Wednesday, February 4, 2009

First Weekend - ESST Sponsored Event

The Etsy Supply Street Team is sponsoring a "First Weekend Shopping Extravaganza" for the month of February. We invite all Etsians of every category to participate by placing an announcement in your shop and join us with promoting your shops on the Promo Thread in the Etsy Forums.

This is not a Sale, it is a Shopping Event sponsored by the Etsy Supply Street Team. On the first weekend of each month, Team ESST will sponsor the event from Thursday - Sunday by promoting it both on and off of Etsy.

This month's event will occur from February 5th -8th. Please look for the post "February Shopping Extravaganza sponsored by Team ESST" in the Promos section of the Etsy Forums beginning on Thursday, February 5th around 12:00 AM EDT.

Because Etsy is a Global Marketplace and the seasons, cultures and holidays can vary quite a bit, there is no overall theme. However, we do strongly encourage shops to have a feature, theme or sale as this can pique interest and help draw people to your shop.

You do not have to participate for the whole weekend as we will be posting a fresh new thread each day of the event. You can easily find the new link by checking the last post of the old thread each day.

To join our Shopping Extravaganza, the only requirement is to help promote the event by joining in and bumping the Promotion Thread throughout the weekend. In the thread, please let us know about your shop and what you have to offer our shoppers.

If you blog or twitter, please promote this event to those outside of the Etsy community. It will provide the Etsy community with publicity and add visibility to our shops. As this will become a monthly event, it will be something for shoppers to look forward to.

The First Weekend Shopping Event is sponsored by Team ESST, not by Etsy. More information about our team can be found right here on our blog. If you have any questions about this event please convo one of our members at

Search for the Promo Thread on Etsy.


Stephanie said...

Great idea for the First Weekend! I am going to post my sale and shop. Happy shopping everyone!

Cahaba Confections said...

Thanks for putting this together. Hopefully everyone will get some sales from this.

Stephanie said...

I hope everyone will get sales from this! Best of luck to all!

Cherry Red Studio said...

This is such a great opportunity and such a great idea! I hope everyone gets lots of sales. Happy Shopping!

bijouxdesignsforyou said...

Thanks so much for opening this up to all of us! I've had such fun already checking in and seeing everyone's shops!

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

I'm participating. This is a great idea for a sale!

sparks1919 said...

What a wonderful idea. Thanks for letting us all participate. it's lots of fun

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Thanks for inviting all Etsy shops to join...what a great way to promote us all...I'm happy to participate and will be posting a sale in my shop

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cjkris said...

Love this idea! Thanks for putting this together.


Carol/CMK Sculputures said...

thank so much for all your hard work putting this together for the rest of us..

INOUDID said...

Thanks for running this promo and offering it to all etsy folks. I'm offering a $5.00 refund on each item you purchase from my shop. Happy shopping!