Monday, June 1, 2009

2nd Annual Yart Sale June 10th - June 14th, 2009

By Evie's Tool Emporium

The “2nd Annual Yart Sale” will be held from Wednesday June 10th-Sunday June 14th, 2009. This year the “2nd Annual Yart Sale” will be sponsored by the Etsy Supply Street Team (Team ESST). Although not an official Etsy event, it is Etsy supported as evidenced by the Storque article.

A “Yart Sale” is an artistic spin on the traditional Yard Sale: Art + Yard Sale = “Yart Sale”. There are many art museums, artists, and groups that have Yart sales annually to raise cash.

All Etsy shops are invited to participate. Choose to participate in your Handmade Store, your Supply Store, or your Vintage Store. If you have more than one shop you can participate in all of them.

To join the sale, simply post the following Yart Sale Announcement in the Shop Announcement section of your Etsy Shop and please include a short description of how you will be participating in the sale:
“I am participating in the Yart Sale on Etsy sponsored by Team ESST”.

Team ESST invites you to come, post, chat and shop on the “Official Yart Sale” thread in the Promotions Section of the Etsy forums. A new thread will be posted daily at 7:00 AM EDT beginning on Wednesday June 10th by the Etsy Supply Street Team with the forum title:
SECOND ANNUAL YART SALE sponsored by Team ESST- June 13, 2009-Saturday

Participating in the daily forum thread is a way that shoppers can find your shop. Simply post what you are offering. You could also encourage visitors to search “Yart” in handmade, supplies, or vintage. Even if you are simply offering a discount, it would be to your advantage to place Yart somewhere in at least a few of your titles or tags in your shop to draw those searching for items to your shop.

If you are interested in changing your avatar to reflect the Yart Sale you can create your own, or use one of the following. This year fellow Team ESST member Misosoup has created two which are available for your use:

We look forward to your participation in the Yart Sale. It is a fun event with much enthusiasm, energy and creativity! So get ready and we will see you there! If you have any questions please feel free to contact Team ESST!


snowflakedesign said...

Sounds exciting! I'm looking forward to it.

J-Mi said...

Hey gang, this is going to be awesome! i've blogged about it on my own blog and also on our team blog (Etsy Owls!)

I'm excited already! :)

Unique Women In Business said...

Wonderful! I will be involved for sure!
Erin Keys

Eve said...

This is exciting! I'm gonna have a huge 40% off sale!!

Button Jars

JustJaynes said...

Excellent! I'm excited for the 2nd annual Yart Sale. I did pretty well in the 1st annual!


TinyArk said...

i cant wait! :) ill be offering free shipping on ALL my handmade buttons AND a special sales area with super discounted prices :)

Crickets Creations: Handcrafted Fashion Accessory Scarves and Fringies Professional Photo Portrait Props said...

Rock 'n' ROLL, ESST! Thanks so much for kickin' up some dust about YART 2009 and for your leadership on this'ne!

I had a BLAST during last year's Etsy YART debut and my sales more than doubled from the month before!

Celeste (Crickets)

Art2ArtColorado said...

i'm excited too.
*a high-five to Team ESST for their hard work and a special *hug* to theartistscloset!
*you made my day much brighter today and I'm so honored to have my work used to promote this.

thank you all! I hope everyone gets great sales!

art4friends said...

I am in!

looking forward to taking part!!

and many thanks for organising. :)

art4friends said...

also blogged here

and I shall go crazy on twitter close to the day!!


Hopeful said...

The sale is so exciting! I'm gearing up and filling up my shops as much as I can then next few days. My sale will be but 3 get one free in

Good luck y'all on a prosperous weekend!

warmest regards,

panAsh said...

How exciting! I will be participating with my destash shop. And will be posting new items all week in preparation!

Thanks for organizing!

Suzanne in TX said...

Wow--I have to take part in this event! I can't wait to get some things listed for the Sale. Thanks for letting anyone with an Etsy shop participate.

ShinyAdornments said...

Fantastic! and a GREAT idea!
I'm participating this year and have blogged about it too. :-)


Caroline said...

This is my first Yart, I only found out this afternoon and am so glad I did!
I'm really excited, and I wish everyone good luck and great sales!

idyll hands said...

I can't wait for the sale. Awesome graphics, by the way :)

sugarraindrops said...

This is so exciting, what a cool idea! I can't wait to join in the fun of YART SALE! This is my first year doing this, and I just found out today! :D
I'm getting my shop all ready for the big day!

Thank you so much for coming up with these lovely graphics for us to !!!!

jewelzodonnell said...

Thank you so much for organizing such a Wonderful event! This is my very first year participating. I also thank Misosoup for creating such awesome avatars for us to use :)

Mics AKA Lunatiger said...

This is very cool. I can't wait to participate! ^_^

M and J Tippetts said...

Thanks so much - this was so helpful! I will definitely be participating :)

creativebeadz said...

3 BIG ways to save in my shop:

15% off every item
plus FREE Strand of Freshwater Pearls with every $24 you spend
PLUS Free shipping on every order over $100 (excludes paper, vintage and packaging supplies)

Thanks etsy supply team!