Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why,You Ask?

So, yesterday, at the end of my blog, I included just a short little side note about my Etsy shop.

Yes.  I have decided to close it...for now anyhow.

I started selling on Etsy in May of 2010.  In those 15 months, I have only had 14 sales!  Basically, I'm just not making enough there to justify listing and re-listing everything.  Also, I spend a lot of time advertising, editing my listings, etc.  Between the blog, Etsy, my daycare, and my own family, I don't have a ton of time to spare...especially when it doesn't pay off to spend that time advertising and editing!

I am going to continue to post things on 13 Plum Knitting's Facebook page, and I will continue to take custom orders from anyone who contacts me.

I've been considering and praying about this for some time now, and finally decided that it probably was the best thing to do right now.  I may look into other venues for selling in the future, but I will cross that bridge when the time comes.  For now, I am going to look into ways that I can improve my Etsy shop, etc.  Its just going to take some extra time!

But now, I am trying to sell everything that is currently listed on my Etsy shop.  I don't have everything on the Facebook page yet, and I would much rather sell it than re-list it on another website!  Everything that is currently listed on my Etsy shop is 50% off.  HALF-OFF!!!!   All you have to do is enter the coupon code MUSTGO when checking out.

Feel free to tell your friends!  And be sure to "like" 13 Plum Knitting on Facebook, so you can see the new things I will be adding in the future!


  1. I chose to do the same thing. I still have a Facebook and honestly right now I'm not even taking orders since school started and I'm trying to get used to our schedule and figure where crafting fits into it. Sorry you are having to close it :)

  2. I don't blame you, it's so hard to sell right now.


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