Category Archives: A Few Lessons

Learning from Your Competition

Even though the sales and revenue in my Etsy store have grown a little each year since I opened in 2012, I want to be doing better. A lot better. So I realized it was time to look at my competition–those sellers who are running more successful Etsy vintage stores. What could learn from their stores, blogs,…

Keep Learning, but Trust Your Instincts

I love learning about new categories of things to buy for my vintage store, but there is just soooo much out there. So much to learn. One cannot be an expert or even familiar with much of it. So when I’m out sourcing I tend to rely on my instincts for spotting things, sometimes followed by…

Providing Good Customer Service in Your Online Store

[First, let me just stay that the photo above has nothing to do with this post. I just really love this bedroom (featured on finaldecors.com)!] While I only work part time in my vintage business, I take it seriously and always endeavor to provide a good experience for a buyer. Here are a few things…

Keeping the Biz Going in Summer

Typically spring and summer months see a dip in sales, both for online and brick-and-mortar stores. Even the Big Box stores feel the pinch. And while it’s the perfect time to enjoy the warm weather with family and friends at picnics, concerts and hiking, I also don’t want to neglect my store. Here’s what I’ll…