April 2022 Update

April 2nd, 2022

I know, I know, you’re probably saying to yourself “We’re not even into a full week into April and you’re **already** posting a monthly update?” Well a lot has happened in just these few short days so I’m going to get into it.

Closing Etsy Store

About a month ago I received an email from Etsy that they’re going to be raising the transaction fee from 5% to 6% to “invest in advertising.” Really? You’re expecting us sellers to absorb yet another fee increase on top of all the fees that we’re getting charged when we sell an item. They tell us to raise our prices to compensate, but then demand that we offer free shipping on everything. I already couldn’t run sales on that site because the margins are way too tight, and this new increase has killed it completely for me. That’s the straw that broke my camel’s back. As soon as all of the listings expire I will be shutting that shop down. On this site I will always have a sale going on, especially during the holidays and special occasions. I will also be starting up some clearance so I can move the inventory out so I can make new items, so look for that to happen in the coming weeks.

Closing Sister Store

I will be closing Moon Cabin Creations on April 15th, including all social media outlets (and that dreaded Etsy store). I couldn’t justify running two different businesses when I’m really only promoting one of them. All of the products have been moved over to this site and you can shop them here, and they’re included in the current sale that’s running!

Twitch

I am trying to grow my viewership on Twitch and I need your help. I’m trying to get to 10 followers on my Twitch channel so I can stream twice a week, so if you would, please follow my channel. I stream on most Friday evenings at 7pm CDT – check it out: https://twitch.tv/craftyladystudios. I will greatly appreciate your support!

That’s all for now – stay YOUnique!

~R