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r ranson wrote:etsy has a new feature where it can calculate the shipping for you. This is neat because you can get free shipping upgrades. This also means that I won't lose so much money when I estimate the wrong shipping amount.
Here's my first experiment using this. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/262374861/
I'm not sure it's working as I can only see the price to ship to my part of the world.
Jen Huhta wrote:Hi! I’m brand new here, this is my first reply. I’m hopping in here because I’ve spent a lot of time researching and implementing this very thing with my own Etsy fibre arts store. So much time in fact I’m in the process of leaving Etsy and opening my own independent storefront site as I’ve had it. But that’s another rant!
For photos you want the first one on a white background. Yes it’s boring but a) it allows your product to be easily seen when people are scrolling and b) Etsy is developing a photo recognition component to its search. And showing up in the search is the key component to Etsy success.
You’ll want to make sure you research SEO to death and have good longtail keyword titles with matching tags. There are Canadian Etsy Facebook groups where you can learn more if you need to.
Use as many of the 10 photo spaces as you can, it helps your search rank. Fill them with the styled photos.
Renewing listings no long helps.
If you’re not promoting yourself on social media (Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook) you need to be. Not paid advertising but posting in relevant groups, etc. There are several fibre marketplace groups.
Hope these are helpful!
r ranson wrote:I've been doing a lot of crafting on commission the last few months, but now I have a break before the next batch and can focus on my etsy store more.
I must admit, I like pre-selling my work before I make it. It's more stressful, but I know that the person wants it.
What about props in photos. I've tried a few in the past, but I'm not sure if it adds to the yarn or detracts from it.
I think photos are going to be my next focus. I dug out the tripod and discovered how to set the timer to two seconds so I can take the shot and not shake the camera. This has really helped. Before, I had to focus strongly on my breathing to make certain my hand was steady.
Lighting and staging are still my nemeses.
Nicole Alderman wrote:Kind of off topic, but I've always wondered, is there a way to easily spin the yarn to fade from one color to another and then back? In the store, they call it "painted yard" and I generally love making scarves/hats with it because I don't have to worry about switching from one color to another. But, often painted yarns are made in--what seems to me--really weird color combinations. And, they're usually made from non-natural fibers.
Handspun yarn for weavers.
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I started spinning yarn for knitting, but when I learned to weave, I immedately wanted to know what it would be like to weave with my handspun. Although excelent for socks, my singles are spun with the loom in mind. Care is taken to make a consistant and strong yarn that creates a deligteful fabric. Woven in plain weave, the twist in the yarn creates a gorgious bias that gives the cloth the texture of twill.
The biggest concern with handspun yarn (after durability) is quantity. I never want you to run out of yarn in the middle of a project, so I create large skeins of 400 yards in batches of over one pound. Many of the yarns listed here, I can make more on request, although the dye batch may not be identical.
I love spinning orders over 1 kilo, so I'm offering wholesale prices for large, custom orders. Convo me for details.
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I threw the most expensive skein of yarn (not realizing that $50 Candadian is like $39 USD), went to check out, and it shows $0.00 shipping.