Your Dashboard can give you great insights into how your Tindie business is developing. Using this tool can help you make the right adjustments that lead you to more (and more valuable) traffic. Here are a few tips to help you use this information to its fullest.
You access the Dashboard by going to https://www.tindie.com/stores/dashboard/
Orders & Sales
On the Dashboard you'll see graphs titles "Your Total Number of Orders" and "Your Total Sales".
We also show the "Avg Total Number of Orders of Top 20% of Tindie Sellers" and "Avg Total Sales for Top 20% of Tindie Sellers" for reference so you can see how you're doing.
- If a buyer purchases multiple items from your store at the same time, it counts as one order. In other words, this isn't the total number of products you have sold, but the total number of orders.
- Shipping and payment fees are not included in Total Sales.
- Orders that were placed and then refunded are not included in Total Orders or Total Sales.
Here is an example where the seller is selling less than the top 20% of Tindie sellers:
Here is an example where the seller is selling more than the top 20% of Tindie sellers:
How to increase your Total Orders and Total Sales
The more people that look at your product, the more potential it has to sell. Be sure to market your product after you have listed it!
- Blog: If you have a blog or guest write on one, you can get a lot of traffic to your page from there.
- Badges: To tie in well with a blog, we also have badges that you can add to your website or blog to promote your Tindie store!
- Social Media: Be sure link your product page on your Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. When your product goes live, we tweet it out as new. You can re-tweet this to all of your followers. Be sure to follow us so you don't miss it!
- Forums: There are dozens of forums online for makers and hobbyists. These are great places to get your project out there.
With some exceptions, the higher the price of your product, the chances of sale grow smaller. Be sure to thoroughly research how to price your product. Pricing should reflect quality as well as the market. Take a look around, if applicable, at similar products and how they are priced. There are also many articles online regarding how to price your products.
This gives buyers the opportunity to know who they are purchasing from. Give your customers a way to connect with you and know that they are buying from a real person who shares their same interests and projects. Be proud of who you are and what you create!