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debmode



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Critique Please Reply with quote

I really had a lot of fun makeing the labels for the soap and getting a lot of hits but no sales. What would make you buy a item like soap? Is there a certain theme or label that would be better? Would it be better if scented? I know a lot of questions but I am asking them to myself and thought I would get some help with some of these questions. Deb
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First let me ask you this --- what have you done to advertise your web store?

Getting buyers is the job of the seller.

You are in a competive area. How do your prices compare to others?

I would certain take a close up shot of the labels - since it sounds like you are hoping that your label will help sell your product.
http://debmode.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=1097701
You can't really see the label in this one.
Use the close up as the default image.
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HourglassAntiques



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again, debmode,

How long has your shop been up and running? You have to give it some time. I didn't realize you made your own labels ~ they're beautiful! Exclamation !

I don't need my soap scented, but the majority of people? I don't know. Maybe some other soap maker's can weigh in on this.

~ Evelyn
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TexasTreasures
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was ready to click on buy for the set of bird prints until I saw the tiny little notice that they had been sold...what a disappointment!
Someone here has a thread with 'sold' jpgs that you can post on sold items until you are ready to delete them. that will save you from disappointed or irritated customers who don't notice that little message!
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Someone here has a thread with 'sold' jpgs that you can post on sold items until you are ready to delete them.

See this thread -- Under the Products section
http://www.ecrater.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=3759

ALSO please note - it is against ecrater.com terms to have items listed that are not for sale --- such as a sold item. HOWEVER, the ecrater.com teams has agreed to allow a seller to leave a SOLD IMAGE on a listing for 2 weeks that allows enough time for the buyer to receive the item and compare it to the listing.
After 2 weeks - the ad must be deleted or hidden.


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debmode



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sold a few vintage items in a short time, which I am very happy about. I really like ecrater. My concern was with the hits and why they were looking and then not buying. I can delete sold items. I know I like to look at stuff I have bought while waiting to get here. Deb

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thelivesandlovesofmaggiethecat



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My suggestion is to get better lighting in your photos. Everything looks gray and gray is the color most likely to turn me off. Makes me wonder what the seller is trying to conceal.

Your labels are beautiful by the way. I'm one who prefers unscented soap as I am fragrance sensitive.

Your Wilendur magnolia tablecloth is dogwood.
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debmode



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My inexperience may be showing. lol
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TexasTreasures
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not your fault, it's a learning process. I have to agree with maggie about the perfume-when you are going to put on perfume anyway you don't want it to clash with your soap.
That said...I do love to soak in a tub with rosemary, lavender, mint, etc..very relaxing! We just need to be sure to rinse all the soap off so we don't smell like Mama's kitchen!
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TexasTreasures
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do agree about the photos, though. The two labels would show up better on a darker, solid background. Do you use a photo editor? If not, download Picasa 2 from google. It's free and allows you to crop, sharpen and change the color saturation on photos-really helps those of us who are rotten photographers!

You'll learn, don't feel bad! We all started out not knowing anything about this, and I for one, am having to learn Ecrater too...it's not like auctions. Best of luck, you obviously have good taste, and picking the right things to sell is half the battle!
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debmode



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks !!!! I am going to have to try some of this out.
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binkie



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it is against ecrater.com terms to have items listed that are not for sale

Can we use Temporaly Out of Stock?
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TexasTreasures
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably better to just put them on 'hide this item' until you get them. That's what I'm doing with a necklace I haven't been able to locate, until it shows up!
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

binkie wrote:
Quote:
it is against ecrater.com terms to have items listed that are not for sale

Can we use Temporaly Out of Stock?


If you are out of the item it should be HIDDEN until you get them back in stock.
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