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Cockmaster
Feb 24, 2002


blaise rascal posted:

While we're on the topic of regulations, what are people's thoughts on using copyrighted characters or likenesses in the products they sell?

I've often wondered about that. It couldn't possibly be cost effective for a household operation to secure proper licensing, could it? Has there ever been any legal action over that sort of thing?

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13Pandora13
Nov 5, 2008

I've got tiiits that swingle dangle dingle






Cockmaster posted:

I've often wondered about that. It couldn't possibly be cost effective for a household operation to secure proper licensing, could it? Has there ever been any legal action over that sort of thing?

The most I've ever heard of was takedown notices but I imagine if you ignored them you'd face repercussions.

Shuffle
Feb 3, 2011

DEA Sloth!
No Fast Movements!


Does anyone make Clip art scrap booking stuff? I made some football stuff for a family member around New Years, she said stuff like this would sell to scrap booking people. I though I could make sets for other sports and the major Holidays, but wanted to see if any of you have anything to say about it before I put the work in.

my shop link is https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AzureDesignandCraft

Mandactyl
Jun 1, 2011

A kinder, gentler herpes


Grimey Drawer

Hey guys I have recently started my etsy shop, finally got everything pretty much squared away and would love some feedback.

Even went out and got a fancy URL:

www.HAILSATIVA.com

LittlePea
Jan 22, 2007
extra yum!

I sell Chinese Money Plant seedlings on etsy. AKA: Pilea Peperomioides, Chinese Money Plant, Missionary Plant, Pancake Plant, Lefse Plant.

For some reason you can't seem to find them anywhere. I don't know about shipping internationally just yet but I'm going to try to figure that out soon. This is my first etsy shop and I'm only doing it until I run out of seedlings.

Feel free to give me any suggestions!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GilsPlants

Asiina
Apr 26, 2011

No going back


Grimey Drawer

So I have a shipping question because shipping profiles are kinda limited. I'm selling pins/buttons. For example, I'm selling a set of Stranger Things buttons:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/473954533/stranger-things-inspired-pin-back

But shipping is a bit tricky. If I sell 1-4 buttons because of weight and thickness of the envelope they fall into one shipping bracket (about $6.70 S&H) and if I sell 5+ then it's a higher bracket ($9.60 S&H). I've been listing it at the higher shipping price, and refunding the difference for people who buy fewer buttons, but I'm not sure if this is the best method? It's enough of a difference that I don't feel comfortable just leaving it at the higher amount, but I'm not sure if it looks bad refunding shipping, like I don't have my act together.

Should I say somewhere on the listing that that is what I'm doing? I can't seem to figure out how to write custom text in the "shipping & policies" section.

Is there a more elegant solution? Splitting it into two different listings feels clunky as well.

Eodoin
Dec 2, 2014



Have you tried Etsy's calculated shipping? You just put in what the dimensions and weight of a single button and it adds up for you if someone buys more. But if you do plan to to refund I would put something in the listing. If anything it will help the customer feel more comfortable in purchasing.

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Asiina posted:

So I have a shipping question because shipping profiles are kinda limited. I'm selling pins/buttons. For example, I'm selling a set of Stranger Things buttons:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/473954533/stranger-things-inspired-pin-back

But shipping is a bit tricky. If I sell 1-4 buttons because of weight and thickness of the envelope they fall into one shipping bracket (about $6.70 S&H) and if I sell 5+ then it's a higher bracket ($9.60 S&H). I've been listing it at the higher shipping price, and refunding the difference for people who buy fewer buttons, but I'm not sure if this is the best method? It's enough of a difference that I don't feel comfortable just leaving it at the higher amount, but I'm not sure if it looks bad refunding shipping, like I don't have my act together.

Should I say somewhere on the listing that that is what I'm doing? I can't seem to figure out how to write custom text in the "shipping & policies" section.

Is there a more elegant solution? Splitting it into two different listings feels clunky as well.

