In an effort to spend less time on my business but still be successful, I decided to stick with Etsy as opposed to my own website. The one thing that bothers me about Etsy is the "hoops" that a buyer has to go through in order to purchase an item. So, unless you are familiar with Etsy as a seller or buyer, you might not feel comfortable purchasing from them. I love buying on Etsy. Are you a buyer, would you like to buy on Etsy, since you have to set up a new account?
I found a great new way to sell items online, called Bixbe. It's new, so not many people have heard of it. It offers streamlined integration with Facebook and with Twitter. Also, your first 10 listings are free. And, you can post your listings to Craigslist with a simple copy and paste of some html code!
Here's a snippet of a few listings I have set up on Bixbe. What do you think? Would you rather buy from Bixbe or Etsy?
This little widget is super easy to embed in any email or blog, too! So, I'm liking this cool market so far (although I haven't had any sales yet but I'm going to try it out).
I also discovered another market called '1000 Markets'. I just found it yesterday so I'm trying to figure it out and see if I want to try it. But I am loving the site layout and simplicity of the pages.
What do you think? Any thoughts? Where have you been most successful in selling your products?
I've been most successful selling to people that I know in real life. So I'm going to continue to focus on that path while building up my online image as well.