Monday, October 27, 2008
I love this idea -- a group of folks get together and plot an "attack" on a new Etsy seller. They set a specific time and at that time, they all purchase something from the new shop.
What a great way to give a boost to a new shop! Can't you imagine how thrilled you'd be to find out you were under that kind of Attack?
Well, Michael Phipps of PhippsArt Etsy shop has come up with a way to make this happen over and over on a regular schedule. He is hosting a site called The Handmade Movement.
Volunteer hosts take care of a specific Attack. They choose a new shop based on specific criteria (0 or only a few sales, some items under $10, the shop has been open for at least several weeks, etc). At a specified time, the name of the shop is announced and the buying begins!
So... tonight I'm hosting the Attack. I've been stalking all sorts of new Etsy shops and have come up with a candidate. It'll be announced on The Handmade Movement website at 7:00 pm EDT.
I hope you'll join us in making October 27 a day this seller will never forget!
Pictured above: the cute little pitcher I purchased in a Sneak Attack about 10 days ago.