Well I must say that the sale I had on my Ebay shop went pretty well! It was kind of a bummer to see a lot of the listings end without selling but overall I really cannot complain! Here is a big thank you to everyone who helped me to promote it and get the word out there!
I've had a lot of people ask me why I closed my ebay shop, so here it is.. Giving up Ebay was not an easy thing for me to do, that is where it all started for me! I finally realized that there was really no way for me to compete with the commercial vendors out there who were willing to mass produce their items... Not to mention the fact that the listing fees were KILLING me! I was seriously paying upwards of $80 a month to keep my shop open! Sure I was making sales there but was I really making any money??? Not a heck of a lot!
I feel that my line of products is a lot more appreciated on Etsy! Etsy is a truly wonderful place to sell, the people there are so friendly and helpful, handmade doesn't really mean a lot on EBay but it does on Etsy! I've made lots of friends over there, and I can honestly say that I feel at home there! What is funny is when I started this whole thing i was SO resistant to selling on Etsy, I was terrified that someone would consider me an "artsy" person... to me that phrase was the exact opposite to who I am, well here it is 8 months later and I now consider being called "artsy" a compliment! Funny how your perception of something will change isn't it? I still have a hard time thinking of myself as an "artist" though.
So there you have it, why I closed my Ebay shop!
Over the next few days I'll be trying to be better about posting here! I have a bunch of new items that I am going to list in my Etsy and 1000markets shops so be sure to check back soon! 1000markets is still kind of a mystery to me! I'll be honest though, I really haven't devoted a lot of time into trying to figure out how it all works, I've been so busy trying to get Ebay shut down that I really haven't had time to really do anything over there, but that is about to change!