Being a handmade business can be hard. Especially when everyone has an opinion about your prices. One thing I hear a lot is “you have to price lower because why would someone pay that much when they could go to the store and buy it for less”. Or makers get frustrated because they go to Walmart or Target and see similar items for way cheaper. Well I am here to tell you that you are not in competition with those businesses and you can price your items at whatever you want to!
Etsy is awesome. There, I said it. I love Etsy. I know there is a lot of people who don’t like it, but in the past three months I have made the most money with my business by selling on Etsy. Majority of my sales came from strangers that found my items on Etsy and purchased from me. They were not people from my following on Instagram or Facebook. So if I had not been on Etsy I would not have made as many sales.
One thing I have heard from a lot of people on the reason why they do not want to open an Etsy is because they do not know how to ship their items and the shipping aspect confuses them. So today I am going to show you how I list and ship my items.