In Europe we have this idea: We think that directly buying from the producer (as it is on Etsy) is always cheaper than buying in a store, because the work of the store owner has to be paid, too.
I absolutely cannot understand the concept, that I should double my prices for selling here on Etsy and keep the profit, that is for the person, who is reselling my products. That person has to pay the rent, electricity, his work, employers, and much more.
So, my prices are the prices, you can buy my stuff directly from ME.
Latest I have more and more requests for wholesale, and people expect to buy at half the price...... But it is NOT possible for me to sell my items for that. Don´t know , what to do..........
I would like to see my items in shops in th US... Should I double my prices on Etsy, so???
Is the european idea really so strange???