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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Calling all Etsy Sellers and other Online Shop Owners!

That caught your attention, did it not? Good. This posting is for all beaders and bead makers who sell on Etsy and who have their own websites. Did you know that Ruby Lane, where I have my shop, has launched Ruby Plaza an exciting new home to individually-owned shops offering home decor, jewelry, fashion & accessories and handcrafted items? 





Check it out, they have opened it up to pretty much anything you want to sell online and you can be sure to reach a market that maybe different to those you reach through Etsy.


To all my friends that create beads and findings, they even have a section to sell components and other handcrafted items.


Ruby Lane says that there are still some Flagship shop slots available, so hurry. What are flagship shops, you ask? Follow this link and check it out. The fees and costs associated with a Flagship Shop are reasonable and well worth it for the marketing that Ruby Lane provides you. Ruby Lane was rated the highest by the 2010 ratings of auctionbyte.com, an independent trade publication for online merchants.
I have been selling my jewelry since 2004 on Ruby Lane and love the site. I would be glad to answer any questions that you might have.


For the sake of full disclosure I am not being paid by Ruby Lane or Ruby Plaza for this posting. I just want to share what I think is a great site with all my beading and blogging friends. I only ask that should you decide to open a shop on Ruby Plaza, please let them know that Sundancegems referred you.

4 comments:

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Hey Regina :) So are you gonna have a shop on both RubyLane sites? I have been at RL since 2003...I love it there too..but I'm already spread out on Etsy and Artfire as well..and w/ the economy hitting my business so hard I'm not ready to pay another shop rent right now. Let me know how it goes for you.

in response to your comment on my blog about the hibiscus carved shell components..I wish I could take credit for that one..I'm just fortunate enough to have a vendor w/ great taste..he comes to Maui w/ the most beautiful shell pieces..I go broke buying from him as they are much more costly then your average shell components. He even has some of them designed himself from his artwork.

Regina said...

Hi Jamee, Yes, I opened on RP as well. I got in as a flagship shop and I get a break (only $9) till August, then $49/month to list as many as 250 items. They also credit you $35 per month for search clicks and featuring. I only sell on RL (since 2004), and I have a 40 hour day job (bank). So this gives me exclusivity on both sites. I have not done anything special for RP yet, the same items are listed on both. I have yet to figure out my strategy. From your personal experience how do you compare the different sites?

By the way, my husband and I are both UH Manoa campus alumni, and the East West Center.. Besides the beautiful bridal jewelry on your site, I often check out your blog for news about life in Maui and the islands.

Have you tried to find your carved shell components online? But sometimes its well worth developing a personal connection and supporting fellow craftsmen, even if it costs a little more.
Have a great week. Thank you for visiting.

The Beading Gem said...

Thanks for the fresh info on Ruby Lane. And have a great week yourself! I always appreciate your comments on my blog.

Azure Islands Designs said...

Thanks for the information...often wondered about Ruby Lane...but never took the time to investigate it. I just might do that...

Enjoy your Sunday...
Cheers

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