I’ve had a store on Etsy since 2011. I used it a little bit at first and sold a few custom sketch cards on it immediately but then switched my focus solely to Ebay. Lately, I’ve found Ebay prices to be going through the roof and my sales declining. Because of that I am starting to use Etsy again.
Etsy charges 20 cents per listing, but each listing lasts for four months. I can also add links to my social media platforms and my website, which increases (hopefully) traffic to all of these places. I can also add posts and other interactive features to my Etsy store. This is a great advantage over Ebay because it allows me to better communicate with people about my artwork and to grow my sales in areas other than just Etsy.
So far I have filled my store with artist return sketch cards from a few different sets that I have worked on. I have a few Star Wars, Clerks, and the Gerry Anderson sketch cards. My idea is that I will continue to list my new sketch cards on Ebay, but after 2-3 listings the ones that do not sell will not be listed again on Ebay. Instead, I will list them either here on my website or on my Etsy store. Going forward, I may also list other items on my Etsy store. I don’t want to water down what I sell here on my website, but rather my strategy is to offer my artwork in multiple places to increase my chances of meeting new clients.
Let me know what you think
Make sure to visit my Etsy store and let me know what you think. Also, let me know if you’ve bought or sold something off Etsy before and what your experiences are with their website. I’d love to hear what you think!
Sketch Card Artist Returns for Sale on Etsy
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