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What is Etsy?

Etsy is an ecommerce platform that specializes in handmade, vintage, and unique goods. Artisans and creative entrepreneurs can list their products on Etsy and sell them all over the world. And customers can find a unique product that you will not find in traditional retail stores.

Etsy sellers can customize their stores, list items for sale, set their own prices, and manage their inventory. Etsy also provides secure transaction tools, including payment processing and buyer protection.

In addition to the main website, Etsy has mobile apps for iOS and Android, allowing sellers to sell on the go.

What can you sell on Etsy?

  • Handmade Crafts. This includes a variety of handmade goods such as jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor items, pottery, candles, bath and beauty products, paper goods, and artwork.
  • Vintage Items. Etsy allows the sale of vintage items, which are typically at least 20 years old. These can include vintage clothing, accessories, collectibles, home decor, furniture, and more.
  • Art and Photography. Artists can sell their original paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and other artwork on Etsy.
  • Jewelry and Accessories. Sellers can offer handmade or vintage jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and accessories like handbags, hats, scarves, and sunglasses.
  • Wedding and Party Supplies. Etsy is a popular destination for wedding-related products, including handmade invitations, wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, bridal accessories, decorations, and favors. It also caters to party supplies for various occasions.
  • Craft Supplies and Tools. Many Etsy sellers offer craft supplies and tools for other creative individuals. This can include fabric, yarn, beads, sewing patterns, art supplies, and more.
  • Personalized and Customized Items. Etsy is known for its personalization options. Sellers can create and sell customized products such as personalized jewelry, engraved items, monogrammed gifts, and custom artwork.

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