New shop owners (and those of us with little Etsy traffic) are always asking for some secrets of having a successful handmade business. This month, I’d like to take you deep into the pretty, pretty shop, Cookoorikoo with an interview with the lovely Shana Hampton.
Cookoorikoo opened on Etsy on January 2, 2007, but Shana started the business about 18 months before that. As of the date I am writing this post, she’s had over 2700 sales on Etsy. That doesn’t take into account the major success she’s had in craft shows (she did eight such shows in a single year). If you happen to run into her at any of the major sales, her booth is always surrounded by people oohing and aahing over her wares. Her top selling item of all time is the Partly Sunny Necklace (64 on Etsy and another 100 or so wholesale and at craft shows).
Shana runs Cookoorikoo full-time and she agreed to submit to my intrusive questions. She has also offered a sweet giveaway to one Handmade Success reader (details below). [Read more...]Share on Facebook