Saturday, November 9, 2013

5 Things You Can Do If A TPT Product Is Not Selling Well

Many new Teachers Pay Teachers store sellers are concerned with the number of products. No doubt having numerous products increases the likelihood of being found in the search engines, either TPT or Google, to name the most significant). However, very few sellers try to revitalize those products that are not selling. And they are not selling for a reason. Here I will give you my opinion on what to do in case a product is not selling after a few months in TPT. 


 1. Change the price: If after a few months, from 3 to 6 I would suggest, the product is not selling is time to change the price. Do a search in the TPT search box and check for similar products and see the prices they are asking for them. 

2. Change the product title: I used the word "typeface" in one of my products and nobody bought it. I checked the TpT Seller's Handbook with Top Keywords and I did a search in TPT. I realized that nobody was looking for that term. Instead, people were looking for "font". I changed the product title and I started selling my product almost overnight.

3. Change the product description. The product description has to be aligned with the product title. Both should pursue the same keyword(s) (ex. "fonts") instead of different terms (ex. "fonts" vs. "typefaces"). Check the handbook and make sure that the "density" (# times you repeat the keyword) of the keyword that you use is the appropriate. 

4. Change the cover pictures and samples. If you check your statistics and few people downloaded your preview, this means that the product is not appealing to buyers. You have to apply tips 1-3. If this does not work, then change the cover picture and the samples and see what happens.

5. Change the preview. If you check your statistics and many people downloaded your preview but few bought the product, this means that the preview may not be appealing. It is time to change it. Look around and download previews from successful sellers and see how they do it.

Et voila! You have a new product! 


Note*: These ideas depend on the time you have been selling in TPT and other factors. Take them with a pinch of salt. They have proved to be valuable for me. And I am pretty sure they can help many of you.
What are other strategies that you are using to revamp your products? Share with us and please leave a post!

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  1. This is so helpful! I am a new seller and am really trying to learn from those of you who are really successful. Such a blessing that you are willing to share!

  2. Very useful post indeed, I especially like the tip about searching for keywords! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the tips! :) I read on the TPT forum a while back that custom categories can also help your products sell, as well as promote, promote, promote!

    Mind Sparks

  4. Great tips! I especially like your tips on keywords as I think this is something that a lot of new sellers might not know about. I think it is also important to pin your products to Pinterest as well and it is always great to ask other teachers to review a product for you. You may have to offer an incentive which is usually giving them a copy of the revised product for free for all their help.

    Teacher Gems

  5. Thank you!! Time for me to revise some stuff!!

  6. Thanks to you guys for stopping by.

  7. This is not something in the seller's hands, but if I get detailed and specific feedback, I think it helps sales-- particularly with a product that may have competition. I have several novel units for popular tiles (like Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson). Sales went up after some good comments about common core and helpful activities in the product. Caitlin (

  8. Thank you for these tips! I just started in October and these will really help.


  9. Great tips! I'm your newest follower.

  10. Thank you so much! I have honestly not thought too much about the whole key word thing.
    Great advice!
    jen :)