How to Set Up an Etsy Shop Step by step.
Have you ever thought about opening an Etsy shop? Etsy is a popular place where shoppers can buy just about anything. Etsy sellers offer art supplies, vintage items, high-quality handicrafts, and everything in between.
From creating product listings to accepting online payments, we’ll walk you through what it takes to start your own Etsy shop. Along the way, we’ll offer a few tips and tricks for generating leads and making your Etsy business a success.
You may ask why entrepreneurs choose to sell on Etsy rather than their own website. The Etsy e-commerce platform gives business owners a quick and easy way to list products and accept a variety of payment methods. Payment options accepted by Etsy include:
PaypalCredit and debit cardsApple PayGoogle PayIdealSofortKlarnaEtsy Gift Cards and Coupons
Perhaps most importantly, Etsy helps store owners find new customers. Etsy helps newbies set up a new store, promote their new products, and quickly move shoppers through the buying process.
It all starts on the Etsy home page. After you sign up and let Etsy know you want to open your Etsy store, a wizard walks you through everything you need to get your store up and running.
To get started, sign up for an Etsy account, or if you already have one, log in and select “Sell on Etsy” from the profile drop-down menu.
Then click the “Start” button.
If you leave and want to return to setting up your store later, you can return here by selecting the store manager icon.
If you’ve told Etsy that you want to become a store owner, but haven’t set up your store right away, you’ll receive periodic reminder emails encouraging you to return to etsy.com. The sooner you finish setting up your store, the sooner you’ll make your first sale.
The first step in setting up a store is choosing store settings.
Select the primary language, country, and currency for your store. All your product listings will be in your chosen language by default and you won’t be able to change it after that, so choose carefully! However, you can add additional languages later.
Then tell Etsy what kind of small business entrepreneur you are. Is this your main job or side job? Click Save and Continue.
Name Your Shop
Then you have to make important decisions.
Enter the name of your Etsy store, but don’t worry, you can always change it later. The store name must contain between 4 and 20 characters. Etsy will automatically check the availability of the store name you entered. If it is already taken, it will suggest several alternatives.
Once you find an available name, click Save and Continue.
Stock Your Shop
Start replenishing your store by adding one product.
Add photos of your first product. You can upload multiple photos of the product showing it from all angles and conditions. Select Add Photo to upload an image. Advice. Good product photography is critical to attracting customers.
Customize the thumbnail image that customers see when your product appears in Etsy search results.
You can then upload a 5-15 second video featuring your product. There will be no sound in the video, even if you recorded sound when you created it.
All Etsy listings must have product descriptions. Enter a name for your first product and make sure it includes the words that shoppers will use to search for your product.Now answer a few questions about your product. Who did it? What it is? When was it done? Advice. Shoppers and artisans buying vintage items may be looking for items made in a specific time period, so make sure your information is accurate.
Enter a category for your product. If you enter a description of two or three words, Etsy will offer you several possible categories that have similar products.
Optionally, select a primary and secondary color for your ad.
Then choose the renewal options for your listing. Products are listed for four months or until sold out. Choose auto-renewal to keep your listings automatically updated. You will be charged a $0.20 registration fee for each automatic renewal.
Then tell Etsy if the item is a physical product that you send to customers, or a digital file that customers will download.
Now it’s time to enter a description for your product. The first few lines are the most important because they are the first lines that customers will see. Etsy will show you how your product will appear in Google search results. Tip: Increase traffic to your store by learning more about search engine optimization (SEO) before writing your product descriptions.
If you have a manufacturing partner – anyone who doesn’t work in your store but helps you make the product – enter their information.
You will then have the option to add sections, tags, and content to your list.
In the “Stocks and Prices” section, enter the price of the product, the number of items available for sale, and optionally your own product SKU.
Then add variations such as different sizes or colors for your product.
If your product can be personalized, enable personalization and enter personalization instructions for customers.
Then enter shipping options for your product. You can ask Etsy to calculate the shipping cost for your item, or set the shipping cost manually. Enter the postal code of the place where you will be sending the packages from and how long it will take to ship the goods after the customer has placed the order.
Specify which countries you will ship to and which shipping services buyers can choose from at checkout. You will also have the option to offer buyers free shipping and/or additional handling fees.
Select Save as a shipping profile if you want to use these shipping options again for another product. Next, enter the weight and size of the packaged item. Etsy will calculate shipping costs for customers worldwide, and if you’re in the US, Etsy has shipping labels that you can purchase and print directly from the Etsy store.
Select Save and Continue.
How You’ll Get Paid
And now the best part: getting paid!
Let Etsy know if you are an individual/individual owner or a registered business.
Fill in your contact details (name, address, date of birth, social security number, and phone number).Select the country where your bank is located, and then enter the bank account details for the bank that will receive your payments on Etsy. US sellers must enter the account type, account number, and routing number. (If you’re setting up an Etsy store in a different country, you may see slightly different instructions.)Click Save and continue.
Set Up Billing
You get what you pay for, so you need to set up billing for your Etsy showcase.
Add your credit card information. This card will be used to pay Etsy fees. Fees may include a listing fee, a transaction fee of 5% of the total value of items (including shipping options and gifts), and a payment processing fee.Click Save and Continue.
Your Shop Security
You are almost done! Setting up two-factor authentication will help keep your Etsy store secure.
Select your preferred authentication method.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup of your chosen authentication method.It’s time for the magic moment! Click the “Open Store” button and you’re in business!
Once your store is open, consider promoting it on social media and through Etsy ads. You can find many helpful tips and shop etiquette in the Etsy Seller Guide. Check out how to sell on Etsy.
How to Set Up an Etsy Shop Step by step
How to Set Up an Etsy Shop Step by step