December 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm #605770
I just reread the do/don’t rules about posting, so I need some clarification. Management (and others) please let me know if some or all of this posting is acceptable
I have some lovely calendars and photographs for sale The theme is nautical,water and nature – many are of alki beach and Lincoln Park.
Because of timing, I only participated in one crafts show and they sold nicely. I do not have a website yet either unfortunately. Now my questions
Would it be acceptable for me to post details to sell these on the blog?
Does anyone have any thoughts on any where I might sell them.
Finally I am also open to trading for other crafts or perhaps a massage.
I can be reached directly at email@example.com
thanks. WrenDecember 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm #778920
JanSParticipantDecember 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm #778921
Wren, are you familiar with Etsy? Joining and setting up an online shop there is free. I think you only pay (very low fee) to post an item and they take a small percentage of transactions. More info here: http://www.etsy.com/sell
I love browsing and shopping that site for unique items, esp. during the holidays. I’d also love to see your work!December 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm #778922
desertdwellerMemberDecember 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm #778923
I also love etsy. I have a small herb shop and it is extremely easy to run and was very easy to set up. It is free to set up a shop, you pay 20 cents for each listing and then they take a small % of your sales. I have also bought many incredible homemade items off of etsy.December 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm #778924
You would probably have more luck on Etsy since we don’t really promote this as a place to sell things, and we try to keep sales to “big discount” whether it’s a private item or a business offering. The major classifications we promote here are job offerings (not job WANTED, job OFFERED) and garage/yard/rummage sales. If someone does try posting a for-sale item, PLEASE do not simply put up a URL to your listing on Craigslist or whatever – that’s not OK – this isn’t a reposting service. Thanks – TRDecember 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm #778925
Some of the posts people have made re: selling things are things that I think of as “I’d want to check with my neighbors first to see if they could use it, before going out to a bunch of strangers.” Hard to write a rule for that or quantify. But I know them when I see them …December 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm #778926
Hi everyone – thanks for your responses. Yes, ETSY is probably a good way to go. I just thought it would be fun to try to sell some of them locally since it is scenes of Seattle.
TR – I am not sure who you are and your response still isn’t completely clear for me. I would discount slightly for bloggers and I certainly would not post a URL to craigslist. I have considered craigslist, but am a little leary of meeting perfect strangers to show my photographs.
thanks!December 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm #778927
SueParticipantDecember 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm #778928
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