Etsy has expanded into one of the world’s biggest online marketplaces. There are 54 million members on Etsy, with 35.8 million buyers with 1.98 million Etsy sellers. Additionally, there are more than 50 million unique items listed for sale on Etsy.com.
If you want to start an Etsy business and begin selling items to this vast collection of potential buyers, please read on.
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How Much Does it Cost to Sell on Etsy?
How to Open an Etsy Shop
Before you create your shop, sign in or create an Etsy account.
To start opening your Etsy shop:
- Click Sell on Etsy on Etsy.com.
- Click Open your Etsy shop.
- Select your shop language, country, and currency, then click Save and continue.
- Choose your shop name, then click Save and continue.
1.Set your shop preferences
Select your shop’s language, country, currency, and time commitment:
- Shop language: The shop language you choose is the default language you use to describe your items. You won't be able to change it later, but if you’d like to add translations in other languages, you will be able to enroll in other languages after opening your shop.
- Shop country: Be sure to select the correct country for your shop.
- Shop currency: Choose the currency you will use to price your listings. Currency conversion fees may apply if your bank's currency is different from your shop currency.
- Time commitment: Select whether selling your products is your full-time job or part-time job. This question is for informational purposes only and will not affect the setup of your shop.
2.Choose your shop name
Choose a memorable name that reflects your style. Shop names must meet the following requirements:
- 4-20 characters in length
- No spaces or special characters
- No profanity
- Not already in use by an existing Etsy member
- Does not infringe on another's trademark
If the shop name you entered is in use, you will see suggestions for other shop names that are still available. Your shop name will be held for you while you open your shop.
3.Stock your shop
Add product listings to your shop—you’re almost ready for your big shop debut.
4.Choose how you'll get paid
Choose the payment methods you want to offer in your shop. If you’re in an eligible country, you’ll use Etsy Payments. Etsy Payments gives buyers many options to pay for their order, and consolidates all payments in your Etsy Payment account.
If you’re in a country that is not eligible for Etsy Payments, you’re welcome to use your own PayPal account to accept payments.
5.Set up billing
Depending on which country you're in, you may need to enter a credit card to open your shop. The card should be a:
- American Express
- Carte Bleue (France)
We ask sellers in certain countries to keep a credit card on file as a means of identity verification. You may see an authorization charge to verify the card you entered on file. As soon as the card has been verified, the charge will be dropped from your statement.
Your card information is secure with Etsy.
Sellers located in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands aren’t required to have a credit card on file.
6.Open your shop
When you finish all the sections, click Open Your Shop. You'll always be able to make changes to your shop after it's open.
The web address to get to your shop will be: