After 6 months of trying to sell things on Etsy, today I am re-opening my own store on my website.
Back to hosting my own store.
Granted it is a much more simplified version of what I used to have but I think it is much easier to use and manage
Am I going to continue selling on Etsy?
Of course, YES! it has been a great experience to learn and have sold a few pieces, but it has not been super successful. I will require more time and effort.
Why am I returning to my Website?
There are two primary reasons for me to make this decision:
- Needed a place where I can keep and catalog all of my designs, and at the same time easily enable the sales of the formats I offer the most.
- Most of my customers are not Etsy customers, and they do not want (or know) how to print the digital files on their own which is what I mostly provide there.
I think it is good to have options for my wide range of customers, but I have a lot of designs and I need to be able to quickly place new designs for sales without much overhead.
I plan to continue in both paths, as well as some of the other marketplaces I have.
Screenshots of my new Store front and my etsy Store follow: