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How to Start an Etsy Shop: Start With a Creative Business Name
Etsy is easy to sign up for, and it’s free to join, but you will have to pay listing and sale fees as a seller. Don't worry, though, it's still one of the lowest-investment business ideas you can imagine!
Your first step is to go to Etsy.com and click on “register” in the upper right-hand corner. From there, you will follow the prompts to complete your registration. As far as the fees go, like most sites you can sell stuff on, you have to pay a listing fee of $.20 per item plus 3.5% of the sale price after the items have sold.
On Etsy, you can sell three types of things: handmade items, vintage items, and crafting supplies. If your product falls within these three categories, then you’ll be in business in no time! Whether you make jewelry, paint watercolor greeting cards, collect and sell seashells and sea glass, or knit puppets, Etsy is the perfect online marketplace for you to share your creativity with the world!
Etsy Store Name Ideas
As far as Etsy shop name ideas go, you’ll want to think of something that is clever, memorable, and unique that also gives people an idea of what kinds of crafts/products you sell. While people on your website will be sold by your products and not your name, having a good name can really help you with the marketing aspect of running a business online, so don’t rush this part!
Below are some sample Etsy shop name ideas broken down by category.
|Art||Clothing and Accessories|
|Jewelry||Beauty and Personal Care|
|Sewing, Knitting, and Embroidery||General Crafts, etc.|
How to Generate an Awesome Name for Your Etsy Shop
Keep in mind that Esty shop names may not contain any spaces or special characters, and they can only be up to 20 characters in length. Here are a few ways to work with this:
- Capitals: You can use whatever combination of uppercase and lowercase letters you'd like. You can use this to your advantage to distinguish words by capitalizing only the first letter of each word.
- Numbers: Use numbers in place of words to help your name to stand out a bit. Instead of "for," use "4." Instead of "to" or "too," use "2" and so on. You can also alter words with numbers that look like letters, such as "5" and "S," "3" and "E," "1" and "I," and "O" and "0."
- Combinations: The more combinations of characters you use within the guidelines, the more likely the name you choose will be available. Get creative!
Why Have an Etsy Shop?
There are many benefits to having a successful Etsy shop. One is that you can run a business with minimal overhead costs, which basically means you run it out of your very own home. Not to mention, you’re the boss!
If you have young children, this is especially beneficial, as it enables you to stay home for work, thus spending more time around them rather than leaving the house for a typical nine-to-five. Who wouldn’t want to be able to work in their jammies on their own clock? This also means no daycare costs, less gas, lower car insurance due to less commuting, and the ability to eliminate other bills that would be necessary for someone working outside the home, such as a cell phone (landlines are much cheaper).
Although there are fees involved, they are minimal, and if this is a big deal to you, you can include the cost of the fees in your listing prices so that you are still flipping your work for a decent profit. After all, you’re in it to make some money while doing what you love, right?
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
ugobabe on August 27, 2020:
I need a name for my online shop pls help me find one
Jennifer Brewer Event Organizer on August 21, 2020:
Any ideas on how best to combine a shop name when selling vintage art apparel and Jewelry?
Sophia on August 12, 2020:
Hello I’m selling Polaroids on Etsy any name ideas?
Keira on August 01, 2020:
Hi! I’m making an Etsy shop where I sell earrings and resin things. Any name ideas?!
winniline on July 09, 2020:
Hi pls help finding a name for my clothing store thank you
olivia on June 30, 2020:
i want to start an etsy shop for my keychains, jewelry and, wall art prints. I am having trouble coming up with a name:( my thoughts so far are to include my name or _____ by design. (some sort of word to fill in the blank) any ideas?
jessica on June 30, 2020:
plz im starting an etsy business concerning cosmetics and crafts plz can u give me a suitable name
kim on June 24, 2020:
I'm starting an etsy shop selling things for parties, kids and adults. (tee shirts, decor, favors etc) Desperately looking for a cute and clever name!
lauryn on June 24, 2020:
hey there, i’m wanting you start an Etsy shop where i would sell art (specifically paintings). any ideas? :)
Teya Astorga on June 20, 2020:
@hannah maybe lovebylulu?
Haritima on June 09, 2020:
I want to open a kids clothing shop...need an idea what is the best while doing online selling for clothes
Lydia2002 on May 22, 2020:
@Katie maybe PutAPinInIt ?????
