New shop how long for sales

Hi
I know that is difficult to say and all shops will get sales at a different pace. But in general anyone out there who has just stated out in folksy and getting sales now.

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welcome to Folksy
Be patient, it takes time to get noticed…I waited 3 months for my first sale and now well over 1000 sales…mind you, it has taken 11 years…
Join with the forum chats and get to know everyone…the sales will follow x

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Hi Brenda

Thanks for the reply and I am in it for the long haul so thanks for the advice. Your artwork is gorgeous and your shop is doing well. Cheers for the advice.
Mary

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Very little sales , if any , we’ve been open for about 4 years. Still being positive about it.

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Oh wow.
Well done and sticking with it.
We’ve had few sales , been open for about 4 years.
Not sure how to get more notice .

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Hi ‘GiftsGalore’ - I joined in February and had one sale quite quickly but nothing since then - it takes time to develop your sales, and sales seem to be related to how much time you put into promoting yourself and others on social media. I have found Folksy brilliant for good advice and community support so I’m sticking with Folksy as I learn more and more. Sales are up on other platforms (probably due to what I learn on Folksy) so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for more sales on Folksy. People do become established sellers here but it does take time. Good luck with your shop.

Hi There
Thanks for advice. I’m not so good with the social media only do pinterest a bit but will have to try harder.
Your cards are lovely, good luck to you as well for more sales.
Mary

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I was lucky and had my 1st sale on day 7 of being open. Back in the day I done well here on folksy but over the years it’s turned to tumbleweed.

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Hi
Maybe just that knitting goes in and out of fashion. thanks for commments.
mary

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I sell OK elsewhere so I don’t think so. Folksy just isn’t so well known (even though it’s been going for years!) and it lacks so many functions that would make it a lot better. Even the search hasn’t worked for months! People give up looking when they can’t find what they’re looking for.

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Yes very true. It needs a major upgrade and lots of advertising if it is going to attract more sellers and customers.

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