We see a lot of posts in our Facebook group asking for help in establishing or enhancing Etsy stores. We thought this would be a great topic for the next entry in our “Boutiques Basics” series! Click on the links to access the previous Boutique Basic posts if you want to catch up:
Etsy is very affordable to use as a platform for selling your products. There is no membership fee. You pay $0.20 for each listing per 4 months. Once you sell, Etsy takes a 3.5% transaction fee on the item's sale price.
So, let’s start at the very beginning- a very good place to start (anyone get that reference? Lol). Opening an Etsy store is not nearly as difficult as one would think! They really have it laid out well and walk you step-by-step through the process. Here is a good basic tutorial with links that will help you: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/246
You need a shop name- something catchy that is NOT already taken! That is a lot harder than one would think. It’s good not to pigeon hole yourself – think in broader terms just in case you want to expand your product later down the line. Try to keep spelling as simple and logical as possible so people can easily find you.
This is a good place to state your turn around time. It’s at the top of your store where many people look. When writing your Item Description, make sure to refer them here to find the current turn around time.