Does canada's post office have flat rate boxes?

Ziggy Smalls
May 24, 2008

If pain's what you
want in a man,
Pain I can do


It's been awhile since I posted in here and I finally have something new on my etsy! https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmicusGoods

I wove and felted a great big sheet of wool to make toddler and baby slippers and they came out amazing.
I actually made a video of my weaving and felting process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5Els77xO4



Edward_Tohr
Aug 11, 2012

In lieu of meaningful text, I'm just going to mention I've been exploding all day and now it hurts to breathe, so I'm sure you all understand.


Huh. Never knew we had an Etsy thread here.

If anyone's looking for some chainmail dicebags or jewelry, I'm up at https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandcraftedChainmail.

Feedback is always appreciated!







Eodoin
Dec 2, 2014



I just realized I've never posted my shop.

https://dreamingdoe.etsy.com

Currently revamping my shop and getting ready for the holidays.

Miniature food jewelry


Crochet stuff



Eodoin fucked around with this message at 21:42 on Oct 8, 2016

flavor.flv
Apr 18, 2008

I got a letter from the government the other day
opened it, read it
it said they was bitches




I've got a weird problem. I make posable needle felted dolls, and needle felting really doesn't really get easier or faster if you scale up production. There's no patterns to use or blanks to make ahead of time, so I've been using my store as more of a showcase with commission info.

http://randomferret.etsy.com

I've spent a lot of time dialing in the prices and trying to put up a broad enough range of listings to attract customers with different needs and budgets, and I've gotten a few followers but I still only get one or two orders a month.

I know that Etsy isn't really the right platform for this. I can't do shopfills or the other kind of things that brings people in, but I also can't figure out any better option. I've spend hundreds of hours on social media trying to attract customers to my personal site, but that hasn't gotten me even a fraction of the orders I get from Etsy. Is there a better option?

(I'd also like to move away from copyrighted characters but I know that would be suicidal.)

flavor.flv fucked around with this message at 21:03 on Oct 9, 2016

Eodoin
Dec 2, 2014



Getting interest seems to be one of the biggest issues most Etsy sellers seem to have. So if anyone has tips I'm all ears. I recently started doing videos of my stuff. No clue how worth it is for me yet.

Only suggestion I have for you RandomFerret is I noticed you take OC's. It might be a good idea to do a side by side comparison of the original work with your finished felted doll. People are just super visual and it might give someone that extra push and confidence to order.

Asiina
Apr 26, 2011

No going back


Grimey Drawer

Am I obligated to ship by the "ship by" date? Will something happen to my shop if I don't?

I have a listing where I give the option of 9 possible designs for buttons, but say if people order fewer than 9 they need to tell me which ones they want. This is all outlined in the listing and has worked with the dozen or so orders of this I've already had. I had a buyer only order 5 and not say which they wanted. I've messaged them on Etsy and emailed them (and am about to again) but they haven't responded and the ship by date is tomorrow. Should I cancel the order if they don't respond by tomorrow and tell them to order again? Can I let this date lapse or does Etsy track if you have delinquent orders and it reflects poorly on you?

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Asiina posted:

Am I obligated to ship by the "ship by" date? Will something happen to my shop if I don't?

I have a listing where I give the option of 9 possible designs for buttons, but say if people order fewer than 9 they need to tell me which ones they want. This is all outlined in the listing and has worked with the dozen or so orders of this I've already had. I had a buyer only order 5 and not say which they wanted. I've messaged them on Etsy and emailed them (and am about to again) but they haven't responded and the ship by date is tomorrow. Should I cancel the order if they don't respond by tomorrow and tell them to order again? Can I let this date lapse or does Etsy track if you have delinquent orders and it reflects poorly on you?

You can extend it by three weeks, but have to send a message to the buyer when you do it.

TACTICAL SANDALS
Nov 6, 2009

click clack POW, officer down

So I jumped into the already overcrowded field of enamel pin design!

