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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A CHANGE OF VENUE

I have been selling vintage and antiques on Etsy for quite some time now and have actually sold over 2200 things there.

The last couple of years I have found that I am not so happy with their new policies and have wanted to make a change.


I feel like they have become too much like Ebay. They are no longer as seller friendly as they once were and frankly I am tired of giving them my money. 

The problem is that I haven't known where else I would want to sell online. 


I thought about attaching a shop to my blog, but that just seems like more than I want to take on right now. 

Then I talked to a couple of ladies who said that they are having some success selling on Facebook. 


I did a little research and found there are groups on Facebook that are devoted to buying and selling vintage and antiques. I can also sell on Facebook marketplace and list items on my own FB business page

So I have dipped my toes in the water and out of the five things I listed I have sold three. 


I can list as many or as few things as I want, and I don't have to pay a fee to anyone. Also, I can go back to using Paypal, and Paypal has made it easier for a small business like me to send an invoice and ship.

I'm kind of feeling the love again, which is a good thing because I definitely need the money and I have a lot to sell. 

So onward ever onward is my motto. 


8 comments:

  1. I'm so glad this is working out for you. I know I will have some things to sell and I think that's what I'll try. I'll check with you for advice before I do! Hugs!!

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  2. Laura, I sure hope this new way works out for you. I like that copper pot. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Hello!!
    I hope your Valentine is as special to you as you are to me!
    Ryoma.

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  4. Good luck. I opened an Etsy shop. I make hand designed wood signs and pots. Tough to it going as far as sales. The new drug for my MS is changing my world. It's like I'm dreaming

    Cindy

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    1. Cindy, I am so happy to hear that you have found a medication that is working for you. It is wonderful news. There are groups on Facebook for selling handmade items too. You might look into that.

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