Ladybug: This week one of our team members, Joanna Vaughan, posted some suggestions to help boost sales. She asked us to take a look at her most recent sale at www.etsy.com/shop/countrycents.
She was able to make this custom order because she updated her tags so they were more relevant with the search words customers are using AND because she offered a sample of her product. Thank you for all your help and encouragement, Joanna, and congratulations on your sale.
Who’s in the spotlight this week?
Sunshine: Our featured member in the spotlight this week:
Vintage 50s Treasures
Here is the interview I conducted with Rafael:
1. I know you have recently moved your Vintage 50s Treasures shop over to your main shop Jeanpatchbymk on Etsy, tell us why you did this?
We opened our Jeanpatchbymk shop in 2008 that had handmade items as the main focus. But, we had vintage collectibles that we wanted to sell so we opened the Vintage 50s Treasures shop thinking that separating the items would be best.
Over the years it has become harder to run two shops so we had to step back and ask ourselves what could we do different?
So we decided to combine the two shops to give our full attention to one shop.
2. I read on your profile that you enjoy working with wood. What are some items that you have made with wood?
I have made custom cabinets for kitchens and game rooms. I have always helped my wife in her craft business and throughout the years she has had me make decorative shelves and wooden boxes for her.
I make the boxes for her secret compartment books.
3 What are some of your hobbies?
I help my wife in our craft business. I consider it a hobby. I relax by listening to classical music and bible recordings.
He has a contest for you.
I’m happy to donate one of our fabric flower pins for a contest.
1. Favorite this treasury http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTQ1NDU3MjR8MjcyMzQzNjI0NA/open-gift-ideas-from-sfgcteam
2. Favorite Jeanpatchbymk
3. Make a purchase from any shop other than Jeanpatchbymk get 1 entry.
4. Make a purchase from Jeanpatchbymk and get 5 extra entries.
5. New blog followers get 5 extra entries.
6. Follow Jeanpatch blog: http://jeanpatch.blogspot.com
7. Leave a comment on our blog – 2 extra entries.
8. Leave a comment on Jeanpatch blog and get 3 extra entries
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We now have two promotion club membership options.
- Monthly fee
- Yearly fee
Get your Etsy mini on our blog for just $7 a month. In addition, get one feature article on our blog by offering a contest for our readers.
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We brought you the Eco-Gift Sampler Bag, now we are bringing you more fun surprises! Select members of our market section will be offering a Gift-of-the-Month Club!
If you are a customer of our Sampler Bag program you will receive 10% off your first months club price. Just our way of showing our appreciation for you our valued customer’s
These clubs will consist of do-it-yourself kits for your fun crafting projects. And, finished products that are useful in every home and things you just can’t live without!
I’ll announce here when we get our clubs page ready for your enrollment.
See you all at the Shop Hop and we hope you’ll enter this week’s contest! Don’t forget we now have our Fun Tea Party themed sampler bag on sale on the home page of our website. Supplies are limited so get one while they last!
Back to you Ladybug!!!
Ladybug: Great interview, Sunshine. I also know that Rafael loves to play chess and that he’s a pretty good player!
Has everyone had a chance to watch Marsha’s Youtube video? Head over to Capture_20121012_2.wmv Handmade Gift Sampler Bag and check it out. She did a great job!