Etsy Q&A 2023 | Questions on Pricing, Sales, Listings, Shipping, T&CsJul 29, 2023
I recently held a live Q&A and as usual I LOVED it! So I thought I would share with you some of your top questions I answered in that live.
How can I price commission pieces?
So you are still going to have all the usual costs including
- usual fees for your sales and marketing
- oops buffer (just in case)
I would probably start with perceived value pricing and thinking about how many hours it takes you to make the product, so if it takes you 10 hours I would bump that up to 11 or 12 hours just to account for things like if you get sick or there is a delay etc. So work out what you pay yourself per hour, ask yourself the question - if you were employing yourself to make your products how much would you pay? If for example you are making a custom portrait people literally pay thousands for these, that type of thing is definitely a perceived value pricing so think what people will be willing to pay for something that is custom just for them.
Is it ok to change an Etsy listing if its had a few sales before but not had any in a while?
This can depend on what you mean by a while? If you haven't any sales in say 1 month I would say leave it but if it hasn't had sales in over 6 - 8 months I would probably change it but if it has had sales I would probably leave it.
I have some listing to add to my Etsy store, should I list them all in one go or should I spread them all out?
What I tend to do is the drip feeding method. Where I will drip it one or two per day depending on how many you have, because what tends to happen is over time your listings come to maturity within the search in the order that you listed them. For example Etsy takes 30-90 days to rank your listing so if you listed one on the 1st then the 2nd and the 3rd and so on they will then be ranked on Etsy on 30th, then 1st and 2nd and so on.
Etsy words to avoid in your listings
Etsy received feedback from everyone saying they want Etsy to do more about the listings that are not handmade, are using illegal terms and things so they are now doing that but its does mean that it is AI doing it so thats why things are being flagged. One thing I did get a lot of from people was well Steph I've been using this term for ages and its been fine, and you may continue to be fine BUT there is that risk factor right and I would much rather tell you guys and share the tables I have on my IG account so you are aware before your listings get deactivated or you get a cease and desist notice. Follow me on IG @handmadebosses
I have noticed a flurry of Etsy orders since the new listing update - Does this sound like its linked to the update or have I just done something right over the weekend?
It doesn't sound like its something because of the update it could just be that you have done something right! For students in the HBSA you can go to your data sheet in phase 3 to check what you have done and make notes on what has worked for you.
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