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Karolina.S

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Etsy vs Artfire
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:06:00 PM »
Where do you prefer to sell your work Etsy or Artfire and why?

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 10:19:23 AM »
Neither, I setup my own website before I even knew about them. So I'm happy to stick with my site!  :D

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 10:22:55 AM »
I've not tried Artfire, so hard to say.

I sell in dribs and drabs on Etsy, but again not really my finished polymer clay work. Mostly for finished stuff it is my ceramic clay work there and also supplies.

Is there any way you can view what items have sold in both venues? Like maybe check out similar sellers on both and see if they are making regular sales or not?

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 04:51:24 PM »
About the sold items Emma i don´t know but i have been looking at sellers in both places.
I haven´t yet made a real effort to sell at any of thoose, just thinking about it. Maybe i will come around to it some day :)
Thank you for the responses.
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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 05:14:44 PM »
I have just had a look at Etsy, I think Artfire will be the same.  Here is a way of comparing the sites  Choose someone selling something that you like, click on their feedback and most of their sales will be listed here, this will give you an idea of how often this person sells.  If you are lucky you might find someone selling on both.

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 05:38:25 PM »
Thank you Ann. That kind of comparing i have done but i was just wondering if anybody had an opinion or some input.

Like "this is better on Etsy or that is great with Art fire"
Thank you all.
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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 07:03:00 PM »
If I was going to choose one or the other I'd choose Etsy.

Only though, because from a purchasing point of view I have never once looked at Artfire but have Etsy quite a bit.  And I figure there must be other people like me out there  :)   That could be a completely flawed reasoning but it's good enough for me.

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 09:58:05 PM »
I tend to agree with Claire - I'm not a seller and only an occasional Etsy buyer but that is the only one I look at.

I believe there's also one called Folksy as well!

There may be a problem of scale to consider - easy to get lost in Etsy as it's so vast, and there is also a lot of utter rubbish :o  Hence the site "regretsy"   ;D ( warning -  a lot on there is very rude)

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 12:25:27 AM »
Take your pick - Folksy, Etsy, MISI, DaWanda, Zibbett, Artfire.........I haven't had much joy with any that I've tried......although I haven't put a huge amount of effort into them lately  ::)

Some are predominantly US, a couple UK/Europe, so that will be worth taking into account.

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 11:29:12 AM »
Thank you all.
I think i will maybe try to sell tutorials in the future... if i get around to it :)
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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 01:53:34 PM »
Oh my! Regretsy :) Had a fun time surfing that one!

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 05:28:32 PM »
Oh my! Regretsy :) Had a fun time surfing that one!

Mmwwaahahahahahaaha

Talk about taking the mick.

Genius.

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 05:48:40 AM »
Hi,

As a buyer only I have accounts on both sites, and to be honest I hardly ever visit Artfire I find the page layout to large and in your face and clunky!

I love Etsy for all kinds of things mainly Polymer Clay beads and Lampwork and for lampwork beads I always look at eBay USA which has wonderful beads from lampworkers all over the world. There don't seem to be many or even any high-end Polymer Clay beads listed there though, it's mainly mass produced rubbish.

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 02:36:26 PM »
Have you thought of storeenvy?
l am starting to plan out a new shop through them.  ;)
Artfire seems cool though and Etsy to me is a name l throw to fellow crafters at events: "l'm on Etsy", but no-one seems to do that well there.

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Re: Etsy vs Artfire
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 01:26:52 AM »
Hi, I have read the comments posted about etsy and artfire, whilst I haven't heard a lot about artfire I have posted items on etsy with very little success and the items I posted are from a range I do well with through other outlets.  Personally I find Etsy totally geared to american marketing and the site itself I find baffling or am I just thick?