Thursday, December 09, 2010

My Prices...

Hi there.. I have a post about my Etsy shop today.. I have to wonder if many of you are right about that.. But you know what It makes me wonder whats up.. I try and try to sell stuff and be a good business woman. I try to compete with others and try to keep my prices reasonable..

I have been told many times by many of you that my prices are too low.. Well here is my break down of how I do things.. I know many of you dont think about this in the terms I do and maybe you will see how I do this when I tell you how I do this..

I price my items how much money I spend on the yarn, thread, cotton what ever I am using yes.. If I dont use a whole skien of yarn I budge accordingly.. If I use half a skein of yarn of each color I use then I use one half of the price I spent on the yarn. and then I give myself what ever I spent on time to make that item.

Then shipping I dont include my shipping in any of my retail prices.. I use shipping as shipping. I put down like 5.00 dollars. that incldes boxes, packaging, bubble wrap, bubble wrap envelopes.. and shipping itself. Shipping is shipping and it comes with a cost of things. I dont see shipping as part of my tool to make my items. I think of as shipping to pay the mail man to give my items to another person that wants my items..

And my photo's have been complained about.. I have tried fixing them with a new camera. I got a new camera for my b-day back in January.. I dont have 300.00 for a great camera. I have my Kodak Easy Share camera and that is what I have.. I use what I have. I want the business and I want the feed back.. I am sorry some of you arent happy with my shop and my photo's and my prices.. I try and its hard to make ends meet on Etsy. I could never make it my business to crochet all my life for a shop like this.

its been a hobby since I started crocheting when i was 19 years old and has been a hobby since. I just want more people to keep what I make for many years to come and enjoy what products I have.. Its not easy trying to compete with some one that has the same product and they get the sale and you wonder what the hell you did wrong.. Well I know what I am doing wrong and I want you people to read this..

I want the feed back on this post also. so if you have opinions give them please. Thanks for reading and I appreciate the business that I have gotten from those of you who have bought from me.. N


NeverTooOld said...

If you are facing in the right direction, all you have to do is keep walking.

Wish you and yours all the best and a Merry Christmas and Wonderfully Prosperous 2K11.


Mindy's Handmade Crafts said...

you know you can only your best and you will find someone no matter what that isn't going to like something about what you did or didn't do so be proud of who you are and what you do and smile and turn thee other cheek and sometimes you might just to have to tell them what cheek they can kiss.

Rachael said...

Hey Tweetey! I agree that you need to revamp your photo's - but you don't need a fancy camera - even the camera on your phone will work - just make yourself a light box - it will make your items look 100x's more professional even though the only change is the background the photo is taken on. I have a picture of my homemade light box on my blog (just hit the 'crafts' on the tags and you should run into it).
Good luck!

Larena said...

thank you for your refreshing honesty. you will never please every one. always keep that in mind. do the best you can and offer at the best price you can and God sees to the rest ! Keep crafting !