Independent sellers, designers and small business owners are challenged by big companies and stores like never before. So, for some of us, supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs is a priority. It is important to find platforms that will help us reach local sellers and independent sellers, especially for custom-made, design products. Etsy is a great platform for those of us who are crafty at heart but lack the skills or time. You can find talented designers, curators and independent sellers for hand-made or vintage items. If you are after authenticity, Etsy helps you find it.
How Does Etsy Work?
Etsy is not a store or a brand that sells its own products. It is simply a marketplace that brings together sellers, designers, artists and curators from all over the world. It helps you buy unique and hand-made products. Each seller has their own online shop on Etsy. You can directly look for a certain seller, if you are already interested in their work. But, if there is a particular item you are looking for, you can look through all the products that are registered in the platform. Let’s say you are looking for earrings. If you don’t have a specific seller in mind, you can see the earrings that are produced or curated by all the sellers on Etsy. You can filter your search according to your preferences such as color, size, material, price range etc. You will get to see an amazing range of unique products and designs. One bonus advantage of having independent sellers on Etsy is that you can get Etsy coupons that are specifically for individual sellers.
What is Available on Etsy?
Etsy is a platform for those looking for some authenticity in their lives. If you love wearing original designs and decorating your home with hand-made pieces, Etsy helps you find the original items you are looking for. Etsy is also great for couples who are getting married. Everyone dreams of a Pinterest wedding, but not all of us are that crafty. Etsy helps you outsource the crafts skills that you need for your fairytale wedding. You can get amazing hand-made wedding invitations that will make your guests feel special. If you are looking for unique engagement rings, look no further. You can go through all the designer rings and find the right one that you will want to keep forever. Weddings can be expensive, but you can find Etsy promo codes that you can use on your orders, which will help you save money on your wedding.
Sometimes we find it really difficult to buy special presents for our loved ones. We want to make something special ourselves, but we might not have the time or the skills. Etsy is also a great platform for when you are looking for an original present for someone special. If you are looking for a present for your friend’s baby, for example, you will find lots of amazing products that are handmade. You can even get custom-made products that have the baby’s name on them!
Etsy is also a great marketplace for curators who bring together vintage items. You can find anything from vintage bags to jewelry, and even vintage furniture. While you are searching for an item, you can use the filters to see hand-made or vintage items only, which helps you find what you are looking for much more easily.
How to Get Discounts on Etsy
Etsy is a marketplace for individual sellers and shops, which means you can get Etsy coupon codes that you can use for a given shop. Let’s say you have a shop coupon code. You need to redeem it before you pay for your order. Don’t forget that Etsy divides your basket when you have items from multiple sellers. When you enter the code into the box, make sure to click on apply. You also need to make sure that your order meets the requirements for the code to work.
Etsy’s Shipping Policy
Some sellers provide free delivery while others don’t. If you want to shop for items that come with free delivery, you can search for them by using the filter bar. You can also find Etsy coupons for specific shops that will get you free delivery.
For most of your purchases on Etsy, you will see an estimated delivery date. Most of the shops in the US, UK, Canada and Germany will have an estimated delivery date. Don’t forget that this date is calculated based on the processing time that is necessary for your items to be prepared and the transit time. So, since all products and sellers may require a different processing time, the estimated delivery date will vary based on the country that the shop is located as well as the processing time required.
If you want to track your order and see the estimated delivery date for your order, you should click “You” on Etsy.com. Then, go to “Purchases and Reviews” to see the estimated delivery date, if it is available. Each seller will have their own delivery methods and some of them offers delivery upgrades that will provide a faster delivery. You can check the available delivery methods on the seller’s page, or you can message them directly to ask them what they offer.