Etsy is the unique marketplace for individual sellers who sell custom-made items, vintage, handmade or personalized products. Also, Etsy is the biggest and the best platform to sell digital products. Ultimately you can sell anything you have on Etsy. It is a specialized platform for individuals to start selling online from home.
For people who want a unique handmade item, personalized gifts, crafting supplies, and designing stuff, the first and best choice is Etsy. Unlike Amazon and eBay, Etsy has thousands of special products and items that you can not buy in any other marketplace.
Most of the customers of Etsy are women and also most of the sellers are women. They do sell on Etsy as a hobby and also a part-time job during their free time.
Etsy is a well-recognized and trusted platform. In the near few years, Etsy grew and expanded its marketplace.
It is easy to set up your shop on Etsy as compared to other platforms. All you need is an active email address and items to list on the platform. It is free to register on Etsy but you have to pay a small fee per listing that is $0.20. In return, you will get a good amount of profit. Let’s look at the top 10 and best-selling products on Etsy.
Jewelry and Accessories
Jewelry and its accessories are the most popular and the best-selling category in Etsy. As I told you before, mostly Etsy platforms are used by women, they love to wear jewelry and they will spend more on jewelry.
You can see there is a main category in the Etsy platform for jewelry. You can sell many types of necklaces, pendants, and chains. Most of the necklaces are personalized. Customers love to customize their products. There are so many designs, almost all designs are unique. That is why most customers seek Etsy for their Jewelry.
You can sell rings and bands such as wedding rings with your own design. Not only that, earrings, bracelets, and body jewelry. Body jewelry is one of the high-demand subcategories on Etsy.
Most of the physical products of Etsy are bought for gifts. The majority of them are personalized items. People are more interested in personalized gifts such as birthday gifts, Anniversary gifts, mother’s and Father’s Day gifts, wedding gifts. Personalized T-shirts are the main personalized product inside Etsy. There is huge competition for that but with a good design, you can succeed.
You can use Printful or Printify websites to list and design customized products such as T-shirts, phone cases, mugs, postcards, and so many other product types. They handle all shipping and returns. You just have to design inside the platform and list the product on Etsy. When an order comes from a customer, you can send it using this platform and keep your profit. It is a dropshipping method but it is your own design.
The product is unique from other products. This method is allowed from Etsy so you don’t have to worry about it. Check the article in the description, you can find the invite link for all platforms you can use to start an Etsy shop.
Printable Artwork & Digital Products
As I mentioned earlier, Etsy is the best and largest marketplace for digital products and printable artworks. Unlike in other marketplaces such as Shutterstock, you can decide the value of your digital downloadable file or artwork.
The digital product is a passive income source and has a very great potential to earn money online. You don’t have to handle shipping and returns like physical products. You can design and sell so many types of digital products on Etsy.
Let’s see some digital products to sell on Etsy. You can sell SVG files, editable postcards, wall arts, digital paints, website templates, templates, planner templates, font bundles, and so many things.
Top selling Digital product list that you can start to sell on Etsy.
- SVG Files
- Digital wall arts
- Editable invitations
- Art prints
- Birthday cards
- Business cards
- Business planners
- Business logo
- Cricut files
- T-Shirts designs
- Funny cards
- Invitations cards
- Photo editions
- Greeting cards
- Lightroom photo editions
- Meal plans
- Party banners
- Digital planner templates
- Website template
- Product invoices
- Clip art
- Excel templates
- PowerPoint presentation templates
- Facebook post templates
- Instagram post templates
- Facebook/Instagram banners
- Party decor
- Thank you cards
- Shopify themes
- WordPress Theme
- Printable stationary
- Quote prints
- Build plans
Stickers and Craft Supplies
You can sticker cards or individual stickers as a physical product or digital downloadable file. You can see there is high demand for the stickers and a high number of orders. If you are a good designer this will be the easiest way to starting an Etsy business. You can sell stickers as a physical product using Printful or Printify.
Craft Supplies is a top-selling category on Etsy with many sales. There is a main category for the crafting supplies on the main menu of Etsy. They divide it into more subcategories, you can select any subtype to sell on Etsy.
Jewelry-related crafting suppliers have a big demand among them. You can choose bread, Cabochons, Charms, Pendants and also other related ones. You can see they have a high number of sales for these jewelry-related crafts.
Notebook and Planners
This category includes both digital and physical products. Most customers search for planners. You can see different types of planners you can sell on this platform.
Most of them are digital planners that you can use on your electronic devices like iPad, tabs, and also mobiles. In addition to that, you can see wedding planners, personal planners, different types of diaries, student planners and so many different types of work plans.
Papers and Party Decorations
This is a top-selling item on Etsy without any seasonal changes. You will receive constant sales and orders. When you type Party décor on the search bar, you will see different types of party suppliers. Paper suppliers get the majority of party decorations. You can create so many simple paper-works that actually sell on Etsy very fast. Also, you can keep a high profit margin with paper supplies.
There are a huge number of listings for the birthday party and bachelorette party decorations. Some of them are customizable products and printable digital files. You don’t have to print and ship these; you can just sell the digital files for party décor.
Wedding preparation without Etsy is never done by women. Etsy has almost all wedding-related items and it is the best place to list your wedding products.
Wedding planners, dresses, wedding invitations, decorations, wedding rings, and other jewelry. Customizable wedding items have great demand on Etsy. Try to start your Etsy shop with these highly demanded items
Handmade Items and Toys
Etsy is mostly depending on handmade items. Except for digital products, almost all products on Etsy are handmade by individual sellers or small groups of people. That’s why Etsy is a unique marketplace. In between a lot of handmade categories, toys are a not much popular category among sellers.
There is a significantly large customer base for handmade toys. Due to this low competition and high customer attraction, I select handmade toys as a good category to start your business on Etsy. Most wooden-based kid’s toys sell faster than other toys. It is worth trying this product category.
You can sell other handmade items as well such as mobile phones accessories, some electronic gadgets, handmade music instruments.
Pet supplies and related arts are another top-selling item category, you should consider. Pet lovers buy anything for their pets. Most sellers are prone to sell customizable products like stickers, pet necklaces, paints, wall arts.
Pet owners seek products that are suitable for their pets such as pet houses, pet beds, pet tags, and also different funny pet clothes. You can also sell personalized products by drawing, painting, or printing their pet’s face or name on it.
Etsy receives a special section for vintage products. Selling vintage on Etsy is more profitable than other platforms because customers tend to pay high prices for your items. People who love to collect old items will buy your products on Etsy and they trust vintage on Etsy more than other online marketplaces.
Etsy defines vintage items as “For an item to be considered vintage on Etsy, it must be at least 20 years old”. So, you need to adhere to their policy when you start selling vintage on Etsy.
How to Increase Etsy Orders by Improve Etys SEO
You can improve your listing and increase the orders by using Etsy SEO. You have to use well SEO titles, tags and Description for your Etsy listings. You can use Alura a Etsy SEO tool to improve that. Alura also give a Etsy price calculator to determine your correct profit.
You can also check our article how to connect your Etsy shop to Facebook and Instagram to promote your products. It will increase your sales more than 10 times faster.
Selling things on Etsy is very profitable and easy to start compared to other platforms. You can check the article in the description for additional details about starting an Etsy business and tips to improve sales.
If you have any question ask directly on MineX Community Forum. We are like to help you to develop your Etsy business.