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post #1 of 9 Old 02-09-2015, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Where Do You Sell

Do any of you guys sell your walking sticks and canes on Etsy?

I created an Etsy site to sell some of the walking sticks and canes, however I'm not sure how to promote the Etsy store.

Any suggestions?

I sell on my website, but I'm looking for other places to sell, as I make many more walking sticks and canes than I can sell.

Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-13-2015, 03:17 AM
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It may help if you put a link to your Etsy site on your Web page and on the signature you have on various woodwork sites.


Like to keep busy with my hobby at www.badgerwoodcrafters.co.uk.
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I have not tried eBay or etsy.. Talked to other carvers I know and we sell at local arts and craft shows and I sell through some local gift shops on consignment ... Been working well for me ..
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One member here makes his living selling on Etsy. He may be along shortly, if he isn't too busy. Can't remember his name, he has a table saw thread though.

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Maybe this will help you http://www.shopify.com/success-stories/top-and-derby

I read about lots of people that use shopify for dropshipping all kind of stuff. (altough this is not your chase)
The thing is, wherever you sell what matters a lot is visibility: commenting on fb posts, reddit, forum posts, advertising smart on social media, local newspaper, etc.)
If you have the budget I would suggest you to learn about ads more and test.

Do you need an easy to remember domain name in the wood industry ?
http://www.OrderWood.com is available and listed at Godaddy auctions if you need a strong domain name for your website.
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My first stop when online shopping is always E-bay. Some people don't like it, but I haven't been disappointed, yet.
It's also the last place I try. After seeing other things I want to buy at full price, I check there to see if it's available for less.
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Mike (VIFmike) has the best tips and hints I've seen and he has been very helpful on this topic. I plan to open our Etsy shop in the next few weeks, a little late for Christmas but not quite ready yet. Here's the post with the discussion - Selling on Etsy


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I'm always curious about people that sell larger items online. Surely it takes a lot of cost and effort to ship some of these things. Or do they sell them online to semi local people, only for local pickup?
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What are "larger items?" 60' totem poles?
Many of my carvings are in the 30" to 72" length. Western red cedar, some birch.
I don't consider those very large. I park them outside, if they sell, they sell.
I can pack and ship without too much difficulty.
There are several of us in the village, all making different things.
Basically shuttle people off to the other guy';s place, depending on their interests.
Weather here can be so brutal that we carve in the winters and market in the summers, among other things ( I grow grapes).
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