Recently I have been invited to the LEGO party at my friend’s home and I was greatly impressed by the personalized LEGO decorations they used to create the festive atmosphere at the party. The hostess was kind enough to reveal her secrets. She ordered most of her party décor at Etsy! Well, I also do love personalized products and gifts and often order stuff like that at Personalization Mall. I was hooked and decided to check this store. To tell the truth I was surprised by an incredible selection of products, including personalized items. There are tons of stuff for home, for kids, for him and for her, as well as clothing, jewelry, accessories and more.
In fact, I discovered that Etsy is not only a place to buy but is also a place to sell various products. So here is the summary of what I found out about Etsy.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY AT ETSY?
The range of products you can purchase at Etsy is incredible: clothing & accessories, footwear, jewelry, home & living, wedding & party, toys & entertainment, craft supplies, art & collectibles, gifts & gift cards. There is a wide selection of personalized products too: personalized gifts for her, for him, for kids, for birthdays and anniversaries.
IS THERE FREE SHIPPING AT ETSY?
As there are thousands of sellers offering their products for sale at Etsy their shipping policies do vary. Some my offer free shipping while others may not. Make sure you check the shipping policies of each individual seller and their current promotions.
ARE THERE ETSY COUPONS?
Yes, although they are quite rare. You can find Etsy coupons online or at their site. In most cases individual sellers offer generous discount and/or free shipping so you had better check promo offers of the particular seller you want to buy from. It is also a good idea to subscribe to Etsy to be the first to receive their exclusive offers, gift ideas, and advice on buying and selling on Etsy.
HOW TO SELL AT ETSY?
If you want to sell your stuff at Etsy you need to sign up with them, create an Etsy account and set up your own shop. You just need to follow step by step instructions and be prepared to spend some time doing that. The more time you invest in starting up your business the more successful you will become. Think about the logo and brand name you want to develop, shipping policies, payment options and advertising strategies to promote your products. Analyze what is your target market and how you are going to reach them.
Setting up your Etsy shop is absolutely free. You only pay 20 cents for each listing (valid for 4 months if you don’t sell your product earlier), plus 6.5 % transaction fee, 3% + $0.25 payment processing fee every time you sell your product.
Etsy may even advertise your products for you at no cost, but you will have to pay 15% fee if the advertisement results in a sale.
Etsy is a very specific platform that works with the whole world. You won’t find traditional goods here – people come here for individual products, crafts, unique things. Customers visit the site not just to purchase goods, but for the emotions and energy they get from this purchase.