For those of you not familiar with the inner workings of Etsy, when vendors (like myself) post our items to our shop there is a listing fee of .20 cents. When customers are searching through the various categories the default way the items are listed are in order of posting. (i.e. the earrings I listed last month are probably way down ob page 22 by now). One way to keep you items near the top - and have a better chance of your merchandise being spotted, is to relist (for another $.20 for each item).
Lots of etsy sellers have said that relisting has really helped to improve their visibility and therefore their sales - makes sense to me.
For the past couple of weeks I've been renewing certain products on etsy with more regularity - every day or every other day depending on how far down the list they've fallen when I do certain searches.
I do believe that staying at the top of the heap so to speak is very helpful, and I HAVE gotten a couple of sales BUT the question becomes how cost effective is it to relist a $5 item at $.20 for each relisting? hmmmm. Good payoff if it sells after one or two relisting cycles - but if it doesn't then I'm not sure.
One thing that I can't put a price on are the treasuries. In the past 2 weeks I've been featured in 9 different treasuries. I've also gotten more than twice that number in favorites either for my shop or specific items. So then how do I translate all that love into sales?
I'm still trying to figure that out.
Oh - and what do you think of this necklace? Something I've been playing around with.