JUST OVER a month ago I decided to try an experiment.
I have had an ETSY shop for some time now without much sucess, I think this is partly due to the vastness of ETSY and partly because I have not had as much time as needed to raise my ETSY profile.
After reading an article in CRAFT SELLER magazine http://www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com/magazine/craftseller
I decided to open a store with CREATIVE STORES http://www.creativestores.co.uk/
So this was my experiment - which would be best for me. I listed the same item on both sites, at the same time. Now after a month On ETSY I have had seven views and on creative stores over one hundred and eighty. I know that it is early days and I am not going to give up my ETSY shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamtimemakes?ref=pr_shop_more
But I think I am going to devote more time to the very helpful, friendly CREATIVE STORES http://www.creativestores.co.uk/DREAMTIMEMAKES/.
It is easy to use as a seller and easy to find stores and products as a customer. It is also UK based which is good.
And the piece I used for my trial - That was a piece of needle felting. A bag charm in the form of a pair of cherries with leaves - the kind that children hang over their ears.