An interesting forum post from a new Etsy seller:
Hello Folks,Currently we spend over £350,000.00 per year on Google Adwords for our flagship store, sounds expensive but it gives a huge ROI and we’re happy with that.We understand search ads and we’re keen to go bullish on the Etsy advertising platform but we are not allowed to spend more that $42 per week.When will this limit increase?
Has anyone had an increase from Etsy?
Does it depend on payment history or something?With Christmas around the corner we should all be jostling for position and spending on aggressive advertising.
Some of the (soon-to-be-deleted) dialog:
are items made in the UK?All of our items are hand crafted to extremely high standards using processes which have been developed for many years. We operate on a ‘made to order’ basis which means we do not necessarily need to carry a vast inventory – despite this, our total lead time for each order is 5 days max (worldwide).how many “workers” do you have? I am intrigued. You must have hundreds! I am calculating (using your ad budget as a guide) that you must have millions in sales, so you must have a lot of people making your products. I am figuring that you must have $5M in sales, thats a ton of items per day.You haven’t filled out the “about” section in your shop – that might answer some of my questions.Just think you items look “store bought” not the handmade jewelry I buy on Etsy. good luck!QP, you do not seem to want to understand what are the sellers here saying. Etsy is for crafters who handmade their products. I was doing the math as Jennifer pointed out, your sales must be in millions to allow such a huge ad budget. That means your operation must be huge. Etsy is for small mom and pop outfits. Well mostly mom:)sorry to go on so, but just one last question. Are your items “assembled” by you i.e. add a chain to the necklace? do you cut the stones, and mount them to the setting? just asking…..Sophie from AmuletteJewelry8:31 am Nov 6, 2013 ESTEtsy doesn’t seem like the right place for your business, if you’re spending that much on google advertising. This website is really meant for small businesses, not “critically acclaimed and world renowned” ones as your website says.
More information about this jewelry company. And this one – one and the same? Or just same products?
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