Poll: Which Sales Venue would you rather buy from: an Etsy Shop or a Business Website?
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 01-21-2015, 08:38 AM
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I'm thinking about moving my wet shaving gear from my Etsy shop to my Business Website.  That begs a question, which online online sales venue would you rather buy from:  an Etsy shop or a Business Website?  Other thoughts?

Thanks for your time!

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 01-21-2015, 08:42 AM
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For me, Business Site.

I get the feeling Artisans and people who ONLY use Etsy are just testing the waters and any warranty may not come through in a few years if there are issues. That's not to say a business won't go under, but I am more comfortable purchasing from someone who was willing to invest in a site and upkeep it.

Some use both too.

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 01-21-2015, 08:45 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Business website i.e. dedicated to your wares .. more professional, IMO.

Etsy is more 'casual' to me.

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 01-21-2015, 08:53 AM
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personal business website easily

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 01-21-2015, 09:05 AM
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  • lfs70
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  • Virginia
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I prefer buying from a business website, it generally appears more professional than etsy.


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 01-21-2015, 09:21 AM
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+1 to what everyone above has already stated.

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 01-21-2015, 09:38 AM
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  • racebmx
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Aside from the above professionalism and trust aspects, a proper website will allow you to have much more control. Suppose you go through the trouble of setting up an Etsy site, you're there for a few years, built a big chunk of your online presence around it and one day Etsy announces "Etsy will be closing down tomorrow"?

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 01-21-2015, 10:29 AM
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  • KLF
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  • Israel
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Shopify is a very good option

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 01-21-2015, 11:00 AM
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As the others have mentioned, I would go with the business website. Good luck, Brad.

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 01-21-2015, 01:03 PM
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Thank you, Gentlemen.  As some of you might already know, I'm very serious about producing first-quality work.  I started using Etsy years ago--primarily as the catalog/shopping cart off my website.  But as you've pointed out, it doesn't convey the feeling of quality/professionalism I want my business to convey.

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 01-21-2015, 01:33 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Brad, I have to agree with everyone else, a business site, and for the reasons given.  Besides, it's classier. Winky

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 01-21-2015, 01:44 PM
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Business..I believe it keeps folks focused on your products.

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 01-21-2015, 03:22 PM
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More important than the website is my ability to use my credit card directly and not be forced to go through PayPal. I'm a U.S. citizen living in South Korea so PayPal is very unfriendly to my situation.

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 01-21-2015, 03:47 PM
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  • Coyote
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  • Hondo, TX USA
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+189 for business. Continued success!!

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 01-21-2015, 04:39 PM
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  • Rob W
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  • Central IL, USA
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Brad, I think the biggest problem with using Etsy is that people going to your website have a hard time finding where to purchase your shaving products. I did just purchase one of your handles form your Etsy store but I almost did not because I did not see it right away when I went to your site. Hope this helps some.

Rob

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 01-22-2015, 05:23 AM
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Thank you very much (again!), Gentlemen.  This thread's been enlightening.

Getting down in the weeds:  how important is being able to compare different products side by side?

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 01-22-2015, 05:24 AM
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  • Agravic
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(01-22-2015, 05:23 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote: Thank you very much (again!), Gentlemen.  This thread's been enlightening.

Getting down in the weeds:  how important is being able to compare different products side by side?

Not a crucial feature for me.

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 01-22-2015, 06:53 AM
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  • Rob W
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  • Central IL, USA
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(01-22-2015, 05:24 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(01-22-2015, 05:23 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote: Thank you very much (again!), Gentlemen.  This thread's been enlightening.

Getting down in the weeds:  how important is being able to compare different products side by side?

Not a crucial feature for me.

I agree, not really needed.

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 01-22-2015, 11:05 AM
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  • racebmx
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It's not a big deal for me either.  Side by sides can be nice, but I rarely use them.

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 01-22-2015, 11:12 AM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Definitely business website for me.

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