Saturday, January 26, 2013

Etsy Tips & Tutorial for New Users


Today, I want to share some things I learned very recently. 
If you've recently opened an Etsy shop, or if you're thinking about it, I hope you'll use these tools much earlier than I did!

I was just poking around a bit and noticed a couple of things on Etsy that helped me to improve the appearance of my pages.



Aside from taking more time with my photos and "styling" a bit more intentionally, I was able to make my Etsy pages more "me" by doing two simple things.

Thing #1:
Add a banner. I simply used the same photo I use in my blog header. While that may change later, for now, it works well and unites my Etsy pages and my blog another way.


How to add a banner or header:
  • Click on Your Shop  - located on the top right side of your page. A window will open like the one below:


  • Click on "Info & Appearance" and the above page will open. 
  • There are several options to personalize your shop.
  • The third option down is "Shop Banner Image."
  • Browse for your photo of choice - horizontal format. It takes a minute, literally!
Thing #2:
Rearrange your shop. I have SO wished I could do this. I like to put like things together, so I was able to do this and make my shop feel much more cohesive - at least to my eye!


My page one things are all white, neutral, metal, textural - "Revisionary Style."


My page 2 things are vintage funky, bright, eclectic, kitch - things I love but don't have in my home at the moment.


How to rearrange your shop:
  • Look at the bottom of the left column - below the contact button. Below Actions, Tweet and Facebook. 




  • Find "Your Shop." Click on "Rearrange Your Shop."

  • Simply click on a listing and drag it wherever you prefer it to be. 
  • Once you have things like you want, remember to SAVE CHANGES. 
Word for the Day:
Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

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6 comments:

~ Liz ~ said...

Nicely done and how sweet of you to put all that together. Your shop is looking good. May your sales abound!
Liz

Anne said...

Great tutorial! I may need to reference this again if I sell on etsy.I had the hardest time figuring this out the first time!You did a great job!Thank you for sharing!
xx
Anne

Laura said...

I've been wanting to set up an Etsy shop. Thanks so much for these tips!!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Perfect timing! This will help me immensely as I set mine up. I may require additional help...stay by the Bat Phone!
xo, T.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

awesome! I think I do have the banner...and I don't have as many items listed, but definitely grouping stuff together will help visually

Marsha said...

Thanks for these tips. My banner in my shop ( which I'm not using) stinks!