I have a question about the timing of adding new items and would like to hear what others think.
Say I have 7 new items that I can add in a Lane. Would it be better to space them out, to get my shop more exposure to shoppers looking for Today's Arrivals and This Week's Arrivals? Or would it be better to list them all at once, to take advantage of Free Featuring on the Lane page?
Somewhere in the Ruby Lane discussions this week this is answered I believe.
If you add 7 items in a 5 day period your items will get free featuring and also appear on the Todays arrivals and/or This weeks. Of each category you add the 7 items.
I have over 900 items at RP I am moving and will try to be patient and take advantage of the exposure but antsy about my vintage at RP. Thought about putting them in the backroom at RP but don't think I will.
Such hard decisions for exclusive in this situation. If I would not be staying exclusive it would be very different.
I have so much vintage and most of it will end up on RL.
If I could get to work and not surf all the great sales going on now there.
on the other hand it may be good to stay to take advantage of traffic looking and selling my stuff.
I'm sure there will be several different opinions on this one. It would be interesting to know how many buyers look at today's arrivals versus the lane home page. Personally, I check today's arrivals. I would therefore spread the 7 out so that something is always in today's arrivals. Eventually you'll hit the 7 and if you keep adding every day, you'll stay featured. Just one opinion.
That is fine but want to make sure on Dec.31st. somehow my closed RP shop will still be pointed to my opened RL one.
I was still actually not finished adding the items I had a Tias where it was more like 1600 items or so as I was there since 2002 till last year early part.
The goal for me is to be parked with my stuff for the holidays which is about August. Never know when Mr.Spider will index stuff.
Sitting for hours is also not healthy so will probably do the 7.
Hi I agree with Pearl's Parlour. My philosophy is little and often so that potential buyers look for my newly listed items frequently.
Very interesting and helpful info - Thank you!
Still plugging along with this. Is anyone else and do you still have a lot of stuff to move to RL from RP?
I need some empathy.
Over 500 items moved and at least 450 more.
Sandy, I do feel for you. I didn't have nearly as many things as you have to move to RL. I've been moving a few things each week, but I have a good amount of new things that can't go to RL. I'm going to leave them at RP till the end and then make a decision where to put them. I'm getting orders at RP and maybe everything will be sold out! Yeah ... sure! :)
The Today's Arrivals and This Weeks arrivals are the two most popular pages on the site. But, free featuring is a real plus because featured items get many, many clicks because folks see those items first when landing on the home page or a lane page. You have to gauge it so you get the best of both worlds.
I have found that over the almost 5 years I've been on RL, that my numbers go up when I add items. I try hard to add 7 in a Lane at a time (not always possible) because of the free featuring. The combination of the "new" and "free featuring" together boosts things up quite a bit for me. I have not found that paying for featuring actually does anything for me so I only do it around the holidays now as insurance.