.

  • BodaciousDesignz

    BodaciousDesignz said 7 years ago

    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!

  • mariagreene

    mariagreene said 7 years ago

    What a great article! Thank you for that list.

  • AnomalyJewelry

    AnomalyJewelry said 7 years ago

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

  • Quiltwear

    Quiltwear said 7 years ago

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

  • stablemates

    stablemates said 7 years ago

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

  • happypup

    happypup said 7 years ago

    thank you for the great information!

  • creationsbyana

    creationsbyana said 7 years ago

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

  • GroovyGourds

    GroovyGourds said 7 years ago

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

  • FISHeFISH

    FISHeFISH said 7 years ago

    thanks for the information!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 7 years ago

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

  • prisillarose

    prisillarose said 7 years ago

    We can't say thank you enough!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 7 years ago

    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!

  • LetangStudiosJewelry

    LetangStudiosJewelry said 7 years ago

    Checked! Thanks for the review!

  • staceysjewelryshop

    staceysjewelryshop said 7 years ago

    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.

  • kauffold12

    kauffold12 said 7 years ago

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

  • kauffold12

    kauffold12 said 7 years ago

    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.

  • PillowSewCute

    PillowSewCute said 7 years ago

    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 :-)

  • BerylBlue

    BerylBlue said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much! Clearly written and very useful!

  • BerylBlue

    BerylBlue said 7 years ago

    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?

  • LifeQuest

    LifeQuest said 7 years ago

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

  • hannahclayton

    hannahclayton said 7 years ago

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

  • thebeadedsun

    thebeadedsun said 7 years ago

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

  • lukesmom6

    lukesmom6 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • Windowofthesoul1

    Windowofthesoul1 said 7 years ago

    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!

  • CarolJoyFashions

    CarolJoyFashions said 7 years ago

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

  • pulseofmyheart

    pulseofmyheart said 7 years ago

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

  • chapelgateroad

    chapelgateroad said 7 years ago

    Very helpful, thank you so much!!

  • Betty105

    Betty105 said 7 years ago

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

  • craftsbykash

    craftsbykash said 7 years ago

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

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    IkvothaMashiach70 said 7 years ago

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

  • BigHelmetHead

    BigHelmetHead said 7 years ago

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

  • BigHelmetHead

    BigHelmetHead said 7 years ago

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

  • ChanaAndChickadee

    ChanaAndChickadee said 7 years ago

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

  • librantyger

    librantyger said 7 years ago

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

  • Dryw

    Dryw said 7 years ago

    Great article with reasonable advice.

  • tiedyedmonkeys

    tiedyedmonkeys said 7 years ago

    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.

  • valnsal

    valnsal said 7 years ago

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

  • Rosalinart

    Rosalinart said 7 years ago

    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

  • LaCageDoree

    LaCageDoree said 7 years ago

    Great article, thank you.

  • Rosalinart

    Rosalinart said 7 years ago

    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

  • MadeByMari

    MadeByMari said 7 years ago

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

  • rachellucie

    rachellucie said 7 years ago

    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!

  • VisCrafts

    VisCrafts said 7 years ago

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

  • teconlene

    teconlene said 7 years ago

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

  • arteofembellishment

    arteofembellishment said 7 years ago

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

  • JerseyShoreJewels

    JerseyShoreJewels said 7 years ago

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

  • NeedleCraftNook

    NeedleCraftNook said 7 years ago

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

  • TLCTreaures

    TLCTreaures said 7 years ago

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

  • ButtonTreeShop

    ButtonTreeShop said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for this awesome guide!!!

  • Julieriis

    Julieriis said 7 years ago

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

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 7 years ago

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

  • justmonkeyingaround

    justmonkeyingaround said 7 years ago

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

  • Alliesminis

    Alliesminis said 7 years ago

    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:)

  • annebeestje

    annebeestje said 7 years ago

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

  • LeSilva

    LeSilva said 7 years ago

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

  • ArtfullyYoursHawaii

    ArtfullyYoursHawaii said 7 years ago

    Great insight...Mahalo!

