Top 5 Tips for Excelling on Etsy

What makes an Etsy shop stand out from the crowds, so to speak? How do you draw in customers and entice them to make a purchase, and then come back? Well, frequent Jewelry Stringing contributor, Lorelei Eurto, offers these five tips for setting up shop and providing excellent service to your customers.

1. Provide good photographs: Take clear and close shots that show off your jewelry.

2. Create an attractive, cohesive store: Include a professional banner, well-worded introduction, and clear shop policies.

3. List new items regularly: List something new, or “renew” an item in your shop, at least every other day to avoid having your shop buried under all the other shops who list every day.

4. Provide fast, reliable service: Send a message to the buyer, letting them know you got their order and will be shipping the item soon. Also be sure to package the items so they arrive safely at the buyer’s home.

5. Be personable: Forming relationships is what Etsy is supposed to be about. You want your customers to come back again because they loved their purchase, and they like you (see number 4)!

Have you been thinking of opening an Etsy shop but you’re not sure where to start? This Thursday, October 30th, join Lorelei in a live web seminar as she walks you through the process of opening up an Etsy shop.

Lorelei will share tons of helpful information, such as:

  • Important considerations for setting up your store from start to finish
  • Tips for creating eye-catching photos and writing appealing descriptions
  • Important ways to dot your i’s and cross your t’s when it comes to fees, billing, shipping, and taxes
  • How to set up store policies so buyers will know what to expect when purchasing your jewelry

Click HERE for more information or to register today!

And if you have helpful Etsy tips to share, please leave a comment below!

Happy beading,

Debbie Blair, Editor

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