Friday, May 28, 2010

We have a Winner

SarahnDippity has won the grand prize in a huge contest at rings-things. If you click on the link and read the details of this necklace, you will not be surprised. It is truly a masterpiece and a piece of work to be proud of. Congratulations, Sarah! I think we better snatch up all the Sarahndippity we can.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The New and Improved...

Here at EWAET (thats Eastern WAshington Etsy Team for short) we've had a surge of new members who have jumped right in, feet first, and really done some great things for their shops and for the team. Thursday night, at our monthly meeting, we had a great turnout with 5 new members and 4 of our long time die-hards who are coming back each week to learn how to tune up their shops and increase sales.
We learned a lot about what's coming up in Etsy trending, how to evaluate our sales compared to the top sellers in our categories, and the 10 commandments of shipping. A big thank you to those that attended, and if you're in Eastern WA and want to get in on the fun click the "How Do I Join" link on the right hand side bar.
Until next time... rock the craft!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Great Gobs of Gingham Goodness

Congratulations to GingeraleShop on her first Etsy homepage feature, and the sales to go with it. This looks like a perfect picnic.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Etsy FP Feature

Orangethyme appeared on the FP of Etsy yesterday. Looking yummy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Team Blog Features

Our friend and teammate, Gail, is doing an ongoing series of shop features on her blog. Stop over and check it out. There are 6 different team shops featured there over the last few weeks, so scroll down and read. Also, Gail is having a big sale in her beadedsplendor shop which is linked on her blog. Sorry this isn't the prettiest or most informative post I ever did here, but I just want you to go read Gail's blog - that is where you will find the pretties!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Morning Meeting and merchandising

One of the topics of discussion at our morning team meeting was Etsy's merchandising schedule. Did you know that Etsy helps its sellers by posting monthly merchandising focus areas? We can be tapping into the kinds of things shoppers will be looking for and Etsy will be featuring each month. Here is Etsy's post for June from their blog. Megan's shop will be sure to get a lot of features through the Spring as shoppers focus on fitness. Here is one of her yoga mats on the front page last week. Congratulations, Megan! If any of us have items that fit into the merchandising schedule, be sure to tag them with keywords that Etsy will be searching as outlined in the article.

New Members and Features

Check out the roster of shops on the right and you will find lots of new talent here. Like Sarahndippity, who made her first front page appearance last week. Welcome to the team and congratulations! See one of Corid's sweet illustrations in the other FP from a couple of days ago. Way to go. Keep making the great stuff!