Here's my first design - glows in the dark!



And this one in two colorways because I am apparently willing to go way out of my way for a dumb dad joke



Once I break even with one of these I'm planning on making more designs, shop is at https://www.etsy.com/shop/funtimesusa

Fatkraken
Jun 23, 2005

Fun-time is over.

Just come back from an event and it's spurred a major revamp of my shop, finally designed a proper header, got an icon sorted and got a listings rolling again



https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Krakenkritters

MJP
Jun 17, 2007

Are you looking at me Senpai?

Grimey Drawer

My wife does cross-stitch, and her friend does embroidery (no emb yet, but it'll be there) in their Etsy shop, Save Point Crafts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SavePointCrafts



She loves taking grandma-looking cross stitch patterns and adding some attitude and nerdy goodness. She's been doing this for a couple of years now at Otakon art alleys and recently started stocking her shop and doing custom orders.



Everything she does comes framed and ready to go on walls or desktops.



She even has a couple of custom offerings for nerdy weddings!




Even the FGC gets a shout out.



I keep telling her to make a dick butt cross stitch but she won't listen :-(

Check 'em out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/SavePointCrafts

Mandactyl
Jun 1, 2011

A kinder, gentler herpes


Grimey Drawer

Finally got my christmas cards up.










https://www.etsy.com/shop/HailSativa?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=20378214

Eodoin
Dec 2, 2014



Are the Christmas thread/ads going to happen this year? I missed out last year and was hoping to join in this time.

Solenna
Jun 5, 2003

I'd say it was your manifest destiny not to.



I did the thread last year, but won't be able to this year, turns out babies are time consuming

MisterGoGo
Jun 16, 2015


I posted about this in another thread, but figured I post it here. I've been making realistic/anatomically correct silicone brains for Goons and now I have them on Etsy. People use them as a desk toy or anatomical model. I'm also selling a bust. I'll be adding more eclectia in the future

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSpookyWorkshop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGBPpm4In5A

Tinydryad
Aug 13, 2004

This newb claimed by ChlamydiaJones; remember, bad things happen in theaters sometimes.

Eodoin posted:

Are the Christmas thread/ads going to happen this year? I missed out last year and was hoping to join in this time.

I'd be interested in participating in the yearly thread, even though last year I had a grand total of zero orders for the holidays. It seems like last year was weird for lot of people though. If somebody's up for running it, my tenbux are ready.

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Tinydryad posted:

I'd be interested in participating in the yearly thread, even though last year I had a grand total of zero orders for the holidays. It seems like last year was weird for lot of people though. If somebody's up for running it, my tenbux are ready.

Same here.

Mandactyl
Jun 1, 2011

A kinder, gentler herpes


Grimey Drawer

Tinydryad posted:

I'd be interested in participating in the yearly thread, even though last year I had a grand total of zero orders for the holidays. It seems like last year was weird for lot of people though. If somebody's up for running it, my tenbux are ready.

I'd throw at things too, if there was something to throw at.

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Screw it, if nobody else does it I guess I will, though I'd like some advice, having never handled this before

snoo
Jul 5, 2007






hey, I'm not really looking into rejoining/participating in the etsy community on SA because I'm a big baby bitch, but I'm here to apologize for the plagiarism and all the lovely acting-out I did a few years ago. I was banned for it, and I deserved that. after that, I apologized to the people I plagiarized on etsy, and I removed the few items from my shop. a lot of bad poo poo was going on in my life at that point and the ban helped me straighten a lot of things out. four years on and I am in a better place, and my shop is good and fun now! no sarcasm or ill-will intended: thanks again for calling me out on my poo poo.

Fatkraken
Jun 23, 2005

Fun-time is over.

Got some new items up in the store





https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/494602133/big-furry-monster-bag-red-bunny

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/494605359/big-furry-monster-bag-blue-and-black

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





I am officially going to start spamming past Christmas thread participants with PMs to get the Christmas thread going.

