Things To Consider Before Selling on Etsy

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Things To Consider Before Selling on Etsy

For budding artisans, starting an Etsy shop is a tantalising proposition, but there's a lot to be considered first, discover what today...

If you’re a budding artisan thinking of starting an Etsy shop but don’t know where to begin, then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re selling digital products or you’re selling physical products you’ve made at home, you need to be sure you’re as prepared as you can possibly be when it comes to opening your store.

Things To Consider Before Selling on Etsy

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Luckily, there are lots of questions you can ask yourself to ensure exactly that. From deciding what you’re going to be selling to thinking about how you’re going to be posting them, you need to be sure you’re asking as many questions as you possibly can. With that in mind, here are five things to consider before opening an Etsy shop…

What Will You Be Selling? One of the first things you need to consider is what you’re going to be selling, as this will be the basis of your Etsy shop. Whether this means coming up with a full product range or thinking of just a couple of products for your initial launch, knowing exactly what it is you’re going to be selling is important. The more thought you put into this, the better. For a guide to deciding what products to sell as a business, you can visit this site here.

How Will You Be Creating Your Products? Once you know what products you’re going to be creating, you need to think about how you’re going to be making them. Whether you’re having them professionally made by an external company or you’re making them yourself at home, this is something you absolutely have to decide before you start your shop. If you’re unsure how to get started with making your products, it may be worth looking at what your competitors are doing.

Things To Consider Before Selling on Etsy

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How Will You Set Your Prices? As you start to make your products, you need to think about how you’re going to be pricing them. This is usually one of the hardest aspects of starting your own Etsy shop as you don’t want to price them too high at the same time as not underselling your work. For a guide to pricing your own products, you can visit this site here.

Have You Thought About Shipping? Another difficult aspect of running your own Etsy shop is knowing how you’re going to be shipping them out once you order them. Whether this means going to the post office once a week or using a shipping service, you need to decide what is going to best for you. For advice on how to send a parcel, you can visit this site here.

When Do You Want To Launch? Finally, you need to think about when you want to launch your shop, as this will give you something to work towards; it’ll then be time to start marketing yourself. With lots of important questions to be asking yourself, you can be sure you’re as prepared as you can possibly be for your launch. What else do you need to consider?

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