As you probably know Richmond Craft Mafia had recently its amazing Baba Bing show in Richmond, VA. A few of Richmond Street team members volunteered to spread the word about Etsy at the show. Etsy had a separate table right at the entrance so that practically nobody could escape it. It was much fun to talk to all potential buyers and find out what they actually know and think about Etsy.
It turns out Richmonders know a lot about Etsy! Most of the people who visited the show were interested in learning more about local Etsy shops which is good news for all of us! All but one person knew about Etsy and quite a few confessed that they are actually addicted to it! All the things we learned from talking to people at the show were invaluable and we had great time sharing our personal Etsy experiences!
We had lists where everyone could write down her/his e-mail address and quite a few people did just that. It turns out that many people who are regular craft show visitors are Etsy buyers as well. Almost all of them shop at local shops on Etsy.
Richmond Street team members who volunteered for the event were:
Estelle Nicole Tyler
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Come on out and get the best selection handmade indie crafts in Richmond this Holiday Season!
11 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Richmond Etsy Street Team participated in the Etsy Teams program at the Buyer's Market of American Craft for the second year this past August. Several Richmond Street Team Members who, in addition to selling on Etsy, sell their work to shops and galleries planned and organized their wares into one big booth at the Buyer's Market in Baltimore. There were a number of other Etsy Street Teams at the Market, including New York, Baltimore and DC. We had a great time, took some orders, spent time with friends, learned a lot (good & bad) and ate some yummy food!
photos by Suzanne Vinson & Tasha McKelvey