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    Anyone here have an Etsy Shop? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Thinking about starting one.

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    I used to sell things on Etsy. It can be fun. Eventually I gave it up. I found the cost of shipping was too much and there were so many people making the same kinds of items I was making. I think it just stopped being fun.

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    Thanks! I've been doing my research and my understanding is that shipping in Canada is higher making it hard to keep up with the competition. Thanks for your reply.

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    I use to have one too. I agree with the above poster although I got out of it because life was too busy. You will do well if you sell something unique that can't be easily copied.

    It is often talked about that Etsy does not sell your items, that you need to bring your own customers to your Etsy shop, and I have to agree.

    Having amazing photos is critical.

    That being said it's a cheap hobby to try (aside from any craft/art supplies). Give it a try.

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    not I, but i love buying patterns off of it, lol.

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    Thanks for all your advice! Think I will give it a try and see how it goes.

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    I love shopping on Etsy, but will also avoid buying sometimes now because of the cost of shipping.

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    No experience selling on Etsy, but I have to say that as a shopper I hate the site and rarely go there. While I think they have some amazing products listed, I find the site extremely frustrating to search for things - unless I'm searching for something very specific. Hate it.

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