How to Sell and Ship on Etsy | International Solutions

Etsy has been a go-to online marketplace for people selling unique handmade products or vintage pieces. Are you looking for the best shipping solutions for your Etsy shop? Let us take over your logistics and start shipping globally your Etsy sales, while you focus on growing your business.

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HOW DOES IT WORK

How to sell and ship on Etsy within Europe and internationally

  1. Open an Etsy account and list your items. You will have to list at least one item to open your shop. Then, you are officially an Etsy seller!
  2. Choose the billing and payment options. You can accept PayPal payments, introduce your credit/debit card details or bank account to receive payments.
  3. Add the price and delivery costs. Eurosender offers you immediate shipping prices for all kinds of items, from clothes or furniture to vintage china.
  4. Once you have made the sale prepare the item for shipping.

Why open an Etsy shop?

From local to global
With Etsy, independent creators and brand owners can present their products to a global audience.

Promote handmade creations
Etsy empowers local artisans to share their traditional creations with more than 1,7 million active buyers.

Save with low fees
Etsy fees for opening and maintaining a shop are lower than the ones from similar websites.

ETSY SHIPPING METHODS

Etsy default shipping methods and alternatives

Etsy sellers are responsible for booking and paying for the delivery costs. As a shop owner, you will have to calculate the shipping cost for your Etsy products and add it to your items’ price.

How to ship internationally on Etsy? Default shipping methods on Etsy:

Etsy shipping label: Only available for shop owners in the UK, Australia and the US. Etsy sellers can create a shipping label through some established couriers. They will have to indicate a price based on the estimated weight and size of the packaged goods. However, the number of courier providers is limited, and the size and weight limitations may be very strict.

Etsy returns policy. How to return a purchase made on Etsy?

Customers that are not satisfied with their item or that received a product that does not match the description can ask for a return or exchange of their Etsy purchase. Apart from this fact, Etsy does not have a unified return process – every seller on Etsy sets up their own return policy and conditions. We recommend reading the details carefully before making a purchase and shipping with Eurosender for a reliable and economical shipping service.

Check more information about Etsy returns on the FAQ


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Etsy selling and shipping FAQ

How to ship items sold on Etsy internationally?
When opening a shop, sellers should make sure to enable international shipping. Consider that Etsy international shipping rates are probably higher than domestic ones. With Eurosender, you will always get the best market rates for delivering your items globally to your customers.
Do you need more info on how to pack and prepare your Etsy items for shipping? You can check our pack and ship guides with tips for packing dozens of different items.
How to calculate shipping costs on Etsy?
To calculate the shipping cost for products you are selling on Etsy, simply introduce the measurements of your package in our booking tool and you will obtain a final price based on its weight and the selected route.
By choosing Etsy shipping options, you will have to introduce the weight of the packed items on their shipping platform and provide the final price to your customers. When shipping globally you will have to consider that Etsy international shipping rates will probably be higher.
What do I need to safely pack Etsy merchandise?
In addition to booking the shipping services, sellers will need to pack Etsy merchandise to assure their safety during transport.
  • Use the right box. The carton should be sturdy and large enough to fit your items as well as extra padding materials.
  • Wrap your items in bubble wrap or put them in a bag. Use ample amounts of bubble wrap to secure every individual item.
  • Use packing materials to secure the items. The goal is to prevent the items from moving about the package.
  • Check and seal. Give the box a little shake to make sure nothing is moving inside.
Do you need more specific information? You can check our pack and ship guides.
How long does Etsy take to ship?
Sellers may take different times to process and ship an order, for example when handmade items have to be made or altered. If the seller has not established a processing time, it is rounded up to an average of 5 days. Domestic shipping takes 2 days on average and international shipping a maximum of 10. If you combine the two factors you will get an idea of when will the item arrive.
When will the item arrive? How long does Etsy take to deliver?
Depending on the shipping method the shipment can take between 2-3 days or up to 10 days for international shipping. You can book express shipping with Eurosender and offer deliveries within the EU in 24h and international deliveries in 48/72h.
As a seller, it is always a good idea to provide a tracking number to your customers. Shipments with Eurosender are faster and more reliable: all your domestic and international Etsy deliveries include tracking. Furthermore, you can use our estimated delivery time tool to calculate an approximate arrival date.
How to return anything purchased on Etsy?
  • Open your Etsy account and go to the purchases;
  • Choose the order you want to return and click ‘help with order’;
  • Click ‘Message Seller’ and inform that you want to exchange or return the item(s).
  • You will receive a response once the seller reviews your request.
The details about the return time frame, shipping address and who pays for the delivery, should be discussed with the seller individually. If the seller doesn’t accept returns, you may be able to open a case with Etsy if your order wasn’t as described.
Who pays for the return shipping on Etsy?
It depends on the return policy determined by each Etsy seller. Sellers may choose to purchase the return shipping label with Etsy, with another courier or determine that the client should deal with the entire return shipping process.
Is it possible to return an Etsy purchase through Eurosender?
Yes, absolutely! Our platform is fully compatible with online business models. As a seller, you can offer the customer your preferred shipping options. In this case, you need to purchase a return shipping label from a chosen courier using your address as the destination and the buyer’s address as the origin. Send the label to your customer to print and attach it to the package. With Eurosender, you will be able to schedule the collection of your item directly at your customer’s address with our door-to-door services.
The buyers can also decide to organise the return of their purchased Etsy items themselves. In this case, the customer is responsible for scheduling the shipping service with the courier of their choice. If you are looking for an affordable way to return something bought on Etsy, check the prices on our booking tool and order a return shipping service in just a few clicks.

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