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Tips on Runninng a Sucessful Etsy Shop

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Tips on Runninng a Sucessful Etsy Shop

    I recently celebrated 10,000 Etsy sales on Christy Wright’s Business Boutique and many members had a few questions or requested that I share a few tips. I figured that it would be easiest to condense everything in one post instead of posting comment by comment.MY ONLY REGRET: Not committing to my shop sooner. While I reserved my name on Etsy on June 1st, 2012, I didn't set up my shop until May 21st of 2014. This was a mistake. I should have dived right in.However, In 2012 I did not understand Etsy’s potential. No one would share real...

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Exsect Leather Cord Organizers in the Amazon Handmade 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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Exsect Leather Cord Organizers in the Amazon Handmade 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Our super popular, small leather cord organizers have been featured in the Amazon Handmade 2016 Holiday Guide Gift. Such a huge honor! Thanks Amazon! Find them in their featured position in the holiday gift guide here: Exsect Leather Cord Organizers in the Amazon Handmade 2016 Holiday Gift Guide    

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Exsect is Now on Amazon Handmade

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Exsect is Now on Amazon Handmade

I opened my Amazon Handmade store on May 12th! Check out Exsect on Amazon Handmade  

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The Undeniable Value of Wholesale Accounts

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In the leather industry, maintaining wholesale accounts with your suppliers is an absolute must. With just a little research, you can easily save 30-70% off of MSRP by simply submitting your business articles to your suppliers. As all leather purchasers know, Tandy Leather publishes their retail prices and wholesale prices on their website. You do not need paid memberships to take advantage of the lowest offered prices. You simply need to set up an account with them. Be sure that this account is also tax exempt as the supplies you are purchasing are for resale. Weaver Leather, Zack White Leather...

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You Better Shop Around

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In April of 2014, I owned a considerable amount of Tandy Leather (TLF) shares at $9.63 a share. This holding had served me well since purchasing them in 2012 at a little over $5 a share. However, something happened at Tandy Leather around April of 2014. I started noticing considerable price hikes on items that I had been purchasing for many years. After ruffling through receipts, it became clear that many items had gone up by as much as 50%. Example: 2” Cowhide Strip x 72” - $20 (2006) - $21.99 (early 2014) to $31.99 each (4/23/16) Gross. That was...

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