kriadydragon: (black dragon)
My gosh it's finally done. After days of research and dithering and more research, my Etsy shop is open: The Critter Emporium.

Right now I just have the two dragons for sale although I plan on doing more than just dolls. The store is also up and running - - although I kind of feel like I made this store more to help sell my books than the dolls. But either way... I've got a business!

Now, will this business actually pan out, especially since I swear I have the worst luck when it comes to trying to have any kind of an income. Even now I'm kind of wondering if I should lower the price from $200 to $150. But the dolls are rather large, and looking at other dolls I've come across, even slightly smaller ones are priced similar or slightly more. What do you guys think? Is 200 hundred reasonable, should I go slightly lower, or should I just wait and see and lower if needed?

Also can I just say again how much I love Wix? Putting the site together may have been a pain with the way it slowed my computer down, but the end product has made me so dang happy.

Date: 2016-07-01 05:25 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] sholio
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I would definitely start in the same price range as other dolls, and lower your prices if nothing seems to be selling! It is possible that other people are overpricing things and don't often sell them, so you might need to adjust. But I think it's usually better to aim high in the beginning and lower your prices if necessary, than to start too low. (And if you do need to lower them, you could mark them as markdowns and have a sale. :D People like sales!)

And congrats on getting the store up and running!

Date: 2016-07-01 06:26 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks :D Yeah, I'll probably do that and see what happens.

Date: 2016-07-02 04:40 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oooo, the sites are looking great! :D I'd go with Sholio on the pricing advice. There's a tendency starting out, especially if you're not getting immediate sales, to price well below market average. But that can actually work as a disadvantage in impacting people's perception of your product's value/quality. Seems to be best to go with what looks like an average price, see how it works, and then if it's not doing well enough for you to either take advantage of excuses to run sales/markdowns or tweak your prices overall and see if you can find a good price point for your own things. ^^

Date: 2016-07-02 06:07 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks :D

Yeah, when I first published my book I kept changing the price constantly. I'd keep reading things about how pricing higher was better, then read something that said pricing lower was, and I think that may have tripped things up a bit (well, that and not doing more advertising beforehand).

Changing the price is proving to be a major temptation for me, but I'm holding strong!.

Date: 2016-07-03 04:52 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
It all looks great hon. Congrats!


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