First and foremost, Etsy fees. While you can open an Etsy store for free, there are a few fees to consider.
Each new store listing costs $0.20. Each listing appears for four months (or till the product has been sold).
You'll pay a transaction fee after a sale. At the time of writing, it was 6.5% of the sale price (including shipping).
The payment processing fee works out to 3% and then you’ll also need to pay $0.25 per transaction.
Etsy only accepts US dollars. Sellers can sell in another currency, but they must pay a 2.5 percent currency conversion fee.
If you're willing to pay those fees and believe you'll still be able to make a profit based on your calculations, follow these steps to get started selling on Etsy:
Etsy requires a seller account. Free and easy to make. Open Etsy's website and click "Open your Etsy shop"
After opening an Etsy account, you can open a shop. First, choose your shop's language, currency, and country.
For each product you want to sell on Etsy, you'll need to create a new listing. If you're just getting started, see if you can upload 10 listings.
In addition to your bank name, account holder's name, sort code, and account number, you must indicate whether you're a business or an individual seller.
Your Etsy products can only do so much. Create a brand. Etsy lets you customise your storefront to build your brand.