Friday, May 31, 2019

~New Web Store Open ~

After much irritation and frustration, I am distancing myself
from Etsy. They really pushed me to my limits on my last sale
when they waived my shipping fee to my customer without telling
me in advance that they would be keeping some of my earnings.
I have yet to see the shipping that they stole from me. I paid for the
customers shipping out of my own pocket. 

I don't mind offering my customers free shipping on my items when I
decide to do it...but I don't like a third party dipping into my funds
without my consent and out of the blue. I started thinking...they have my bank account,
my credit card and they filter my funds and take their ever increasing fees from
my sales ...then they give me a portion of what I earned. I have
never paid them extra to promote my shop either...so all I earn is from
me promoting my items ...and then they dip into it.

I am letting the items that are listed in my Etsy shop time out because I have paid
for them to be there. New items will be listed in my new web store from this
point on...Purchases can be made through Paypal and directly
to me...without the greedy middle man who slaps fees on listings,
renewals, sales and deposits.

I would love for you to stop by and visit my new web store if you get
a chance...it's a work in progress right now but new items will be added
there regularly. I will be on my old schedule and will have new listings
every other week.

www.theburlapowlprimitives.com
or 
click my link on the side bar

~ T ~


2 comments:

The Humble Stitcher said...

Good for you, Tina! I've been thinking about doing the same thing as all of those "new" Etsy fees have really been getting to me. The shipping fee they charge is especially irritating because I don't use any of their shipping services. Best of luck on your new website...going to check it out now!
Sandy

TheCrankyCrow said...

Good luck with the new venue.... I have heard others express similar dissatisfaction with Etsy.... It seems that their communications and business ethics leave much to be desired. ~Robin~