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MollyMoo 10/3/2015 09:48 pm 1540
Id really like to start selling kandi, does anybody know how I should start? Should I make an etsy? Also, what would decent price ranges be for cuffs and masks? Thank you for the help!
Etsy is a really great place for selling your kandi or any handmade crafts! I've been using it for over 3 years.
If you need advice, you can message me and I can give you advice on everything from the etsy fees to the best way to set up your listings.
@eeveehime: I swore I read somewhere it has a fee of some sort, listing fee or after selling fee, unless they recently changed it. o.o
I use Ebay and Etsy as for pricing I check what other's are selling it for on average and then try and see if I can afford a few dollars off of it. I also give people free shipping on orders over 25 bucks and I offer custom works.
Just a little FYI, Etsy is going way down in quality. They allow people to sell mass produced stuff from China, and then threaten to shut anyone down when they complain about it. You should go to StoreEnvy instead. They have customizable shops, free listing, and a bunch of fancy features!
In terms of selling, you totally should! I would see how other people are pricing theirs, and then go from there. Pick a price per bead and maybe price your items like that. I usually see masks sold for $15 or so. There is an app called Craft Pricing Calculator that I LOVE, and I use it to price my items all the time.
personally, I wouldn't sell kandi, because of the meaning it has to people when it is traded or given to another person.
But I have sold alot of things I have made in the past. I suggest looking at other people's pricing, and if you thing that is too little or too much, try this:
Take the cost of a package of beads you bought, decide the cost by the number of beads in the bag, then you will have the price per bead
Take the cost of your string, and decide it by however long your string is. That's the price per... whatever unit it is, then that's the price per unit
If you are putting on a charm or toy, add a reasonable price, like a small stuffy from McDonald's would probably be like $0.25-$0.50 cents.
Now here's the tricky part, measure/count the amount of beads and string you are using. Also, keep track of the time you spent making it. Time is money. Add a reasonable amount of time per minute, or something. personally, I add $0.10 per 5 minutes
When you are done, count all your totals for the beads, the string, time, and anything else you needed to make the kandi. If you aren't happy with the total, multiply by 2. When in doubt if 2 is enough, multiply by 3.
Hope I could help you (or anyone else who is reading and wants to sell something )
Well, I've never sold kandi but etsy might be good to try. I could tell u a good price that I would sell mine with but I need to know how much ur looking to make. What sounds reasonable to u?
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