Selling on Etsy is easy, fun and profitable
Established in 2005, Etsy has grown to become one of the most successful online marketplaces. In this edition of the Your Design blog, we'll look at some of the top advantages of setting up an Etsy store to sell custom-designed products.
Etsy is widely regarded as being one of the easiest, most user-friendly e-commerce platforms. You can set up an Etsy store in a matter of minutes, without the need for any knowledge of design or coding. The platform makes it simple to access all of your product data and sales figures and a mobile app is available to facilitate customer engagement.
One of the most challenging aspects of starting a brand is building a customer base. With Etsy, you immediately become part of a market with over 40 million buyers: attracting this kind of traffic would take operators of individual websites many years of work to accomplish. Etsy has a search algorithm designed to prioritise new listings so users get an automatic boost the first time they populate their store. A simple yet powerfully intuitive advertising platform helps to give Etsy users a much-needed head-start.
Unlike many other comparable e-commerce platforms, the Etsy community is a united one and members try to work cooperatively instead of competitively. Forums connect sellers together to offer advice in a friendly atmosphere. Etsy Teams allows sellers working in similar niches to form groups that help one another to achieve more success.
Taken as a whole, the e-commerce industry is largely geared towards mainstream vendors. In comparison, Etsy is known to cater more to artisans who care passionately about their craft. Etsy simply allows artists to turn their hobby into a viable online business.
It's easy to connect your Etsy store to Your Design. Once you're integrated, you can use our powerful design tool to create unique, customised products from an extensive range before exporting them to your Etsy store. When your customers make an order, it's automatically sent to us to be fulfilled: we'll create the product and dispatch it under your brand. All you have to do is wait for the cash to come rolling in!
Find out more about integrating your Etsy store with Your Design on our website. If you need any help or advice, simply get in touch with our dedicated customer service team.