Happy Monday everyone!
I have a question I've been pondering awhile, and maybe you swappers can help me out. I have been on Poppy Swap for almost a year now, and have had a total of 1 sale worth $6.00. I love Poppy Swap and its members, but I keep asking myself "What am I doing wrong?" I participate a lot in the forums, tweet, fb, blog about and otherwise promote Poppy Swap as much as I can, price my products fairly and try to put very descriptive blurbs about each product in my shop. Each January I evaluate all my business's practices to see what I can do better. Some of the questions I am coming up with are:
Are my products not "herbal" enough for Poppy Swap? Most of my products are body and skincare, not tinctures, teas or medicines.
Are my product pictures not clear enough?
Is Poppy Swap the right place for my products? I'm not an herbalist like many of the rest of you who practice it for a living.
What percentage of shops on Poppy Swap are actually getting any sales? I know that a few of the well known herbalists get lots of sales here, but what about the rest of you? Kiki or Kristie can you tell me a percentage of shops with sales, that would be wonderful.
I would really like to hear some of your answers! And please, please know that I'm not complaining or whining, just trying to make my products and store better fit into this wonderful shopping community. I do have sales off my own website as well as from friends, family and word of mouth so I know my products are wonderful, I just don't know if they are what people are looking for here.
Thank you so much for any feedback you can give me!