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Beginner's Guide to Selling on Etsy

Interested in selling on Etsy? Welcome! We’ve created this guide to help you get your shop up and running.

Get started on Etsy

  • Review our seller fees and policies to make sure that selling on Etsy is right for you and your business.

Open your shop

1.) Click Sell on Etsy at the top right of the site or Open a shop at the bottom left.

2.) Follow the prompt to select your shop language, country, and currency. See how your prices will appear to buyers around the world.

3.) Choose your shop name.

4.) Create your first listing. It can be for a physical item or a digital file.

5.) Decide which payment methods to accept. Learn about Etsy Payments here.

6.) Add your billing information. What we require will depend on where you’re located. You may need to enter your credit or debit card, PayPal, and/or bank details.

Once your shop is open

  • Use Shop Sections to organize your items so buyers can find their way around your shop.

Marketing, branding, and promotion

  • Consider marketing your shop through paid advertising. Learn more.

  • If you’re looking to expand your business by launching your own website for your shop, use Pattern by Etsy.

Manage your shop

Connect with the Etsy community

You can get great tips and shop critiques from other Etsy sellers in the Forums. Or, consider joining or starting a team.

More questions? Check out our Help Center and the Seller Handbook.

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