Once I have four people signed on (including myself), I'll stick up the thread in SA mart, put up an ad, and we'll be in business.

to get in as usual, so we an afford to out-banner aggro-gator. PM me for the paypal address.

Here's the template for the thread.

code:
[img]YOUR BANNER IMG URL HERE[/img]
Shop: SHOP NAME
Goon/Lady Goon: YOUR NAME
URL: [url]https://your[/url]
Creates: WHAT DO YOU DO????
Coupon Code: IS THERE A CODE FOR SWEET DISCOUNTS?

Eodoin
Dec 2, 2014



Yay! Thank you! I just need to fix up my banner and I'll probably PM you tomorrow so I can throw money at you.

Also if your not able to I can help anyone that needs a banner.

Fatkraken
Jun 23, 2005

Fun-time is over.

Tunicate posted:

I am officially going to start spamming past Christmas thread participants with PMs to get the Christmas thread going.

Once I have four people signed on (including myself), I'll stick up the thread in SA mart, put up an ad, and we'll be in business.

to get in as usual, so we an afford to out-banner aggro-gator. PM me for the paypal address.

Here's the template for the thread.

code:
[timg]YOUR BANNER IMG URL HERE[/timg]
Shop: SHOP NAME
Goon/Lady Goon: YOUR NAME
URL: [url]https://your[/url]
Creates: WHAT DO YOU DO????
Coupon Code: IS THERE A CODE FOR SWEET DISCOUNTS?

Done paid and sent.

EDIT:

here's some pics for the actual banner ads









Fatkraken fucked around with this message at 09:06 on Nov 27, 2016

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Thread is up. Figured it would be best to have it running for cyber monday.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3799626

Have bought ad, hoprefully it'll show up in rotation soon!

Fatkraken
Jun 23, 2005

Fun-time is over.

Tunicate posted:

Thread is up. Figured it would be best to have it running for cyber monday.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3799626

Have bought ad, hoprefully it'll show up in rotation soon!

Awesome stuff! thanks for sorting this

Eodoin
Dec 2, 2014



Nice! Everything looks great!

Also I noticed you had the shipping for the USPS from last year. Looks like they changed things up a tiny bit this year.

https://delivercheer.com/#/shipping-dates

So the cut off date for USA-USA is the 20th for First-class or the 21st for Priority mail. Which is probably what most of USA Etsy sellers use. But all the other dates and info are on that site if anyone needs them for the USPS.

Fatkraken
Jun 23, 2005

Fun-time is over.

uk postage dates are here

http://www.postoffice.co.uk/christmas/last-posting-dates

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Thanks!

Tinydryad
Aug 13, 2004

This newb claimed by ChlamydiaJones; remember, bad things happen in theaters sometimes.

I'm in but I don't have PMs (mostly a lurker.) Where to send tenbux, plz?

All my stuff is the same as last year, is the old thread still around?

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Tinydryad posted:

I'm in but I don't have PMs (mostly a lurker.) Where to send tenbux, plz?

All my stuff is the same as last year, is the old thread still around?
Good point! I added the info on how to enter including paypal stuff to the second post

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3799626&pagenumber=1&perpage=40#post466862725


The old thread is here:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3749553&pagenumber=1&perpage=40#post452192683

Tinydryad
Aug 13, 2004

This newb claimed by ChlamydiaJones; remember, bad things happen in theaters sometimes.

Excellent, sent. Thanks for wrangling the thread!

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Asiina
Apr 26, 2011

No going back


Grimey Drawer

I had been getting an average of about 1 order a week and then I don't know what happened but suddenly I'm getting 11 orders in 3 days. Of course this is all the day I leave for vacation and I didn't bother to put my shop on vacation mode before I left because I didn't think it would matter.

Guess I know what I'm doing when I get home.

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