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Old 05-25-2015, 03:20 PM   #1
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Should I sell on Etsy or somewhere else?

I'm currently transitioning to becoming not only a SAHM but a WAHM. My plan is to refurbish old furniture pieces or repurpose things, using a lot of reclaimed wood. Some things I will create myself, like artwork. I was wondering if I should open an Etsy shop to sell these items or if there is a better option out there. Thanks!

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Old 05-25-2015, 03:26 PM   #2
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Just consider how much shipping will be

Do you live near Saturday markets or craft fairs
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I see pieces like that snatched up quickly on my local facebook bst pages. Good luck!
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Re: Should I sell on Etsy or somewhere else?

I was thinking of selling at local flea markets too. I should look into Facebook bst pages too.
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Re: Should I sell on Etsy or somewhere else?

Etsy could be popular but shipping and fees might eat up your profit.
Which ever way you decide, make sure to check your state and local license and tax laws. It's much easier to organize those things ahead of time than to work backwards. (Speaking from experience. My husband's eBay hobby is now a business and I'm doing all the work getting it organized. ) Good luck!
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I agree with the others on the Facebook bs pages - even in small town USA things go fast!! Good luck!
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Re: Should I sell on Etsy or somewhere else?

I know this was posted a while ago but am curious if you had any success? I was going to say that Craigslist might be a good and *free* option for you to test the waters. You could post in your local CL and maybe also in some surrounding areas that are within driving distance.
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