Etsy Success What marketing strategies have worked the best?

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Vikie Cole says

Facebook works best for me.

Posted at 10:52 am Jul 29, 2012 EDT

Believe it or not my best couple of days were last week when I somehow made it on the bridal page. Wow...but I would say try a bit of everything. Good luck!

Posted at 11:00 am Jul 29, 2012 EDT

Thanks for the great question and all of the tips and ideas! I have had the same question and it's good to know what works and what doesn't!

Posted at 11:00 am Jul 29, 2012 EDT

Even though I havent gotten my first sale, i got the most views on the day i started talking to people on etsy, i think the best way is to communicate to your fellow shop vendors and contributing to etsy itself :)

Posted at 11:03 am Jul 29, 2012 EDT

OK, thanks Barbara!

Posted at 6:09 pm Jul 29, 2012 EDT

Diane Hurst from Fuzzlemania says
Edited on Jul 29, 2012

Wow, thanks everyone else, too! I didn't see all these new messages! Good to know that SEO is important-- I spent all evening yesterday finding out what key words people might be searching for and changing some of the ones I had put in on my listings. Also changed some of the titles to use words that might be searched for.

Posted at 6:14 pm Jul 29, 2012 EDT

Search ads and coupon codes. I send out a customer retention letter for people who have convo-ed me (a little retail trick I learned years back) offering additonal savings on the item they were checking out. I have had some hits and some misses but it has helped keep the convo open if the person was on the fence.

I upped my Search ads to $10, and that netted me 2 sales in this SLOW month. So for the amount I had to spend and what I got back, it definitely worked. No other marketing (including my FB page has gotten me sales).

Posted at 6:24 pm Jul 29, 2012 EDT

I've had a lot of success with facebook, and have gotten a number of sales from it. I haven't tried other social media. My time is limited (whose isn't?!?!) and I decided to just pick one form of social media and go for it.

Participating in teams has gotten me a lot of exposure and I love creating treasuries, but I don't know if it has led to any sales. I have the same strategy there. I'm active in one team (nonteamchallenge) and do one treasury a week.

I also get business from word of mouth and repeat customers -- good customer services is the best marketing strategy there is!!

Posted at 6:51 pm Jul 29, 2012 EDT

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