Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Etsy Showcases!

I've always been a bit unsure about buying a slot on one of the showcases on Etsy, as I've not read particularly good things about them in the forums.

However I eventually decided to bite the bullet last Friday on the Fall Wedding Showcase and thought I'd share my experience. Coincidentally that was the night I was on the FP as well - typical!- so it's hard to tell which results have come from which!

The item I featured in the showcase, the
Fizzy Bubbles Bracelet is one of my best sellers as a bridal piece.

It didn't sell on Friday.

However I did get 4 enquiries about custom orders for bridesmaid accessories. 2 of these have become definite orders for multiple items, which is fantastic!

So would I pay the $15 again for a showcase?

Well, I wouldn't say definitely yes, but I may be tempted to do a wedding one again, as I do think it brought extra exposure to my shop. It's not something I would rush into though, as I think $15 is pretty steep for one days advertising.


  1. Hi Alison, that's a really helpful post as I've been wondering about buying one myself. It's *great* that you've got two definite orders but as you say it's also hard to tell what's come from where.

    However, being on the front page isn't something you can control, buying a Showcase slot is, so on balance I think it's still on my "to do" list!

  2. It's something I'm glad I tried out and may try again but I'll definitely make it a specific one, like weddings

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