Ok it's rant time again. I have two shops on Etsy one selling vintage jewellery and French vintage items. The other sells Beads, glass beads, vintage beads stone beads, ceramic beads all kinds of beads.
I believe that my beads are very competitively priced, ok my photography could perhaps be a little better but it's generally pretty good. Why aren't my items flying out of the door?
I thought do i need to be listing in the middle of the night to make advantage of all my American cousins who are awake whilst I am asleep? Does the time of day really matter?
I thought I would check out a few of my competitors to see if they were selling similar items at half the cost. to my amazement I found that some were actually a fair bit more expensive, with higher shipping costs! So what is happening? Have I not filled in something correctly? have I accidentally turned something on or off that I shouldn't have?
Then I thought perhaps it's something to do with the amount of items in my shop? I thought back to just before X mas 2013 I had over 100 items in my shop and i seemed to be getting at least a couple of sales a week. Perhaps Etsy has some kind of algorithm that rewards shops with a lot of listings.
I am not quite at my wits end but I would really like to know what I need to do to make this work for me.
I'm in like 27 teams, I tweet every day, i ve even turned on the promote my listings thing. I ve offered coupon codes for discounts on twitter and Facebook. Do I need to make more treasuries? Do I need to hassle all my friends on face book? What? Will some one please just tell me! It's not like I am afraid of hard work I just want to know how my time should best be spent. It can't be magic or coincidence to make one shop more successful than another. So they are doing something that I am not but What!!!!!!!
Please someone comment even it only to share in my pain.