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Selling Pickles and Preserves Online
Tue 2-Oct-12
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Rob12
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I know there are a few of you here who have previously sold your pickles and preserves.  I am curious to know if any of you have ever considered, or tried, marketing online?

 

I have spent some time searching the net this evening and it seems there is a well established market for this on Etsy.com (primarily US-based though) and a much smaller market on Ebay.co.uk, not to mention several private websites with online shops attached.

 

Is this something you think would/could work as an alternative to or in addition to selling via markets and shops?  It is just another option I am looking into (trying to 'diversify my portfolio' I think they call it).

Tue 2-Oct-12
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My only concern would be the cost of sending jamjars in the post; it makes the end total cost very high...

Tue 2-Oct-12
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Same as Shelley really Rob, the weight of postage would make them quite pricey, plus the risk of spoilage/breakages etc just means I've never made the effort.

I usually post my latest chutney/jam updates on facebook and have had requests for them, which I have honoured, but I wouldn't want to do it on any larger scale

Wed 3-Oct-12
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Terrier said:

Same as Shelley really Rob, the weight of postage would make them quite pricey, plus the risk of spoilage/breakages etc just means I've never made the effort.

 

Thanks Terrier and Shelley.  I want to sell the jams/jellies and chutneys that I make but what with a 40-hour a week job (that pays the mortgage/bills), writing on the side (that pays nothing as yet), baking and cooking and generally managing a household I don't really want to lose time to a market stall just now as well…will have to see if I can place products in some local shops, or with the 'bread man' at the monthly farmers market…

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