Here are some concrete tasks you can work on over the next few weeks that will bring more people to your shop and convert them into customers.
As more states lift restrictions on in-person gatherings, craft fairs and trade shows are coming back. We talk with attendees and organizers about what they’re anticipating.
Etsy announced yesterday that it is acquiring resale marketplace, Depop, for $1.6 million. We look at why they made this acquisition and what it might mean for sellers.
If you sell on the marketplace, understanding how Etsy search works and optimizing your listings for the algorithm will improve your views, likes, and sales. Use this checklist to improve your SEO on Etsy.
If you’re an Etsy seller, learning how to get your items found in search is fundamental to finding success on the platform. The good news is that you, as a seller, have control over the most important factors in search placement. Learn how to get found in an Etsy Search in this in-depth how-do.
If you’re a crafty business owner that is selling goods or services, you need some way to process and track your sales transactions. These are point of sale (POS) systems and include the software you’re using to manage your sales transactions, inventory, customer relations, marketing efforts, and more, as well as the hardware you’re using to accomplish these tasks.
We’ve compared some of the most popular mobile processing services so you can choose wisely. See the table for an explanation of each field.
Do you host live streams or virtual shopping events? If you don’t already, rethink that strategy since live stream shopping is the next big retail trend. Here’s how to get started.
Selling PDFs is a big part of many craft businesses. Here are some options for handling the sales of these digital goods.
A consignment agreement is important when you’re leaving your goods in the possession of an authorized third party to sell. Kiffanie Stahle walks you through the short form and long form agreements so that you can protect your products or artwork.
Local Yarn Store Day is a special event designed to bring consumers into local yarn stores. It’s taking place for the fourth time and will be held this year on April 17, 2021.
Product sales on the craft marketplace Etsy more than doubled in 2020, to $10.3 billion making this a blockbuster year.
Threadymade is a new craft kit company that provides pre-pleated and smocked fabrics for garment sewing at home
According to Abby Glassenberg, Etsy is facing a crisis of resellers that threatens to erode the value of the marketplace’s brand.
Uncommon Goods is a catalog and website known for unique and quirky gifts. For makers, selling wholesale to Uncommon Goods can be a great opportunity to find a new, and large, audience.
Roberta Wax profiles Michelle Morris, creator of SEWN Magazine, a fashion-forward, inclusive publication full of gorgeously photographed clothes and accessories, interviews with designers, and sewing tips and pattern resources.
Representatives of a cross section of the European craft industry to weigh in on what changes they have seen in their business this year, and what trends they foresee for 2021.
Etsy reported $2.6 billion in sales for Q3 2020, the second-highest quarter in its history. Mask sales are cooling as holiday shopping begins.
Dominique Calvillo is leading a campaign to have knitters and sewists participate in Dressember to raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking.
Roberta Wax breaks down the pros and cons of giving your art away.