Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some Helpful Sites for Etsy Sellers

There are several fancy little tools that can be used to help sellers on etsy (and some that aren't really any help at all, but are just fun to mess around with lol!) You may have come across these already, but in case anyone hasn't, I thought I'd post them here.

Craftopolis is quite new - you just enter your shop name and it will tell you if you are featured in any Treasuries, or in the gift guides - saves having to trail through all of them!

There is also Craftcult - again you just enter your shop name; as well as listing who "hearts" your shop and individual items, it now has a "featured" icon - this tells you if you've been featured either on the front page, or in a gift guide.

For anyone that uses Firefox, you can also download some great shortcuts from etsy hacks - there are way too many to list here, but for example you can add all your tags at once, upload 5 images at once, or quickly create a listing based on an existing one.

Finally, letsets is a service that lets you add your shop items to google base, so that they can be found in google searches. Now I'm really not technically minded at all, and computer stuff needs to be explained to me in words of one syllable and as if you're talking to a five- year- old, but this site has such step-by- step instructions even I managed to do it!

(Disclaimer - I believe that this last one doesn't always work for everyone. If you do have any trouble, I won't be able to help in the slightest - see above from "not technically minded at all"!)

Hope this was helpful, and please feel free to add any others!

Originally posted by: Artangel


Inspiration Avenue said...

Originally posted by Coastal Sisters:

Angie...this is great information for those of us (ME ME ME!) that don't know about these wonderful tools! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this information together for us!


March 17, 2009 9:28 AM

Inspiration Avenue said...

Originally posted by Mana Moon Studios:

Wonderful post Angie, thank you SO much!! I love the info you provided and your genuine way of writing. ;-D

I should be able to help a bit with the letsets and will see if I have time to put a little tutorial together. ;-)

March 17, 2009 10:05 AM

Inspiration Avenue said...

Originally posted by Catherine of Coral Seas:

Thanks so much for this Angie!! I've just tried the Google Base thing again as it didn't work for me last time. I used this tutorial to help http://www.gotogreatpanes.com/blog/2008/08/23/lets-ets-and-google-base/ so hopefully it will work this time.

March 17, 2009 1:39 PM

Inspiration Avenue said...

Originally posted by Catherine of Coral Seas:

Just a little update! Yah Hoo! The google base feed worked this time!! *doin' a lil' dance*

March 18, 2009 7:49 AM

Inspiration Avenue said...

Originally posted by Artangel:

Glad it was helpful! And yay Catherine - well done for working it out (you're obviously more of a woman than me lol)!

March 19, 2009 5:48 AM

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