Notes from our thrilling journey down the silk route


For those of you who haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, we’ve compiled a small list of some of the benefits you will get from setting up your own personalized shop:

  1. Retain your brand by offering products on your own site without directing your fans to other sites
  2. No headache of managing the payment processing systems
  3. Easy setup – No headache of learning HTML or getting web developers to build a store for their site
  4. Quick customization with pre-built templates
  5. Incoming traffic to the store directly increases your site’s rankings
  6. No need to spend time to promote your products
  7. Quick setup – Starting is as easy as blogger.com
  8. Personalization – You can keep your own URL and domain
  9. Brand consistency – You can give better customer service to your clients by keeping the whole experience of buying consistent with your brand
  10. You can choose your own design for your shop and dress it up exactly how you want to
  11. You can have your own complete shop in 60 seconds
  12. People will be able to search through your products easily
  13. Hassle free – You can focus on just the products instead of worrying about verified payment methods, guarantees, and security.
One Comment to

“Benefits of having your own custom shop”

  1. On June 18th, 2009 at 12:07 pm Sharon Fullen Says:

    I concur that having your own site is critical for long-term success and branding. Your ability to control everything (or at least the illusion, ha!) is critical to build a strong foundation for success.

    I operate a stand alone site that is my centerpiece of my marketing efforts and represents my partners and me better than any marketplace could ever.

    For example, the current Etsy controversy regarding SEO changes has left many people in an uproar and directly affected sales.

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