Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Shop Handmade, yay or nay?

I was just wondering if anyone who reads my blog had come across It is sponsored by an online rubber stamp company that I buy from so they sent me an email telling me about it. I was initially drawn to it due to the fact that listings are free. I have listed 5 of my cards but then stopped because I found the user interface very glitchy and non intuitive.
When I listed my cards there were only about 60ish cards listed, now there are 390. So lots of people are listing. They say that it is still a beta, so the glitchy issues may get sorted out, but I'm still not sold. It made me realise how professional a site Etsy is.

Take a look and also at my shop here

Would appreciate comments from anyone who has an opinion :)

1 comment:

El at Tantalizing Stitches said...

hiya. I was wondering the same thing. I have listed several items under . I have had one sale. My question is how do we contact the customer support? How do we interact with customers? Is it worth it?

Also, a sort of scandalous approach - they have programed the interface so that the viewer (if selling items) - those items would show up frequently at the top to give you a misperception that your items are being viewed at the top.