I know that many of my readers are also in the Etsy community with me. I can't say enough positive things about having a tool like Etsy for a small business seller. It saves a lot of time maintaining an independent e-commerce site so that I have more time for dyeing and sewing.
Just in time for my gradient sale I discovered a new (to me) tool for Etsy sellers. It's called Etsy On Sale. Etsy is great but the features are sometimes less than I need. One example is managing sales. Within Etsy you have to apply sale terms to your whole shop or else go in and manually modify every sale item independently. When the sale is over you would have to go back and do it all in reverse. For my gradient sale of over 50 items that would be a nightmare.
I used Etsy On Sale and it worked brilliantly. It is an application that can modify your shop in one easy step. You enter the shop section, the sale terms, start and end dates and it magically works! It works on credits. You purchase credits for as little as $10. My sale cost 4 credits, or $4.....except that I was given 5 free credits when I opened and my first event was free!
If you own an Etsy shop you might want to try out this great tool too. Here's a link to get you started at Etsy On Sale and you start with 5 free credits.