etsy policy

Why you need to offer international shipping and how to do it

Why you need to offer international shipping and how to do it

Shipping your products around the globe ๐ŸŒ has been a hot topic in recent months, among craft businesses, especially for those who were struck by Etsyโ€™s recent free shipping guarantee scheme. This has led to some scrapping their international shipping offer all together.

In all of this confusion, today on the podcast ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง I wanted to set the record straight and tell you ๐Ÿ‘‰ why international shipping is your best option if you sell online and how to set up a system that is easy for you to implement.

Free delivery guarantee: why sellers are angry with Etsy

Free delivery guarantee: why sellers are angry with Etsy

In early July Etsyโ€™s CEO Josh Silverman wrote a letter to the Etsy seller community about their new free delivery guarantee trial for US customers from July 30th. Detailed in this letter was the idea of their new policy and the incentive that they would give priority search placement to those sellers who took up the free shipping guarantee for buyers who spent $35 USD or more.

As you can imagine since then there has been a huge online debate among sellers expressing their anger and concern at feeling โ€˜forcedโ€™ into making financial decisions about their business in order to remain on Etsyโ€™s platform. ๐Ÿ˜ž

๐Ÿ™Œ Today on the podcast ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ I want to talk about what the new policy means and lay out options and opportunities I see for Etsy sellers going forward.