I’ve just opened up an Etsy shop for on-line selling. People have been able to buy from my personal site for some time but the experience, although nicely personal, seems a little clunky to me. The Etsy interface gives me, and the potential customer, some nice advantages:
Pay by credit/debit card or PayPal
Easier to specify the size you want
Much less confusing for the buyer to specify which picture they want
The ability for me to show shots of the picture in a frame alongside the full size image
Also, for me, it gives me some extra exposure as Etsy is a very popular site for people looking for hand-made arts and crafts. Why don’t you pop over and take a look? It would be nice to get some view statistics that weren’t either me or my wife 🙂 And comments and feedback would be most welcome.