Beginner's Guide to Selling on Etsy

Etsy is a global marketplace for creative businesses with a community of more than 15 million buyers and sellers. With over £64m of goods sold via Etsy in July 2013 alone isn't it time you got involved?

Follow this step by step guide and grow your own creative business with Etsy!

Simply work your way through the questions - clicking on ‘no’ will reveal links to further resources.

1. Overview

Do you know...

Why you should use Etsy?


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How much it costs to sell on Etsy?


Yes No

How to set up an account?


Yes No

2. Basic Setup

Have you...

Chosen your store name?


Yes No

Taken photos of your products?


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Written great product descriptions?


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Created a good 'About' page for your shop?


Yes No

Defined your shop's policies?


Yes No

Connected your social media accounts?


Yes No

3. Pricing & Shipping

Do you know...

How much your item should cost?


Yes No

How to deal with shipping?


Yes No

How much your item will cost to deliver?


Yes No

4. Running Your Shop

Do you know...

How to add more items to your shop?


Yes No

How to add sections to your shop?


Yes No

How to run a sale or promotion?


Yes No

How to use Etsy apps to monitor your shop?


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5. Customer Service

Do you know...

How to manage your first sale?


Yes No

How to get repeat business?


Yes No

How to offer gift certificates?


Yes No

How to use coupons?


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How to get seller feedback?


Yes No

6. Branding, Marketing & Promotion

Have you thought about...

Defining your brand?


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Getting found in the search engines?


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Getting media exposure?


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Generating marketing ideas?


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Doing email marketing?


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Perfecting your shop?


Yes No

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Now you're all set to grow your creative independent business with Etsy. We wish you every success!

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