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Etsy is a Wonderland for all those who are a sucker of custom-made items, vintage or those who are into creating personalised stuff themselves. But the big question is, Is it worth selling on Etsy & if it is, then what are the top-selling items on Etsy? What sells best on Etsy and what to sell on Etsy to make money?

Most of the newcomers who have no idea how to sell their stuff or what to sell to on Etsy can make approximately $44,000/ year on an average. While others who have done their homework well and have all the tips and tricks up their sleeves can earn as much as $80,000/month  

 

There will be 2 main segments in this blog.

 

  1. Top selling items on Etsy with 3 examples of the bestsellers of each category. 
  2. How to sell on Etsy to earn huge.  

 

But… prior to that let’s focus on the big question “Is it worth to sell on Etsy” especially if you are a newbie & if it is, then How to sell on Etsy and once started, What to sell on Etsy to earn big?. Well, the answer is yes you should.

As stated by one of the successful Etsy sellers herself, if you are starting new then there no better option than Etsy.

 

Firstly,  it’s a prodigally recognized and trusted platform.

 

According to the annual report of statista, Etsy has around 40,000 thousand and exponentially growing active customers.

 

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Source: Statista

 

It’s sufficient to prove that Etsy has a relmic customer base that is religiously into Etsy.

 

Secondly, it’s centralized. Yup, if you sell anything vintage, handmade, custom-made etc. Etsy is your arena. On other platforms, you will face competition from oodles of sellers, who might not even belong to your genre.

E.g Amazon, eBay etc. as a budding craft seller if you choose any of these platforms, you will be lost in the flood and it will take you an eternity to stand out. Etsy chunks out that competition by volumes. Hence it’s better to sell on Etsy.

 

Thirdly, it’s easy to set-up your shop on Etsy as compared to other platforms. All you need are, an active mailing ID and items to list.

 

Fourthly, Etsy is cheap. Per listing, you have to pay 20¢ and it’s valid up to 4 months.

On eBay, it depends on the opening bid but still, the minimum listing fees are 50¢ whereas on Amazon it’s 99¢ (almost $1). Now you can see that it’s comparatively cheaper to sell on Etsy.

 

Lastly, you get inbuilt traffic, traffic that is relevant ante. All you have to do is to niche-up your store, listing etc. to fish out traffic specifically for your items.

 

Now that the question “why you should sell on Etsy?” is answered let’s get back on the track with what sells best on Etsy.

 

So without further ado let’s jump to the 1st segment. 

 

What Sells Best On Etsy?

 

Items sold on Etsy are mainly divided into 3 categories

Handmade items

Vintage

Custom made

 

All the items sold on Etsy belong to one of the above-mentioned categories.

But the big question is

What are the top selling items on Etsy?

 

Stickers

 

Munchkin Stickers

Planner Stickers

Die-cut Stickers

 

 

Custom Jewellery

Pendants

Bracelets

Bohemian jewellery

 

 

Jewellery Making Tools

Charms

Findings 

Jewellery Pliers

Clasps

Stickers  

 

Yes, surprisingly stickers are one of the top selling items on Etsy. Why do Stickers Sell On Etsy like candies? Because they are cute. And people are stooges of cute things they just can’t get enough of it.

 

According to a report of  Make For Business, it was observed that more than 80% of the Etsy shoppers and sellers are female. Need to say more? 

 

 

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Sticker Shop on Etsy

 

 

It’s not hidden from anyone that Etsy is a marketplace of handmade and custom made items. Just imagine if you get custom made or handmade stickers that give you a vibe of uniqueness and personal touch, you won’t be able to find any reason not to buy it.

 

Three of the top sticker sellers are-

 

The Coffee Monsterz  

 

The shop owner of The Coffee Monsterz is Helen a Canadian Teenager, who designs planner stickers and many other ‘chibi (child version)’ stickers. 

 

 

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Coffee Monsterz

 

 

Her stickers are handmade.

 

Points to notice:  

 

  • What makes her sticker shop stand out among all the other sellers is that she had perfectly entrapped the interest of people in her stickers.

E.g. the ‘Harry Potter Stickers’ in her collection is what appeals to all the ‘Potterheads.’ plus she has also managed to keep the design cute and simple.

 

  • Most probably she might have observed that the ‘Kawaii(cute) Trend’ of Japan is taking over so many countries and it already has a huge fanbase. Keeping this in mind she has made her sticker figure like a soft plushie that looks childlike and innocent.

 

  • The colour theme used in her stickers are rainbow pastels that also appeal to customers and they can’t help but buy them.

 

  • All the different elements have been put simply in her stickers and just with some simple tweaking, her stickers have utterly captured many interests in one place putting her niche to the best use.  

 

 

Another most popular sticker store on Etsy is Once More With Love

 

Margaret is the owner of this popular sticker store.   

 

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Once More With Love

 

Her store has a wide variety of planner stickers, but the main attraction is the ‘chibi munchkins’ that have a big head and small body to give out the cute vibes.  

 

Points to notice:

 

  • Margaret’s munchkin stickers portray her belief of  ‘Happily ever after’ which she has smoothly incorporated with daily life activity as we can see in the stickers.

 

 

top selling items on Etsy

Once More With Love

 

 

  • These stickers come in a wide range and like the previous one, they also are designed by keeping in mind the trends and taste of the buyers.

 

  • The stickers are affordable the shop’s customer service is awesome.

 

 

The third most popular sticker shop is Bird Fly Studio

 

The owner of this Etsy shop is Alissa who is a New York sticker designer and her art is reflected through the logo of her Etsy shop.

 

Points to notice:  

 

  • The stickers in her shop have a wide variety, that includes the cute characters but various other themes also like monochrome, floral, animal related, and many more. These stickers are catchy and range from simple to elegant to funny to classic etc. 

 

 

top selling items on Etsy

Birds Fly Studio

 

  • The products are super affordable, ranging from $1-$20 roughly.

 

  • With more than 5 thousand reviews the average rating given to the shop is 5 stars which indicate the quality of their products and customer service.  

 

If you are a creative artist with quirky ideas like any of these sellers, you can try designing stickers. 

 

 

 

 

A quick tip: If you already own a shop on Etsy and want to get a profound of keywords to use for your item and shop description, tags and names etc,  type in the term in the search bar, the drop-down will show you what are the most searched terms for the items that you sell.

 

 

Jewellery

 

Women and jewellery are inseparable mates and every woman has a tendency of looking for uniqueness in her jewellery that will reflect her style and if it’s affordable then it’s a whole deal. This is the reason why handmade, custom and vintage jewellery pieces sell on Etsy so fast. Handmade or vintage jewellery is most sought after product.  

 

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Jewellery

 

Three of the top jewellery sellers on Etsy are-

 

VillaSorgenfrei

 

If you visit the jewellery section on Etsy, you are sure to find the product of Villa Sorgenfrei(carefree) on the best seller and it is there for a reason.  

 

The owner of the shop is Claudia Poepsel who resides in Berlin and her self-designed pieces will fill you with awe giving you a rush in your veins to immediately buy them. The jewellery pieces although being minimalistic give the vibe of ‘Straight out of fairytale’ 

 

 

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Villa Sorgenfrei

 

 

Points to notice:

 

  • Claudia’s has inculcated her love of nature appealingly in her work. Her jewellery pieces are so much in demand because they are minimal and give a sense of connection to nature.

 

  • They are appealing and the price of these handmade pieces are reasonable as well, ranging from $18 to $70 approx.

 

  • Each of the pieces of jewellery is photographed keeping in mind how to pop them out and etch them in the mind of the people browsing through her shop.

 

  • The description for each piece is so elaborated and also spotlights the notion of the designer while creating the particular piece which helps the customers to connect to the item a bit more. Plus they also set a conversational and light tone for the product description and resolving any possible doubt in customers’ mind.  

 

 

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Another most popular jewellery store on Etsy is GLDNxLayeredAndLong

 

This shop was started by a very talented designer Chrissy who lives in the United States. As she states that her handmade necklaces were one of the best-sold items back when she used to have a shop and the demand didn’t recede even she had to shut down her shop.

She figured out a way to reach her customers and spawned her shop on Etsy. With over 5 thousand followers, 50 thousand reviews and 5 stars rating it can surely be seen that she is on top of her game.

 

Points to notice:

 

  • Before starting on Etsy Chrissy had already gained a customer base thanks to her unique and catchy work.  

 

 

top selling items on Etsy

GLDN x Layered & Long

 

  • Taking a look at her collection, you can easily tell that her jewellery is unique. E.g the ‘State charm necklace’ cut in the shape of the states of a country is something that appeals to the customers for sure.  

 

 

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GLDN x Layered & Long

 

  • Other than these there is a collection of many kinds of minimalistic jewellery that are customized as per the customers’ requests. 