  • ArtfullyYoursHawaii

    ArtfullyYoursHawaii said 7 years ago

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

  • antiqueelegance

    antiqueelegance said 7 years ago

    A GOOD WORK LIST!THANK YOU

  • ScentfulNeeds

    ScentfulNeeds said 7 years ago

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

  • KapKaDesign

    KapKaDesign said 7 years ago

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

  • SutherlandHouse

    SutherlandHouse said 7 years ago

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

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls said 7 years ago

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

  • SIKIU

    SIKIU said 7 years ago

    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

  • TagAlongAdventure

    TagAlongAdventure said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing! Great tips!

  • Viverre

    Viverre said 6 years ago

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

  • PaganGypsy

    PaganGypsy said 6 years ago

    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

  • MorningCalm

    MorningCalm said 6 years ago

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

  • ARTinVENICE

    ARTinVENICE said 6 years ago

    thank you!

  • MarieYoungdesigns

    MarieYoungdesigns said 6 years ago

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

  • turtleagogo

    turtleagogo said 6 years ago

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

  • 15decaderosaries

    15decaderosaries said 6 years ago

    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?

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 6 years ago

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

  • SavedByFaith

    SavedByFaith said 6 years ago

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

  • sweetgeek

    sweetgeek said 6 years ago

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

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry said 6 years ago

    thanks! great info.!

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry said 6 years ago

    thanks! great info.!

  • HappyDogGoodies

    HappyDogGoodies said 6 years ago

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

  • HappyDogGoodies

    HappyDogGoodies said 6 years ago

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

  • HappyDogGoodies

    HappyDogGoodies said 6 years ago

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

  • 124southAbington

    124southAbington said 6 years ago

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

  • wildexpression

    wildexpression said 6 years ago

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

  • arlenena

    arlenena said 6 years ago

    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.

  • Clustered

    Clustered said 6 years ago

    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

  • ARotaru

    ARotaru said 6 years ago

    great! thanks for the advice!

  • theartfulhousewife

    theartfulhousewife said 6 years ago

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

  • pkdesignphotoandmore

    pkdesignphotoandmore said 6 years ago

    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!!

  • AuntMsCreations

    AuntMsCreations said 6 years ago

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

  • luisascreations

    luisascreations said 6 years ago

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

  • buttonsandbowsstudio

    buttonsandbowsstudio said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the info!

  • StellaRordan

    StellaRordan said 6 years ago

    Wonderful, thank you!

  • AlissaChapman

    AlissaChapman said 6 years ago

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

  • manualidadespetro

    manualidadespetro said 6 years ago

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

  • SunnyShineDesigns

    SunnyShineDesigns said 6 years ago

    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

  • lizziet

    lizziet said 6 years ago

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

  • oppning

    oppning said 6 years ago

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

  • GreatBowlsAfire

    GreatBowlsAfire said 6 years ago

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

  • AmaadarPhoto

    AmaadarPhoto said 6 years ago

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

  • thebeadlady2004

    thebeadlady2004 said 6 years ago

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

  • tarbeachjewelry

    tarbeachjewelry said 6 years ago

    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!

  • AnotherPersonsView

    AnotherPersonsView said 6 years ago

    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.

  • AnotherPersonsView

    AnotherPersonsView said 6 years ago

    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.

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 6 years ago

    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!

  • lxz2009

    lxz2009 said 6 years ago

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

  • SusandeRojasDesigns

    SusandeRojasDesigns said 6 years ago

    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?

  • Joulberry

    Joulberry said 6 years ago

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

  • ColleensCustomDesign

    ColleensCustomDesign said 6 years ago

    thankyou this was very helpful, I appreciate it

  • suzie2q

    suzie2q said 6 years ago

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

  • suzie2q

    suzie2q said 6 years ago

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

  • HandmadeArt6

    HandmadeArt6 said 6 years ago

    Cool Tips!! Thank you.

  • DebzDoodlez

    DebzDoodlez said 6 years ago

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

  • lunachia

    lunachia said 6 years ago

    Awesome article. Thanks for the detailed advice!

