Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Winner of our first OlyTeam Treasury Challange

Congratulations to DollDestash for a job well done; winner of our first OlyTeam Treasury.

Make sure you check out the new Tiny Rag Dolls featured in this shop, along with an assortment of miniature things.

Don't forget to create a treasury for the next challenge and to vote for your favorite.

Friday, May 27, 2011

8 Ways to Create a Winning Etsy Treasury

A ‘Winning Treasury’ is also referred to as ‘Front Page Worthy.’ The more front page worthy your treasury, the more exposure it is likely to get—people get excited when they see a well thought-out collection. Imagine you are the curator of a fine arts and crafts show—you want your collection to stand out among other collections. There are several actions you can take to create a winning treasury!

  • Make sure all 16 slots are filled—keep these updated regularly as items will sell and/or disappear.
  • Vary the types of items you feature—you don’t want a treasury showcasing 16 beaded bracelets.
  • Create a theme or source of inspiration for your treasury. My last front page featured treasury was all about the variety of products made with recycled newspapers.
  • When hunting for products to load into your treasury, add potential items to your favorites to help get organized and pull together a theme.
  • Look for photos where the product is clear and you can mostly tell what the item is (close crops or artistic/intentional blur effects are fine!)
  • Look for photos without visible watermarks or added digital text on them—these images will seldom allow your treasury to be Front Page Worthy.
  • Every month, Etsy provides you with a cheat sheet for product and treasury inspiration--it's like a test with all the answers provided! Etsy Merchandising Desk
  • Treasuries should stress the handmade aspect of etsy, but don’t forget the vintage items and supplies!
Good luck and have fun!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Upcoming Shows Featuring our Members

Greetings on this beautiful Friday (beautiful in an Olympian overcast drizzle kind of way)!

This weekend is Mothers Day.  And in honor of it Waves Studio is hosting their first annual Heart to Hand Show.
I'm hoping this show will be a big hit for all parties involved, so come support your community and maybe find a special something for Mom or a Mom like figure in your life.

While your out and about don't forget to check out the Olympia Wooden Boat Show.