Ever wonder why retailers choose to sell their products on Etsy versus having their own commerce site? Etsy has grown in popularity since its launch in 2005, where it delivers a business-making marketplace for anyone looking to see hand crafted and personalized items.


Many retailers found Etsy to be the easiest and most affordable way to sell their products online. It became a place where buyers could use the site’s easy built-in search to find the products they were looking for. The added bonus of site wide promotional tools such as forums, helped drive even more traffic to individual shops.

What a retailer on Etsy can do:

  • Set up a free shop
  • List items on Etsy, either publically or privately
  • Buy shipping labels for US Postal Service
  • Advertise on Etsy, so your items show up more frequently when people search
  • Partner with a wholesale company to help create your items faster and in greater numbers. Captain Notepad is just one example of a wholesale company working with retailers to sell customized notepads. The custom printed notepads are offered at a low cost with a quick turn around.
  • Register for an Etsy Event to learn how to create items or manage your shop better


What’s next after you have your shop?

Now that your shop is up and running, it’s important to think about how your listing your items. Many sellers obsess over their shop design, but people generally come across your items through the search engine, so it pays off to spend more time on your listing rather than the shop design. Basic is better than messy or under construction, and you can always design your shop after your first item is listed. As the saying goes, progress is better than perfection. Your shop design can be important but don’t let it trip you up.

Etsy is one of the most popular specialty shopping websites on the Internet, whether you're a custom printed notepadbuyer looking for unique creations or rare collectibles, or a seller looking to make some money off of your hobby crafts or memorabilia lying around the house.  To learn more about Etsy and how Captain Notepad can help you with your wholesale custom printed notepads, contact us today. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest to learn more about our special products and designs.