Before You Open An Etsy Shop Read This

Happy Monday everyone! Now here’s a book I wished I’d discovered before I opened an Etsy shop. It is jam packed with useful tips.

Here’s a few:

  • Make your banner in a photo app like Pixlr
  • Use keyword rich words in title and no need to duplicate in tags too. Use shop name as a tag.
  • Tell people where your work has been featured. For example, I would say my local coffee house Merli’s.
  • Find out about buying a return address stamp.
  • Add cost of shipping to product to offset high shipping cost. (That definitely applies to Canada)
  • Is your profile warm and friendly?
  • Get shipping quotes from post office and put in your policies
  • Discount voucher for future purchases?
  • Check www.craftcult.com/heartomatic.php for stats on your shop.
  • Consider an Etsy Treasury of different seller’s stuff on one theme (sheep).
  • DMOZ is a directory of websites you could list your shop on.
  • Add shop photos to Flickr.

And tonnes more useful stuff.

Worth a try especially if you are new on there.

Here is a very inspiring video from an Etsy seller of five years:

Get your Etsy on 🙂