5 Steps to Elevate Your Etsy Shop in August

As August arrives, Etsy sellers might notice a change in their business pace. It's a time when many buyers take a break, relax, and enjoy their summer. While some sellers may feel concerned about the lower sales, it's essential to remember that this is entirely normal and part of the ebb and flow of running an Etsy shop. In our sales report for June you can compare sales for the first 6 months of 2023 with the sales for the same months in 2022. In fact, August presents a unique opportunity for Etsy sellers to focus on their shops in ways they might not have had time for during busier months. It's the perfect moment to invest in shop improvements,…

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Selling on Etsy vs eBay: Which Platform is Best for Your Handmade Crafts?

As an artisan or craft enthusiast, one of the most significant decisions you'll make is selecting the right platform to sell your work. The internet offers numerous avenues, with Etsy and eBay being two of the leading options. These platforms provide the opportunity for your handmade crafts to reach a global audience, but each has its distinct features, benefits, and potential challenges. This blog post aims to offer an in-depth analysis of "Selling on Etsy vs eBay" - comparing the two platforms and helping you navigate which suits your needs best. So, let's venture into the world of online selling and find out where your handmade crafts could potentially shine the most. Brief overview of Etsy Since its launch in…

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Etsy Sales Report – June 2023

Each month we will be publishing on the Koalanda blog a brief report on the Etsy sales of the preceding month. Here is the report for June 2023. Sales on Etsy in comparison with previous months In June, we observed a considerable decline in the average daily sales on Etsy. This trend persists for the third month in a row, with June experiencing a more significant drop. Following the declines of approximately 4% and 3% in the previous two months, the decrease in June amounts to around 5%. So far, June is the slowest month for Etsy sellers in 2023. Should we be concerned about these numbers and interpret them as a sign of Etsy losing its appeal among buyers?…

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Etsy Sales Report – May 2023

Each month we will be publishing on the Koalanda blog a brief report on the Etsy sales of the preceding month. Here is the report for May 2023. Sales on Etsy in comparison with previous months In May, we noticed a decline in sales on Etsy, similar to what we observed in our report in April. The average daily sales on the platform in May were slightly less than 3% lower compared to April. It's worth noting that this is the second consecutive month of declining sales after the increase we saw in March. However, there's no need to be overly concerned about it as the decline is not significant and is typically expected during these months. Summer months are…

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How Many Etsy Shops Can You Have

One of the common questions that arises among the more ambitious Etsy sellers is “How many Etsy shops can I have?". In this blog post, we're not just answering that question, but we're also providing a deep dive into what this means for you, the seller. We'll explore the rules for owning multiple shops, and then dive into the potential benefits and challenges of running more than one shop. We'll also highlight some essential tools that can make this process smoother. How many Etsy shops can you have? When it comes to the number of shops a single seller can have, Etsy offers great flexibility. As a platform that values creativity and uniqueness, Etsy allows sellers to own and operate…

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Are Etsy Ads Worth It?

Are Etsy Ads worth it? It's a question that many Etsy sellers have asked themselves. With so many options for advertising, it can be difficult to know which ones are worth investing in. This post aims to help Etsy sellers decide whether or not to experiment with Etsy Ads. While we'll provide a general overview of how Etsy Ads work, the focus of this article is to guide sellers on whether or not they should try them. Keep in mind that Etsy Ads are just one tool in a larger toolbox of marketing options, and the decision to use them will depend on a variety of factors. So, let's dive into the world of Etsy Ads and see if they're…

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Essential Rules for Selling on Etsy

One of the most common questions that we see from Etsy sellers is “Why did my listing get removed?” or “Why was my Etsy shop closed?”. In the majority of cases the answer is surprisingly simple - there was a violation of Etsy’s rules. As an Etsy seller, it's essential to be aware of the platform's rules and guidelines, as they help you create a successful and enjoyable experience for both you and your customers. Not following them can lead to some unwanted consequences, like misunderstandings with fellow sellers, brands, or even the closure of your shop. Don't worry, though; we've got you covered! In this blog post, we'll explore the most important rules for selling on Etsy in an…

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Etsy Sales Report – April 2023

Each month we will be publishing on the Koalanda blog a brief report on the Etsy sales of the preceding month. Here is the report for April 2023. Sales on Etsy in comparison with previous months In April, average daily sales on Etsy dropped almost 4% compared to March. While March saw an increase in sales for the first time since November 2022, April had fewer sales per day on average than January and February, making it the weakest month for Etsy sales in 2023 so far. But don't worry too much about this. The differences are small, and there's no cause for concern. It's normal for Etsy to have weaker sales in this period. Looking at the graph below,…

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Is Etsy Plus Worth it in 2023?

If you're an Etsy seller, you may have heard of Etsy Plus, a subscription service that offers additional features and perks to help you grow your business on the platform. But with the constant changes in the eCommerce industry and on Etsy itself, you may be wondering: is Etsy Plus still worth it in 2023? The Koalanda team receives questions about Etsy Plus all the time. This is why we decided to take a closer look at Etsy Plus and evaluate whether the benefits it offers justify the additional cost. We'll examine the features of Etsy Plus, weigh the pros and cons, and discuss how it fits into the current state of the Etsy marketplace. By the end of this…

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10 Etsy Strategies and Tactics Still Relevant in 2023

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Knowing that Etsy hosts millions of shops (and many more listings) all scrambling for the attention of customers can be daunting and disheartening. Yet, the platform appears to be the ideal space for the successful launching and development of small creative businesses. In fact, some businesses manage to attract thousands of buyers, realize considerable sales, and enjoy good financial performance. So, what is the key to their success? It’s not that big a secret, actually. It’s all about choosing and following the right business strategy. The application of effective marketing tactics is the recipe for financial prosperity. But which strategies and tactics work best for a platform like Etsy? Let us tell you a bit more about some of them.…

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