I have been making a few small crafts, thought I would try ebay and sell a few but it seems like everybody wants everything for nothing!! Is there a trick or strategy that I don't know about?:wsmile:
I started with an eBay store and did quite well, for a while. Then a seller came in and undercut everyone with a Wal-Mart type selling strategy. I fought it for a while and saw the sales go down and the fees go up so I left, cranked the web site up and never looked back. It is tough to compete with someone who makes a $10 item out of $100 worth of materials and is happy to make a sale.
BTW I don't like craft shows either. Most are overpriced garage sales or Wal-Mart juniors. Every once in a while I come across an event that is terrific. I did the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ in Cary this past weekend and sold more there than at any one day event in the past three years. Finally, one that was worth the effort and hype.
Strangely I find that higher prices often sell better . It's like if it is so valuable to me than it must be really good :icon_scra I've never been able to figure it out :dontknow: