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Generating traffic on Etsy

Started by Leslie Nieves. Last reply by Pat Jun 10, 2016. 12 Replies

In July I set up an Etsy store for Tamarack Stoneware and have now had it stocked and the information fully developed for a few months. What I'm finding is that unless you add new listings every few…Continue

Post Your Etsy Store (and other links) Here, So We Can Follow You

Started by Victoria Cochran. Last reply by Pat Jun 4, 2016. 22 Replies

Vika on EtsyVika on Rebel Mouse Sign up for news...upper right side of page: "Alerts"…Continue

Favorite Clay

Started by Yelena Kukharets. Last reply by Donna Kat Jul 11, 2015. 1 Reply

Whats everyone's favorite clay to work with?If you're doing slip casting, whats your favorite slip?I'm just curious and like to try out different clays.Continue

ICE (in case of emergency) process for Etsy shops

Started by Leslie Nieves Feb 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Here is a starting point for generating your own emergency process.ICE (In Case of Emergency) Procedures for an Etsy Shop Create a list of URLs for Etsy shops and PayPal account. Provide the User…Continue

Tags: management, process, emergency, ICE

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Comment by Joan Scott on December 4, 2013 at 3:22pm
Comment by Troy Bungart on December 4, 2013 at 2:44pm

Very good!

Comment by Victoria Cochran on December 4, 2013 at 11:37am

(Don't forget to post a link to your sold item--or Etsy shop--when you announce on your social media sites!)

Comment by George Lewter on December 4, 2013 at 10:02am

Sold my first pot on etsy on Monday. Woo Hoo!

Comment by Patricia Bridges on July 13, 2012 at 8:28am

Running 1 weeks sale on my Etsy shop- need to make some room for new work.... Will report back how it all went.

Comment by Patricia on May 25, 2012 at 11:13am


Here's a little insight into how people get to MY etsy site. First- I spend a lot of time and effort to drive traffic.

  1. Etsy - by sheer volume is the main source of traffic to all seller's sites.
  2. The second comes from people who type MY url in - this is from marketing messages I send out with links to my store, biz cards, links to my url.
  3. The third comes from FB ads that I run on and off that are very targeting to specific items.
  4. Next is Etsy Mini that I have embedded on all of my sites - good little tool but you need some traffic on the site where you put it
  5. An very tiny ad I run on a Yarn site - Ad is for my yarn bowls
  6. Then Pintrest
  7. Lastly Google

Just thought I would share this with you all.  Opening a store is just a small bit of getting people to your site to buy on Etsy.

Comment by Benjamin Coffman on May 1, 2012 at 10:30am

Thank you!

Comment by Liz Gamelin on May 1, 2012 at 6:32am

Hi Ben, just ♥your shop. I really like the detail on this bowl

Comment by Donna Ferrara on May 1, 2012 at 3:32am

your shop looks terrific!

Comment by Benjamin Coffman on May 1, 2012 at 12:28am

Got the shop up and running for summer!


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