Bridal Shower Invitations Etsy – Etsy started out in 2005 as a handmade marketplace of Bridal Shower Invitations Etsy. It has grown tremendously in the last 10 years and it has become well known for all sorts of custom/made to order items. The exponential growth over the last few years means that lots of great options are available for shoppers, however it also means that the market may have become saturated with low quality shops with little experience looking to make some money at the experience of a trusting shopper.
This article will focus on the very popular trend – ordering special occasion invitations from Etsy. Please keep in mind that Etsy is just a marketplace/platform where a shopper can find things from thousands of shops worldwide. This means that you are not actually ordering invitations from Etsy, but rather from an Etsy shop/vendor.
Etsy got it’s reputation for a great place to order invitations due to its established original invitation shops. Those shops opened between 2005 and 2009. The invitation designers from those shops took great pride in the work they provided their customers and still do. However, starting around 2010 hundreds of “new “invitation shops began to open on a daily basis. In an effort to gain customers and compete against the established reputable shops, many began to sell invitation designs at an extremely low price. “Cheap” invitation shops have taken over the Etsy search landscape. While established and reputable designers charge on average between $15 and $25 for an exclusive personalized invitation design, these “cheap” invitation shops are selling invitation designs in the range of $5 to $10 each.
When you factor in a graphic designer’s time, Etsy seller fees, PayPal fees, and listing and relisting fees, a shop selling a design for $5 to $10 is not making a profit – not even a minimal one. Most do experience high order volume and live off the “cash flow” due to the large order volume but the gross receipts and expenses subtracted do not equal a profit. There is no genuine interest other than to rack up enormous quantities of sales and live off the cash flow.
Unfortunately, many customers want something at a very low price but the ages old saying still remains true – you usually get what you pay for. If a vendor is selling a design for $10 or less be sure to look at the tips listed further below. A red flag is a newer inexperienced shop desperate for sales willing to “give away” their designs and work by selling at an unbelievably low price.
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