Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Say Cheese!

This week I submitted my Etsy store for a Shop Critique. A shop critique is just what you think - other Etisan's visit my store and give feedback on anything from prices to descriptions to how to better classify my products to increase sales. The majority of the feedback was about my photography. Everyone feels my beloved blue/white china plate is too distracting a background to be used as my primary product photo. See, each product is allowed 5 photos. The primary photo is the one used in your shop. When looking at my shop as a whole collection, it was hard to distinguish the piece of jewelry from all the blue backgrounds. Their suggestion was to replace each primary photo with picture featuring the piece on a solid background. Then the remaining 4 photos could be on the blue plate or mannequin.

So....I gave it a try and rephotographed 2 pieces. And, they are right. It's much easier to see them when looking through my entire shop. Now I'm in the process of rephotographing as many as I can. It's not too time consuming, cause I only need 1 photo of each, but it is a bit of a chore. Oh well, if it gets me more sales then it's worth it!!

Speaking of sales....I hit up the Thunderbird Supply Super Sale last weekend and my shipment arrived today!! Be on the lookout for new pieces in the shop!


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