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Freebie Incentives


About this design:

The is a sampling of the many "Ear Hugs" I have made as sales incentives during this holiday season. Customers get to choose a pair with a minimum $40 purchase. It's not uncommon for someone to choose a higher ticket item or buy two pairs of earring, instead of one. The freebies are super quick to make and under 50 cents each.
Do you offer customers any incentives??
Care to share?

Components:

19 gauge sterling silver ball head pins, glass beads and pearls, semi-precious gem stone rounds.



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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I do the same thing only I don’t really let them pick. I just add it to their orders as a gift. Earrings are always a good thing. I love your display cards…very cute.

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    What a great idea! Like Kats, I have added earrings as a free gift with some orders, otherwise I offer a discount on any future purchase. But I like this way of offering it up front as an incentive. Love your cards too! :)

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a wonderful idea! Love Kats and Angela’s idea as well! Awesome cards!

  4. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Great idea…I know alot of Etsy shop owners do that too. Love the cards! I see alot of you sell online or locally. I get asked about that alot, but I don’t have the energy to fool with all that! LOL I just sell locally by word of mouth.

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Great idea, especially for shows. I can see a freebie like this pushing me towards a more expensive item if I was torn between two choices.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I offer earrings at a $5.00 discount (which is usually half the price) if they buy a matching necklace or bracelet and sometimes I will just throw in a pair of earrings if they were inexpensive to make. I like this idea.

  7. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    These are pretty. I like the ideas, but I don’t sell jewelry.

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    Corrina S says:

    Thats a good idea. I sell my jewelry on Etsy as well. I do it as a hobby. I really like this idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for sharing your ways for encouraging customers to loosen the purse strings a bit more. Great ideas

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic idea, Lynda, right now I just offer a coupon, but this will be great for a holliday season :D

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    JC Hamm says:

    Great idea, may do that for my next craft show.Great to give as Christmas gifts, as a thank-you for their purchase.mmmmmmmmm

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