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Sunday, July 15, 2012

ebay or esty,, which should you use? and other ways to sell your carvings

hi folks,  welcome back,, this topic is for those that want to sell your carvings,, well i have been selling mine the past year mostly at woodcarving and craft shows,, i plan not to do the shows but a few,, the lancaster woodcarvers show of course, but many i will not attend,,  carving shows are different, and craft shows ,,, well you must be able to get into a well known show for it to work,,   and plus the work to set up at a show,,, its a lot of work,, not only the day but the prep before hand, every show is different . so the way you set up at one show will be different then another,, one show might be outdoors,,  one might be indoors,, i will go more into what you will need for a later topic but for now i am going back to the ebay scene for a while,,  esty is good to but i feel you get more folks looking at your carving at ebay,,  the cost well ebay is higher,, they changed a few things which i think is for the better, they allow 50 free listings per month, and 9% fee after it sells,,  not bad,, but esty is cheaper,  3.5 for the fee, and 20 cents to list it for 4 months,, so thats a great deal,, and dont forget on ebay you must use paypal only,, esty i believe dont quote me i think cks, and money orders are ok,,   so if you sell on ebay,, i figure  at least 12.5 percent for ebay and paypal,,  and you also  have the cost of shipping it, another few bucks , and bringing it to the post office,, the gas,, so make sure your getting the amount you want from your carving,,   esty is cheaper, but will it sell,,  and are you willing to wait,,  some folks do great on esty,,  i will list them on both,,

also  i will list all the carvings  up for sale, on my facebook page called CARVERSWOODSHOP-CREATIONS,,  this is a page just for selling what i have,, , so give it a try ,, list a few things, and remember nothing ventured nothing gain.  keep carving,, arleen

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