Hello everyone, I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. Finals week and Senior week took a lot of time out of my schedule. Now that things have calmed down, I can come back into the fashion world! What better way to do that then a new post. Lately, I’ve been thinking about Etsy. As some of you know, I am no stranger to blogging about this site. I have never talked about it directly. Today, I want to share with you my views of Etsy and what it is doing for buyers and sellers.
Etsy is like an on-line flea market, farmers market, or boutique. You can see the product, you receive an upfront cost, and determine if its worth buying. Unlike other on-line stores, Etsy gives a little more.
Photos: Most sites only provide a single image with various angles. On Etsy, some of the sellers will use various settings, lighting, and background for their photos. To a degree, there is more thought and effort put into it. Having various visuals will help you imagine yourself using or wearing the product.
Shipping: Until your ready to check out, most sites won’t provide an upfront shipping cost. Since Etsy is a collection of various sellers. Their prices may vary. This can be due to location. Remember, these are not large corporations. These are men and women doing what they love. Unless that have an American Express Business Card, they are footing the bill to ship your item to you. To ensure you can afford it, they provide their shipping rates below the product image. I think this is fair for the seller and the consumer. These vintage or hand crafted items are not mass-produced. Rather than with hold someone else from purchasing the item. A consumer can determine if a transaction is possible.
Social Media: As social media continues to grow, sellers are joining the growth. Some sellers have developed their own Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest accounts to promote their products. In addition, some use them to keep followers aware of sales and specials. Being a budget conscious fashionista, these deals are important to me. If I’m lucky, I maybe able to hold out and purchase an item marked down!
Extras!: If you decide to become a member of Etsy, you can do a number of things. For one, you can develop circles that contain your favorite vendors. This way, you don’t have to search for them every time you come on the site. In addition, You can keep track of your list of favorites as well as themed boards. Also, sellers can give positive feed back about you! By the way, you can create a profile!
Weddings: If your getting married and want authentic unique favors and decorations, look no further. Etsy has plenty of Vendors who specialize in this area. Also, you can make your Wedding Registry on Etsy!
Community: Etsy is more than a place to shop, it is a collection of talented individuals who want to learn from each other. If you desire, you can join a team and engage in events, forums, and labs. If your lucky, you maybe able to meet the face behind your favorite stores.
Overall, the site is more than the items it sells. It’s a collection of people across the globe! Join the community! You maybe be able to help people do what they love full-time.
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