Saturday, June 27, 2009

How to Make a Treasury and Save it for Later.

There are two spots in Etsy where you can feature items you enjoy. The main treasury and treasury west. Space is limited and snagging a spot can sometimes be a race. To increase your chances on a Front Page selection it is best to plan ahead and start piecing together your selections now. A great way to do this is by using the Poster Sketch tool provided by Etsy. [Bookmark this link as it is hard to find] Below I will show you how to use this tool to organize your picks and copy them to a treasury when the time comes.

Go ahead and open your poster sketch in a new tab or window. This will make for easier transition back and forth from your search results. From the previous window, search for items that fit your theme or desired look for your treasury.

After you have chosen your item you will need to copy and paste the listing numbers into your poster sketch. Listing numbers are located in the listing URL and below the seller information along the lower right side of the listing. [Highlight the numbers, right click to copy]

Go back to the poster sketch (tab or window) and paste your numbers into the appropriate box. The first three listings in each row will be the featured items and the last will become your alternate. Now Click okay and your listing should appear.

Keep doing this until all spots have been filled. Etsy automatically saves your picks...however you can copy all the listing numbers from the bottom of the page and save them into a word document. [I do this if i have more than one treasury in mind]. You are done.!! All you have to do now is wait for the treasury to open a spot. For more details on how to make or snag a treasury please read here....

About the author: I am Amanda, owner extraordinaire of Sygnet Creations. I have been selling on etsy for almost 2 years now and I loving it! I am a full time mom and military spouse. I tend to know a little about everything and I am always a friendly ear and convo away. Ask me anything.


pulguinha said...

NIce. I just had made one tresury, but this was the away I used. Copying the nunmbers to a word file permits that we make more than one,without loosing none.

AJsArtStudio said...

Finally made a treasury the beginning of July. My poster sketch made it so easy! I update mine regularly to be ready for my next treasury!

Hollyrocks said...

This is so helpful! My treasury skills are seriously lacking, so I appreciate this post very much.

Christine said...

Great post! I'm obsessed with Poster Sketch. I love making Treasuries but it's so hard to snag one that I just make them in Poster Sketch instead, and take a screen shot for my blog or Flickr photostream.

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