Selling on Etsy.
How to Start Selling on Etsy.
Many people think that starting selling something on Etsy is complicated. However, they are wrong as opening you own Etsy shop and listing your products is pretty easy and simple. Opening an Etsy shop is free of charge, however, you need to link a credit card to your account. This is because of the billing fees incurred monthly. You can pay these fees by using your credit card or through PayPal.
In order to start selling on Etsy, you need to register an account and pick a name for your shop first. The registration process is easy and it will take you a few minutes out of your time. When picking the name shop, make sure it is short, recognizable, and memorable.
You are allowed to sell art pieces, handmade items made only by you, and vintage goods that are at least 20 years old. The costs per listing a product are $0.20 and Etsy gets minimal sales fee (around 3% per sale). There are no additional fees or hidden costs.
The whole platform us easy to use. When listing the products, you need to write a description and include all important information and details about the product. Etsy allows you to add 5 photos and 14 keywords per product, so make sure to use them all. When adding the photos, ensure they are clear and high-quality, and the keywords are going to help customers locate your product and your shop. Avoid generic keywords.
We recommend you to read the Etsy terms, rules, and policy, in order to be informed about everything. You can check “How Selling Works” or “Dos and Don’ts Guidebook” to get all information you need about the Etsy platform.