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 sign up, but you will have 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, and 3.5% of the sale cost after the item(s) 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!
Crafty Tips for Naming Your Business
Etsy Shop Name Ideas:
As far as Etsy shop name ideas go, you’ll want to think of something clever while at the same time, letting people know what kind of business you are running.
While people on your website will be sold by your products and not your name, having a good name can really help you in the marketing aspect of running a business online, so don’t rush this part!
Here’s some Etsy shop name ideas broken down by category:
Clothing & Accessories
Beauty & Personal Care
Crafts Et Cetera
Other Things to Consider
Keep in mind that Esty Shop Names may not contain any spaces or special characters, and can only be up to 20 characters in length. Here’s a few ways to work with this:
- Capitals: You can use whatever combination of uppercase and lowercase letters. 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, O and 0.
- Combination: The more of a combination of characters you use within the guidelines, the more likely it is the chosen name will be available.
Why Have an Etsy Shop?
There’s many benefits to having a successful Etsy shop. One is that you can run a business with minimal (if any) 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 and 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’s fees involved, they are minimal, and if this is a big deal to you, you would include the cost of the fees in with the price, 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?