First Item Sold Online: Lindi Sells Stonehenge Memories on Etsy
By Ina Steiner
Do you remember the first item you ever sold online? Let us know by sending an email to email@example.com and we may publish your story. Today we hear from Lindi who sold a photo panaroma of Stonehenge on Etsy that had special meaning to the buyer.
I ran across your site and wanted to relay my first sale on Etsy story.
When I opened up my first shop on Etsy, summer of 2008, I had some photographs my husband had taken on some various trips. One was a panaroma of Stonehenge from our trip to Europe a year earlier. I listed the photo and it sold within a week. When I contacted the seller to thank her and let her know the package had shipped, she told me she bought it as a gift for her Father for Father's Day.
She said they had taken a trip to England a few years earlier and she hoped it would bring back good memories for him and the vacation they took as a family. I couldn't help but be touched that a photo we had taken on our wonderful family trip was going to someone else to remind them of their wonderful family trip! That's what's so cool about Etsy: the people and stories that are brought together!
About the author:
Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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