I’ve survived my first year of being an etsy shop owner but not without masses of help and support and the generosity of many fellow WA street team members. As a little payback I thought I would offer a few insights into the world of “treasuries” for the newbies in the team.
Treasuries in case you didn’t know are a collection of 16 items from different shops usually with a connecting theme.
It’s just a case of going to the ”create a list” on the treasury page and then copying and pasting the url of the item you select in each compartment.
With the introduction of Etsy Australia my main goal is to get my treasuries onto the Front Page. There is a certain criteria required for this. Now I may not have it exactly right but this is what I work to.
All the products you choose must be currently for sale and delivered to Australia.
- Of which at least 8 are Australian sellers.
- Try to choose the best photographed items that you can.
- I like to select items that have crisp white backgrounds or have an ambiance about them. For example some great scenery or art shots in fact anything that can help to tell a story.
- The simplest but most crucial thing to remember is to tag your treasury with “etsyau” as this is the way Team Australia will find you.
- If you consider these points when presenting your own product you will realise how important your photographs are.
Just remember treasuries are a great tool to have in your arsenal. I was recently lucky enough to have one of my items listed on the US front page. This item received hundreds of hits and was sold within hours of its listing. If you are really struggling to get you product seen, treasuries may be an answer.
This is my latest Front Page treasury, On the front page of Etsy Australia on Saturday 16th February at around 10am: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTEwNTk4ODJ8MjcyMzk1ODQ2MA/make-it-metallic
Julia works with Nuno felted silk scarves and pure silk products. She has recently added a new range of hand dyed silk scarves for the warmer climes.
Julia is a recently retired mother of 5 and grandmother of 10 grandchildren ranging in ages from 4 to 18. The realization that she could blend silk fabric with Australian merino wool and silk fibres to create a new and unique fabric – an adaptation of the ancient art of felting which was initially invented by Australian textile artist Polly Stirling – lead to the creation of Juliaheartfelt.
TREASURY RESOURCES ONLINE
From Kirsteene Phelean our own Australian Community Manager for Etsy, on how to create treasury for Australian front pages: http://www.etsy.com/teams/7716/announcements/discuss/10306156/
The official Etsy treasury instruction post is here: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/82
There are several useful third party sites that show front page history lists. You can view them retrospectively in case you miss it being live. Some even email you when you are on the front page in the US if you sign up. Just do a web search for ‘Etsy front page history’ and you should find a few.