Where to Find Apps to Run Your Etsy Store - dummies

By Kate Gatski, Kate Shoup

Need some extra help running your Etsy shop? Try installing some Etsy applications, or apps, for short. Apps are available to handle all manner of jobs: minimizing the hassle of international shipping (ATS International Shipping), managing your inventory (RunInventory), handling taxes (TaxTime), renewing listings (Clockbot), and more.

Third-party vendors develop most apps. That’s a techy way of saying that although you can access the apps from Etsy’s website, for the most part, Etsy didn’t build them. And that’s a polite way of saying that if you have a problem with an app, don’t bug Etsy about it; bug the company that actually made the app.

You can find out what apps are available by browsing the App Gallery. To access it, click the Your Shop link that appears along the top of any Etsy page. Then, on the left side of the page, under Resources, click the Etsy Apps link. Finally, to view shop-related apps, click the Shop Tools link on the left side of the page.

To find out more about an app, click the app’s link. To download it, click the Visit website button that appears on the app’s page and follow the onscreen instructions.