http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/medium/disney-minnie-mickey-mouse-ribbon-52yd-store.jpg zebra grosgrain ribbon-new colors http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/medium/20pc-1.5in-petal-flower-clips-cm.jpg http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/medium/3-8-frog-grosgrain-ribbon.jpg cheetah animal prints grosgrain ribbon grosgrain ribbon korkers
HipGirl 12pc Grosgrain Ribbon Wrapped 1/2" Headbands + Matching Large Hair Bow Alligator Clips. Interchangable Assorted Fashion Accessory for Girl Women Teen Kid Toddler Children Adult

Go Back   Hip Girl Boutique Free Hair Bow Instructions--Learn how to make hairbows and hair clips, FREE! > Business Issues > Getting An Online Business Started

Getting An Online Business Started Web hosting? Shopping cart software? Web design? Upload inventory? Check out the answer here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008, 05:47
trg2577's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 252
Default Etsy Or Ebay

THoughts on this...very familiar with Ebay, not Etsy...what is the main difference, who is cheaper, who gets more hits....just wondering...Thanks
Tina
__________________
"All little girls should be told they are beautiful"
Marilyn
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/large/portrait-editing-ads-700.jpg
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008, 05:50
rn4picu's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,066
Default

More people have heard of ebay. Most crafters know of etsy, but it is so much cheaper to post on etsy. Ask Sarah, she just opened an accout with etsy. You also get to list things for like 30days. More like a store than an auction.
__________________
Tara
www.gazoodlesbowtique.etsy.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008, 06:03
Claire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 490
Default

I would guess that ebay gets more traffic.

Etsy fees are .20 per listing plus 3.5% of the sale price. Your listing is up for 4 months.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008, 06:10
Tonya's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 1,036
Default

I'm having to decide on this right now too. I have accounts with both and I'm not sure which one I want to do.

Maybe I'll go with both, lol.
__________________
Have a great day! ~ Tonya
http://www.etsy.com/shop/aflightoffancy
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008, 07:03
*Jill*'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,726
Default

i have only listed on ebay but i have yet to put up bows there. i have been so busy keepen up with my local orders. plus i just started putten my stuff in 2 salons(my sister keeps the girls kids)
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008, 10:55
trg2577's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 252
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by creativekiddos View Post
I would say there is a huge difference between the two. I have been an ebay seller for 7 years and just opened an etsy account.When you list in etsy it charges you per item so you have to be careful how you list your items.

For example if you want to sell to sell a set of hair clips don't list them per piece or you pay the fee twice. List them as 1 set and set the price at what you would want for two of them.

Etsy fee's are cheaper but I believe everything takes longer to sell there. I think buyers that are looking for really unique items would shop there first.
Etsy system is more user friendly for beginners.

An ebay store would cost approx $15 a month and if you do store listings each listing is cheap usually under 20 cents. They also charge you after each items sells. My experience with selling hair bows on ebay was bad. I consider myself to be an above average bow maker and I have never sold a hair bow for more than $8.00

Ebay is hit or miss on on-line auctions, Meaning one day and item can sell for 0.99 cents and 3 days later on another listing the same item could sell for $10. I suggest doing a mix of on-line auctions and etsy. If you are going to open an ebay store it is not worth the cost unless you are going to keep over 15 auctions going all the time. My bill from ebay was over $200 a month and now I have cut back my listing and may close the ebay store and just do on-line auctions in the future.

Hope this helps
WOW...yeah that helps.....I think I may start out and just do some ebay auctions for now with buy it now options....my ulitmate goal is to start a website, just want to get a bit better before I do that....thanks a bunch....
Tina
__________________
"All little girls should be told they are beautiful"
Marilyn
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008, 11:07
justjoan's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: west michigan!
Posts: 2,944
Default

I think etsy is great way to get your "feet wet" so to speak. It's not expensive and they have on-line forums to help. They are very nice, friendly and helpful for newbies

You can get a feel for what works and what doesn't.
__________________
Joan

ISO: manners
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2008, 07:20
rachel66's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: a little town just outside of Waco, TX
Posts: 1,573
Default

i have an etsy store and havent sold much--only about 29 things in 4 months but i listed about 6 bows on ebay the first of dec and sold 1 w/ it only having 1 bid--i think bc i didnt have the feedback on my bows--no one would buy them. i was going to do a set of baby bows and toddler bows--one of every color and try that on ebay--those do pretty well.

i am getting discouraged bc i have almost 100 things on my etsy and nothing is selling and there are about 5 ladies on there that have the same stuff and sell like 20 things a day! dont know if it is my pics or my descriptions--in fact if anyone wants to look at it and give me some opinions--i would love it!! is my stuff ugly? are my pics bad? how are my desc?

Etsy :: MAE & Me Bowtique
__________________
Rachel-mom to Maddie, Ashlyn & Emma
http://www.maeandme.etsy.com
scentsy, wickless candles, car candles, plug ins

Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2008, 12:11
trg2577's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 252
Default

Hey Rachel, what are the two sellers on Etsy that said sell a lot...want to check out there stuff....I think your bows and clippies are beautiful, the only thing I would do different is pick a different background for you flower clippies, they almost blend in with whatever it is that you are using....I would go with a solid color.....jmo...
Tina
__________________
"All little girls should be told they are beautiful"
Marilyn
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2008, 12:24
Claire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 490
Default

Rachel

I think your store is great. Tell us the name of the sellers and we can check out their store and maybe come up w/idea's as to how they are selling so much more. I think I have an idea of who they are anyway. If I am right, it seems to me that they relist a ton each day which gives them a lot of exposure.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/affiliate_alt_ads/jewelboxballerina-300.jpg
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ebay vs etsy. Should I do both? Appleblossom eBay Tips 1 07-11-2008 07:10
Etsy or Ebay iluvespirates Getting An Online Business Started 5 06-23-2008 06:33
Etsy vs. Ebay bonny*belle*bows Etsy Tips 2 06-03-2008 12:10
Ebay or Etsy? ronnie Getting An Online Business Started 6 05-05-2008 01:36
Etsy or Ebay? heavenlyhomemades Etsy Tips 6 03-12-2008 12:35

http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/digital-image-editing%20-%20gallery.jpg
Saddle Stitch Ribbon
new products--1/4' plastic headbands
New colors--3/8' party dot and gymbo dot grosgrain ribbon
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/horse-grosgrain-ribbon-029.jpg
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/apple-grosgrain-ribbon-combo.jpg
New product--3/8' wrapped headband
new clearance items

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0
Hip Girl Boutique Instructions - Copyright © 2007

Ad Management by RedTyger