  • EdgarHdez

    EdgarHdez said 6 years ago

    Thank you!!!

  • BlackbirdCrafts

    BlackbirdCrafts said 6 years ago

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

  • BlackbirdCrafts

    BlackbirdCrafts said 6 years ago

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

  • trueartstudio

    trueartstudio said 6 years ago

    Thank you, very helpful!

  • CattailCreations

    CattailCreations said 6 years ago

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

  • kuta123

    kuta123 said 6 years ago

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

  • kuta123

    kuta123 said 6 years ago

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

  • angelica39

    angelica39 said 6 years ago

    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

  • angelica39

    angelica39 said 6 years ago

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

  • StuffduJour

    StuffduJour said 6 years ago

    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!!!

  • MeAndMyShadow2011

    MeAndMyShadow2011 said 6 years ago

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

  • MemoryLanePuzzles

    MemoryLanePuzzles said 6 years ago

    Awesome checklist Danielle... thanks!

  • SylvainBerthelot

    SylvainBerthelot said 6 years ago

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

  • noslowjams

    noslowjams said 6 years ago

    great post , thank you for the help!

  • heidiroberts

    heidiroberts said 6 years ago

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

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery said 6 years ago

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

  • lapuzelo

    lapuzelo said 6 years ago

    thank you so much! really helpful tips!

  • AnnieMSewShoppe

    AnnieMSewShoppe said 6 years ago

    Thanks a bunch Danielle! Very helpful!

  • meudeus

    meudeus said 6 years ago

    Thank you, Danielle!

  • KearasKreations

    KearasKreations said 6 years ago

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

  • ABlindCat

    ABlindCat said 6 years ago

    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.

  • NakedKnittings

    NakedKnittings said 6 years ago

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

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 6 years ago

    Fabulous! Thanks so much! ~Krista

  • LilDebbie

    LilDebbie said 6 years ago

    Wow, I have work to do! Thank you!

  • williamcookpottery

    williamcookpottery said 6 years ago

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

  • KRUSTYstuff

    KRUSTYstuff said 6 years ago

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

  • PoisDeSenteurs

    PoisDeSenteurs said 6 years ago

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

  • lemondear

    lemondear said 6 years ago

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

  • ginchygoods

    ginchygoods said 6 years ago

    So very helpful! Thanks dear!

  • Hand2HeartSA

    Hand2HeartSA said 6 years ago

    THanks for the guide - Etsy is still a maze!

  • tamramk

    tamramk said 6 years ago

    nice tips, thanks!

  • WritingPlaces

    WritingPlaces said 6 years ago

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

  • stephskeepsakes

    stephskeepsakes said 6 years ago

    Great tips! thanks

  • SNOBGARB

    SNOBGARB said 6 years ago

    Thanks I needed that little tutor.

  • NICOwear

    NICOwear said 6 years ago

    Awesome! Thank you!

  • mothermariaorganics

    mothermariaorganics said 6 years ago

    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.

  • SisallyYours

    SisallyYours said 6 years ago

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

  • freshwaters

    freshwaters said 6 years ago

    '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

  • lesleyanneslisko

    lesleyanneslisko said 6 years ago

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

  • joewattphotography

    joewattphotography said 6 years ago

    Payment options link is broken - please fix it quickly!

  • berthabrightmarke

    berthabrightmarke said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for your very informative article.

  • RTCeramics

    RTCeramics said 6 years ago

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

  • VintageLoveMeAgain

    VintageLoveMeAgain said 6 years ago

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

  • urbangirl5

    urbangirl5 said 5 years ago

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

  • brendasbijoux

    brendasbijoux said 5 years ago

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

  • madefromtheocean

    madefromtheocean said 5 years ago

    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

  • CreativeCardsForYou

    CreativeCardsForYou said 5 years ago

    This was extremely helpful - thank you! :)

  • HappyJavelinaJewelry

    HappyJavelinaJewelry said 5 years ago

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

  • thomaspartee

    thomaspartee said 5 years ago

    Very good information,thanks so much!

