If you are planning on starting your own craft business, there is no better timing than this now! Open an Etsy shop and start selling today!
Starting your online craft business has never been easier, especially now that you have Etsy by your side. Etsy is a popular online marketplace for selling handmade items, crafts, supplies for crafts, artwork, vintage goods, and etc. It is the perfect because you have an ideal platform where you can establish your online presence and present your craft business to the rest of the world.
Additional Reading: How to Start Selling on Etsy: Step-By-Step Guidance
Why should you sell your handmade crafts online on Etsy?
Selling your handmade crafts online on Etsy has many advantages. Opening an Etsy shop is free of charge while opening a brick and mortar shop can cost you way more. You will have to pay rent, pay for office supplies, have transportation costs, and etc. Besides the 0 costs, you will have when opening an Etsy shop (you will only have to pay when listing a new product and that is $0.20 per product for four months) but your exposure would be much bigger as you will be able to sell your handmade products to people from all around the world. This is impossible to reach with selling your products offline.
From so many places, why you should choose Etsy?
There are some people who sell their own products on eBay. Even though this is not a bad idea, Etsy is better for you as this is a specialized marketplace, designed for crafters, artists, and designers. This means that all potential customers who are looking to buy handmade crafts are going to visit Etsy first, before any other website.
Another good thing about Etsy is that you can find supplies for crafts at a very affordable price. So, you can buy and sell at the same time. You can even try and get discounts on some of the supplies or materials you need to create your crafts.
How to successfully sell on Etsy?
In order to become a successful and featured Etsy seller, you need to stand out from the crowd and offer your customers unique products that they cannot buy at someplace else. However, this is not enough, you need to ensure the quality of the products and your customer service are on the highest level possible!
So, are you ready to start selling? Open your Etsy shop today!
— Nicholas Dunec (@eshoppingtime) 8 de marzo de 2017