The days are gone when you used to sell your products on fairs and craft shows. Now when the working of everything has changed so are the traditional ways of selling the goods. There are various E-commerce sites that have taken the place of physical stores. One of those sites is Etsy. It is the most elegant site to sell your art pieces and other unique and vintage goods. But like any other sites, it is also having certain terms and conditions which you need to follow in order to sell your products whereas breaching the rules can also make your way to the Etsy account suspension. If you take care of these rules you can get several benefits of selling you handcrafted and other products on Etsy. Some of them are listed below.
Usually, people shop on Etsy to buy the unique products which are not easily available on any other sites. So it will help you to build the targeted customers that are interested to buy your handcrafted items.
Etsy enables you to offer your customers to customize your products in order to make them unique. If you are dealing on a smaller level than you can also combine your business with another person’s business to make it a larger one so that your customers can also get a large number of varieties.
Etsy not only allows people to sell the products to the retailers but also to the wholesale clients. You will be charged only 3.5 percent of the sales amount when you qualify a certain set of criteria to get the access to sell the clients who are searching for the unique items to put it in their stores.
Most of the people who are selling products on Etsy have their other source of primary income. So you can also run an Etsy store to make some extra money as you don’t need to be completely present all the time to sell your goods like in physical stores. You just have to wait for the orders to come and process them accordingly which is not time-consuming. Therefore in this way, it gives you a great platform to earn some extra income.
Your online store is likely to gain more popularity if it is registered with Etsy rather than being an independent website because to be on the top rank you must require a better SEO of your website which Etsy already have. So when a customer search for any product online he/she can find your website as an Etsy store in the search results which is not very easy to get it on your own.
Hence, these are the advantages which you can enjoy having an Etsy account. There are also several tutorials on the internet which can help you to make your business even better on Etsy.