- Take your photos after you’ve thought out your keywords. Etsy allows you to upload ten photographs per product. They also make recommendations on what types of images to capture (one with a common item for size reference, etc).
- If you just capture a few images, use the listing gallery to repeat them. Etsy wants to see the locations that were utilized. They won’t penalize you for repeating the same image.
- There’s a lot of good photography advice on the internet, but the essentials are to use a good camera (most smartphones will suffice), shoot in natural light if possible, and make sure there’s enough light.
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- If you don’t have picture editing software, try ipiccy.com, which lets you crop, resize, and change the color settings. Make sure to stick to Etsy’s sizing requirements, which may be found at etsy.com.
- Don’t forget to design a store banner while you’re editing photographs!
- Make your photographs as unified as possible by using the same backdrop or having comparable components in each one. People will be able to tell who they belong to when they appear.
- In addition, all photos must be your own! You can hire a photographer to capture photos for you, but you won’t be able to just copy photographs from another store or the internet.
Creating the ideal listing
- Now that you’ve finished the photographs, it’s time to start writing! Place your keywords in the title.
- There’s a lot of contradicting information about titles out there. Some individuals just put the keywords in the title, separated by spaces, commas, or a vertical line, while others strive to create a meaningful statement around the keywords. I’m not sure whether method is more effective.
- Make a description about yourself. Use the keywords from the first paragraph in the second paragraph. This must be done in a logical manner, which can be difficult at times. Give it your all.
- The text’s body should be 300-600 words long. Any dimensions, color choices, or other pertinent information should be communicated. Put any cautions or disclaimers here as well.
- The text’s writing should be polite, to-the-point, and informative, while describing how your product will meet the customer’s demands.
- If you’re like me and have trouble with spelling and punctuation, try using grammarly or asking friends and family to edit your work.
- Double-check that your listing is complete and selectable, then save it as a draught.
- Why don’t you just put it on the internet? You’ll need a lot more than that. When you initially start your business, try to have at least ten listings ready to go and publish them all at the same time.
- Once you’ve opened, you should be able to post new listings every day. Etsy wants to see businesses succeed, so make as many as you can. Etsy like active listings, so have as many as possible.
- Having stated that, perfection should not be the enemy of good. If you can only do one listing every week, what should you do? Then go ahead and do it. Is it true that you may only post one image? Then go ahead and do it. Do more as you have time? It’s preferable to do something than to do nothing.
- Make sure you select a shipping window that you can handle. Customers want products dispatched quickly (and they do!) but it’s better to under promise and over deliver, according to Etsy. You may be penalized by the system, but not nearly as much as if you receive a negative review. Customers appreciate free delivery, as Etsy will tell you. Make sure the goods can absorb the transportation cost without becoming overpriced in the market. If not, you’ll have to pay for shipping. If you’re paying people to buy your goods, you’re not going to be successful.
The cheapest choice will always be the US Postal Service.
- Tracking is included with up to 15 ounces of first-class mail. It doesn’t offer any kind of protection. It also doesn’t provide you much of a delivery time range beyond 2-6 days.
- Priority mail includes up to $100 in insurance (with tracking) as well as a more exact delivery date. However, that arrival time period is not guaranteed. Priority mail has a flat-rate fee and allows you to use USPS-supplied boxes. Flat rate delivery is perfect for big items. For big, light items, standard priority is typically less expensive.
International shipping is available
- While International First Class does not give tracking once the package leaves the United States, it is still the most cost-effective option. AT ALL TIMES, USE INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY. It can usually be monitored once it arrives in the destination country.
- Double-check that the customer’s address and customs details are both correct. You’ll need many of those “Packing List” enclosed clear label holders to place the customs information in when you have an international shipment.