(Closed) Thinking about opening my own etsy invitation shop. Opinions?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Should I open a shop?
    yes : (1 votes)
    2 %
    no : (47 votes)
    98 %
  • Post # 3
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think you might get more responses overall if you added a poll.

    These aren’t to my personal taste. I personally like more streamlined and lighter invitations without backgrounds – I find it really difficult to read the second one with the photograph in the back.

    Given that there are a lot of invite sellers on Etsy (and elsewhere online), perhaps it’s a good idea to look into what’s out there and find ideas about trends and what’s popular.

    Post # 4
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ll be honest here, these aren’t at a level that I couldn’t create very quickly for myself in Word. I think if you plan to open your own shop, you need ot up your game, significantly, unless you are planning to charge an extremely low fee for these. Just my opinion though. I agree with Cassandra, take a look at what is available on etsy already, and decide if the price point you could charge would be worth it for you. It wouldn’t be for me.

    Post # 5
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    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The best way to get honest opinions (and more of them) is going to be to add a poll! ^_^

    Post # 6
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    While I do like your personal invitation and think it is nice, I definitely agree with other posters that you really should see what’s out there.  I don’t think these are up to par with some of the other options on etsy and the wedding world is such a hard area to get your break in that I really think you need to do more research.

    Perhaps if you could put up some pictures of an actual finished invitation like on paper and not just the graphics we might be able to give you more constructive criticism. 

    Post # 7
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    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m really sorry, but to be honest, I wouldn’t pay to have these invitations designed for me.

    There are some very well priced sellers on Etsy who have a solid graphic design background and I think you might find it very hard to compete with their offerings.

    Perhaps start with offering your services to family and friends first, and get their honest feedback about what they do and don’t like, and then build a portfolio from there.

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