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Default Selling "non handmade" items on Etsy

What is yalls way with getting suspended for selling non handmade goods?

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Default Re: Selling "non handmade" items on Etsy

Sorry I am not sure what you mean?

Do you mean how do people get away with it?
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Default Re: Selling "non handmade" items on Etsy

Sell on eb.ay or amazon is probably your best bet.
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Default Re: Selling "non handmade" items on Etsy

zenohki has a point - @ErkDaddy, competition on Etsy did you in?
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Default Re: Selling "non handmade" items on Etsy

Depends on what you're selling. If you can ⊗⊗⊗⊗ it being handmade, do that. If not...you're outta luck.
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Default Re: Selling "non handmade" items on Etsy

I think there are many reasons people get banned on etsy.

I got banned for not sending out 30 orders or so lol, so sad and my etsy was 100% handmade and going so well, Stressful time in my life with someone close by passing away.
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I meant NOT getting suspended. Im trying to sell wholesale clothes, like leggings and shirts. I was selling leggings i was getting wholesale for like $3 and flipping them on etsy for $15. I have my own website to sell clothes but damn its hard to get traffic and I suck at google + facebook ads. eBay wayyy too much competition when it comes to clothes (price wise). Amazon, its hard to honestly FLIP stuff on amazon because you have to get approved to sell in certain categories and items.
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They'll eventually catch you if it's not handmade, I was selling handmade products, someone reported me and they asked me to provide the process with how I created my products with picture proof, I was able to provide the information as I made them myself.

But you're pretty much screwed if someone reports you and then etsy ask you to show them your procedure and the tools you use to create those leggings.

Unless you learn how to start stitching up some leggings


Playing a risky game here.
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Damn any other options besides ebay and amazon?
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Default Re: Selling "non handmade" items on Etsy

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Damn any other options besides ebay and amazon?
Bonanza might be worth a try.

But it may be worth investing in other products too if you haven't already. I get the feeling that as great as the money may be from pushing them on Et.sy, you'll waste a lot of time getting suspended and having to set up a new stealth only to be suspended again and again.

Ultimately they don't sound like a great product in terms of potential profit.
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I already have a bunch of clothes to sell as I have my own online website, but its very hard to market / advertise. Facebook n google ads are not my thing.
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I already have a bunch of clothes to sell as I have my own online website, but its very hard to market / advertise. Facebook n google ads are not my thing.
I can understand google, but why not facebook? If you have good product it should sell itself? That and your website is a bit pointless if its not getting traffic.
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facebook ads are VERY hard, its sounds way easier than it is trust me!
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facebook ads are VERY hard, its sounds way easier than it is trust me!
Um. Ok? Well good luck to you.
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facebook ads are VERY hard, its sounds way easier than it is trust me!

I agree with you. I was fired up after some Gary V sessions on facebook ads.....at first it seemed great because of all the engagements, but actual conversions was terrible. But that could totally 100% be my fault just targeting wrong....i dunno

I think the magic window period for facebook ads might have passed.

I too also own a few shopify sites, but my sales from etsy in 1 month crushes that of multiple months on my eccomerce sites.

Etsy's google shopping ranking and ease of use, PLUS its own market audience is amazing.

Also, I have been on bonanza since early Janurary....they actually have almost just as good Google shopping rankings (as long as you max out the advertisement which could potentially lead to a 30% fee) .....their own marketplace is dead....i just got my first 2 sales this week from bonanza...so im thinking it can work if you focus it just for products you want to be found through google shopping. ( they get frontpage results....first 5 products listed)


anyways....i am in the same boat as you, hope some of this helps...if you learn anything knew...please do share
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Default Re: Selling "non handmade" items on Etsy

non handmade - can you customise slightly? aged/vintage limewashed is code for household white paint, mixed with water and slopped on in 2 seconds.......that'll be triple the price please?!!
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I agree with you. I was fired up after some Gary V sessions on facebook ads.....at first it seemed great because of all the engagements, but actual conversions was terrible. But that could totally 100% be my fault just targeting wrong....i dunno

I think the magic window period for facebook ads might have passed.

I too also own a few shopify sites, but my sales from etsy in 1 month crushes that of multiple months on my eccomerce sites.

Etsy's google shopping ranking and ease of use, PLUS its own market audience is amazing.

Also, I have been on bonanza since early Janurary....they actually have almost just as good Google shopping rankings (as long as you max out the advertisement which could potentially lead to a 30% fee) .....their own marketplace is dead....i just got my first 2 sales this week from bonanza...so im thinking it can work if you focus it just for products you want to be found through google shopping. ( they get frontpage results....first 5 products listed)


anyways....i am in the same boat as you, hope some of this helps...if you learn anything knew...please do share
Yeah bro you see exactly where im coming from. If you want to try to work together, share knowledge or what not message me! I think I got a good etsy idea. Bonanza sucks
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