Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New etsy shop

UPDATE: after a minor PayPal snafu, my shop really IS open now! I already sold one of my three items, yippee!

I has an etsy shop now

I am finally running out of room for my stationery and supplies.

I have to cut down. Argh!

I get a lot of things in eBay auctions that come together with other things I really don't want, or know I'll never use. Or I bought some stationery that I find isn't fountain-pen friendly. Or whatever.

It's a tiny little shop, and right now (grand opening: today!) I only have three items listed, and I didn't make any of them myself. (I have fantasies of making and selling some hand-made envelopes and the like, but... we'll see.)

I doubt it will see much action until the summertime, when I have a lot more time, but this was something of a lark and I really had to share it.

Comments? Suggestions? (Do the banner graphics suck?) Berate me for shameless self-promotion? (I really have been thinking about this for months, and it's pretty much a break-even, niggling-profit, I-need-to-make-room-on-my-shelves / why-the-heck-did-I-buy-this? sort of thing.) I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Here's the link:
missivemaven.etsy.com

6 comments:

  1. Congrats! This is awesome. I fully support you. I have hearted your shop on Etsy and signed up for email notifications when you reopen! Woo!

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  2. I recently just went through my closets and did a lot of de-cluttering, and instead of trying to sell what I had (I'm talking about stationery, pens, stickers, envelopes, etc.), I decided to donate it.

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  3. Oh no...1 sale down and on vacation after just six hours! ;)

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  4. Great idea! One request/suggestion: could you indicate whether the items are FP-friendly? Oh and put an easy-to-find permanent link to your etsy store on your blog? Love all your kitty stuff, your cats are so photogenic!!

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  5. StoneZebra, thanks so much for the suggestions. I will update all my listings with FP info. (Some of the papers are untested.)

    There IS a link to my etsy store, but it's pretty far down on the left-hand column, below the rainbow fountain pen icon. I guess I was feeling shy about it, but maybe I should move it up higher/more prominently.

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