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EtsySupplyStreetTeam says: Today begins a new Marketing Venture for our Team that we plan on repeating monthly. It will be a Team ESST sponsored - Etsy Wide Promotional event, which will take place on the first weekend of every month. This months sale will run from Thursday, February 5 – Sunday, February 8.
ALL Etsy shops are invited to participate by placing an announcement in your shop and joining us with promoting on this "Official" Promotional thread.
Feel Free to post in your shops announcement the following:
"I am participating in the February Shopping Extravaganza sponsored by Team ESST from Thursday, February 5 through Sunday, February 8th."
This will be a “Shopping Event” similar to a Public Marketplace. There will not be a "Overall theme" since Etsy is a Global Marketplace hence, the seasons, cultures, holidays, etc can vary quite a bit. Although not required, we do strongly encourage shops to have a feature, theme or sale as this can pique interest and help you to 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 (the next thread will be posted on Friday morning, Feb 6th, around 7 AM EST). You can easily find the new link by checking the last post of the old thread each day or you can search for the official thread - “February Shopping Extravaganza sponsored by Team ESST” here in the Promotions section of the Etsy forums. All our morning posts will be posted with our team ESST ID.
The only requirement is that you have a shop on Etsy and help promote by joining in and bumping the thread throughout the weekend. Talk about your shop and what you have to offer our shoppers. It is our hope that a large portion of the Etsy community will join in!
Those of you who blog or twitter can post and/or tweet about it and promote to people that are off Etsy to visit us. It will provide the Etsy community with publicity, making our shops more visible, and hopefully creating a monthly event shoppers will look forward to.
Just a note: This isn't an "Etsy sponsored event" but a Team ESST event. Information on our team can be found here: http://teamesst.blogspot.com/ ". If you have any questions please convo TheArtistsCloset.etsy.com