Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Selling on Etsy

Etsy is a place where sellers and buyers meet together. Another simple introduction to Etsy is "world's handmade marketplace". As a seller, you can sell handmade, vintage and crafting supplies.

To sell handmade items, they (handmade) must be created by the seller or he (seller) should be a member of the collective. Vintage items must be at least twenty years old for selling them at Etsy.

To begin, you have to register for a free account at Etsy. To become a seller, you should upgrade your account to seller status. Then, you can list your selling items as your wish. Per each listing you have to pay $0.20 and per each sale you have to pay 3.5% of the total sale price to the Etsy. Shipping price has not been included in this percentage. All items are listed for four months. Each item, you can upload five photos. You can customize your shop including profile, banner and feedback.

When you list the items, buyers can directly contact you and buy them from you. You will have to ship the goods to customer's location.

You can pay Etsy using either credit card or via PayPal. Today, buying and selling on Etsy have become much easier than ever.

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