(Closed) All things equal, how do you choose an etsy seller for an alchemy request?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Did anyone give you a lower bid?  I had 15 (!!!) bids for my Alchemy request.  all of them had postive feedback but one woman offered to do the projeft for 1/2 of what the other bidders were offering. 

See if anyone would be willing to do it lower than your asking price……

Post # 5
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would write back to her and say something like….

“I also really like (item), would you be able to work in a deal for purchasing both items?  I’ve had several offers but I like a lot of your work and would be excited to work with you”

Butter her up!!  hahahaa

Post # 6
40 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

As an Etsy seller,  I think I’d find it hard to be able to make something at an alchemy price and then on top of that give a discount– because my items are already at wholesale and so many alchemy prices are already very low.  But it doesn’t hurt to ask πŸ™‚

Some sellers get very offended when people ask for discounts, but I personally wouldn’t mind being asked. 

For me, I would go by whose work I like the best…. and not necessarily the lowest price. if they have an item you love, even if they wont’ give you a discount, I’d go with them since they have that style that you love.  

(my shop is –  http://awakenjournaling.etsy.com  – i make leather journals)

Post # 8
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We had about 12-15 bids on our Alchemy request for our ceremony programs. I spent a fair amount of time looking over each artist’s existing work, eliminating those that weren’t particularly impressive, and chose a few favorites based on those with great portfolios that showed consistently professional, beautiful work. Then once I had those narrowed down, I followed up with a message asking them to elaborate on just how they saw themselves fulfilling my request – details of what it would look like, exactly. Then I picked one!

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