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Reevaluating prices for handmade

If you have any experience in pricing your handmade items, you know it is a very difficult task and most people (yes we were and still are guilty too) underprice their hard work. When we first started, I did a lot of research to try and correctly price my mom’s creations, but the most common formula generated verydaunting prices. In the end, we priced our items according to other ‘similar’ items on Etsy (while only looking at similar-sized plushies and not techniques) and by trying to listen to our gut feeling (people can’t be willing to pay THAT much?!).  Continue reading Reevaluating prices for handmade

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Taking our creations to the next level

My mom and I have been on an Etsy adventure for little over three months now. We may not be off to a flying start, but hey, we’re selling! Although, defining ‘a flying start’ does of course depend on the goals you set out. And I don’t think we set any, besides making a sale as soon as possible. So from that point of view, our start couldn’t have been any better. ;) We even had our first custom order from our first return buyer! YAY! She already bought two giraffes for her baby twins, but also wanted to surprise her bigger kids. Only request was to make one for her son in boy-ish colours and no specification for the one for her older daughter. She trusted us on the fabrics, and that was such a great feeling! Especially when we sent her photos of the giraffes and she absolutely loves them! (If you’re interested in a custom giraffe plushie, check this listing ;) ) Continue reading Taking our creations to the next level