Tuesday, July 29, 2008

An Etsy Overview

My last post I talked about my Etsy Treasury. Let me explain a little more about what it is. If you don't know, Etsy.com is a website that promotes itself as "Your Place to Buy and Sell All Things Handmade." (No it is not related to Ebay.;-) There are many good parts to etsy.com and I will go into some other good things later.

 


Today I will tell you about Treasuries. A treasury is a place where buyers and sellers have the chance to promote other sellers. Self promotion is "frowned" upon when building a treasury. The hope is that if people like your treasury, they will check out your shop. Each Treasury tracks the number of visitors and allows people to comment about the Treasury.

There are tricks to getting a treasury. When the number of treasuries go below 333 then a box will open up at the bottom of your page, you place a title in the box and click create. How ever many people are waiting at that time may get a new treasury.

 


Getting a treasury is fun and provides a good opportunity to see other sellers you may not normally look at. Click on the links to go to Etsy.com and Etsy.com Treasuries.

Posted by Picasa

2 comments:

Mekhismom said...

Thank you for the explanation. So, presumably, having a treasury ends up driving traffic to your store.

rockcreekcreations said...

You are correct! That's the idea behind it. Yes, if you like the items that a person has picked for their treasury, hopefully they will have just as good taste in their items in their store. Thanks for coming back and checking my blog again!