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Team Treasury 100807.

Managed to make a treasury for the team this afternoon. Wee! Check it out here!

REMINDER: Make sure to tag at least one of your items with team tag ‘team etsymalaysia’ so team members and other potential buyers can find you easily. Also, remember that next month THIS MONTH (!!!) we are celebrating Hari Merdeka, and Etsy admin has taken note on this. So who knows, Malaysian-themed treasury *might* just hit the front page more! So start making treasuries for the team now! ;)

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Team Treasury 100729.

New member catbun made a treasury for the team! Welcome – and check it out here!

REMINDER: Make sure to tag at least one of your items with team tag ‘team etsymalaysia’ so team members and other potential buyers can find you easily. Also, remember that next month we are celebrating Hari Merdeka, and Etsy admin has taken note on this. So who knows, Malaysian-themed treasury *might* just hit the front page more! So start making treasuries for the team now! ;)

Arts and Crafts Market Essential: Part One.

A while ago many of us were having discussions at the team’s Yahoo! Group on a potential arts and crafts market that we might join in as a team. Though we didn’t make it this round, we’ve got some really great ideas around. I realised that many of us (which include me myself) are not frequent vendors at arts and crafts markets, and some are first-timers. So I’ve asked around for a few seasoned sellers at markets to share their tips and experiences with us, and hopefully get us all ready when we are joining our next market, either individually or as a team. Today, we have Nadiah from nukilan. Together with her partner, Nadiah had participated in Arts for Grabs organised by and held at The Annexe Gallery, Central Market for 6 times to day, with their first time ever in May 2008.

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Here’s some tips for participating in markets, based entirely on our experience at Arts For Grabs, and in no particular order:

1. Team up with a friend
Teaming up with a friend adds more product variety to your booth, and a booth with variety tends to attract more people as you have more options for everyone. We started with 3 products – Nukilan cards, a very small selection of Funkytiles, and decorated chip board alphabets. Now, our booth includes all those items – although less of the alphabets, as well as decoupage jewelry, pretty necklaces, notebooks, mixed media, water colour pieces and more! Teaming up with a friend also gives you an extra pair of hands when you need to go to the loo or when there’s a whole bunch of people who suddenly appear at your booth – and of course it also means that you should help your friend out if the same situation happen to him/her too. It’s also nice as you’ll have someone to talk to during slow/quiet hours (hopefully NO slow/quiet hours! Wee!).

The Vortex hand painted tile by funkytiles.

2. Make your booth interesting
We’re creative people, so be creative in the way you display your products. It does not need to be complicating. In fact, simpler displays are better as it’ll make setting-up heaps easier, as well as make it easier to transport your items here and there. And if possible, get extra hands to help you set up. Our booth is made up of a few simple elements, but because we have so many small products, it always takes us awhile. If you have a back wall – use it. If your work is not the kind that can be hung on a wall, then make an interesting banner with your name, etc, on it. If you know the dimension of your booth beforehand, sketch a rough layout before you set up, especially if it’s the first few times and you haven’t quite gotten the hang of it yet.

3. Make full use of your time
If you can set-up your booth the day before, do it. Be there an hour before it starts right up til the end. I have seen many sellers who came at the last minute and left before the time is up. Not only is this unprofessional, you also lose out on potential customers and exposure. We have had quite a few good sales before the market officially starts, as well as in the last hour when almost every one else has packed up and gone home.

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Team Treasury 100514.

araleling has created a lovely treasury for some of us the Malaysian Etsians! :)

Check it out and spread some love here!

As mentioned, a Treasury East list doesn’t expire, and there is no limitation on how many list one can create. Start creating lists for your favourite sellers, favourite items, and of course for fellow members. Monitor it to see if any items have been sold, and quickly replace it. Who knows, your list might be chosen to go on the front page! ;)

Team Treasury 100331.

YELLOW! … Malaysia! :)

Drop by here and leave some love!

List expires on Saturday, 3 April 2010.

Team Treasury 100314.

Some fresh finds from the team! To increase the likelihood of the list to be promoted to the front page, I’ve included some alternatives as well. Good luck! :)

Drop by here and leave some love!

List expires on Wednesday, 17 March 2010.

Team Treasury 100217.

May the year of Tiger bring everyone of you LOTS and LOTS of great businesses! :)

Drop by here and leave some roaring-love!

List expires on Saturday, 20 Feb 2010.