Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How do I buy on Etsy and do get discounts!

Yesterday, I got a message from one of my customers, who made an order but is wondering how she can get a promised 20% off as fan of my shop fan page. Well, I told her that she needs to use provided coupon code during check out to receive relevant discount.

I was so surprised that, yes it is very easy to miss the part when the coupon code could be used.

Thus, I decided to create a short manual for Etsy buyers. It is not a complete guide and probably does not cover all situations but I just want customers enjoy the discounts easily.

Let’s say you liked some item in the shop and you want to buy it.

Great! Just press [Add to Cart] button

Step 1

Now you need to choose the payment method (if there are several options) and click on  [Proceed to Checkout] if you want to finish the purchase or click on [Keep Shopping] on the right to continue shopping.

Step 2

Let's say you proceeded to checkout, now it depends on payment method. In my case the customer choose the "other method" of payment so she needed to enter the shipping address.

Step 3 (in case of "other" type of payment)

Now it is time to use the coupon, on the right click on Apply shop coupon code:

Step 4

 After you applied the coupon code you will see the discount value:

Step 5
Now, you can submit your order

Step 6

Dear customer, enjoy your discounts and I hope this manual makes it much easier.

Maria Pin It

Monday, June 13, 2011

A few words about RusTeam on Etsy

Etsy - it’s not only on-line marketplace, it is the whole world with its own unique life.

In this big cyber world there are a lot of communities, that are called teams, where people are getting together to help and support each other.

I would like to tell about one team, that I’m a proud member of it, with very special atmosphere – the RusTeam.

First of all, RusTeam is an international team, its members are from all around the world, but all are speaking Russian (it’s explains the team name). RusTeam reminds the big family.

The lightness, humor, honesty and the ability to discuss what is happening, not only on Etsy, but also in the personal life of each other, makes this team unique. There are of course, and disagreements and disputes, but mostly it's “warm and cozy”.

From time to time, we team members suggest to have some “team activity” and the ideas are very creative.

I want to tell you about one of such “team activities” we had in the middle of the last spring.

The idea was simple – to share our handicrafts between team members. I enjoyed it very much.


Tanya - Sock and Mittens

When you open a page of her store, you seem to get into the world that surrounds you with care and warmth. Knitted things, personally, remind me of my grandmother, a wise, loving and kind.

Despite the fact that I live in Israel, in a very warm climate, during the winter, especially in unheated apartments it is actually, very cold. So I chose a pair of warm socks. Should tell you that the socks were not just warm, they were so soft and fragrant, and radiated love. I remember that when I received it I have some time just hugging them as a teddy bear.

My part was to make a pair of Chocolate earrings, and it was  amused seeing them on Tanya's photo model.

Galya  - GalaFilc

Galina is very responsive person and it is very easy to communicate with her. In her works she reveals the beauty of simplicity, she is master of felting.

I like my long hair so I really wanted this felted barrette – “cherry blossoms” and Galya liked the bead woven hoop earrings.


Nadia - Mama Tita

Nadia is very talented! Excising of paper she creates vivid images. You can easily be convinced in that just by looking into her shop. For some time, I was watching for her cards – “Made with Love”.


So I got the cards and it was a pleasure for me to make a beaded beads necklace and pair of wonderful earrings  for Nadia.

Actually, I would like to tell more about Nadia’s cards, but it would be a different post.

Maria Pin It