Yart Sale-2009 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about the Yart Sale)

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Hello Etsy!
This document contains answers to frequently asked questions about this years 2nd annual Yart Sale on Etsy sponsored this year by Team ESST. Feel free to refer people to this thread, link to this thread or cut, paste and post wherever it may be helpful.

Please, we do ask you refrain from posting your promos here as we would like to keep this in the Business section for others to refer to throughout the sale. You can however, post questions that may need clarification and we will do our best to answer them. Please visit the Esty Blog "The Storque" and read the Post "Gotta Yart" by ESST Team Member - "The Artists Closet", for a full description of the Yart Sale:

Q. What is a Yart Sale?
A. An Artistic Slant to a traditional Yard Sale: Yard + Art = YART

Q. When will the Yart Sale dates be?
A. This year's sale will be the “2nd Annual Yart Sale on Etsy sponsored by Team ESST.” The sale will run for five days and from June 10 through June 14, 2009. Etsy shops can participate in one, two or all five days of the sale. You decide.

Q. What shops on Etsy can participate?
A. All shops on Etsy are invited to participate. Choose to participate in your Handmade Store, your Supply Store, or your Vintage Store. If you have more than one shop you can include all of them in the sale. You decide.

Q. What do I need to do?
A. Here are a few ideas:

1. To join the sale, simply post the following Yart Sale announcement in the Shop Announcement section of your Etsy shop:

"I am participating in the Second Annual Yart Sale Sponsored by Team ESST ~ Wednesday, June 10 - Sunday, June 14. I will be...."

You should also include a short description of how you will be participating in the sale.

2. Here are a few ideas:

* Maintain a Yart Sale Section where merchandise is already marked down.

* Tag and/or title items in your shop “Yart,” so customers can search your Etsy and your shop to find your “Yart” items.

* Special discount pricing.

* Free shipping. Remember to clarify terms.

* Free promotional gift or a discount coupon toward future orders.

4. We invite you to post, chat, and shop in the Official Yart Sale thread in the Promotions section of the Etsy Forums beginning on Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 A.M EST.

A new thread will be posted daily at 7:00 a.m. EST beginning on June 10 by the Etsy Supply Street Team (using this ID)with the forum title “SECOND ANNUAL YART SALE sponsored by Team ESST" with the day's date. For example, the first day's heading will be:

"SECOND ANNUAL YART SALE sponsored by Team ESST - June 10, 2009"

Participating in the daily forum thread is a way that shoppers can find your shop. Simply post what you are offering.

We will not begin promoting our actual sales until Wednesday, June 10th. We DO encourage all Etsy shops to share information through blogs, twitter to get the word out about the upcoming sale. Point them to the Storque article for information on how to participate. We would love all of Etsy to join us!

Q. Where do I find a “Yart” Avatar?
A. For more info and free avatars for the Yart Sale, visit the Etsy Storque article posted by our Team Member - "The Artists Closet":

You can also visit the ESST Team blog for updates throughout the sale: teamesst.blogspot.com/

Thanks to all Etsy Yart Sale participants. Your enthusiasm, energy, helpfulness and creativity is truly inspiring!

Posted at 9:34am Jun 8, 2009 EDT


Thank you so much for reposting this. :)

Posted at 9:34am Jun 8, 2009 EDT

You're welcome stitchntyme!

Posted at 9:38am Jun 8, 2009 EDT

SudsNSuch says


Posted at 9:39am Jun 8, 2009 EDT

dbabcock says

I'm in! With a special Yart Sale section.

Posted at 9:40am Jun 8, 2009 EDT

We should also put "#Yart" in every tweet we twitter and see if we can't get it to trend. Etsy day was a pretty big success there. Looking forward to the Yart!

Posted at 9:40am Jun 8, 2009 EDT

I'm gonna yart! Free shipping = a $25 gift certificate in my shop to my 100th sale! :)
Gonna twitter and blog and facebook about it!

Posted at 9:53am Jun 8, 2009 EDT

AlloverArt says

Fantastic! Thanks!

Posted at 9:56am Jun 8, 2009 EDT

anniepoo says

i cant wait to yart! thanks team esst for putting this on!

Posted at 9:58am Jun 8, 2009 EDT

Thank for this post, I want to YART! I am going to get busy now arranging my shop.

Posted at 10:01am Jun 8, 2009 EDT