Saturday, November 26, 2011

30! New! Scarves!


Here's how I'd planned it - I'd wait to list any new scarves until after the craft fair so that I'd be sure to have a full booth. Then after the show I'd list everything that was left to kick off the holiday shopping season. Even this morning when I got up I thought I'd be parked on the couch with my laptop for about three hours of uploading new listings.

The reality was a little different. It took 10 hours (yes, for real) minus two 15 minute breaks for breakfast and lunch to post the 30 remaining unlisted, unsold scarves. Whew! Many thanks go to Henry for regularly bringing me coffee (which I don't even normally drink!). And nope, that's not even all of them pictured above. Click on the picture or the link on the right to go to the shop and browse them all.

As I went along I kept tabs on how many of my scarves were being seen. Etsy has a handy Shop Stats page, where you can see your number of Views (how many times someone looks at your page), Favorites, and Sales in any given day, week, month. I could even see how many views I had per hour throughout the day.

I snapped this screenshot when I hit 100 Views from just today - certainly the highest number I've ever had!
Views don't necessarily translate to sales, but when you're sitting at the computer for eight straight hours it's nice to know someone is noticing. :)

I promise to be back soon with more updates from the San Antonio Craft Show - I only sold three scarves, but I learned a lot, made new friends, and got to pet a reindeer. Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

2 comments:

Laura Eliza said...

Ohhhh your new scarves are so gorgeous!

Congratulations on selling three scarves! I'm glad it was a good experience for you =)

Kelly said...

Thanks so much! :)

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