An eBay store for you eBayers…

small ruby scrimmage glass lampwork beads lori greenbergIn the time it’s taken to upload this picture (not long) I’ve already forgotten what I came here to write.  You know what that means, don’t you?  Just like Grandma Bianucci used to say, “It must not have been very important.”  Thanks Grandma…your words live on.

Not that anything I say is important but sometimes I get a good one in there.

While I’m looking for new cheese I’ve decided to try eBay stores again.  Would you like to hear about my new selling strategy?  Of course you would.  You live to hear about my strategies, don’t you?

First of all, I’ve realized that I no longer have the stomach for watching auctions.  Now that some of my work is getting more complicated, time consuming and therefore requires a somewhat higher price, it is too painful (isn’t that a good artist word?  Painful?) to watch auctions either not sell or get low bids.  I realize that doesn’t reflect on my work (although you may disagree)  but on not being in front of the right buyer at the right time…which happens with auctions.  So, I am trying eBay stores.  (Here’s the link to mine). If you use the store enough the monthly fee comes out to less in listing fees and the items can stay up for a month at a time.  One drawback is that it’s a fixed price and some people do like the bidding.  Fixed priced items may sit longer because people do come to eBay to find bargains and deals.  But, I’d rather not sell my work than give it away.

I used to use auction to primarily draw attention to my work.  So, the other part of my strategy is to keep a killer set of beads up regularly.  Beads that I don’t necessarily sell on my site yet.  Maybe not ever.  Maybe experimental beads but always KILLER.  Good quality, good design, lots of beads and spacers to go along.  Cohesive and satisfying sets.

I know there is more to this strategy that I’ve taken into consideration but this is getting long and I don’t want to bog you down too much.  Feel free to ask any questions regarding selling…I’d love to share…and as I think of things I’ll blog them to you.

Thanks for reading and if you’d like to see more of my work, my web site, as always is

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