The number of Etsy sellers is around 96 million. And as the platform is becoming more and more popular it is said that soon the numbers are going to arise about 100 million active sellers.
Sellers from more than 234 countries are selling their products on the Etsy marketplace and taking joy in their dream sales.
Not only the same is encouraging the newcomers but also Etsy community is inviting the worldwide seller community to list the products on the platform.
If you are a seller and looking to start your business on the Etsy Marketplace, the following article is going to help you out through all the steps.
But before talking about starting a business on Etsy it is most important to know if you are eligible for Etsy Seller criteria.
Etsy Seller Criteria:
If you are an authentic seller and dealing in legitimate product categories then you will not find another perfect place like Etsy for selling. On the other hand, Etsy does not welcome some of the product categories on the platform. We have tried to cover up most of them below.
- Tobacco, Drugs, Alcohol, and other intoxicated categories.
- Human and Animal Remains.
- Weapons and Dangerous Items.
- Nudity and Mature items.
- Items that support or promote hate and violence.
- Internationally Banned Items.
- Banned Medicines and Drugs.
Etsy has some strict rules against such product categories. Following the same, Etsy staff ensure the platform is supportive, safe, and welcoming for everyone by preventing the following banned categories.
How to Sell?
- Create Your Shop:
If you are an Etsy customer or have an already created Etsy account the first step is creating your shop.
For the very first step in creating your shop, you will have to visit etsy.com/sell. After visiting the URL and clicking on the get started button, Etsy will redirect you to the basic information page.
On the following page, you will have to enter the shop name, language, and currency for your Etsy Business.
Moreover, it is not required to have a business license to sell on the Etsy Marketplace.
- Enable 2 Factor Authentication:
For security measurements, it is required to set up 2-factor authentication on the Etsy Account. In case you forget your password or want to log in from a different browser, Etsy will confirm the ownership of the account by phone call, SMS, or email.
- Set Up Shop Front End:
After getting done with creating a shop and completing 2fa you will require to go through a few steps for completing your Etsy shop. Here, you will have to choose the shop background, seller profile, seller details, and shop information.
Furthermore, it is most important to add relevant details to the shop information. Not only does the shop information fuel the customer’s trust but also helps the customers a lot to understand the business image.
- Add Listings to Your Shop:
This is the step from where the real game starts. After getting completed the previously mentioned steps, to complete the shop set up all that remains is adding listings to your shop.
Moreover, while adding the products to your Etsy shop, it is most important to use high-quality product images along with lucrative and relevant product descriptions.
Etsy charges 20$ per listing from the merchants which makes it an affordable platform for a large vendor group.
- Marketing and Promotion:
Marketing and Promotion strategies are the most important aspect of every business. In the other words, marketing strategy is what drives a business toward its success.
Before beginning selling from your Etsy shop, you keep some data accurate. For example, you should do some marketing research about keywords, market prices, and other relevant product information. Later, it is going helpful for you to take your business one step ahead of the competition.
In the end
Etsy Community ensures the best business experience for sellers as well as buyers. Not only sellers can interact with the Etsy team at any hour but also, you will find a lot of help from the community.
Also, if you already own an online shop and looking to list your products on the Etsy Marketplace, you can check out Knowband Etsy Connectors.
Etsy Marketplace Connectors are specially tailored for PrestaShop, WooCommerce, OpenCart, and Magento 2 sellers.
Not only you can sell the same inventory on Etsy from your shop admin end but also, you can manage all the Etsy orders.
However, if you are having queries about selling on Etsy Marketplace, you can find us at [email protected]