Folksy Ltd

Help! Shop advice needed

(Sophie Thurlow) #1

Hi there,
This is my first time of posting on the folksy forum and can really do with some help. I have had my shop open for quite a while now but still struggling for sales. I am on facebook and pinterest and have even just started a blog but things are sooooo slow.
Where am I going wrong? Any advice would be so much appreciated.

(Karen Ellam) #2

Hi Sophie

I’ve just popped into your shop for a nosy around. Your items are really cute, but you only have a few things to look at. If you can, try to add more goodies to lure your potential customers in for a browse.

Other than that it’s promote, promote and promote some more :smile:
You could try joining in with some of the forum threads. I love taking part in the daily listing challenge each month.

All the best with your shop


(Sasha Garrett) #3

I’m not sure what your while is but it does take a while to build a following unless you hit on some magic zeitgeist/ social media combo. I’m coming to the end of my second year here and it feels like it is starting to take off. Some people swear by twitter or instagram to generate sales so maybe try those. I’ve found craft markets useful to drum up sales (both at the time and at a later date - remember to hand out business cards as if they are going out of fashion). A few more items in your shop would help with people finding you when searching - the needle felted animal market seems to be taking off (not sure why I think that but I keep seeing them) so maybe a few more of them?
Good luck

(Kim Blythe) #4

I agree, you need some more items in your shop. I have been on Folksy for less than a year and over that time have tried to build up the stock…my aim is to get to 50 items by Christmas.
I promote regularly on Facebook and Twitter and also post my items on Pinterest and Google+ as well as forums and groups I belong to. Saying that, my sales are slow at the moment.
Good luck…

(Sophie Thurlow) #5

Thankyou for checking my shop. I really appreciate your comments and ideas. I have got some items from a fair that I have just done and so will list them too. Thankyou.

(Sophie Thurlow) #6

Thanks for your help. I have had my shop for a couple of years now and nothing has happened. The sales last year were things that sold at a fair I did and so needed to mark my shop as sold. Its hard not to get disheartened. I have some more things I could list and so will give it a go. Thanks for your help.

(Sophie Thurlow) #7

Thanks for your help. I will stock up more and keep trying. Its been great to have some feedback. Thank you.