a question came in just a bit ago about etsy. which frankly was a blessing since i didn't really know what i was going to shop talk about today.
i opened my etsy store a year after starting amandromeda. i thought it would be a great way to supplement sales in the shop. which some times it is, but most of the time it's not. truthfully, i go back and forth about keeping my etsy store. if i don't make any sales online then it's not worth the effort of measuring, photographing, and listing. plus, i have to make sure everything in the shop is labeled so i don't make a double sale (yes that has happened. the buyer was super nice about it :). i'm not saying that etsy is a poor marketplace for handmade and vintage, because i love it and i buy things all the time. but it is a lot of work and my focus needs to be on my physical store. and the recent changes to the search tools has made items harder to find, and the rash of non-vintage sellers is getting out of control. so what i'm really saying is that i'm probs not gonna keep it for much longer.
so mel, i hope this doesn't deter you from starting an etsy. i just don't think it's right for me any longer :)