100 Crafty Etsy Shop Name Ideas
How to Start an Etsy Shop
Etsy is quite 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!
Crafty Tips for Naming Your Business
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.
Clothing and Accessories
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?
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