  • AndysWoodWorks

    AndysWoodWorks said 5 years ago

    Great information!! This helps greatly.

  • ahlihd

    ahlihd said 5 years ago

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

  • shopworndesigns

    shopworndesigns said 5 years ago

    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.

  • StillStories

    StillStories said 5 years ago

    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.

  • littleyellowyarrow

    littleyellowyarrow said 5 years ago

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

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby said 5 years ago

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

  • copperandglass

    copperandglass said 5 years ago

    You are so helpful! We love Etsy. . .

  • ThreefoldDesigns

    ThreefoldDesigns said 5 years ago

    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! ;)

  • LillyanLou

    LillyanLou said 5 years ago

    Thanks you for these tips!

  • joevleather

    joevleather said 5 years ago

    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

  • AmbrosiasAttic

    AmbrosiasAttic said 5 years ago

    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!

  • newtribetextiles

    newtribetextiles said 5 years ago

    Thank you. It will be very helpful!

  • sesiber

    sesiber said 5 years ago

    So fabulous sharing for beginner. Many thanks!

  • mulberrylanefolkart

    mulberrylanefolkart said 5 years ago

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

  • cottontailquilts

    cottontailquilts said 5 years ago

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

  • cottontailquilts

    cottontailquilts said 5 years ago

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

  • prtybrd

    prtybrd said 5 years ago

    thanks for the list. These tips are so helpful.

  • BinduDesigns

    BinduDesigns said 5 years ago

    Great information. Thanks for tips.

  • WingedWorld

    WingedWorld said 5 years ago

    Thanks, I'll work on these.

  • grandmagrizzly

    grandmagrizzly said 5 years ago

    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

  • skyhighvintage

    skyhighvintage said 5 years ago

    Good questions..Thanks for the helpful guidance!

  • FlowerLand85

    FlowerLand85 said 5 years ago

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

  • DharmaClothing

    DharmaClothing said 5 years ago

    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.

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery said 5 years ago

    Like a list of resolutions worth striving for! Thanks.

  • Shelby36

    Shelby36 said 5 years ago

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

  • sthurmandesigns

    sthurmandesigns said 5 years ago

    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.

  • Divineangelshop

    Divineangelshop said 5 years ago

    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

  • HalseyVolcano

    HalseyVolcano said 5 years ago

    This was super helpful! Thanks!

  • frenchfeatherdesigns

    frenchfeatherdesigns said 5 years ago

    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!

  • RubyMyst

    RubyMyst said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the helpful tips!

  • MangoGyrl

    MangoGyrl said 5 years ago

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

  • DawnMilstrey

    DawnMilstrey said 5 years ago

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

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery said 5 years ago

    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!

  • MagsKnickKnacks

    MagsKnickKnacks said 5 years ago

    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

  • lindaalfred2000

    lindaalfred2000 said 5 years ago

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

  • GiftsByAnnie

    GiftsByAnnie said 5 years ago

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

  • nuekiss1

    nuekiss1 said 5 years ago

    Great advice! Thanks.

  • rockcutter62

    rockcutter62 said 5 years ago

    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..

  • MaryAnnsStuff

    MaryAnnsStuff said 5 years ago

    This checklist is very helpful Thank you.

  • honeyscolors

    honeyscolors said 5 years ago

    Good tips, thanks!

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 5 years ago

    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. :)

  • fourbeansboutique

    fourbeansboutique said 5 years ago

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

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

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

  • PrettyAwesomeJewelry

    PrettyAwesomeJewelry said 5 years ago

    Very helpful! Thanks :)

  • furandgoldvintage

    furandgoldvintage said 5 years ago

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

  • IsabelleKnits

    IsabelleKnits said 5 years ago

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

  • lornabateman22

    lornabateman22 said 5 years ago

    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.

  • mouhoxlab

    mouhoxlab said 5 years ago

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

  • Lumm

    Lumm said 5 years ago

    Thank You!

  • artlj

    artlj said 5 years ago

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

  • wearabol

    wearabol said 5 years ago

    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!!

