TAG! You’re It!

For those of you who have already joined our Etsy Team, please feel free to tag items in your shop as “eewil.” Doing this will create a sort of “directory” of team member shops.

If you haven’t yet joined the Team, membership is gained by application or invitation only. Victoria is currently in the process of sending invites to all EEWIL members who are currently hold “Participating” status on our FB page info tab — however, because Etsy only allows us to send out 25 invites per day, you are welcome to fill out an application if you don’t want to wait for the invite.  Those of you who currently hold “Non-Participating” status will not receive an invite and are required to fill out an application.  CLICK HERE to send in your application.

Also, please remember to keep creating those Treasuries!  They are the backbone of our group, and also what ensures that you have access to all things EEWIL — membership in the Etsy Team is subject to the same terms as membership in our FB group!

Join the Team!

 

Just a quick post to let all of you know that our EEWIL Team is up and running on Etsy!

It’s a members-only Team, so you’ll just need to submit a quick application to obtain membership — all the info on how to submit your application is included in the “Who Can Join?” section of our Team description.

Ready to head over to Etsy and check out our Team?  CLICK HERE!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

Well, folks, the holiday shopping season is upon us! Are your Etsy shops ready?

I thought I’d share a few suggestions to for getting yourselves and your shops in the spirit, if you haven’t gotten yourselves there already!

1. DECORATE
We decorate our homes and our brick-and-mortar retail establishments — why not our Etsy shops?  Put up a festive seasonal banner in your shop to welcome in holiday shoppers.

2. OFFER SPECIAL DEALS
Big box stores do it, and so can you!  Black Friday sales, holiday specials, contests, VIP Shopper events — be creative, work your promotional magic, and bring in the customers!

3. GIFT CARDS

Gift cards are a great way for your shoppers to give (and get!) the gift of handmade and vintage.  Choose your denominational amounts, create a simple graphic, and you’re all set.  To create a physical gift card to send to the buyer, print or draw your own on index cards.  If the buyer is purchasing the GC for someone other than themself, you can also offer to send it directly to the intended recipient.  Just be sure to protect yourselves (and your sellers) by stating very clear guidelines about how the gift cards can be used.   

4.  GIFT WRAP

Offer gift wrap services! If your buyer is sending their purchase as a gift, offer to ship to directly to the recipient and offer to gift wrap.  You can choose to offer this as a free service or at a small additional upcharge.

5.  CREATE HOLIDAY TREASURIES

The main goal of EEWIL is promoting each other (and ourselves!) through the creation of Etsy Treasuries.  This is one of the best ways to get your shop and other EEWIL‘s members’ shops some excellent PR!  Creating Holiday-themed, Gift Guide, or Shopping Handbook Treasuries will draw in views AND get you in the spirit.   If you need some inspiration, check out the great Treasuries below created by EEWIL members.
Dear Santa All I Want Is A White Christmas by AsianUyen
Who Needs Black Friday? by GemsCrystalsandWire

Winter Solstice Celebration by DesigningImpressions

Got any other holiday ideas? Please share them as comments — we’d love to hear from you!