Posts tagged: pricing

Sep 05 2014

Starting on Etsy

Prices for horns have now been updated across my FA, Weasyl and DeviantArt galleries as well as my homepage compact price list.

As I may have mentioned, I’m aiming to move to an Etsy-based business setup selling horns I have already made rather than making them on demand.

The shop is located here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/StarborneWorks

While I will still take customised orders as well, I’m hopeful this arrangement will get more orders out, faster, and reduce the amount of micro-management I found myself doing.

As an aside, during my preparation for Etsy selling I thought it best that I tidy up my spreadsheet of casting recipes, which also holds my costing calculations. While doing so, I found a mistake that’s been buried there for a couple of years, effecting all my costing calculations in that trickle-down way only spreadsheet formulae can.

Without wanting to go into details, it can be summed up with; “Oh, so that’s where all the money’s been leaking away.”

The horn pricing was being adjusted to more sustainable levels anyway, but the larger horns have gone up a little more than originally intended to account for the corrected costings and difficulty producing successful castings in those shapes and sizes.

With a view to providing buyers with clear information, I’ve also produced a “datasheet” for the first type of horns I’ve listed on Etsy, the #10 Springbok.

#10 datasheet

I will be adding horns to Etsy in type-batches like this as I need 6 pairs in the various colour and effect combinations to photograph together for each datasheet.

Which ones do you think should come next?

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