After thinking about it and going back and forth over the decision. I have decided to move my store from Etsy to Artfire. Artfire charges one flat rate per month, not per listing like Etsy, and so I can build my store as big as I want without incurring extra charges. They also do not take a cut from my sale like Etsy does and they offer more payment options. THey also get you out on the internet better too than Etsy does.
So, I am in the process of moving, will get a link up to my artfire store in the next day. If my etsy store disapears while this is going on, I appologize for any inconvience but I will try to time it so artfire opens as etsy closes. I will have the same name, Stephies Beads and Baubles. I may just put etsy on vacation while I try out artfire so I can just start it back up if I am not happy.
They let you upload from etsy onto your computer and then artfire tells you how to move those l istings to them. Easy peasy. Wow. I now have to get them in my store.
So, got some orders going out to my wonderful blog ladies I am sponsoring and a new customer. I am so grateful !! I will keep you posted and will get that link up as soon as the store is open for business. I think it will be a good move for me finanically and I will do better there.