Folksy Ltd

First steps on Folksy- any advice from your experience?

(ElysiumOfNature) #1

Hey everyone :slight_smile: I just opened my real flower jewellery shop yesterday (very exciting!), and I have 12 listings at the moment. Apart from adding more listings to stock up the shop, what advice do you have for a newcomer? Thanks!

Update: just got my first sale! I’m very happy considering I’ve been open just over 24 hours :tada:

(Martine Brumwell) #2

Hi - welcome to Folksy. You need to promote on social media as much as you can. Have a clear idea of your target audience and promote, promote, promote. I hope you do really well. Martine x

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(ElysiumOfNature) #3

Thank you very much for your reply. I think I’ll work on creating some social media pages next then!

(Eileens Craft Studio) #4

promoting on as many social media platforms as you can possible manage, and lots of word of mouth.

Also I’d check you spelling of Jewellery as you’ve used Jewelry in some of your descriptions. As this is a site for UK, sellers one would expect the UK spelling of Jewellery.

You need to show the chain up close so potential buyers can also see the chain and you also need a photo of the whole necklace not just the lovely flower pendent.

Remember potential customers can only go by the photo’s and descriptions, they can’t pick it up and look at it like in a bricks and mortar shop.

Don’t forget to say what the chain is made from and what type of clasp if any is used on the chain and a close up of that as well.

Hope that helps and all the best with your endeavour. :slight_smile:

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(Liz Clark) #5

Take a look on the Folksy blog for lots of selling tips. And join us sellers for #folksyhour on Twitter, Tues 8-9pm :smile:

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(ElysiumOfNature) #6

Thank you very much for your reply, it’s much appreciated!

(Helen Healey) #7

I love your shop - I’ve not seen this kind of thing before and it’s very pretty. I’d agree with Eileen that one of your photos should show the whole item complete with the entire chain. Also, it would be good if you filled in the “Meet the maker” section so that people can get to know the person behind the product. The other key thing is to promote, promote and then promote some more. Good luck with it all.

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(Joy Salt) #8

I saw your lovely necklaces when you were at the top of the New Folksy Shop feature on the front page and noted how much I liked them. As everyone says, you need to promote yourself, outside Folksy by whatever social media you can, so people know you are here.

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(ElysiumOfNature) #9

Thank you, definitely something to consider when I’m taking photos next time!

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(ElysiumOfNature) #10

Thanks for your reply- definitely will work on setting up some social media pages :slight_smile:

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