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MakeMoreMoves

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Making a product that fits Etsy well, but my original plan was to just build an email waitlist using a squeeze page and then launch through email or should i just list it up on Etsy?

Does Etsy have the commoditizing effects like other platforms where you are just in a sea of other brands? Talking specifically about product launching.

Waistlist or just Etsy?
 
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It depends. If your product is like others, it may get lost in the sea of Etsy. Whether or not your item is like others, though, your best best is to do a build up via social media and then launch on Etsy. Etsy's algorithm seems to change almost daily and they did once admit they do a socialism type of shuffle to spread out sales among sellers. They also changed the algorithm to create a "diversity or shops" within the first pages of shops regardless of relevancy of item.
So....I would find a way to direct people right to your items if at all possible. In any case, however you launch, you will need people to find you.
 

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