  • tejesarita

    tejesarita said 5 years ago

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

  • Fireflyknitting

    Fireflyknitting said 5 years ago

    Sooo, we have work to do,

  • elleyoungfashion

    elleyoungfashion said 5 years ago

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

  • ButtonsAndTreasures

    ButtonsAndTreasures said 5 years ago

    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

  • MariaBjork

    MariaBjork said 5 years ago

    Thank you :)

  • tomsgrossmami

    tomsgrossmami said 5 years ago

    Thank you, that's great advice!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    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!

  • NadinArtGlass

    NadinArtGlass said 5 years ago

    thank you for tips, Nadin

  • sarahpennington1

    sarahpennington1 said 5 years ago

    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!

  • NadinArtGlass

    NadinArtGlass said 5 years ago

    thanks, Nadin

  • TechnoChic

    TechnoChic said 5 years ago

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

  • jettabugjewelry

    jettabugjewelry said 5 years ago

    Fantastic advice for us newbies! Thanks

  • todayisasunnyday

    todayisasunnyday said 5 years ago

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

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum said 5 years ago

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

  • annatrimmeldesigns

    annatrimmeldesigns said 5 years ago

    thanks :) will do a review of my shop XD

  • TallPineStudio

    TallPineStudio said 5 years ago

    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!

  • jewelrybyjdh

    jewelrybyjdh said 5 years ago

    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! :)

  • FairyHousez

    FairyHousez said 5 years ago

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

  • AMSkrafts

    AMSkrafts said 5 years ago

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

  • Elentiri

    Elentiri said 5 years ago

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

  • WednesdaysChildIs

    WednesdaysChildIs said 5 years ago

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

  • JennysBaubles

    JennysBaubles said 5 years ago

    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'. :)

  • julierosevintage

    julierosevintage said 5 years ago

    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 :)

  • TitaniazTrinketz

    TitaniazTrinketz said 5 years ago

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

  • lepetitruban

    lepetitruban said 5 years ago

    great tips, thanks etsy!

  • JansJewelryOrganizer

    JansJewelryOrganizer said 5 years ago

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

  • gabbygailsgoodies

    gabbygailsgoodies said 5 years ago

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

  • fromjeanne

    fromjeanne said 5 years ago

    Thank you!

  • chloebristow

    chloebristow said 5 years ago

    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! :)

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 5 years ago

    We could all use the help, so THANKS! Heidi

  • mangoavenue

    mangoavenue said 5 years ago

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

  • RouDesigns

    RouDesigns said 5 years ago

    Great idea! Thank you!

  • dinkydodger

    dinkydodger said 5 years ago

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

  • MWHandmadeDesigns

    MWHandmadeDesigns said 5 years ago

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

  • JenSanCandles

    JenSanCandles said 5 years ago

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

  • JonArsenault

    JonArsenault said 5 years ago

    Just what I needed! Thx

  • AnnaPereira

    AnnaPereira said 5 years ago

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

  • ThreadDecor

    ThreadDecor said 5 years ago

    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.

  • lacasunitienda

    lacasunitienda said 5 years ago

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

  • coloredinstitches

    coloredinstitches said 5 years ago

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

  • krissysue2

    krissysue2 said 5 years ago

    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!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    Great refreasher! Thank you!

  • carterwilliam

    carterwilliam said 5 years ago

    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).

  • KotoriArt

    KotoriArt said 5 years ago

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

  • sarambutcher

    sarambutcher said 5 years ago

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

  • SigalFJewelry

    SigalFJewelry said 5 years ago

    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!!!

  • GemstonesAndCrystals

    GemstonesAndCrystals said 5 years ago

    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.

  • violetas11

    violetas11 said 5 years ago

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

  • ruchla

    ruchla said 5 years ago

    Great idea!!! thanks

  • organicallysewn

    organicallysewn said 5 years ago

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

  • YourlittleCupcake

    YourlittleCupcake said 5 years ago

    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.

  • patgullett

    patgullett said 5 years ago

    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.

