- Etsy beginners
So, you’ve decided you want to start selling furniture on Etsy. You’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of how-to articles in good old Google, and now you’ve landed here. Welcome, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s give you a sneak peek at some of the tips you can find in the pages of my new e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Selling Furniture on Etsy. Join my course to find step by step lessons.
Is Etsy the Right Place to Sell Furniture?
In the last ten years, Etsy has established itself as the place to go when you’re looking for something handmade, vintage, or unique to gift either yourself or a special friend in your life. Most people will seek it out to find small home decor items or vintage clothing. However, that doesn’t mean you should be sleeping on Etsy as a place to sell painted furniture.
Etsy offers you:
Opening Up Shop
Have you decided Etsy is the right place for you and are ready to blow the competition out of the water? Excellent, now it’s time to set up your shop. Click Sell on Etsy and let the Etsy selling tutorial walk you through all the steps to setting up a shop and adding your first furniture listings.
Listing Your Way To Success
Setting up an Etsy shop won’t get you very far if you haven’t added any listings yet. Quick, click on the handy dandy Add Listing button and make sure to upload pictures of your painted furniture in their most flattering light. There’s the title you must enter, photos, description, tags, shipping, and more. We tackle this in my extensive course.
Top tip: Don’t just throw your beautiful furniture in front of a white wall and call it a day. When you’re selling painted furniture on Etsy, you’re also a set dresser and interior designer. Get your thinking hat on and make your pictures stand out from the crowd.
How to Write Furniture Descriptions
Ah yes, the dreaded furniture description. Not a copywriter? Not a problem. My Ultimate Course to selling Furniture on Etsy includes a handy list of questions to go through whenever you’re stuck on what to write. My essential piece of advice is to pretend you’re describing the item to someone who cannot see it. I go over the specifics in my course.
Many buyers do not like seeing a separate shipping fee next to the cost of the item. Do you want to know a secret? Free shipping is never free. It’s simply been included in the price of the item. When shipping something as big and bulky as furniture, Etsy’s calculated shipping option. It’ll cause more hassle than it’s worth due to its tendency to underestimate costs vastly.
Are you a total data nerd? Me neither, but your shop statistics are worth getting acquainted an integral part of driving customers to your shop. Are your tags working? Is your social media on point?
Get your shop up and running to start making sales.
Eclat Designs by Crystin
If we haven’t met before, I’m Crystin, and I have been selling my eclectic furniture online and on Etsy for many years. As an artist, I want to delight my buyers with furniture that makes their spaces come alive. As a businesswoman, I want to share everything I’ve learned about making yourself a success on Etsy via my blog and e-books. Join my courses to learn all kinds of information. All of it is years of research, improving techniques, coming up with new designs, and what I’ve learned from my mistakes that you can avoid.
Are you still feeling a little daunted and overwhelmed? That’s precisely why I created my e-book and courses. It is the perfect guide to getting you up and running, one step at a time. Start making a profit on your furniture today.