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I vote for phone cases as it is the easiest to sell in my experience. I tried listing some craft supplies, but the profit margin is so low and it is more competitive comparing to cell phone cases.
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I vote for phone cases as it is the easiest to sell in my experience. I tried listing some craft supplies, but the profit margin is so low and it is more competitive comparing to cell phone cases.
But isn't this against etsy because they aren't handmade or supplies? But hey if you can get away with it go for it. I sold craft supplies. The margin is low and the volume isn't there.
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You could be reported by some of the sticklers there
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Phone cases can be handmade. I.g. Decoden/dried pressed flowers/resin glitter. I sold quite a number of them on my suspended account and only one of the hand pressed flower case was reported for not handmade by one of my competitor.
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Phone cases can be handmade. I.g. Decoden/dried pressed flowers/resin glitter. I sold quite a number of them on my suspended account and only one of the hand pressed flower case was reported for not handmade by one of my competitor.
How do you know who reports you? Etsy doesn't tell you who reported you.
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75% of Phone Cases = F@kes = Highly Vero = Problematic.
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I would think that you could take a generic cell phone case and hand decorate it in some way and sell it. That SHOULD meet their definition of handmade.
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Hand decoration - I would agree with that idea for crafting
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PVC stickers turn over really good profit for esty sellers, I saw one guy selling 8 pack stickers for $24.99, LOL I can print 100 stickers for $15. I make stickers for my customers to add value to their purchases. You should look into buying hand made products from Asia, or even South America I have a friend that imports earrings from there and the profit margin is really nice.

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I done some research & was wondering how come this seller can sell non hand made products?

https://www.etsy.com/au/people/TyScr...rofile_leftnav
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I done some research & was wondering how come this seller can sell non hand made products?

https://www.etsy.com/au/people/TyScr...rofile_leftnav
Because you can sell vintage items. But there are a ton of stores that are resellers for brand new clothing that is against etsy rules.
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How do you know who reports you? Etsy doesn't tell you who reported you.
I know because that competitor was selling the same item at a rock bottom price.
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Because you can sell vintage items. But there are a ton of stores that are resellers for brand new clothing that is against etsy rules.
They are just not caught YET.
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I done some research & was wondering how come this seller can sell non hand made products?

https://www.etsy.com/au/people/TyScr...rofile_leftnav
Some sellers can be under the radar....maybe some tricks and tips learned via experimentation
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I done some research & was wondering how come this seller can sell non hand made products?

https://www.etsy.com/au/people/TyScr...rofile_leftnav
I think it depends on how far you want to take "hand made" as a literal statement.

I sold printed clothing too, but I still had machines that applied the print to the garments. I classed mine as hand made because there was literally only me, I had to prep each print individually, each item was made to order, and the design was positioned by hand, if the print was more than one colour it was my hand that could ruin the whole piece. The prints start out as one sheet of colour and by hand I have to take away the unwanted pieces bit by detailed fiddly bit.

Anyway this guy looks like he could be using something called a DGT printer, and also an embroidery machine. Much simpler process, put item in, press go, and take finished product out. But thats not to say he hasn't spent time putting the artwork together. Even embroidery requires a person to make the embroidery file path and that can take a lot of work if its going to be good quality. And again even putting the clothing into the embroidery machine can be what makes a product good or bad.

In the end, as hand made as you think something should be, the materials used are made by machine 90% of the time. I doubt even the knitters are sheering the sheep themselves and spinning the wool before they make a jumper.
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Some sellers can be under the radar....maybe some tricks and tips learned via experimentation
You only seem to hit the radar for the etsy snitches if you are either a competitor, have a lot of sales and your selling vero/non-handmade items or post on the forums. One of my competitors opened a 2nd store that resold kids clothes and had a ton of sales in a few months. Looks like Etsy may have got to her because all of a sudden is doing a closeout sale.
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Default Re: What turns in better revenues on Etsy?

Et.sy knows phone cases just get hocked out of China and since you are in HK, your IP isn't helping you.

Second, if you are using words like iPhone, Galaxy, Samsung, Apple, etc., then you are using the "likeness" of those brands to sell your product which causes problems on almost every single marketplace.

As long as you insist on selling cases, you will see problems nonstop.
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You only seem to hit the radar for the etsy snitches if you are either a competitor, have a lot of sales and your selling vero/non-handmade items or post on the forums. One of my competitors opened a 2nd store that resold kids clothes and had a ton of sales in a few months. Looks like Etsy may have got to her because all of a sudden is doing a closeout sale.
I hit the vero & lot of sales....
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Who is selling on Esty now and how do you rate the platform?
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Who is selling on Esty now and how do you rate the platform?
It depends on what you sell. I sold craft supplies and I sold a ton the past 2 years. Problem is competitors are vicious and find anything to get you in trouble if you are stepping on toes. I got shut down because I was selling legit licensed products that I had the license to sell.

I do find that with what I sell I did consistently better than etsy.

Shipping is easier though I use endicia for eBay.

Customer service is awful.

Listing and managing your store is so much easier than eBay.
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How did you get shut down if you were selling legit licensed products???
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Default Re: What turns in better revenues on Etsy?

Et/sy is a beast of its own my friend. And their customer service will treat you like a 2 year old or just completely ignore you even if you make an attempt to comply with whatever bogus rules they fabricated to shut you down.

When I originally started, they shut me down even though other competitors were selling the exact same products. Through trial and error, I learned how they worked and redesigned my entire store and products. To this day, those same competitors still exist even though I specifically emailed Et/sy direct links to the sellers with identical products.

Their excuse was "We haven't found those stores yet."
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