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Old 06-06-2012, 12:23
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Default Suggestions for my Etsy shop please!

I have been making/selling bows for months now and just started on Etsy (it says I opened back in November but I didn't actually list until just a few days ago). Take a look at my Etsy shop and give me any suggestions you may have! I don't get very many views and I'm wondering how I can improve. I know the market is flooded with bows which probably has something to do with it but I feel like I could still improve, I just don't know how yet...

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Default Re: Suggestions for my Etsy shop please!

I would raise your prices. I know that seems backwards, but your prices are really low. When etsy buyers see that, they assume poor quality. I just sold a patriotic double stack hairbow only, no boa, loops or tails and no center for $8. Yours is listed for $4. I think it should be listed for $8 at least.

I would also combine your tags so you can use more. I'm looking at the patriotic bow. I would change them to be :
red hearts
blue stripes
white hairbow

Doing that will open you up to using more tags which gives you a better opportunity of being seen.

You might think about rearranging you titles as well. Google searches pick up the first words as the most important words. So if you did something like Boutique Hairbow and then add the colors and other descriptions it will help.

I tweeked my tags and changed titles and my sales went up by 30% a month later! Somewhere on etsy is a document about tags and such. It has a lot of good information.

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Default Re: Suggestions for my Etsy shop please!

Agreed! Your bows look really nice and pics are nice and clear I would up your prices! A lot of people associate cheap prices with cheap product!
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Thanks ladies!! I appreciate the tips and plan on making some changes.
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I would suggest watermarking your photos. They are just calling for a photo thief lol.
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Agree on all of the above. But your on a good start!
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