Bonus Episode 4: Should You “Vacation Mode” Post-Holiday? Or Extend Lead Times?

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Should you use vacation mode or extend processing times? | the merriweather council podcast

Etsy vacation mode, post-holiday

What’s this?! A new podcast episode?! Indeed, friends, it is real!

I’ve got a mini series of episodes for you to listen to releasing over the next couple of weeks and this is the very first of the bunch.

The questions comes up a lot: should you put your shop on vacation mode, or extend lead times when you need a break or will be traveling?

In this episode I’m sharing my thoughts on the matter and my suggestions. Of course, you’ll have to decide what would be best for you.

In this episode:

  • My experience with Etsy vacation mode
  • What I do when I want to put my own website “on vacation”
  • What I suggest you consider before deciding
  • Discussion on the topic of post-holiday breaks!
  • How to maintain relevancy on Etsy even with a vacation period

Enjoy! Thank you for listening, and check back real soon for more episodes!


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Oh, hi! Welcome to The Merriweather Council. I’m Danielle and I am a maker in business and mentor to other makers in business. I teach you how to turn your crafty tendencies into profits!

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