Having a shop on Etsy comes with some perks. One of the best perks is a FANTASTIC community. Below is something Etsy calls a Treasury! A Treasury is a collection of items that are chosen to be displayed together by a Curator aka Etsy Member. This one was made by a fellow Team member from The Honest Assembly. It’s a great team! Teams are one of those community perks. They are a group of people working as a collective toward a similar goal. Usually promotion, but it can be creativity, similar location, learning, sharing, making new friends and much more.
More About Treasuries
How you choose the items, is up to you. Your theme might be color (as below), types of items, price ranges, holidays, events, age group, etc. Whatever you can dream up. When you’re done picking, you can choose to post. Once you’ve posted, your treasury is shared with the world. Unless you mark it private.
Why? For some it’s a creative outlet. It doesn’t cost anything to have a membership or post treasuries. You may have a shop or you may not. It can be a promotional tool as well. Another way to get your product out there for everyone to see. I think it’s pretty fun and beneficial at the same time, as I have a shop. There is an added bonus of making Etsy’s front page. If your treasury is picked, you are in the front of the line for the world to see. Which will mean added views with the possibility of added sales.
You might be thinking…where do these items come from? The answer is anywhere on Etsy. If you do a search for blingy dog collars on Etsy and wanted to do a “Pet Treasury”, you would look through the search results and find the items you like the best and add it to the treasury. You could include things like collars, photos, sweaters, and bowls. Once again, do a search, and add those items.
When you click on the big Etsy logo on the top left hand side, scroll down toward the bottom left side and there will be the word Treasury, click it and you’re on your way.
I hope you enjoy it! There are SO MANY unique things to find on Etsy. I plan to post treasuries on a regular basis so you can get a glimpse of amazing creations. Remember that Etsy sellers are bringing you either Handmade items from crafters in every perspective, Vintage items in every category you can imagine, and Craft Supplies in endless supply!
Purple Rain! BLAST Treasury!!! 4/11