Angela Jones on April 19, 2020:
I design all types of wreaths and other crafts
Help me with a name
brooke on April 16, 2020:
hello I am trying to make a etsy shop and i didn't know what to name it tho you gave me a couple of ideas
Katie on March 16, 2020:
I sell button pins and enamel pins. Any Esty shop name ideas?
Amy Willis on February 25, 2020:
Ideas for a shop that’s sells homemade scunchies, baby mobiles, plant hangers, draw string bags, quilts, cushions covers. Things like that
adi on February 06, 2020:
I'm looking for a business name for Etsy, but I sell stickers. any ideas?
Hannah on January 13, 2020:
Hi I am hoping to start up an Etsy account, selling quilts, weighted blankets and other homemade items. My nick name is Lulu and I was hoping to incorporate that into the business name. Any ideas?
Shelva on January 11, 2020:
Hi I am looking for a unique name for my wine bottle and work cork crafts
Viresh on October 18, 2019:
I need to find a name for my new Crockery shop
Anne Smith on September 22, 2019:
I need to find a name for my sewing/craft business
Can you help?
Shannon on August 20, 2019:
Maybe, StuckOnYou for the sticker shop
Maybe, WagsAndTags for the dog shop
Krissy_Watson8 on August 15, 2019:
Ineed helo naming my etsy store i'll sell d0g collars & bowties
Cathy on July 07, 2019:
Is anyone answering these questions?
nessa on July 03, 2019:
I want to open a shop that I decorate things like picture frames, mason jars, flower pots, etc. Help me pick a name!
Anonymous on June 25, 2019:
I need help naming my sticker shop
Alexandra on June 17, 2019:
I need help picking a name for my soon to be Etsy Shop. I will be selling homemade shirts, mugs, totes, wooden designs, car decals, party decor ETC.
Alexis on June 14, 2019:
Plz help, i need a shop name for a sticker shop i will be opening soon
Slim on January 26, 2019:
Yash on January 14, 2019:
A unit of all types of iron and stone handicraft items in manufacturing
inJanuary on January 10, 2019:
There's no need to explain the entirety of your product within a business name. Think of the big business names; the product is often not even described (Nike, Puma, Starbucks, Samsung, Matel, etc.) In cases where the product is obvious, it's a vague statement (Burgerking, Booster Juice, SCTV, Twisted Pictures etc.)
Don't stress about trying to cram every tidbit of information into a single word or words.
You develop your brand in so many ways... mission statement, company values, personality, customer service, etc.
Akanksha tiwari on December 28, 2018:
I am a artist and i want to sell my sketches.how can i start
Brandon on November 19, 2018:
Want name shop words a
Mercedes Benns on October 20, 2018:
I have just started making handmade soft dolls, which can be anything from a baby, toddler, child, teen, older generation... animals too, each one is different and unique and I'll be offering bespoke too, they will also be scented with any fragrance on request. They are ornamental and not toys, more like keepsakes... I'm struggling to fit all of this into an appropriate name, can anyone help please?
Kristin Eikermann on October 02, 2018:
My daughter and I are starting a business using old barn wood, pallets, and plywood To make fall and winter designs and can’t think of a good name.
Does anyone have anyone have any great ideals.Would greatly appreciate it thanks so much.
Adrienne on September 18, 2018:
I need a name for my dog treat business
Gokul. on September 07, 2018:
Clothing shop names ideas
Kafilur Rahman on August 31, 2018:
i am going to open a shop for complete online programme & (like form fill-up, a/c opening etc) graphic design and printing. So, please suggest me a name for my business.
Jamie Jordan on August 30, 2018:
I need a name for a wreath making business. Would like to have my first name in the title somewhere.
I may have other crafts up for sale that i make.
Thusitha Maraweera on August 29, 2018:
can u suggest me a name for my Ceramic & hardware shop starting from S,
Rizwan on August 29, 2018:
Gems and jewellery
CJ on August 22, 2018:
could you please suggest the name for my Handicraft business spread globally
Lily rose micallef on August 13, 2018:
I need ideas for my slime and soap shop what could it be called
Cindy Schmidt on August 10, 2018:
I need help for a name for my home based crafting business. Its more of a passion and therapy
Vivian on August 02, 2018:
I need a name of my handmade jewels
Aylin Bernal on July 20, 2018:
i need a name for me and my friends slime shop
Joelma Guerra on July 13, 2018:
I need a name for my handmade rug store
Hanadi on June 26, 2018:
I need name for smoke shop
Fariz on June 25, 2018:
I need a name for my online store (household things) starting wi“Nazu”
JOANNA on June 20, 2018:
I need name for my store (clothing & accessories) starting from "SKC"
Saqib aziz on May 28, 2018:
I need a name for my handcrafts shop...
