UK Chat Thread for Nvember 2009 - Section A

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Original Post

ClareBears says:
Welcome to the chat thread for all UK Etsians.

If you are new, just jump in and start chatting, the thread can move very fast so don't be put off if you don't get a reply straight away, just be persistent!

Tip For UK Sellers:
Tag your items with 'UK' so other sellers in the UK can find you and buy lovely things from you! :) It also helps when UK
members are putting together Treasuries, and want to feature UK Sellers.

One small rule - Please, please do not talk about other sellers on Etsy in a negative way (either by name or even hinting at an identity, Etsy can work it out!), this is known as 'calling out' and is banned on the Etsy forums. Thank you!

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****** UK Street Team *******
The Uk Street Team has now changed and is open to all, if you wish to become a member can you please convo:
www.koolkookykreatures.etsy.com

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*****Live Chat*****

The UK sellers meet in the chat rooms www.etsy.com/chat_main.php every Friday night from 8pm (you will see one chat room clearly saying UK in the title). The password will be posted in the thread every Friday night :)

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****** Treasuries *******
Want to put together a Treasury, and don't know how? Then read this nifty tutorial:
www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-make-a-treasury-the-nuts-and-bol...

Useful Links:
Poster Sketch: www.etsy.com/poster_sketch.php
Treasury West: www.etsy.com/treasury_west.php

Are you in a Treasury?
www.craftopolis.com/

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****** USEFUL LINKS *******

Currency Converters:
www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi
www.oanda.com/convert/classic

If you are based in the UK and selling online you need to make sure that you are registered as Self-Employed with HMRC.
www.hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed/iwtregister-as-self-employed.htm

Tool to help with identifying colours and colour names:
www.colblindor.com/color-name-hue/

Heart Stats and Feature Stats:
www.craftcult.com/heartomatic.php
www.subsushi.net/featsy/index.html

Tag Finder
craftweasel.com/

Are you in a Treasury?
www.craftopolis.com/

Postage/Shipping:
The ETA on packages from the UK to Europe/ROW can vary greatly especially once items enter into foreign customs / postal systems. Airsure is Royal Mail's "priority" service which means items should be handled first and can be at their destination a day earlier than usual Airmail. But again your milage may vary. Royal Mail does set out a minimum wait period before you can claim compensation, this depends on the service being used.

Remember that items going to ROW (excluding Europe) will need to have a customs form attached and that you should always declare the goods faithfully.

From April 2009 The Royal Mail Postage has gone up!
New Prices PDF:
ftp.royalmail.com/Downloads/public/ctf/rm/2009-2010-Pricesdocumentf...

Calculator:
sg.royalmail.com/portal/rm/PriceFinder?catId=23500532&gear=pricingcalc
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*****Off-Etsy Fun******

If you are looking for some off-Etsy fun and a fantastic place to network and promote your work then why not make an account and join us on Flickr: www.flickr.com/ where we have a smörgåsbord of groups covering topics such as: promotions, swaps, monthly challenges and much more (see links to flickr groups below).

If you would like more info please feel free to ask and we can send you an invite to the various groups to help you locate us more easily.

* Etsy UK (the group for anyone in the UK with an Etsy shop): www.flickr.com/groups/etsyuk

* UK Handmade (a group where you can post photographs of your latest handmade creations): www.flickr.com/groups/ukhandmade/

* Swap Group (a group for swapping supplies and goodies): www.flickr.com/groups/uketsyswap/

* Promotions (a think tank for promotion ideas and venues): flickr.com/groups/etsyukpromo/

* Crafting 365 days (take the challenge and chronicle your crafting work everyday for a year!): flickr.com/groups/crafting365/

* Monthly Challenge Group (Everyone is welcome to join in and create and submit something based on the month's theme by the last day of the month. www.flickr.com/groups/uketsychallenge/

* Etsy UK Critiques (Have your Etsy shop critiqued by other Etsians):
www.flickr.com/groups/808722@N21/

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Details of the new Challenge can be found here on the Flickr group:
www.flickr.com/groups/uketsychallenge/discuss/72157616715526246/

Posted at 3:36am Nov 1, 2009 EST

Responses

lol... I put Clarebear says:

I'm a muppet....

Posted at 3:36am Nov 1, 2009 EST

AMIdesigns says

morning - thanks for the new thread snow :)

am stalking the treasuries , they are up soon

Posted at 3:39am Nov 1, 2009 EST

and I missed out an O...

*puts on dunces cap and sits in corner*

Posted at 3:39am Nov 1, 2009 EST

lol @ snowdropsmuppet!! tis the thought that counts tho - fanks :)

main treasury in a few mins... my other one has 8 hrs to run, so dilemma whether to delete and grab a new one or sit back this time - aaargh!! what shall i doooooooo???

Posted at 3:39am Nov 1, 2009 EST

bigbluebed says

Morning.
Thanks Snow for the lovely new thread.

Posted at 3:39am Nov 1, 2009 EST

treasury dilemma!!

Posted at 3:41am Nov 1, 2009 EST

bigbluebed says

I haven't had any sales from the promoting but lots of views and new hearts. I am enjoying being 'famous'.

Posted at 3:41am Nov 1, 2009 EST

bigbluebed says

I am off now as I am still feeling a bit headachey.

I will pop by later.


xx

Posted at 3:43am Nov 1, 2009 EST

well, maybe some sales will come after, raising profile and all that :)

*puts BBBs profile on top of ladders*

Posted at 3:43am Nov 1, 2009 EST