Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My First "Made to Order" Listing

Thank you for all the lovely comments on the scarves I crocheted. Several people mentioned I should put some in my Etsy shop. After thinking about what would be the best way to do that...I decided to list it as a "made to order" item. I think I covered everything, but would you mind taking a look to see if you think I left anything out? Does the price sound ok? Really--I want some honest feedback as I have never listed anything this way before.

Thanks!

10 comments:

Flowermouse Design said...

What a clever idea Debbie. About the prize: Is it compared to the cost level in the States? I would think it is way under prized where I live. But, I think you know best being a seller on Etsy already.

I got a little confused about the color choice: Are all the colors in the link for the yarn not available to you? Would it be a good idea to mention those not available?

Well, that´s what I thought reading your etsy page - I think it works fine. I got all the information I wanted about the project.

Hope it is ok what I wrote here - I mean this in a good way!!

Hugs from Norway

Magic Love Crow said...

Yeh Deb, I am so happy you are doing this ;o) Great way too, for people to have it made to order and in the colors they would like ;o) I have to admit, I kind of agree with Lone. Maybe mention either the colors that you can get, or the colors, you can't get. Otherwise, everything else is perfect ;o)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you both for the input! I really appreciate it.

I think the price is competitive for acrylic yarn based on the amount I would need & the time to make it.

Yeah, I didn't quite know what to do about the colors. I'll have to see exactly what colors my local store carries and maybe offer those...it just seemed like there were many more on the internet site than I saw in the store the last time I was there. I was anxious to get the listing on and wanted to cover myself.

New End Studio said...

I think you covered everything, unless you want to mention anything about nonsmoking/pets, etc. The color choice is good that the buyer can select, but availability might be an issue; Lone and Stacy already addressed that. It's a perfect listing compared to some I've read, you gave all necessary info!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you for another good suggestion, Gloria. I tend to forget about smoking/pets since it really is not an issue with beads, but I have added that to the listing now.

I removed the confusing blurb about color availability until I check my local store--if I get an order, I'll deal with it then!

IrelandBrady said...

Simply Soft yarn by Caron is a great yarn! I love the feel of it. I think your listing is great, the price is fair, the postage is reasonable, having color choices available is a plus (even if the colors might be limited), AND this pattern is great, wonderful textures! Terrific idea combining regular crochet with Tunsian crochet ... isn't that kinda hard? I've not yet tried Tunsian crochet but I have heard it is fun. Best wishes for lots of sales!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks, Karen Anne. I thought I fixed the color thing this morning while adding the nonsmoking/pet thing, but I must have done something wrong. It is fixed now.

Tunisian crochet is so much fun--you really should try it. As for mixing the two, not hard at all!

Christine Bennett said...

Howdy Deb! I think a made to order listing is great. I have wanted to do this myself, but I always worry about the people that don't read through and don't realize what they're ordering :-)

I looked at the listing and I think you laid it out pretty clearly though. I can't think of anything to add. Really love the blue yarn - it seems sometimes blue gets regulated to light blue, navy blue, teal and that's it :-)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks, Christine. I thought about that, too...We'll just see what happens, LOL!

Geckostone said...

Wow you are soooo talented Deb, you can make anything! This is gorgeous!