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How to Make Your Etsy Account More Secure

You can count on Etsy being a fairly secure site to use. But, there’s always ways to do just a little bit more. In case you’re extra concerned about security, Etsy offers a few optional features to make [more…]

How to Lodge a Case against an Etsy Seller

If you have a problem with an Etsy seller — specifically, you didn’t receive the item you ordered, or the item didn’t match its description — you can report the problem by lodging a case against that seller [more…]

How to Use Etsy’s Seller Protection Program

Try as you might, not every transaction will be as smooth as Mick Jagger with the ladies. Fortunately, Etsy offers Seller Protection. Seller Protection guarantees that your account status will remain unaffected [more…]

How to Set Up Your Etsy Payment Methods

You can choose to accept multiple forms of payment at your Etsy shop. However, depending on your preferences, one or several may work better for your Etsy business. Here’s a rundown of the different types [more…]

How to Use Etsy's Tax Calculator

Perhaps the most important Etsy policies you need to consider relate to payment. After all, you started your Etsy shop in the hopes of pulling in a few Benjamins. You’ll want to be sure to be sure to convey [more…]

What to Include in Your Etsy Shipping Policies

Unless you enjoy keeping your Etsy customers in the dark about how and when they can expect to receive their items, you’ll want to outline a clear policy with respect to shipping. [more…]

Setting Up an Etsy Policies Page for Your Customers

With your policies established, all that’s left is to share them with your buyers. Fortunately, your Etsy shop includes a special Shop Policies page, where you can do just that. [more…]

How to Set Up Your Etsy Shop's Return Policy

Obviously, you want all your Etsy customers to love your items. But — no disrespect — sometimes they won’t. When that happens, you need to refer buyers to your policy on returns and exchanges. [more…]

Tips for Adjusting Merchandise Pricing in Your Etsy Shop

To ensure that the price you’ve hit on for your Etsy merchandise is, in the immortal words of Goldilocks, “just right,” you need to do a little research. Many artists and craftspeople underestimate their [more…]

How to List a New Item in Your Etsy Shop

Listing a piece in your Etsy shop is surprisingly painless — provided you’ve done all the necessary legwork first. (You’ve composed your item title and description, captured a few gorgeous pictures of [more…]

How to Use Tags in Your Etsy Listings

In addition to incorporating keywords into your Etsy item listings, you must add tags. A tag is a word or short phrase, called metadata, that is attached to your item. Etsy uses these tags to help shoppers [more…]

How to Add Sales Information for Your Etsy Item

In addition to your listing information, Etsy would like for you to add your sales information, as well. Follow these steps to enter the item’s price and quantity, as well as a few tidbits on shipping: [more…]

How to Edit Your Etsy Listing

Look, nobody’s perfect. You may make a mistake when creating your Etsy listing and need to change it. Or maybe a potential buyer asks a question about the item you have for sale, and you want to update [more…]

How to Copy Your Etsy Listing to Use Again

Suppose that you’ve created multiple items that are the same. In this case, instead of building a new listing for each item from scratch, you can create one listing and then copy it. Here’s how you do [more…]

What You Can't Sell on Etsy

Etsy is a forum for handmade items, vintage goods, and supplies. You may assume, then, that as long as your item fits into one of those categories, it’s acceptable for sale on Etsy. But you know what happens [more…]

How to Renew an Etsy Listing

There may come a time when you want to renew an Etsy listing. For example, you may renew a listing if it has expired, or if the item has sold and you want to restock your shop by offering a new, identical [more…]

Special Considerations for Pricing Vintage Items on Etsy

If your Etsy shop specializes in the sale of vintage goodies rather than handmade items, you can forget about any prescribed formula. No “formula” exists for pricing these types of items. Instead, you [more…]

How to Add a Title and Announcement to Your Etsy Shop

Looking for a way to tell visitors what your shop’s about? Look no further. Etsy enables you to include a shop title and shop announcement on your shop’s main page. [more…]

How to Divide Your Etsy Shop into Sections

Etsy enables you to organize your items by section. What if, when you went to your grocery store, everything was set out haphazardly — with the milk alongside the charcoal briquettes, the kitty litter [more…]

How to Fill Out Your Etsy Profile

Everyone on Etsy has a public profile page. Why? A couple reasons. For one, being able to check out other Etsy members helps to inspire confidence in the site. That is, it’s not populated by a bunch of [more…]

Tips for Writing a Great Etsy Bio

For many crafty Etsy types, the idea of writing anything — let alone a piece about themselves — is about as enticing as spelunking in Yucca Mountain. But a succinct, clever, well-written bio, or shop story [more…]

How to Write Great Etsy Listings

People who buy on Etsy aren’t interested in meaningless, mass-produced goods. They want pieces with a past — something that has a story. Etsy allows sellers to enter an item description so they can tell [more…]

Improving Search Results for Your Etsy Shop with Keywords

It’s not enough to write catchy item titles for your Etsy products. You also need to ensure that those titles are optimized for search. Keep a few points in mind: [more…]

Choosing a Camera for Photographing Your Etsy Products

Although you can use a film camera to take photos of your Etsy pieces and then use a scanner to digitize those images, it’s not recommended. All that film is expensive, and scanning your photos takes time [more…]

Great Photo Backdrops for Your Etsy Products

Although white is the background color of choice for many Etsy sellers — it’s crisp, simple, and neutral — it’s not your only option. When choosing a background for your photo shoot, keep these points [more…]