Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunshine & Green Grass: An Etsy Treasury

Check out our latest Treasury, called Sunshine & Green Grass, featuring goods made exclusively by Etsy Houston Team Members. We included notebooks, jewelry, cards, and lots of different types of handmade goods. Everything is the color of sunshine and green grass with bright bursts of yellow and green. This treasury is full of florals and outdoorsy scenes. All of these items are handmade in Houston and available for purchase on Etsy.

Click to view the Treasury Here.                      

Friday, April 10, 2015

DIY Fest Saturday April 18th at North Houston Skate Park

Join Blake Jones, Pop Shop America, O'Douds and lots of other artists and DIYers for a completely free event at North Houston Skate Park April 18th 12-8pm. Make loads of free art, DIY your own stickers, make men's grooming products, build terrariums and alter t shirts. There are endless possibilities of what to DIY at the Fest. You can also skate, hang out, and drink Mountain Dew. DJs all day. Don't miss out!

DIY Fest
North Houston Skate Park
12351 Kuykendahl 77090
April 18th 12-8pm

Learn more or RSVP Here.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Discussion Recap: Etsy Houston Meetup April 1st

The Etsy Houston Street Team Hosted their first Meet Up at TX/RX Labs Makerspace

Every time we meet we get into a hot discussion full of great ideas about how to grow our businesses. Here are the things we discussed April 1st and a few questions we came up with. Please comment on this blog if you would like to continue the discussion.

Apps are crucial to having strong Etsy Shops. We all had different favorites. You can find official Etsy Apps here: There are a ton of apps with lots of different functions. You can browse by popular apps or search by category. Make sure you browse the Sellers Apps - look at the top right where you can distinguish between buyer and seller apps.

Why Auto Renew? Etsy has it's own internal SEO. It wants shops that are the most active to appear at the top of the pages. Funny thing is, it doesn't know the difference between a sale and reposting or just a reposting. Auto Renew will help you repost your listings - at a fee of course - which will rank you higher in searches.

Why Ship Station? The best shipping fees for USPS, Fedex, UPS, and DHL with easy at home printing. It automatically links with your Etsy and notifies the buyer. It can give you statistics about who is shopping and where they live.

Why Etsy On Sale? You can manage multiple shops at once. You can autorenew or run sales on multiple items all at once. This could be especially useful for Cyber Monday - style sales in which multiple items, or multiples shops are being changed at once.

Why Fotofuze? Product photography means everything on Etsy. This app helps whiten the backgrounds of photos without losing color in your foreground. AMAZING! Plus it's made by a company in Dallas and supporting local businesses is our thing, right?

Other apps we <3:
Fotor for Mac - Whitagram for Iphone

Questions for the Group that Came Up:
Do people prefer Society6 or Etsy? Why?

Want to join the conversation? Join us at our next meet up May 6th at TX/RX Labs 205 Roberts 77003.