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Friday, November 6, 2009

Black Wed for Etsy shop owners?

Hello to all!

I have been thinking a lot lately, and thinking about how tight money is and how everyone is going through this financial struggle and how much stress it puts on a family and a marriage etc etc etc.

That combined with the WANT to shop on Black Friday and get killer deals I have decided to see if any of you Etsy shop owners wanted to join in on a BLACK FRIDAY party and have some killer prices (black friday prices if you will) in your shops to help out the financially stressed.

I realize not all of you have an Etsy shop, but I am asking for your help in spreading the word and getting people to join, I think we should ask each shop to list a handful of items at a DEEP discounted price and label them black friday/ or black friday pricing to help direct shoppers to the discounted items.

I also think that we should plan it for a day other than the REAL Black Friday so that we can run around town and get those Black Friday deals also. So what do you think? BLACK WED? before Thanksgiving...?


Who will join me, please leave your link to your shop in the mcklinky, leave a comment with your email addy and your shops sales details and what your shop sales.

If you don't have a shop leave me your thoughts and let me know if you will help spread the word by blogging about it and linking them here, or emailing family friends any anyone you can get to join, let's see how huge this can get!!!

*For all participants, I will put up a site link directly on my blog on a GRAND list from the day you sign up until the sale ends, to get people swinging by and hopefully to show my appreciation*


p.s. if anyone wants to create a PARTY button for this cause please help me out and let's do it!



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38 Comments:

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

I think this sounds like a great idea! My etsy shop is new and still small, but I would be happy to join.

It is http://www.etsy.com/shop/CreationsbyKara.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Brandy,
This sounds like a great idea. I'll have to check with the other half of the Crafty Girls Duo but I think she'll agree that it's a great way to drive traffic to our shop and help support buying handmade! Of course, our shop mainly sells supplies to create your own handmade items but that could be beneficial to shoppers otu there too! Our Etsy shop is http://craftygirlsworkshop.etsy.com Do you know how to do McLinky? That's a great way to have people put in their links to their shops and sales.

Anna
Crafty Girls Workshop

Becky DeVries said...

sounds like a great idea!! I am going to be moving so I have to close my shop :( from Nov 22 to the new year but hope everything goes well for you!!
(maybe post this idea in etsy forums if you haven't already?)

coupongeek said...

Hello, my dear. I posted something about this for you. Good luck and I hope it works out! I also left a linky so you can put your shop URL there for my readers/myself to check out your shops. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone else that has a shop.

Homemade gifts are the best! :)

Jaycie

http://www.coupongeek.net/2009/11/etsy-shop-link-up.html

A Military Life said...

Hi there! I am joining you on your lovely Black Wends sales team!
All Bows ordered that day will get free matching (2)Bar Bow clippies (a 3.00 Value) . All Dresses will get Free matching Basic Bows (a $6.00 value) I will also be putting up listings (I think I will have 3) for COMPLETLY FREE (includeing shipping) Items.
Please stop by and check it out!!
Thanks and Happy SHopping :)
Mary
www.kerialeighdesigns.etsy.com

Bobbie said...

I posted about this in the new etsy sellers group. So hopefully a bunch of them come over to join us! if you want more info on the etsy sellers go to http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/etsysellers/ and click join! we would love to have you.

Oh I am avisiontoremember.etsy.com and I am going to do a bogo sale (buy 1 pattern get the second pattern FREE) check it out on the day BEFORE thanksgiving because I will be out shopping on the real black friday!

ChezChani said...

I'm interested. Would a discount on all items in the shop on that day only work?

Elayne
http://chezchani.etsy.com

Stitch-n-Studio said...

I want to be included. I will offer "Buy 1 item get 2 item Half price.Free shipping to USA.Sounds like a great idea. Thanks,Tammy @ StitchnStudio.
http://www.stitchnstudio.etsy.com

MyCustomBabyBoutique said...

I would love to participate the link to my shop is
http://thedebbiecollection.etsy.com

CouponChic said...

LOVE the idea!!!
I have a coupon blog, family blog, and Etsy shop...
I'll start spreading the word!!!
Kathy

http://couponchic.blogspot.com
http://rollersinvegas.blogspot.com
http://rollersinvegas.etsy.com

Kickin' Kari said...

Definetly will be joining in!This is a great idea!!

www.kickinkari.etsy.com

Erica said...

I absolutely will be joining in!

My site is http://bellaandsofie.com

I will be offering Buy 1 item, get the 2nd half off (lower price receives the discount).

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I so get up at 4am on Black Friday :) Love Black Wednesday I'll have to check it out :)

RokGear said...

This is a great idea we can do something with this.

So I'm clear your suggesting the Wed before Thanksgiving, and label the discounted items "Black Friday"

Should we add a description the listing ? as in we sell neckties should our listing include that or just be listed as "Black Friday"


We was planning a Friday Sale anyway maybe this will give us a chance to start our's on Wed. and continue thru Fri.


