I’m getting a lot more success with my Etsy store since puting some Etsy tools to work for me. What are your favorites? Here are mine:
TONS of great stuff for the ‘admin’ part of your etsy store. You need to use firefox for it, and install greese monkey. It’s easy to set up and all the directions are on the Etsy Hacks site. My faves are: copy listing and fast tagger, but all of them are terrific.
You need import your Etsy and your Google Analytics to get the most from Craftopolis. When you do, you will love the detailed info that you can get about your shop. It’s set up calendar page style, so you can see exactly day of the month was busy for hits, favorites, sales, etc. Getting deeper into it on the Tag Report page/tab you can see how your tags are working, what people typed in to find you, what page in the search you are on, etc. This is especially good because you see what tags are working for your and what aren’t. Edit express is also handy because you can adjust your prices on one page rather than having to edit one listing at a time.
Etsy on Sale
I just found Etsy on Sale and LOVE it! You can put stuff on sale in your shop, rather than just change the price – which is a really nice touch.
Heart-o-matic is fun. You can see your shop activity on this site too, and see you if you have made it onto the front page, etc.
I wish I had an iphone/ipad for the cool etsy store apps to stay on top of my shop, but since I don’t I kick it old school with Etsy Text. I get a text every time I get a sale – what could be funner?
Finally, etsy has enabled coupons. (on the ‘your store’ page) The only drawback is that it’s on the whole shop. I would love to be able to choose what items the coupons can be used on. That will probably come. But don’t forget, if you don’t want to use coupons, you can use the Etsy on Sale.
There are lots more Etsy Apps and more to come for sure.
My wishlist is to have one that sent a note to everyone you have featured in a treasury when you make one, rather than convo-ing each artist one at a time.
What are your favorite tools/apps???