Thanks for the interesting threads - I’ve found some of them very helpful.
I’m Fee of Redrags and I opened my Folksy shop at the start of December. I opened it because I initially assumed any UK market for my product would be on here - I doubted the wisdom of starting on the other place, because there are so many makers of my type of product there, I thought I’d be swamped. But, having listed my first two items here, I thought I might as well open up on the American site beginning with ‘E’ and just give it ago.
So I copied my items over to the other place, and opened up shop, about 7 weeks ago. Immediately I started getting views and made my first sale there the next day. So I listed all my other items there and put my efforts into that shop. My views are high there and I’m selling enough to get me a welcome bit of extra money. I’m not putting any effort at all into advertising, the views are just coming, and some items have sold almost as soon as I list. I can tell that if I step up my listing (I haven’t been making and listing intensively), I can sell a bit more, but I won’t step it up more than I can cope with.
I never listed any more items on here after the first two - the fees being considerably higher made it seem little worth it. In addition, I’m just not getting the views on here anyway.
So tell me, is there a benefit to sticking around here, and putting a little more effort into my Folksy shop? Or should I just give it up as a bad job and close up, before I waste more listing fees on items that won’t sell here but will sell quickly on the other site?
Sorry for the mammoth post and thank you in advance for your thoughts.