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How to Find and Join an Etsy Virtual Lab

Etsy’s Community section features a special page with Online Labs — essentially, videos in which Etsy staffers and members share vital info such as crafting how-to’s, seller tips, and other educational [more…]

Etsy Community Etiquette

When it comes to interacting with the Etsy community — for example, in the forums or within a team — some important ground rules apply. Etsy’s DOs & DON’Ts [more…]

How to Find Information on the Etsy Blog

Etsy’s blogs contain lots of useful information for Etsy sellers. Maybe you’re looking for tips to improve your Etsy shop. Or perhaps you want to explore a new craft medium. Or maybe you want a glimpse [more…]

How to Join Etsy Prototypes

Want to be on the cutting edge on Etsy? Then look into Prototypes. Prototypes are projects run by Etsy Admin that explore different ways of using Etsy. The idea behind Prototypes is to gather data and [more…]

How to Heart on Etsy

If you’ve spent any time at all on Etsy, you’ve no doubt run across a bazillion pieces and shops that you positively adore. Fortunately, Etsy enables you to keep track of all these gorgeous goodies by [more…]

How to Follow an Etsy Member

Following someone on Etsy is a cinch. To do so, first make sure that you’re signed in to your Etsy account. Then open the person’s profile page by clicking the link with the person’s username that appears [more…]

How to View Your Etsy “Circle”

To view your Etsy “circle” — that is, the members you’re following, as well as any who are following you — make sure that you’re logged in to your account. Then follow these steps: [more…]

How to Create an Etsy Treasury

A great way to spread the love on Etsy is to create a Treasury. A Treasury is a collection of as many as 16 Etsy listings. These listings may be your favorite things or maybe items that relate to a particular [more…]

How to Search for Help on Etsy

Given the proclivity of Etsy users for DIY, it’s no surprise that the site offers tools for finding help on your own. Perhaps the easiest of these is the Search Help tool, which enables you to search the [more…]

How to Access Etsy FAQs

With as many members as Etsy has, odds are, you’re not the first person in the history of the site to have thought of the question you need answered. In fact, certain questions — “How do I purchase an [more…]

How to Contact Etsy Support

Suppose that you have a problem with your Etsy account. Or maybe you need help with a transaction. In either case, you can send a message to Etsy Support right from the Help page. You can also send a message [more…]

10 Strategies for Marketing Your Etsy Shop

Marketing is the key to any successful business, your Etsy shop included. But, you don’t have to be a professional marketer. These ten tips give you information you need to successfully market your Etsy [more…]

How to Sign Up for Etsy E-Mail Newsletters

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of fantastic items on Etsy, you’ll want to sign up for Etsy e-mail newsletters. When you do, you’ll receive handy messages featuring all manner of kicky [more…]

10 Tips for Etsy Sellers

Running an Etsy shop — even if it's just a hobby — is no small undertaking. Organization is critical, as is offering top-notch customer service. Check out this neat, concise roll call of ten terrific tips [more…]