11 May 2010

Etsy Help?

I started an Etsy shop last night and haven't got a clue where you begin. I figured out how to add a banner but it looks terrible. I don't understand PayPal. I want to start listing items this summer but don't quite know what I need to do first. Help please?


  1. Wish I could help you. I have two friends who have just opening their etsy stores. I'll pass on your blog to them, and maybe they can offer some advice.

  2. I would be willing to help in any way that I can... I created an etsy for a friend recently. email me at sassafrasanne@hotmail.com with any questions or anything i can do to help

    :) congrats on your new journey!

  3. I wish I could pass on some wisdom, but I haven't quite figured out all of the ins and outs of Etsy myself yet. I've had my shop since late last year but I still haven't really figured out how to be successful at actually SELLING stuff. If you have any questions (for someone who is struggling to make sense of it all, too!) feel free to email me. happybabydesigns@yahoo.com My Etsy shop address if you want to see what I've done is www.happybabydesigns.etsy.com. Good luck!

  4. I just started my Etsy shop with my sis-in-law a few months ago, so I'm a newbie too, but I'd be happy to share with you what we've learned so far. Email if you'd like with your questions-courtdriver@gmail.com

  5. First of all, I don't think your banner looks terrible at all!
    I also have an etsy shop and would be happy to answer questions.
    So if you like you can find links to my shop and email on my blog.

  6. I too like your banner...you did a great job! I've had my Etsy shop for about a year now, and I'm still learning. What I suggest is get your Paypal set ASAP, it really isn't that hard. Check out LOTS of other Etsy shops, and read their info pages on shipping, returns, etc. Check out some of the Etsy tutorials, they are helpful also. My biggest suggestion is photography!!! A great and INTERESTING photo stands out amongst all the others. Good luck! You're welcome to contact me if you'd like.

  7. I have an Etsy shop also...go ahead, throw some questions at me :-)
    your fellow Etsian,

  8. I am looking into starting an etsy shop as well over the summer to sell my photography! And I am overwhelmed. My husband has used paypal for years, but I still don't get it. We can share our learned info as we go along!


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