What is Etsy?
Etsy is similar to eBay, in that it is a marketplace platform where online sellers can sell
their goods. Unlike eBay, Etsy is geared towards creative sellers who are selling their
homemade wares or vintage items. Whether you are selling artisan chocolate or
handcrafted candles, then Etsy is the place to do it.
Traditionally, these types of items were sold at art
fairs and farmers markets but when Etsy started in 2005, it opened up a whole new
opportunity for creative sellers to sell their products online and reach a far wider
audience. Today, Etsy helps almost 2 million shops reach 16 million customers around the
world. With such an expansive range of customers, Etsy parcel tracking is of paramount
importance – and that’s something you can do when you link with DHL Parcel UK.
It is quick and easy to create an Etsy shop and as of
October 2019, it’s completely free to set-up. An easy-to-use wizard takes you through
every step of the Etsy account creation process and you can even customise your page
with your business’ logo and branding. Once you are ready to sell items, there is a
small fee to list items as well as a transaction fee and payment processing fee when an
item has been sold.