Wednesday, November 19, 2008

EtsyBloggers: Blog Carnival


As part of my membership in EtsyBloggers (an Etsy street team), I am asked to blog twice a month about specific topics. The current topic is:

How are you going to prepare your business for the holiday rush?

Honestly, I'm not sure how much "rush" I'll see. :) Sales in my Etsy shop have gone up a bit lately and I hope to see them continue like this. However, I probably won't ever really feel rushed. (It would be very fun to have that problem.)

That being said, here's what I've been doing in preparation for the holiday season....

* Adding more merchandise to the shop. I'm currently up to 83 items for sale. And I'll like to make (and then add) a few more each week as we get closer to Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice.

* I added another colorway for one of my favorite items -- the "Gather 'Round The Aluminum Tree" Christmas/winter cards. I love this combination of aqua and lime/chartreuse.

* I'll be participating in a big sale through the EtsyBloggers team. So if you've been thinking about making a purchase, you might want to wait a week or so. The sale will run from Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) through Cyber Monday (December 1). Stay tuned for more details!

3 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Good luck with your sales!

Tulip's Talking said...

Me too...what holiday rush? Empty nesters w/o family in the area for the holidays...

Also wishing you the best with your sales. Many of us can use some business.

storybeader said...

I haven't seen a lot of business either. One suggestion: since you have a lot of items in the "Paper Goods" section, you might think about dividing that into smaller sections. People are so impatient - they might not want to go through the whole 40+ items....