How to Use Your Etsy Shop Settings - dummies

By Kate Gatski, Kate Shoup

Your Shop on Etsy, which you access by clicking the Your Shop link along the top of every Etsy page, allows you to manage item listings, handle orders, view your shop and customer service stats, view and pay your Etsy bill, change your shop settings, and promote your shop.

This area also includes links to seller resources, including Etsy’s handy Seller Handbook, which is a super-thorough compendium of articles about selling on Etsy, and the site’s App Gallery. Also available: access to info about Etsy’s comforting Seller Protection program.


How to manage item listings

The Items links in the Your Shop area give you easy access to tools that enable you to do the following:

  • Add new item listings.

  • View, edit, renew, deactivate, and delete items currently for sale.

  • Manage draft listings.

  • View, edit, activate, and delete inactive item listings.

  • View, edit, renew, and delete sold-out listings.

  • View, edit, renew, and delete expired listings.

  • View, edit, and rearrange featured listings.

  • Create, edit, and reorder shop sections.

  • Apply shipping profiles to multiple listings.

Sold items

With the Orders links in the Your Shop area, you can do the following:

  • View and track sold items.

  • Manage your Direct Checkout shop payment account.

  • Print shipping labels.

  • View shop stats and customer service stats.


Your Etsy bill

Although the best things in life really are free, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. If you opt to sell your handmade or vintage goodies on Etsy, you have to pony up each month. To see how much you owe, click the Your Bill link in Your Shop.

You can pay your bill by clicking the Make a Payment Now button on the page that appears; alternatively, click the Make a Payment link in the Bill section on the left side of any Your Shop screen. To change your billing information, start by clicking the Billing Info link, found in the same section.


How to change shop settings

The Shop Settings links give you access to tools that enable you to do the following:

  • Click the Info & Appearance link to access settings that enable you to establish the look of your shop and broadcast information about your shop and policies.

  • Click the Shipping & Payments link to access settings that enable you to establish shipping profiles and accepted payment methods, accept sales tax, and set your preferred currency.

  • Click the Options link to access shop options, vacation mode settings, and web analytics, as well as download shop data to a spreadsheet application. You can also close your Etsy shop.


How to promote your shop

With literally millions of Etsy shops for buyers to choose among, making yours stand out is imperative. Your Shop provides easy access to several tools to help you achieve just that. For example, you can use these tools to do the following:

  • Create Etsy search ads.

  • Enable Google search ads.

  • Generate promotional coupon codes and discounts.

  • Create Etsy badges to embed in your own blog or website.

  • Build your own Etsy Mini, for showing off your Etsy inventory on your own website.