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 5 years ago

    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

  • junkgarden

    junkgarden said 5 years ago

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

  • artbyeugenie

    artbyeugenie said 5 years ago

    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*

  • BeadsBaublesNBangles

    BeadsBaublesNBangles said 5 years ago

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

  • littlefever

    littlefever said 5 years ago

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

  • HappyWhoos

    HappyWhoos said 5 years ago

    Great tips! Thank you so much!

  • TravelersPassage

    TravelersPassage said 5 years ago

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

  • angelamckenzie07

    angelamckenzie07 said 5 years ago

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

  • kikums

    Erika from kikums said 5 years ago

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

  • surfin2

    J and J Smith from surfin2 said 5 years ago

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

  • destructivetesting

    michael smith from destructivetesting said 5 years ago

    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

  • artsyleenies

    Eileen from artsyleenies said 5 years ago

    Great List! Thanks!

  • Studio70Seven

    Erica Holt from MistyMountainForge said 5 years ago

    very informative list. thanks so much! :)

  • Teeznstyle

    myra counts from Teeznstyle said 5 years ago

    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.

  • JunkStoreAddict

    Joy from JunkStoreAddict said 5 years ago

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

  • cherrybcandles

    Cherry Blossom Candles from cherrybcandles said 5 years ago

    Love this, thanks

  • luciademerich

    Lucia de Merich from luciademerich said 5 years ago

    Thanks for all your help.

  • luciademerich

    Lucia de Merich from luciademerich said 5 years ago

    Good info,thanks for all your help.

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls from GemdropsoftheFalls said 5 years ago

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

  • AuriesDesigns

    AuriesDesigns from AuriesDesigns said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips!

  • GuajolotePrints

    Mr. Guajolote Prints from GuajolotePrints said 5 years ago

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

  • mdrmel

    Meldean Ray from iDesignForYou said 5 years ago

    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.

  • FunFancifulFlowers

    Kathy Othon from FancifulFlowersArt said 5 years ago

    Thanks, now to convert views to sales!

  • charlaence

    Charla Ence from ModdPodz said 5 years ago

    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!!

  • stmb

    Evan and Steph from MyrtleBrown said 5 years ago

    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!

  • candiedcupcake

    Candied Cupcake from CandiedCupcake said 5 years ago

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

  • BrimaKnits

    Brigitte from BrimaKnits said 5 years ago

    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!

  • CopperheadCreations

    Sarah from CopperheadCreations said 5 years ago

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

  • dibusmangasi

    dibusmangasi from dibusmangasi said 5 years ago

    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.

  • sarahcolby2

    sarah colby from sarahssilver said 5 years ago

    Great article, something to work on

  • sendgiftsforever

    Rucha Gupte from JewelsULike said 5 years ago

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

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    Dionne Turnbull from TheMassageLassie said 5 years ago

    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...

  • AmyVintageElle

    Amy Elle Cartwright from VintageElleStudio said 4 years ago

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

  • artsandcrash

    artsandcrash from artsandcrash said 4 years ago

    Thanks again for your help Danielle!

  • gershonw1

    gershon wajntraub from MeshiGallery said 4 years ago

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  • littleboxboutique

    Olivia from LittleBoxBoutique said 4 years ago

    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.

  • sparkles4life

    Maxine Adjei from sparkles4life said 4 years ago

    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

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    Chelsea and Justin Weise from MacMaddies said 3 years ago

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

  • AngelPearls

    AngelPearls from AngelPearls said 3 years ago

    Great checklist - Thank you!!

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    Helen Baranovska from HelenBara said 3 years ago

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

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    This is a great article! Thank you!!!

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    Sheri Wilson from sherischart said 3 years ago

    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 said 3 years ago

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

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    Rachel Bingaman from BingArt said 3 years ago

    Wonderful tips! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Susan Harris from LadyBluesBaubles said 3 years ago

    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

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    When this was written I hadn't opened this shop yet. I'm pleased to say that I think I'm doing well on all suggestions included here but could add more inventory and promote this shop a bit more (I spend more time on my vintage shop).

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