Victoria C on May 22, 2018:
i need a name for my slime shop! Can anyone think of one?
Devakishwor on May 13, 2018:
I am running a shop selling bamboo and cane products and items made of kouna (a type of grass.).what name will satisfy my shop.?
Victoria,M on May 09, 2018:
I NEED A SHOP NAME RIGHT NOW
IN THE SHOP WE HAVE STRESS BALLS AND BATH BOMS
michelle pedraza on May 03, 2018:
I have joined the chalk Couture Family and i need a name for my facebook page ....Help
Person unknown on April 25, 2018:
I need a name for my slime shop
Angie on March 25, 2018:
I need a name for my slime shop
Belinda Albury on February 26, 2018:
Name suggestions for businesses: Metal Heaf
rajkumar on February 19, 2018:
iam try to meat shopi want good name
Suraj on February 08, 2018:
huzaifa on February 08, 2018:
i want a name for perfume shop
Chloe collis on February 05, 2018:
I need a name for my slime shop
Kameron on January 20, 2018:
I Need a name for a slime shop
Sharon on December 28, 2017:
Looking for a cute name for handmade greeting cards.
Kathy on December 23, 2017:
Looking for a cute catchy name for my new handmade all natural Bath Salt line with 100 % organic essential oils. Pick your container, pick your scent, pick your color!!!!
Nipu on December 20, 2017:
I need a name for Facebook page.it's about handmade cards.
YENNIS HO on December 18, 2017:
I need a name for my online clothing business, can help to advise a nice one?
Giselle on December 02, 2017:
what about for slime?
Carol G on November 30, 2017:
I need a name for Cricut business. Cutting vinyl, irons making signs with wording on them
Mari'sMagicalCrafts on November 05, 2017:
Thank You for choosing me to help make your party Magical!
Michaela on October 25, 2017:
Hi I'm needing help.
I already run a small business called tutus By Michaela but I'm thinking of chageing the name a little all my items are handmade I now sell tutus, dresses, gifts, Christmas werths, personalised werths, all made from the same fabric tulle. And now iv added lip balms. Need a name that will work for everything. Thank you
Trish on October 24, 2017:
I'm starting a stone art shop and I need a catchy name pls help
Luavalu on October 23, 2017:
I have a small shop includes handicrafts and clothes and I'm thinking of a good name on it can someone tell me a good name on it
Thinley on October 22, 2017:
I m starting travel agency plz suggest a great name for it...
Atif Ali on October 13, 2017:
I AM STARTING A BUSINESS OF CONSULTANCY PLS SUGGEST NAME FOR IT
Tracie on October 04, 2017:
I am opening a small craft sign business and I am having a heck of a time thinking of a good name. Can anyone suggest something cool for me please?
Shyma on September 29, 2017:
I want a clay items shop name
navi rao on September 25, 2017:
i want open a pizza restaurant please suggest a nice name
Kksloom on September 14, 2017:
IM MAKINGS A SLIMES SHOOP WHAT NAMES!?!?
amy puppe on August 01, 2017:
my sister and i( her name is melissa) do sign, sandblasting and blanket ladders what a good name for us
XYZ on July 27, 2017:
I AM STARTING A BUSINESS OF CONSULTANCY PLS SUGGEST NAME FOR IT
shah faisal on July 07, 2017:
Handicraft unique name
sabiha islam bithi on July 05, 2017:
Handicrafts names ple
Esmeralda on June 26, 2017:
What should I name my slime etsy shop
Amie on June 10, 2017:
@Natalya I thought of "Slime time" or "lime slime"
Brittany on May 24, 2017:
Hi!! My name is Brittany but everybody calls me Bri... so I think you should have business names for Slime business names
Natalya on April 02, 2017:
I Am Making A Etsy Shop About Customizable Slimes. What Should I Do?!?!
Angel.firstname.lastname@example.org on February 16, 2017:
trying to think of a great name for my rocabilly things i make??????
mjleigh on August 18, 2016:
Great List! My shop sell crafts and digital products. Cant think of a name for both. Any suggestions?
akil on October 21, 2015:
Iron metal handicraft names