No Etsy sales try this instead.

Trade / barter from other Etsy sellers!  

A few years back my shop was super slow with holiday sales so I decided to trade for Christmas holiday gifts for my family.  

Suddenly stock that had sat idle for months became “hot cakes” being traded for gifts that I would still otherwise need to buy with cash!

It definitely was a positive, memorable and rewarding experience.

Here are 4 steps to get you started:

1.) Etsy teams are the best resource in finding other sellers that are trade friendly 3 of my favorites are:  Etsy trade team –Etsy trade-a-holics and team Search results for “trade” on the Etsy teams pages renders 283 results so the choice is yours to pick compatible teams.

2.)Rules rules rules: A must read to learn the Etsy ins and outs of trades. Etsy help / trades

3.) Pricing : This is a time and situation where it’s super important to price what your item is worth don’t under trade your hard work!

4.) Have fun!

I know this system of bartering may not be for everyone.  We all have different goals and reasons why we’re on Etsy, this was a way I found productivity and positivity when sales were not happening for me.

Please leave a comment I’d love to hear your feelings or experiences with Etsy trades!

-Christina (Hazelhoney)