Making the Most of the “Sell on Etsy” Smartphone App

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Etsy has two apps available for your iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The “Etsy” app is made for shoppers to discover the website’s unique items, while “Sell on Etsy” is just for sellers. You may have heard of the infamous “Cha-Ching” noise that happens when you make a sale- this is the most fun part […]

Tips for Etsy Sellers: How to Use Etsy Conversations

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“Conversations” (or “convos”) is Etsy’s internal messaging system. It’s a really useful tool for communicating with customers and other sellers within the site. There are set etiquette rules to using this feature, but if you’re new to Etsy these may seem unclear. Here is a simple guide to get you started! DO use convos mainly […]

Essential Customer Service Tips For Any Etsy Shop Owner

Etsy is so successful in part because sellers have the unique opportunity to really connect with shoppers. These online store owners have the ability to directly communicate with customers, allowing for a more personalized and special experience. I love going the extra mile for my buyers and making them happy. Let’s look at a few […]

5 Shipping Tips That’ll Make Packaging & Sending Your Online Orders 10x Easier


When you’re new to sending out online orders, shipping can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, the more packages you send, the easier it becomes, so don’t get discouraged. Whether you sell on Etsy or another site, here are a few hints to make it a breeze!   1. Confirm Addresses If you’re sending an order to […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Recharge Your Etsy Shop for The Rest of 2015

A Creative Income guest post by Rebecca George, owner of Purple and Lime, Inc. Winter is (thankfully!!!) almost over, so it’s time to start cleaning out your Etsy shop for spring. The renewal of energy of Springtime offers the perfect opportunity to work on improving your tags, policies, photos, and more. This will prepare your […]

Etsy Interview Series: Meet Sadie Solomon


Welcome to our fairly new Etsy Interview Series! After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago in December 2014, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we […]