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Free delivery guarantee: why sellers are angry with Etsy

Free delivery guarantee: why sellers are angry with Etsy

In early July Etsy’s CEO Josh Silverman wrote a letter to the Etsy seller community about their new free delivery guarantee trial for US customers from July 30th. Detailed in this letter was the idea of their new policy and the incentive that they would give priority search placement to those sellers who took up the free shipping guarantee for buyers who spent $35 USD or more.

As you can imagine since then there has been a huge online debate among sellers expressing their anger and concern at feeling ‘forced’ into making financial decisions about their business in order to remain on Etsy’s platform. 😞

🙌 Today on the podcast 🎧🎥 I want to talk about what the new policy means and lay out options and opportunities I see for Etsy sellers going forward.

How to Free Yourself from Harmful Comparison

How to Free Yourself from Harmful Comparison

Here are some signs business comparisonitis may be affecting you;

  • You continually ask yourself ‘why am I not doing as well as _?’

  • You regularly scrutinise your competitors’ products

  • You regularly check what your competitors are saying on social media, how they take their photos, how many likes they have and the comments from who you think are buyers.

  • You spend way too much time on a competitor’s stall at a show, or their website looking for their secret sauce to success

  • You pick apart competitors instead of holding them up as inspiration

  • You feel sick when you see their shop updates sell out quicker than yours

  • This results in you wanting to give it all up

I can guarantee that at some point as a small business owner you have fallen into this trap. Today on the podcast we are going to work through how to free yourself from this toxic behaviour.

Selling Crafts Online: The 6 Proven Rules You Need to Know About!

Selling Crafts Online: The 6 Proven Rules You Need to Know About!

Selling crafts online used to be an easy game and back when I started in mid-2006, selling my craft products was as easy as listing and crossing my fingers - well almost! Today online retail is much more competitive and so starting a craft business and growing it to make a sustainable income can be challenging.

Here on the blog I want to lay out a guide for the key things I think you need to be doing with your online craft business to make sure it works for you.

5 things you need to know before you open an Etsy shop

5 things you need to know before you open an Etsy shop

An Etsy shop is still one of the easiest and quickest options for craft business owners to get their products out to the world. Let me share my 5 things you need to know before you start there.

5 Things to know before you start a craft business!

5 Things to know before you start a craft business!

Craft businesses must be one of the most under thought-through start-ups, in my opinion. It starts mostly with no more than a dream of spending all day making things that we get paid for… there is little thought for what it takes to run a business and how to start one in the right way.

Today I wanted to share my top 5 things you need to know before you start your craft business.

How to Boost Holiday Sales for Your Craft Business

How to Boost Holiday Sales for Your Craft Business

Did you know that craft business is worth £2bn here in the UK and 88% of these small businesses are sole traders? That’s a lot of crafters who are vying for attention and at Christmas that can feel like a bit of a scrum!

So how do you make a difference with your craft business sales? Read more…