Marcia - 3:55 pm on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)
With handcrafted items it's a very unique situation, unlike what professional crafters call buy-and-sell (mass produced goods). There are a lot of people out there (crafters & hobbyists) looking for ideas and for how to make things themselves, so that's bound to affect conversion rate, as well as checking out what's on the market. A lot of visitors may be those very people, not those looking to buy, although people who work in that niche do tend to by others' handcrafted items as well. Still, there would be a dilution that would bring the conversion rate down.