Monday, April 23, 2012

Relisting Sold Items

So as some of you probably know, I have an Etsy shop found here on The topic of this blog post has to do with selling items on Etsy. My question to fellow Etsy shop owners is this:

Do you relist a sold item that you are able to remake BEFORE or AFTER you remake it?

I use to relist my sold items that I could make again pretty much right after I sold them. This sometimes made it to where I was having to crochet, crochet, crochet at times especially during the holiday shopping months when sales are up. Although I was happy with the sales, it made for a bit of stress having to make so many things in such a short period of time. This was the case two holiday shopping seasons in a row.

I have since decided to only relist a sold item if I have already remade it. Unfortunately this has resulted in fewer sales for me but the pressure of having to rush to make things is definitely gone. Unfortunately by not having that pressure, I also find myself slacking off and not crocheting as much as I probably should in order to be able to add more items. Adding more items is key to being seen and getting sales so I really do need to get myself in gear and devote more time to crocheting even if there is no pressure.

By having everything listed already made, I am usually able to get items purchased mailed to my buyers much more quickly though so that is a plus to my new way of doing things.

Soooo.....back to my question:

Do you relist a sold item that you are able to remake BEFORE or AFTER you remake it?

1 comment:

  1. I usually don't make an item until it has sold. Even for crocheted items. It does make it busy, and I may change my mind in the future, as my shop has only been open about 4 months. I notice when I get one crochet sale about 3 others follow.