In this interview I talk with Dalia of Kinderklipz, a business that sells European supplies to other craftspeople.
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Tell us about yourself and your business.
My name is Dália, and I am the person behind Kinderklipz.
I sell mostly sustainable European wooden supplies (beads, kits, teething rings, peg dolls), European-made metal snap buttons, European pacifier cords, European polaris beads, toy-making supplies, tools and more.
I’m also the customer service department, packing department, photographer, marketing intern, and digital handyman.
When you contact my shop or make a purchase, it’s me who will be taking care of everything.
How long have you been selling on Etsy?
I’m on Etsy since 2008 and I had other Etsy shops, including selling my jewelry creations and fabric clutches before I settled with Kinderklipz.
What would you say was the hardest part about starting a business?
I think the hardest part is really to open the shop and add your first products, those very first steps.
I had all these ideas but it took me a while to have the courage to really start.
Tell us about your daily routine.
I ship my orders 3 times a week and those are the most time-consuming tasks I have during the week. I give myself 2 free weekdays to do other shop-related work.
I mostly update old listings SEO, check and compare stats, and do some marketing but I don’t do much social media or add more listing photos and new products.
At least this is my typical to-do list and what I say to myself to look good when someone asks me about this! I get distracted easily when I’m not packing orders.
What advice would you give someone who wanted to start selling online?
When I started selling on Etsy there weren’t Etsy courses, Youtube videos, not even groups like the E-Shop Success and A Cake To Remember Home-Based Business and Etsy Tips.
It was an unknown road ahead and most of the time it was a trial-and-error road.
Of course, there are other challenges nowadays but if you start with a good base of knowledge, learn and understand the “why” of Etsy, and have shortcuts that save you time, you’ll save your sanity and help you boost your shop from the beginning.
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