 

top selling items on Etsy

GLDN x Layered & Long

 

  • Chrissy has also provided an FAQ section to answer all the possible questions which can clear any kind of doubt and the price of these pieces are affordable as well. It is a good strategy to bind customers.  

 

 

top selling items on Etsy

GLDN x Layered & Long

 

 

If you have your own avant-garde ways of expressing your art you will surely be noticed and that applies to the next jewellery shop on Etsy.

 

CaitlynMinimalist

 

The owner of this shop is Kate Kim residing in LA.

 

People have certain things or memories dear to them and wish to immortalize those memories forever in a way that they can always have it with them. What other better way can there be than to imprint those memories on jewellery. 

 

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Caitlyn Minimalist

 

Caitlyn Minimalist brings this very dream to reality.

 

Points to notice:

 

  • The jewellery idea of Caitlyn Minimalist is entirely simple but a fresh concept. The principle of custom made is notched up a few levels more by this jewellery shop on Etsy. 

 

  • The specifications on how to order on Etsy are clear and simple to understand.  

 

top selling items on Etsy

Caitlyn Minimalist

 

 

  • Kate has also mentioned the length of the chains and has provided every possible choice to avoid any confusion and providing her customers with the option to select.

 

top selling items on Etsy

Caitlyn Minimalist

 

 

 

Jewellery Making Kits  & Tools

 

Yes, the third most popular item on Etsy is jewellery making kits & tools. As pointed out earlier in the blog, Etsy is a hive of creativity, it is totally innate that people widely search and buy jewellery making kits and tools. They sell on Etsy as quick as lemonade sells in summer.    

 

In the list of top three sellers, the first one is

 

In the list of top three sellers, the first one is

GreatFindsCrafts  

 

owned by Lisa Ponce

 

 

 

 

Her Etsy shop is an all-in-all craft-shop with more than 900 craft items in various categories.  

 

 

Points to notice:

 

 

 

  • Variety of the jewellery tools and kits is vast. Lisa’s collection has something for everyone. 

 

 

 

  • The description is elaborate and describes every feature of the product clearly.  

 

 

Second, on the list is Nicoledebruin

 

This charm-shop on Etsy is owned by Nicole de Bruin  

 

top selling items on Etsy

Nicoledebruin

 

 

Points to notice:

 

  • By looking at the picture you can easily tell that these charms are one of a kind and they are designed keeping in mind that every single person looks for something different.

 

  • The pictures are very clear and exhibit every minute details of the charm.  

 

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Nicoledebruin

 

The third on the list is Fabulous Rocks

 

A well-known jewellery craft shop on Etsy. They deal in gemstones, pearls, diamonds, sterling and gold-filled chains and findings, and an extensive jewellery selection of wire wrapped pendants and necklaces for birthstone gifts. 

 

top selling items on Etsy

Fabulous Rocks

 

Points to notice:

 

  • The pictures are clearly shot and there are indications on the photos about the name on the stones. 

 

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Fabulous Rocks

 

 

  • The measurement of each piece is also mentioned in the photos or in the description.  

 

 

Party decorations 

 

 

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Party Decorations

 

 

Who doesn’t loves a good party and there are always moments of celebration in someone’s life. If you get party decors that define your style and taste you will buy it for sure. That’s why party decorations are one of the top selling items on Etsy.

 

The top party decoration sellers are-

 

Alphabetcanvas

 

The shop is operated from LA United State. 

 

top selling items on Etsy

Alphabet Canvas

 

Points to notice:

 

  • The items available in this Etsy shop can be used in multiple ways for party decoration.

 

  • The categories and the items are kept minimal  

 

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  • The description of the products is also easy to understand and follow. 

 

 

UrbanFarmhouseTampa

 

This popular party decor shop on Etsy is owned by Sara

 

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UrbanFarmhouseTampa

 

Points to notice:

 

  • There are various personalised gift items and table decors for various occasions like Christmas, wedding, baby shower etc.

 

  • The price ranges from $2-$370 approximately which means there is something for people with every budget sphere.

 

  • The description of each item on the list has been laid out in the easiest way possible for even layman to understand.

 

 

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FranJohnsonHouse

 

This shop is owned by Iliana Bozhkova who resides in Bulgaria. She has a fabulous collection of party table and event planning decors. 

 

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Points to notice:

 

  • Instead of vasting out Iliana has kept the categories to a number which she can easily manage and she doesn’t have to compromise with the quality of the items sold by her.

 

  • Her collection has her personal touch and has a perfect balance of modern and traditional to give a rustic and homely feel. 

