How to use Etsy
It would be worrying if the artist painted and his works piled up in the warehouse. As with everyone, painters, in particular, feel very rewarding when their works are shown to the public, and the message they wanted to convey through their paintings is well communicated. In addition, the joy will reach its peak when you find the right owner for your work. When I worked at a medical informatics research institute, an artist came to me for a while with his portfolios. The paintings were so wonderful that I still remember him, and he had the talent to express the sea's waves clearly and transparently. Our institute did not have the opportunity to buy the painting, and also, it is not as easy as it used to be for artists to sell their images. However, Nowadays there are many platforms online where anyone can sell their handmade works if they wish. Today, I want to show you Etsy among those platforms. In fact, I also recently opened Etsy shop. So I want to show you the extent of sharing my experience to the area that how it is structured before you are joining Etsy.
Etsy, Inc. is an American e-commerce company focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. If you open a shop on Etsy, you will be charged a $0.2 fee for each product you register.
Preparations before joining Etsy seller
- Email to sign up for Etsy
- Create a PayPal account
- Determine the shop name
(English name consisting of 4-20 characters, use of other people's trademarks or abusive language is prohibited)
- Items to be listed and detailed description text
Etsy Seller Signup Process
Sign up by email. If you want to sign up with Google or Facebook, click the button below and if you have another email, enter that email address.
Click the button "Open your Etsy shop", and go to Etsy registration site.
Set your preferred language, home country of product sales, and currency.
Then which of these best describe you? --> The question determines whether you are full-time, willing to transition full-time or part-time.
Name the shop within 4-20 characters and check whether the name is available by check availability. The shop name can be changed only once after creating an account. Be careful. Choose a shop name and click the Save and Continue button in the red area above.
Click the Add a listing button to register your product. As I briefly introduced above, when you register a product, you automatically or manually pay a registration fee of 20 cents, and this fee must be paid every time a sale is made.
Click Add a listing to enter a product title, image, description, etc. Listings can be edited even after store registration.
Next, choose a payment option.
Click the button to the right of PayPal, which is the red part of the options. Here, we only introduced the PayPal part, but if you look below, you can see the mail and other methods. Please confirm it.
Enter your PayPal email address. Enter the same email again in the box below.
When you save your PayPal email address, you will see a message that the save was successful and you can see that the PayPal option is turned on in orange as shown below.
Now it's time to link your PayPal account for payment and deposit. Click Pay with Paypal, the red area below.
After confirming that your PayPal account is linked, click the Open Your Shop button.
The screen below is my personal edge shop that I actually opened.
I've put the shop's name, logo, and some items. We plan to work hard to decorate in the future. We hope that you will open your own online shop as well. Next, I will briefly introduce how to upload and operate products mainly based on pictures on Etsy.
Myungja Anna Koh