Friday, October 15, 2010

EB Friday Hotlist: The Updates for Handmade Venues You Need to Know About

There have been some crazy exciting updates in the handmade world in the past month and I want to share a couple of them with you tonight:

Etsy On Sale: Just in time for the holidays, Etsy on Sale makes it possible for Etsy sellers to put their items on sale.  That's right - at once.  Automatically ( takes a few minutes, but still...).  You can save yourself tons of time editing or processing PayPal refunds with this feature.  Get more information about it by clicking the image below or visiting the site (link above):

Think of all the time you'll save when you run a sale this holiday season!  One of the Etsians that has tried this feature boasted on Handmade Spark that she made 9 sales during her promotion.  This comes highly recommended.

Zibbet-Etsy Importer: After initial outrage (by sellers) that their Etsy importer was rejected by Etsy, Zibbet turned right around the next day and launched an importer that will allow you to copy your listing information from Etsy to your Zibbet shop.  I haven't tried it out yet as my current Zibbet shop is specifically geared towards beaded and upcycled magnets, but I'm eager to give it a go.  Try it out yourself and let me know what you think!  Be sure to check out the article on what to do after you import (click the picture below):

It's never optimal to keep all of your focus on one venue.  Zibbet is a great up and coming handmade (and vintage, supplies, and fine art) site with monthly instead of item based fees and great new features added all the time.  Consider using a coupon code to give them a try this holiday season.  It's easier than ever to set up shop.

I hope you're as excited to try these new features as I am!  Have you found any others that will help you get your shop ready for the holidays?  Let us know in the comments!

Until next time,