 

 

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  • The pictures shot of each product are clear and have been shot in such a way that it may appeal to the customers. The price of the items is also very reasonable.

 

  • The description of each item and the payment method is well expatiated. 

 

 

top selling items on Etsy

 

 

Home Decor 

 

top selling items on Etsy

 

When it comes to creatively decorate the house, women always ace the job. Keeping the fact in mind that approximately more than 80% of the shoppers are women it’s not a surprise that handmade home decor is also one of the top selling items on Etsy.

 

Top 3 sellers in this category are-

 

Frostbeard run by Roxie Lubanovic  

 

This Etsy shop is popular for its homemade candles. Roxie has a generous collection of candles in various flavours and scents. With a price range of $9-$22 approximately. 

 

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Frostbeard

 

Points to notice:

 

  • Roxie has chosen her niche in the home decor section and enhanced it instead of playing around with different items.

 

  • The idea of experimenting with unusual scents like books is what makes her candle collection stands out. Rustic readers love the smell of pages and old books and incorporating them into candles is a genius idea.

 

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Frostbeard

 

  • The description of each of the candles is provided in elaboration helping the customer experience things using their imagination. 

 

top selling items on Etsy

 

 

NewMoonBeginnings  

 

Run by Rachel Glarner residing at Pittsburgh USA.

Her shop has a collection of aura crystals, aromatic candles and more that are popular among people these days.   

 

 

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NewMoonBeginnings

 

Points to notice:

 

  • The photos of the product are cleverly taken to make them pop. 

 

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  • The products made have natural elements like herbs, crystals amber etc. which are going popular among the millennials. 

 

 

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  • The description of each product is clearly provided with all the specifications.

 

AURAMORE  owned by Elizabeth

 

This home decor Etsy shop sells crystals of different kinds. 

 

 

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AURAMORE

 

Elizabeth has had a love for crystal collection since her childhood and now that reflects into her business.

 

Points to notice:

 

  • The price range of the products swings between $2-$250 approximately.

 

  • The pictures of the products are crisp and clear.

 

Top Selling Items on Etsy

AURAMORE

 

  • The pieces are kept beside a coin cleverly to show how big they are which gives an idea to the people viewing the product about the size.

 

  • The description is on point and clear. 

 

top selling items on Etsy

 

  • Every measurement specification and other information is elaborated in a useful manner. 

 

 All these sellers of each of the category have inculcated the features in their Etsy shop that have helped them sell so well.

 

We will share some of those tips with you to help you choose what you can sell on Etsy.

 

Go through your browsing history of Etsy

 

If the thought of selling on Etsy has crossed your mind (obviously otherwise why would you be reading this blog) surely you must have visited Etsy as a customer or a potential buyer many times.  

 

Well, it wasn’t a waste at all. Go through your browsing history and it will help you narrow down the products popping up in your mind that you can sell.

 

By browsing through your own history you will come to know the perspective of random buyers who actually don’t have any specific motive but search for items on Etsy.

 

Make a list of the items present on your browsing history which will help you to see what draws the buyers during a random browsing session.

 

After making a list of all the items that appealed to you during your random browsing follow the second step.

 

What drew you to the item?

 

Click onto your most visited random browsing item that had made you think “OMG I HAVE TO HAVE IT” at the very first glance. Look at it carefully and note down the pointers regarding what attracted you towards it. 

 

Now, look at the price of the item and ask yourself whether you would that much amount for that certain item. 

 

If the answer is ‘Yes’ then observe the product carefully and see why you want to pay that hefty amount for that item. It will help you catch the buyers’ perspective. If the answer is ‘No’ then move on to other items and on different category till you really find an item that you want to buy regardless of the price.

 

Compare why would you spend more on one item and less on the item similar to it? (what’s the difference)

 

Go to other items that do appeal you till you check out their price and you are ‘Neh, I ain’t buying it.’ and compare the previous item that you wanted to spend a hefty sum with this and yourself why you want to spend a good amount on one but not the another. The comparisons will clarify what goes on in a buyers mind while searching for something on Etsy.

 

This point will help you frame your item the way the most appealing item to you was framed for sale.

 

The last point to consider is

 

How is the photography of that particular item compared to yours?  

 

Compare your photos to the item that appealed you that most to yours, if you find them better than yours, you surely have to improve it to improve the sales of your product on Etsy. Because the saying never gets old-

 

Things portrayed & showcased bold,

Tend to get easily sold” 

 

 

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