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GracefulAntiques

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1. I had over 150 items and removed them all. 
Why? Because I flat hated those large photos on the sliding thing. 
No way whatsoever to remove them or it. 
I could change them but not remove them. 
I have photos now that mean zip TBH. 
Tempted to put ocean scenes or something. 

2. I have a ? Is Artyah just for Vintage or Handmade? 

Can newer items be added here and/or when they do the rebuild will that be possible? 

If so I may be back. 
Had alot of expectation in this site. 
Hope it gets straightened out and prospers. 

Sandy 

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I understand how you feel!  I had high expectations for the site as well, but after a year and a half, and right in the middle of Christmas season,
the problems still seem to be there.  This will be the second Christmas season lost.  I gave up in October.  I'm selling 2 or 3 things a day on "e",
and expected at least some sales here by now.  Artyah celebrated a few weeks ago because there were 20 sales (in a week).  That was across the board. OMG!
I sincerely hope it gets straightened out for the forever faithful who are still here.
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Hi JustMeToo,

ArtYah is for vintage, handmade, and supplies. 

Hopefully that helps [smile]

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@Graceful Antiques Instead of removing all your items you could have either asked customer service to remove the sliders for you or if you did not want to do that, you could put up blank white or background coloured sliders until you have something you wanted to put there.
Artyah is for vintage (over 20 years), art, handmade by shop owner and supplies, if you want to add something and are not sure then ask Customer Service for advice.


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I did ask support with no response before I yanked mine all off here. 

TBH. I do not fault this place and it is lovely honestly. 

When we use the file on the ET to bring here they (Et) puts code on all the listings. 

So I do not think they will work here. 

If one puts them into a word document they can remove the code before they list here but I ain't got that much time. 

I will keep my shop here and like I stated may utilize it at some point. 

Perhaps in the Summer with all new fresh listings that have not been on anywhere. 

The only thing I think may work. 

Thanks all. 

Happy sales. 



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Sad to see anybody leave but if the site doesn't work for you, then it's probably better to leave. Since the site is so much younger then etsy, ebay or anything else it will take time for it to gain traction.

Etsy was the same way when it opened. Lots of people are now  having all kings of problems with the etsy site, low views, no sales,  constant testing, for me it puts things in perspective. Whether a site is older or newer there are always going to be problems. So learn to roll with them or ask for help.

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I was also on ebay and etsy at the very beginning, and within a year, I started having steady sales, so that excuse is getting weak as well.
I asked for "rearrange items" feature right at the very beginning, so I could have some control over my own shop!  It's like the movers brought
your furniture into the house, but you're not able to place it anywhere!!  That feature was promised for the fall, and then more excuses instead.
I was here right from the beginning, with all kinds of faith.  I heard enough excuses to sink a ship in EVERY area, about EVERY feature, and there are still problems, and hardly
any sales, so it's not a matter of "learn to roll with the punches or ask for help". 
There is actually a third alternative - go where the money is (finally), if you're really running a serious business.
Having said all that, I DO sincerely hope this site works one day, for all of the faithful, even though this is the SECOND wasted Christmas season!  The front page looks great, though.
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For me I am still at etsy, never left and I am still getting consistent sales there. I didn't get many sales there when I first started and that is where the roll with it  or ask for help comment came from. I do/did both on etsy and learned how the site worked. Same thing on ebay, even with the changes there, I still get sales. This is the newest site for me and I can be patient.  Sales are hit and miss but that is okay, I don't expect tons of sales right away. I will wait 2-3 years just like I did on etsy and ebay.
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catwands.  I wasn't expecting tons of sales on a new site either!  I also wasn't expecting a wasteland in the middle of the SECOND Christmas season, that's all.  I wanted to be able
to fix my own shop the way I wanted, so "rearrange items" was very important to me, and it's still not here.  Now we're being asked to wait months more for that, although it was
promised for fall!  All of my listings ended at the end of October, so I wasn't prepared to put any more money in - even nickels.  If my listings had ended later, they would still be here,
but only until they ended! 
Excuses by the owner don't pay the bills - although HE managed to sell a ton of stuff to US!  Something very wrong with the picture IMO.
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I am hanging in there but am not relisting anything except my knitting because that's what I want to sell at this time of year, not yarn or books. Not being able to rearrrange is the reason. Sales at Etsy are down from last year since October - I think they are playing games again. Their search engine gets worse and worse and now there are rumors they may raise/change their listing prices which would be good for Artyah but not Etsy listers.

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I am hanging in there but am not relisting anything except my knitting because that's what I want to sell at this time of year, not yarn or books. Not being able to rearrrange is the reason. Sales at Etsy are down from last year since October - I think they are playing games again. Their search engine gets worse and worse and now there are rumors they may raise/change their listing prices which would be good for Artyah but not Etsy listers.


I think etsy may raise their fees too in the future. I got the latest survey and it was full of surprises! I'm not sure where the etsy site is going with all this, even ebay doesn't do the stuff they were talking about in the survey. Kinda of scary stuff, if the site goes that way I don't know where it will leave the small seller.

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I currently pay more to Et than I do to Eb per month in listing fees I think as the former charge for every listing where as the latter just charge a set fee for any number of identical items per month so if I sell 10 on Et it costs $2.40 whereas Eb costs £0.12 per insertion so if I sell one or ten it costs the same, of course Eb FVF's are higher but listing fees usually work out much lower.  The $0.24 is currently about £0.18

Et have already raised their fees this year by enforcing their own payment system, for me anyway as I pay less to PP due to using micro-payment system as my items are mostly low priced (and get it much faster with PP), if they raise them again I would probably have raise my prices there to cover them.

I see they have added an "include a gift message" without telling us as well - or paying for the card and extra postage this entails!   Fortunately it can be switched off and should have been off by default.

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I would have no problem at all paying higher etsy fees! The sales are there to justify it (for me anyway)!
When it's mentioned on this site, however,  I don't pay a lot of attention.  Unfortunately, Etsy is ALWAYS being run down on this site.
Running down another site doesn't make this one better.
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JustMeToo you are one of the lucky ones that would have 'no problem at all paying higher Etsy fees' because your sales justify it. If you had a B&B and were very successful would you mind paying more taxes than your neighbor? Even if I had huge sales to justify an increase I would still have certain undesirable feelings towards the site.

With all the 'back end' testing, surprise changes in how my own shop is presented, TOU changes at their whim, not having a definitive clue as to how their SEO works, the rotation of your shop's turn for acknowledgement based on sales, etc..  To me it's a total lack of respect to me as a Seller. And this is just a partial list. 

I have continued to stay there (so far) because of the traffic it generates. It is a playing field I do enough business with to make it financially beneficial. If it was a small source of my income I probably would have left long ago. I understand Etsy is growing and not standing still. But I also know that most of that growth is at the expense of so many Sellers. Been there 5 years, but so many others have been there from the beginning and feel the pinch of being squeezed out.

I agree that running down another site does not make this one better. But comparisons are done on a daily basis of all selling sites. Everybody is wanting what works best and be the most profitable for them. Notes are compared. Sometimes it's not ALL about the money, but respect also and feeling like part of the team.

Just my opinion. The best to you.

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I would have no problem at all paying higher etsy fees! The sales are there to justify it (for me anyway)!
When it's mentioned on this site, however,  I don't pay a lot of attention.  Unfortunately, Etsy is ALWAYS being run down on this site.
Running down another site doesn't make this one better.


No ones running etsy down. Opinions are being stated though.

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