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Working With Etsy
Posted by James Brooke, Last modified by James Brooke on 22 May 2016 05:18 PM

The business arrangement we described is what is termed “drop-shipping”.  The seller or sellers you work with have the inventory and (if they agree) will ship for you.  We want to point out that one of the best parts of working with Etsy sellers is that you do not need to carry any inventory (unless you want to)

A significant part of your success is understanding the limitations of the sellers you will work with.  You need to clarify the following topics with your sellers:

How long does it take for them to make an item once they receive money?

How long does it take for them to ship? What countries have they shipped to in the past?

Are there any locations that they do not want to or cannot ship to?

Will they be willing to provide labeling or a packing slip with your business information on it?

There are more questions that you might want to know that are more specific. We outlined common questions to ask.  

Etsy in short works for you.  You place the item for a mark-up, and once you you receive your money, then you contact your Etsy seller with the order details.  In short, you get paid first - then fulfill the order.  As we wrote above, make sure you communicate with the Etsy seller to know what the expectations will be.

Can you Advise Us On Etsy Terms and Conditions Regarding Data-scrapping?

We're not scrapping Etsy, we're using a 3rd party data service. That said,we cannot completely guarantee that the data provider we're using is not scrapping Etsy.

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