We had a message from someone in the UK who sent the following feedback
“Brilliant initiative but hope you don’t mind a couple of comments – when I looked at a few items there were no dimensions and very little information in the description – I’m sure that is partly because it is early days but could be very important for sellers to understand what needs to be included. In UK some of that would be down to consumer legislation but I was also thinking about buyers’ expectations. For example if I was looking at a painting I would want to know precise measurements – without enough detail you get disappointed expectations and higher levels of returns. Good luck with it all – you’ll end up a mini-Etsy!”
Please check that you have completed the dimensions of your products on your shop. This, and a decent description, could make such a difference to your sales. The main difference between selling online and selling at a craft fair (apart form the weather) is about the senses: visual and tactile. Your description must bring alive the item for the customer – write about it with the same enthusiasm and personal excitement as you would if they were a visitor to your stall at a Craft Fair .