Monday, August 2, 2010

Are you ready for the holiday rush?

While the summer months are slow you may want to get ready for the holiday purchasing season. Here's a list of some things you might want to consider:
  • Stock up on packaging; tissue, tape, boxes, envelopes, shipping materials
  • Business cards, regular or moo
  • Stickers
  • Organize your craft/design work area so that you know where everything is.
  • Update your etsy shop, perhaps your banner needs refreshing
  • Take a good look at your pictures, update them if necessary
  • Set up your shop announcement for SEO optimization
  • Are your shop policies set for holiday delivery times?
  • Make sure your listings also draw your customer in and have all of the pertinent information.
  • Are you getting those new designs ready? Post them early, since there are people who shop early (thankfully)

What do you do to get ready for the holiday purchasing season?


  1. Such fine ideas, Rose!! Thanks for doing this! It's good to be looking ahead, for sure!

  2. thanks for the reminder, I always say I'll take advantage of summer to work ahead...maybe this time I will : )

  3. What do I do to get ready? Mostly moan and groan... :)
    Thanx for the suggestions!!

  4. great advice rose and thanks for the reminder!

  5. Wonderful tips (as ever), Rose! Time to get busy working my way down your list! Thank you for the gentle nudge in the right direction. ;)