When I asked Ashton how the Sneak Attack affected her shop, here's what she shared;
"The sneak attack occurred for me when I was just getting Etsy going, I had really only mastered the site a few days before, so when such a flurry of orders came in in a short amount of time I was completely in a flutter! I had to make a check list for myself so I could be sure to not to miss any steps in order fulfillment customer communication and re-listing. (My items are digital and in order to sell them again I had to manually re-list them.)
My reaction to the sneak attack? I was just tickled pink that you thought of me! It was a nice boost to my esteem and a good chance to see what it would be like if I were to become established on Etsy. Which for the most part I have - although with the search engine switch to relevancy and increased competition I've certainly been suffering this past year. My sales have dropped more than 50%. boo!
I do sell on other venues, thanks for asking I have my own retail website: ashton11.com This was necessitated by my drop to obscurity on Etsy search. So, I've learned HTML and website design and I'm enjoying that end of it. But, I do yearn for the heydays on Etsy of a couple of years ago.
I'm also on Facebook - find us at 3CrochetChicks (my Mom and my Cousin Lisa make 3 of us ) OR at our blog: threecrochetchicks.blogspot.ca
Thanks again for the Sneak Attack! I was honored. It's a great thing you're doing."
It's a great feeling to hear right from our "victims" how it felt to be Sneak Attacked. I wasn't part of the team at this time but I definitely feel like we are doing good Sneaking on these newbie shops.
Today Ashton's shop is doing AMAZING, she has 5400 sales!!! Click around Ashton11 and pick a few favorites of you own.
Until next time,
Blast from the Sneak Attack Past Enchanted Studios
This week I had the pleasure of visiting the shop Enchanted Studios a lovely shop that features soap, candles, photography and jewelry.
Enchanted Studios was attacked on May 8, 2009 and started out with 0 sales and received 14 from the sneak!
I contacted the shop owner, Tanya, and this is what she had to say about the attack:
I was blown away by the sneak attack!!!!! As a new seller I had never heard of that. I couldn't believe it when I opened my Etsy site and saw all of those orders. I was truly touched that a group would team up to do that. Pretty amazing actually!
I think my shop benefited by the traffic but I think I benefited mentally also. When you open up your website and see all those orders roll in, it definitely boasts your confidence and puts a smile on your face when you are the newbie on a site as big as Etsy.
I own a salon and I retail my product there.
I did I have my products in two local boutiques, but both have closed recently during the recession and I haven't looked for any more boutiques yet. Maybe next year. I do keep a pinterest board with my current products.
I would like to tell your team thanks for extending such a warm welcome and caring about the sellers on Etsy. I have enjoyed being an Etsy seller. I enjoy all the forums and the help that is available to further your Etsy business. I also enjoy being a part of all the talented artists here at Etsy.
Thanks and best regards
I found many lovely items while browsing this shop but this is my favorite:
I can just imagine myself on that sailboat. Get yourself lost in this lovely shop and find your own favorites.
Until next time….(Sept. 11) Kelly