Thursday, August 5, 2010

From Etsy to Amazon

So, I have had to take my precious iMaxi off the Etsy site recently. (sad face) Wendie and I were unable to keep up sewing all by ourselves. I had a company make a ton up for me and quickly put them for sale on Amazon and now ebay. Etsy is a handmade site only so no mass produced items allowed. They ARE still handmade, but the mass part puts me in a different category now.

One big problem, no one knows they are there. All the tweets, facebook chatter and blog talk all take you to my etsy site that says sorry there is a problem, we cannot find your item. Blerg!

I was nervous to take this route in the first place, does anyone really want a giant maxi pad for a case? Sales have proven me wrong, and people do still want it. Which makes me laugh, I love that people like the product. I recently did a custom order for what we call the "nasti maxi", I hope his friends don't want me to duplicate it cause I don't think I can make it again.

So now, I'm sitting on a big pile o pads. Guess I need to work harder to get the word out of their new selling location.