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Christmas Shopping Made Easy the Etsy Way

Since I discovered Etsy 2 years ago,
 I have made it a point to try to purchase 
from these handmade artists whenever possible. 
It has been an extremely positive experience for me.
I wish I could show you the gifts I have bought for my loved ones
so far this Christmas, but for obvious reasons I can't

(I purchased this last year for my granddaughter's first Christmas
and had her name and date of birth painted onto the heart)

I have found such unique items on Etsy and am glad that I have chosen to 
help support these handmade artists instead of the big box stores. The quality of 
workmanship has exceeded my expectations as these artisans do not 
mass produce and they take time to ensure the quality of their goods. 
They know that their business will not survive without 
a high level of quality and customer service.
 I consider it a win win situation. I help them
by purchasing and in return I get fabulous products.

(I purchased these for last year as a gift for a friend)

It is convenient for shoppers to be able to read feedback from others
 who have purchased from a seller.This enables them to get an idea before 
they make a purchase how others have felt about their purchase and 
the customer service they received from the seller.

Here is an example of some feedback that I have received in my shop, BeadedEmbellishments

"I just received the jewelry today. Thank you! This has been such a 
positive experience: good communication; 
the items were beautifully and carefully wrapped, and sent out
 very quickly; and the necklace itself is GORGEOUS! 
I'd been looking for a statement necklace 
for some time, and this is perfect. 
Plus Denise included a pair of carnelian earrings that 
match it perfectly -- an unexpected and very sweet gift. 
I would definitely purchase from beadedembellishments again!"

It is also nice to be able to have an email conversation with the person 
who is the actual “maker” of the products. Frequently I have requested 
different colors or styles of particular items and my requests have 
always been met with enthusiasm and a willingness to make sure that 
I get exactly what I am requesting. The fact is that you just can’t get 
that kind of service from most retail stores! 

May I suggest to you, that if you haven't shopped 
Etsy before,
that you give it a try. 
There's no better time than now to
shop for a special Christmas gift 
for that special someone on your list.
Etsy artists will 'Thank You' and 
I 'Thank You' too.
Have you purchased from an Etsy artist?
If so, please leave a comment with your 
thoughts about your experience.



Deborah said...

Yes I love shopping o ETSY and have been thrilled with what Ive purchased, and also the joy of meeting new friends.
Handmade treasures are beautiful and made from the heart!

Deborah xoxoxoxoxooxox

MetalRocks said...

I couldn't agree more! Thank you for featuring my Pearl Earrings. Etsy is not only a great place to sell it's my preferred place to shop! All of my Christmas gifts for the past 2 years have come from Etsy! It's like having an artist's market at your finger tips!! :-)

By a Thread Bags said...

On-line shopping is so convenient, especially at Etsy! I love the earring!