Thanks we will follow up on this post and get the details between now and then but yes count us in.


Ken

www.RokGear.com
www.RokGear.etsy.com

Mary said...

Our etsy shop is littlemissdivashop.etsy.com! We already have some great prices, but we will be offering 2 for 1 deals on the day before Thanksgiving all the way up to Black Friday!! Check us out!

LITTLEMISSDIVASHOP.ETSY.COM

Angie said...

I would love to join. I didn't realize my store was empty, so I better get to listing soon.

I think this is a great ideal.
Angie

www.girlygirldesigns.etsy.com

Braggin' Rights said...

I would love to participate! When the date is decided, and tag information, will you e-mail me?
tcornell123@comcast.net
Or leave a msg at my Etsy shop:
Braggin' Rights Gift Shop
http://tcornell.etsy.com
Thanks so much!!! :-)

Julie said...

I'll participate!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/thetreasurehutch

Jodi said...

I'll definitely participate, just let me know what to do. My shop has items at a 20% discount right now through the holidays.

http://www.tubbytabby.etsy.com

nikid said...

Great idea! Count me in!

Nicole's Homemade Treats
http://www.nikid.etsy.com

*Free Nut cluster with every purchase over $10.00
*Buy a 1/2 lb. of bark get a 1/4 lb. free
*Spend $30.00 or more and receive a free 1/2 lb. of bark

Thanks!!!

ThePlaygroundDivas said...

I would also love to participate, what a wonderful idea!!!


I make and sell Hair accessories
www.theplaygrounddivas.etsy.com

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I would love to be included in this! My shop is http://www.LilBitSassy.etsy.com

I will have a 20% discount for everything in my store and free shipping if you purchase $20 or more.

Christy said...

My shop is new and small too. But I'd like to join you for Black Wednesday.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/christysbeads

Thanks!
Christy from christysbeads :)

Yaya said...

Such a great idea! I'll post about it this week.

Mommy Tyme said...

Hi! Great idea... I am glad I stumbled here! Mommy Tyme Gifts- handmade scarves and accessories, jewelry, and bath & body! All affordable, fantastic sales going on now! Great custom blends of high grade quality skin loving ingredients at http://www.MommyTyme.etsy.com and http://www.MommyTyme.winkelf.com

Punky said...

Glad I stumbled across this too!

I just opened and Etsy shop a couple weeks ago and I would love to participate!

I up-cycle clothes or any other fabrics to make truly one of a kind tote bags. And I'll hopefully be adding more and more in the next few weeks.

What a great idea!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/punkyj

Kelly Garrett said...

Would love to participate!

My shop is:
http://ekcetera.etsy.com

I sell wall vinyl, and other design items- cards, invitations, banners, etc.

The sale will be 50% off all wall vinyl!

Thanks for doing this!

Kelly

Tricia said...

I agree this is wonderful idea! My etsy shop will be participating. I make jewelry and pacifier clips and a few other items. I'm not sure what the deal will be just yet, but it will be a good one. Thank you!
My shop:
http://www.dboutique.etsy.com

Forever and a Day said...

This is an awesome idea! I am already running a free shipping promotion in my etsy store, but on top of that on Black Wednesday only I will have everything in my shop at 50% off! All my items are custom hand crocheted for everyone!

www.swtpea.etsy.com

Barbra said...

Great idea. Also check out www.indiesmiles.com for a directory of Black Friday sales. Great site!

Liz said...

I added my shop! Wed Nov 25th - BOGO 1/2 off at FrayBabyBibsandMore!!

http://fraybabybibsandmore.etsy.com

elizabetherindavis at hotmail.com

Deanna said...

Let me know when you post so I can help spread the word! A link back would be great too! :)

Mommygaga.com

JustIceJewelry said...

This is a great idea...Thinking along the same lines, I started a recession buster section in my etsy shop. I'm offering 10% off your entire purchase & a free gift when you spend $20 or more! Hope everyone gets great deals on what they're looking for! Linda
www.justicejewelry.etsy.com

jayfersgirl said...

My shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/jayfersgirl

I'll be offering a buy one/get one deal on like items. Like buy one hair clip, get one free.
Buy one set of notecards, get one free.

Crafty Angi said...

Wonderful idea. I will offer 20 percent off. Convo me on my shop page to get the discount. I have great scrapbooks, keepsake tins, clipboards, and more.
http://craftyangi.etsy.com

Crafty Angi said...

I'll be offering 20% off of my handmade items. Check it out :)
http://www.craftyangi.etsy.com

Oh My Baby said...

I blogged about this http://oh-my-baby-gifts.blogspot.com/2009/11/black-wednesday.html. I'm excited about this event and will be doing some Black Wednesday shopping!

sewingdreamsnotions said...

Sounds great!
I have 2 stores:
http://sewingdreamsnotions.etsy.com

free shipping on burp cloths & pot holders; $5.00 off any order of $20.00 or more

http://glitteringdreams.etsy.com

buy one get one free pendants & keychains