Hitting 1000 Sales on Etsy
It took my many years, but I finally reached the milestone of 1,000 sales in my Etsy shop, Indulge Your Shelf. I've had so much fun with the shop over the years! In fact, I started this blog specifically as a way to help market the shop! It felt so good to finally get to 1000!
I discovered some items that were quirky and kitschy and very in demand -- I've bought and sold several of each of these:
Inevitably, I've sold things quickly that I now would love to have back, like this pastel colored Christmas tablecloth.
But I try not to dwell on those things, and the money was needed and appreciated!
I was delighted to sell items to television shows like Mad Men and American Horror Story; it wasn't just fun to send it off but then to watch the future shows, hoping for a glimpse of my item!
I was also contacted by a favorite magazine to quickly ship a package of vintage birthday candles for one of their photo spreads. Things like that made me feel like I was really a part of "the vintage community!"
If you've had a hand in helping me reach 1,000 sales -- I thank you. Lately Etsy has not been the easiest place to sell, with increased fees and rules, and then their widening the scope of what they sell; what used to be exclusively hand made and vintage now includes junk made overseas. And I end up only making about 55% of the price an item sells for now. Still -- I'm hanging in there, and I wouldn't trade the fun of this experience for the world!