Friday, 27 March 2009

All Bear opens an Etsy shop!

I like the concept of all manner of handmade goods brought together for sale under one roof, so yesterday decided to work out how to open my own Etsy shop. Etsy.com is an amazing marketplace for handmade goods and it's easy to spend hours browsing the many treasures there.

Bud & Paddy are now available in my new Etsy shop!
28/3/09 Update: Bud has been adopted!

For the first time in absolutely ages, I have two bears available to purchase at the same time, so this seems an ideal perfect moment to do the Etsy thing. My theory is that as Etsy items are listed in US Dollars, overseas customers in particular may prefer to purchase in this way and as the shop offers a shopping cart facility, it makes buying straightforward for customers. Also, Etsy should broaden my bears' profile, so all to the good!

Visit my new Etsy shop!

On the downside, visitors to Etsy have to find the artist bears section by clicking on 'dolls and miniatures' and then finding the sub-heading 'artist bears', which is a little long-winded. Hopefully Etsy will eventually include 'artist bears' in their main listings.


Visit Etsy.com!

My bears will still be available direct from www.allbear.co.uk and as soon as they sell from either the website or my Etsy shop, they will be removed from sale from the alternative venue; so there won't be any confusion over duplication of sales.

I am hoping my little corner of Etsy will provide an opportunity to promote my work and artist bears in general, to a wider international audience and if it helps achieve a few sales in the current economic gloom too, hey, even better!

Update: How lovely! Several Etsy members have kindly supported my shop by adding my Etsy shop to their listed favourites and 'Bud' has been featured in 'The world is my studio' treasury!

5 comments:

TinyBear said...

Good luck with your new shop Paula.
I have hearted you :o)
Hugs, Tina

Sarah said...

I've been toying with joining Etsy Paula. Maybe I will join you! Perhaps if enough of us join, artist bears will be more easy to navigate due to demand.

Hugs, Sarah x

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi Paula, welcome to the world of Etsy, great to see you there. I hope it works out for you. I'll heart you! HUGS, Catherine xx

FenBeary Folk said...

Oh good luck Paula, I too have been wondering about giving this venue a try. I will pay you a visit
Huggies
Sue xx

All Bear said...

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support!

I don't know if this will work in terms of sales for expensive bears, that remains to be seen. However, I do think it's a very worthwhile venture in terms of artist bear exposure ... introducing the bears to a broader audience of folk already interested in handmade goods, can only be a positive thing. Also, the Etsy fees are very reasonable, so in PR terms, it can only be good!

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