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 ways to give customers the best customer service possible when selling on Etsy! These are the customer service tips I live by.
1. Respond Quickly
Don’t wait days to return messages from your customers. This can lead a potential (or existing) buyer to shop elsewhere. I try to respond quickly to Etsy conversations and I firmly believe this gives me an advantage. You don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night to check your messages, but be sure to check them frequently during your business hours. I believe this contributes exponentially to the success of my Etsy shop.
2. Say Thank You
3. Include Coupons and Discounts
Another way to wow your shoppers is by including a small card with a thank you message and coupon with their purchase. Etsy also has the option to send buyers an automatic email that has a coupon code right after their purchase. This encourages repeat buyers by giving them a little incentive if they make another purchase.
4. Listen to Concerns or Complaints
Another essential part of amazing customer service on Etsy is responding patiently and professionally to any issues. Try to make any problems right if at all possible. It is also wise to listen to suggestions from your customers. For example, if they love your products, but mention that they weren’t packaged very well, take that seriously and work on improving this aspect for future orders.
What other ways do you try to give your Etsy customers the best experience possible?
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