Friday, October 24, 2008

Sales on ShopHandmade.com

I received my first 2 sales on ShopHandmade.com! I just wanted to post this really quick for those of you who have been inquiring about the site. I will post more later on how the process works!

Have a wonderful day!

3 comments:

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

how does that site work? Same as Etsy?

beadinbythesea said...

Hi Shi,
Well, I opened up a shop on ShopHandmade as well. I just have a few items listed. I love the fact that they are promoting the planting of trees and that the fees are totally voluntary. We'll see how it goes! Thanks for sharing about this site.
Debora

sop said...

I singed up for a shophandmade.com site myself but the other day I noticed something that really turned me off to using them. You may have noticed that when you list an item and you view the main page of the website your item(s) will show up quite often in the featured product list. When I first noticed this I was very happy that my items would get this type of exposure, as I’m sure most other sellers would be to. That was until I visited the site from another computer and noticed that my items suddenly were not showing up. I originally thought that maybe they just dropped out of the list over time as Etsy.com listings do. This was until I went back to my main computer and noticed that my items were always showing up on front page.

What I found out is that if you are logged into the site or your session is still active the site knows you’re online and cycles your products through the main page for you to see giving you the impression that you are getting front page exposure of your products. However, if you are not logged in or your session has timed out (you wont see the “my store” link on the top right) your items do not show up. So in essence it’s all for show to make you think you are getting front page exposure and you’re not.