For your Etsy shop to be successful you need to have products listed in your Etsy shop for people to purchase. Seems simple right?!
However, the #1 thing that bogs people down is just that – listing your products on Etsy. It stresses you out, it feels cumbersome and it’s time-consuming.
BUT….it doesn’t have to be that way!
Read on for 3 great tips I want you to use the next time you list something.
#1 Use your Sell on Etsy app to add listings
When you’re setting up your Etsy shop, you’ll need to do a lot of it on a desktop computer as many of the features aren’t available on the app. But once you’ve got everything up and running, switch over and do everything on the app!
How many times do you take a photo with something else besides your phone? I have a fancy camera but I don’t ever use it anymore! I use my iPhone for everything because the pictures are already there. There’s really no reason for me to transfer them to the desktop, upload them and then list them in my shop.
Eliminating those extra steps saves time!
Pro Tip: You can use your Sell on Etsy app to do almost everything you can do on your desktop. The only reason lately that I’ve had to use my desktop login is to cancel an order or issue a partial refund – you can only issue a full refund in the app.
#2 Do photo editing for your Etsy listings on your phone
Speaking of your smartphone, you can do all the photo editing you need on your phone. You don’t need fancy apps. You don’t need Photoshop. You don’t need to pay for additional services. You don’t need all that other stuff!
All the editing you need to do can be done using your smartphones’s camera app. Both Apple and Android give you options for changing settings like brightness, shadow, cropping, etc.
Make it easy for yourself! Take your pictures outside, edit them in your phone app and you’re good to go.
Tip: Check out this post for tips on taking great pictures!
#3 Copy over a previous listing from your Etsy shop
I never delete any items out of my shop. I only “deactivate” them. That way, if I go to list something down the road that is somewhat similar, I can copy that listing over, change what I need to change, and post it. This way I don’t have to start with a blank slate. Simply go to your listing, click “Manage” and then “Copy.”
If the items have similar colors or similar tags, you’ll just have to make a few changes before publishing. Obviously you’ll have to change the photos, but the bulk of the listing will be there for you already. Update the description, a few words in the tags and the title and you’re good to go.
I don’t think I’ve created a new listing from scratch in years! I always take something that I already have and copy it over. If you’ve “deleted” your old listings then you won’t have those to copy over. But if they are “sold” or “deactivated” then you can easily copy them.
Time saved, Etsy listings up, time to sell!
Listing products in your Etsy shop doesn’t have to be difficult – or take you hours! Use these 3 quick tips and you’ll have your items up and listed in minutes.
Do you have any other tips for making listing products on Etsy easier? Let me know in the comments.
If you’re just getting started on Etsy – or thinking about getting started on Etsy, check out this post where I take you through how to open an Etsy shop even if you only have one product!
DON’T MISS THIS! If you’re stuck on keywords you can grab my free worksheet to brainstorm your own keywords HERE or you can buy the seasonal keyword lists that are specifically geared towards wreath makers in my Etsy shop HERE.
Hi Lauren, I have another question about sports teams, I’m still not clear. I have made some Baltimore Ravens wreaths with a Ravens sign made by someone on ETSY that has a head with the B inside and the name Baltimore Ravens. Also some Ravens Ribbon (also purchased from ETSY) it was called OffRay. Does this mean I cannot make these type of wreaths and sell them. I need clarification on this please. Thank you
You are correct – you cannot sell these types of wreaths because that would be an infringement on their copyright and trademark unless you purchased the license from the team.