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Selling on the Etsy Global online marketplace

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Selling on the Etsy online marketplace

Getting started on Etsy

Etsy is a global online marketplace specialising in handmade and vintage gift items.

Its mission is to "reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world."

Sellers setting up an online store can opt-in to international shipping to access international customers.

Etsy encourages cross-border selling, as the company want to offer unique products to customers from around the world.

It does not favour value or convenience, focusing instead on giving buyers access to unique, handmade and one-of-a-kind products.

Etsy is an ideal marketplace for companies who are brand owners and sell handmade or giftable items.

Please refer to individual Etsy profiles for more information.


Etsy is a business-to-consumer (B2C) market place, selling to customers globally.


You can sell on Etsy if your business is in one or more of the following sectors:

  • Textiles
  • Fashion
  • Crafts
  • Handmade
  • Jewellery
  • Food and drink
  • Gifts

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