I could use your help with something!

October 25, 2017 by NJPainter


Hey there, I need a favor from you.

I know that the biggest hurdle with online shopping is taking a gamble on the fit. It’s hard to invest in something as specific as a leather jacket that you can’t see, touch or try on in person. So how do I make it easier for people visiting my Etsy shop?

Here’s the link, in case you lost it.

  • Would it help if the jackets were on models and not dress forms?
  • Am I including all the helpful measurements that you would normally refer to, to buy clothing online?
  • Would it help if I assigned a size (S / M / L / XL) to each jacket, even when there are no tags? (I’ve started to do this, but I still get questions about fit).
  • How do you feel about the quality of my photos? Are they comprehensive, detailed and attractive?
  • Do you see any glaring keywords or search terms that aren’t included in my listings that would help people find my shop?
  • I will be making a limited edition of hand-painted leather envelope wallets for the holiday season but is there another leather product that you’d like to see? (Keep in mind that it has to be easily reproducible, available to a wide range of people and I have to be able to store it in my apartment. So, for instance, I can paint on leather boots/shoes but stocking them is a crazy idea).
  • Is there anything you would like to improve about the overall Etsy shopping experience?

The first thing I do every morning is check my stats from the day before; how many people visited the shop? What did they click on? How did they get to it?

My numbers are strong and I know people ‘like’ what I’m offering, but I also know that it’s tricky to purchase an expensive item that needs to fit exactly right based off of photos.

So I am making an appeal for your genuine opinions!
What would make you press “add to cart?”

xo, L