Monday, May 2, 2011

To Deal or Not to Deal

Some of you are familiar with the site HEARTSY where various ETSY shops are featured offering exclusive limited time voucher deals.  I tried it out for the first time recently, purchasing a voucher that I used to order custom muslim bags for my merchandise.  I can't wait to get them!  It got me thinking, at the discount offered by most of the shops, is it truly worth if for the shopowner?  It is definitely a great way to get traffic to your shop if you are featured, and although it is not the best way to make a huge profit, hopefully it will bring back repeat customers.  So to deal or not to deal?  I've decided to give it whirl and see if I can get featured.  Help me out by voting "definitely yes" here:

And here's some work found in my shop, both new, renewed & updated:







15 comments:

  1. Voted, I'd love to hear what you think of the whole experience, I am wary of offering this kind of discount.
    Judy

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  2. I will love to hear about too. Hope it will worht for you

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  3. I voted- hope it works well for you!

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  4. Just voted "definitely yes" . . . let us know how it works out for you!

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  5. I tried to vote...not sure if it counted because I couldn't sign in. Well, good luck! Let us know if it ends up being worht it.

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  6. I say try it once and see how the increase in traffic goes and if it brings any repeat customers.

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  7. I have decided not to go that route. Just because someone will buy my product at a discount, does not mean they will come back and buy at full price. And my prices are already as low as I can go. Good luck though, that is just my perspective!

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  8. Good luck Leah...I will head over and vote now!

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  9. Voted!! I just heard back from Heartsy and will be featured next week sometime. It is a tough decision, but it is about what your goals are. I THINK I have it set up to make profit, not a huge profit like I am used too, but this is the cost of marketing. Fingers crossed for a great marketing experience with Heartsy

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  10. Galla, please let me know how it works out for you. I hope I get the opportunity. I THINK it may be worthwhile as well.....

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  11. Voted for ya. I am interested in hearing how your experience goes. I have wondered the same things about profit potential. I have been waffling on whether to give it a try or not!

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  12. Voted! :) I hope it goes well for you. I figure it is more about exposure than profit.

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  13. I'd love to hear about your experience as well! I think it would be more about exposure too.

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  14. beautiful work! I am partial to the pearls. :-)

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