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Do you Sell Anything on Etsy/Online?
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I sell on Redbubble and get 5-10 sales a month. I also sell on Amazon Merch who's commission is a lot better though so much competition I get very few sales. I tried Cafepress but never really got into it/didn't like the upload process/site layout.
I also have an etsy store where I only get a few sales a month.
Ive found it really good so far. The only thing i would say could be seen as a negative by some (but positive for me ) is that its primarily uk
That's the problem in a nutshell. I am on the internet a lot and would buy from any buy and sell from any site that looks safe and worthwhile. This NuMonday hasn't even crossed my radar, I have never seen anything at all about it and for me that means I wouldn't spend anything using it.
Catch 22 I know as without people using it they can't afford to advertise, but I need to sell quickly, effectively and at a reasonable cost- and having wasted money on ebid, am not prepared to do it again. It's also in it's third year now- so not exactly new - and still completely off radar.
Also be aware their switch service from etsy only imports one photo- if you have more than that you have to manually add them, they also charge a fee for doing so.
I found this blog quite interesting, even if it is a year old.
Perhaps the site is something to be aware of and something to watch for the future. However at the moment it seems to have no benefit at all over the established sites and no 'unique selling point'. The only benefit some sellers may find is that they do not have paypal on their platform, but whilst that will please some sellers it may well put off buyers.
All views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
I do also have a Society6 store but rarely get anything from that.
The trick with Society6 seems is to be active and have lots of interaction liking and commenting on others designs and uploading new designs regularly and this does take time. There is so much on there which makes the majority get pushed down and you see the same designs pushed to the top unless you are popular and gets lit of likes. Thats not to say that it isn't working for people.
Zazzle is also a good POD site, as mentioned the forums are friendly and supportive and they also have 3rd party buyers which can boost your sales.
RedBubble is another POD site you could try. Similar to Society6. Ive had a few sales from it, but I don't maintain it.
You mentioned you were making planners - these are very popular on Etsy. I have tried planners on Etsy, if you get your tags right you could do quite well with this I think. Etsy fees are quite high, but if you are delivering abroad, then it seems that these customers really don't mind paying for shipping. Etsy customers in general pay higher than most for products.