EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 258 - March 07, 2010 - ISSN 1528-6703     4 of 6

First Item Sold Online: Lindi Sells Stonehenge Memories on Etsy

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Do you remember the first item you ever sold online? Let us know by sending an email to 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.

Hi Ina,
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!

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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

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