More Etsy nonsense Jul 10, 2019 13:32:44 GMT -5
Post by reikigemwellness on Jul 10, 2019 13:32:44 GMT -5
OK, this time what they are doing will help me, but I pity the people who sell heavier items.
Etsy is now practically forcing people into offering free shipping. They will even have tools to make it easier for you to do it. A while back, they started floating the idea that you should have FS. I guess not enough people took the hint. Now, ppl with FS will have better search rankings. That will really knock out those that charge for shipping. I can understand the reasoning behind FS, but punishing those whose shops can not offer free shipping is horrible! Vintage seller are gonna take a hit- AGAIN.
Whatever happened to independent shops? If they either strong arm you or punish you, do you really have a choice?
UGH! I just saw this too....
I had heard Etsy was making this move earlier in the year, so for the fun of it, I switched over to FS for a few months to "test the waters." Free Shipping made absolutely NO difference in the number of sales I received. I switched back to calculated shipping and I've done... better? It's so strange.
I've been taking a long look at the fees that Etsy charges - it's about 20-25% (because I use promoted listings as well) - and I'm really considering opening a store with Shopify and just moving away from Etsy. This makes me nervous, because Etsy analytics say that 80% of the sales come from internal Etsy searches, but the cynic in me really doubts the accuracy of their statistics.
I'm at a cross-roads, because my presence on Etsy is so enormous that trying to shift my entire follower base to a new shopping platform would be horrendous - but I do think I'd take a hit for sure.
Thoughts on Shopify??