Etsy Set Up and Bizelo Integration Tutorial!
This tutorial will show you how to set up an Etsy seller’s account, then integrate Bizelo with your Etsy store to manage your inventory.
Step 1: Go to the Etsy website: http://www.etsy.com/ and click on “Register.”
Step 2: Fill out the registration page, preferably with your real name, and a complicated password, or that password you use for all your accounts. Whichever is easiest!
Step 3: Click Register. It’ll take you back to their homepage with a green bar embedded on the top.
Step 5: Login to your email and click the confirmation link. It’s going to bring you back to the Etsy website, but this time, there are going to be three links on the bottom. Click on “Open your own shop.”
Step 6: Once you click the link, you should read what you can and can’t sell. Anything that’s handmade by you, any material made 20 years ago, or supplies (such as yarn) are items you can sell on Etsy.
Also, on the bottom right, there should be a box titled “Resources.” I recommend you read, if not glimpse at it. The most important information you should pay attention to are the fees. Any product you list will cost you 20 cents, that is, 20 cents per item. They call this a “listing fee.” If you put up two items in your shop, then you’re going to have to pay a total of 40 cents. There’s a sales charge, which is 3.5%. If you sell a $10.00 doll, then you’re going to have to pay $0.35. This means you have your 20 cent per item listing fee, and your 3.5% sales fee.
Step 7: Click on the button on the far right, “Sell on Etsy.” Its going to bring you to another registration page.
Step 8: Click Next, you’re going to end up on this page. Etsy needs your credit information to retrieve money for the listing, and sales fee.
Step 9: Click “Validate Card,” and then click on “List an item now.”
You’re almost there!
Step 10: After you hit “list an item now,” Etsy is going to ask you how you want your money to be transferred to you. I prefer Paypal, so let’s use Paypal.
Step 11: Click on “list your item,” at the top once you enter your information. This is going to lead you to where you wanted to get into the first place! This is self-explanatory, but it doesn’t hurt to go through this together.
In each category, I listed the item by “who made it?” “what is it?” and “when was it made?”
I wanted to show you how I did it. The information should truthfully represent the product.
Also I added a picture of an Amigurumi Doll I crocheted. You can have up to five pictures; I recommend putting up to five because customers want to see more of the product.
Step 12: Now to the next section, I named the title to what it specifically was, an Amigurumi Doll. This will pop up on searches when you list the make and item title of the doll, so be sure to name it correctly; please avoid nicknames. Giving a description is mandatory, it can be short or long; it doesn’t really matter. I preferably like to see four sentences because I know I can read it in seconds; without wasting my time. The shop section is optional, but important. This is the ‘genre’ of the product. Some people avoid it, but that’s why it’s important. Because other’s tend to not fill this in, you’re product is more likely to pop up in searches.
Step 13: Its time to tag your product.
You should tag everything about this product because tags are retrieved from searches. For example; say, someone wants a doll and they typed in “doll.” Your doll is going to pop up in one of their listings. The more tags, you have; the better.
Its very important to add the materials, because someone might be allergic to a material you used. So please, list every material.
Step 14: Now it’s time for you to decide how much you want to sell your product for. Because you’re new on Etsy and you haven’t sold anything yet, it means you don’t have any feedback. It’s wise to keep your price low, but reasonable for your hardwork as well.
As for shipping, I recommend considering how you’re going to ship, such as which service you’re going to pick, and what you’re going to pack it in. Since my doll is really small and I can stuff it in a USPS bag, I’m going to charge $2.00. International is always more expensive so its also wise to do research on how much you should charge for international sales.
Step 15: Hit the “Preview Listing!”
Step 16: Hit “Publish!”
And now your product is officially on Etsy, congratulations!
Step 17: I’m going to introduce to you a very useful application that manages inventory for sellers with multiple stores: Bizelo, of course. Go to the Bizelo webpage: http://www.bizelo.com/
Click on the “Start Free Trial Button”
Step 18: As you can see, Bizelo offers two options, Pro or Regular. With regular, you’re only able to manage one store with only 1,000 orders a month. However with Pro, you can manage up to six stores. Because this is a 30-day free trial subscription, we’re going to sign up for Pro.
Please note: I can downgrade or upgrade within the 30 days without charge. So you can start with regular if you want, no pressure.
Step 19: Its going to lead you to a registration page which is extremely simple and quick to fill out.
I think its pretty obvious how you heard about Bizelo . So fill out all you can.
Step 20: Now hit “Proceed to Payment Options” and fill out the application.
Step 21: After you hit finish, you are then led to a “Dashboard.”
Step 22: We want to add our Etsy store to our new application, so we are going to hit the “settings” button.
Then we’re going to hit stores, and “Add a New Store.”
Step 23: We’re going to hit “settings,” and hit “enable” in the popup menu. After we hit enable, there’s going to be three different store fronts listed. Click Etsy and type in your store name. What I love about this is, it gives me the option to list a maximum quantity of “1” item at a time so I won’t be charged for more than one listing fee. This is important because if my product doesn’t sell within four months, and I have a lot of items up on my shop; my items will be taken down, and I can’t refund my money. Bizelo helps me maintain my costs through Etsy and other platforms.
Step 24: Now I’m going to enter my Etsy store name, or username and click “Test your account information.” If it’s taking a while to sync, than you may have your popup blocker on. At the top of your browser there should be an options button on the right. Click the button and click on “allow pop ups from Bizelo.”
Step 25: Now another pop up window is going to pop up with Etsy asking if you want to allow Bizelo to access your store. Hit “Allow Access.”
In your popup window, it should say “Success! We’ve set your Etsy credentials.”
And back on your Bizeo page, you should see this.
Now it’s all set, and your items are synced. You can go to the inventory page, or the dashboard to set up your inventory stats.
Congratulations, you completed the tutorial!