Etsy


Tool Short description:
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods.
Tool Logo:
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Link for more info:
https://www.etsy.com
User Interface Languages:
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch
Indicate whether Mobile version is available:
https://www.etsy.com/mobile/
Approximate no. of users that use the tool (Optional)
Etsy has more than 850,000 active sellers.
How entrepreneurs can or already use this tool for facilitating extensively the daily operation of their business and further development of their business? Please be specific and provide clear examples/use case scenarios that can be useful to other entrepreneurs/start up owners
Etsy is a an e-commerce website / marketplace for crafters, artists, and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods, and crafting supplies. Etsy celebrates individual creativity in design and craftsmanship by connecting unique people, stories, and items in a playful and meaningful way.The site follows in the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personal storefronts where they list their goods.


Tips and Tricks for entrepreneurs within using Etsy:

1. You must have a minimum of 50-100 items in your shop.
If your shop do not have enough to at least fill 4 pages of your shop, your shop will look like it is abandonned. And no one wants to buy from a shop that seems like the owner is not even there to tend to it. So it does not build buyers' confidence.

2. Pictures Pictures Pictures
Your picture must look appealing. You must have probably read so many articles already on the importance of picture quality when selling online, but this topic cannot be expressed enough. So many times, shop owners would put pictures of their items up and the pictures are very blurry or dark, making the items less appealing. For more tips and tricks on Pictures techniques, please read our other post on Pictures Techniques on our blog.

3. Network like CRAZY
So if you open a shop and no one knows about it, how can they find it???
So help your shop be successful by telling everyone you know about it and what you sell. And make sure that you spread the word on all of your social networks as well.

4. Treat your business as a "REAL" Job!
Set working hours like you would if you have a normal job. The more time that you put into your business, the more fruit that you see from it. And it does take ALL of the spare time that you have (if you are working part-time), or ALL of your full time if this is your full time job. You really do get what you put into it.

5. Do you have a product that others would want to buy?
Many times new sellers thinks that if they put something online to sell, that someone will just buy it. WRONG!!! If it is something that you would not buy yourself, then chances are, others would not see the value in it either. So make sure what you are putting out there is what you are passionate about. If you are passionate about you do, it will show in your products, shop, and business. And YES, there are many others out there whom might share the same interests you do.

6. Customer service
This topic cannot be stressed enough! You MUST have exceptional customer service. If you treat your customers poorly and do not stand behind your products, then you will not get repeat customers. And most business do rely on repeat customers to be successful. So if there is a problem, just fix it.
References of specific organisations or entrepreneurs/start up owners that are using the specific tool with success:
Emily Winters – Owner of Merrypad.com and For Your Merrypad
Diana Russell – Co-founder of Rebel Nell
Ben Byford – CEO of Eulergy
Dawn Martin – Founder of Beads by Dawn
Mike Shur – CEO and Founder at ShurkyJurky
Stacey Lauren – Founder of Kind Label
Charles Marr – Daytime Lawyer and Weekend Entrepreneur
Chris MacPhee – Founder of Suburban Camping Company
Cost and if a free version exists please explain what it offers in brief [Please provide a link with pricing details also]:
Each listing on Etsy costs $0.20 USD when the listing is published. For priváte listings, however, the $0.20 fee will only be charged if and when the private listing is sold. A listing lasts for four months or until the item is sold. After four months if the item has not sold, then the listing expires. Listing fees are added to your Etsy bill.

There are also transaction fees, advertising fees and shipping fees.

Link to pricing: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/2144