If you have been keen to create a print on demand store then a print on demand Etsy store is a great place to start. In this post I will explain why a print on demand store on Etsy is such a good idea, and give you a link to get your first 40 listings for free, meaning that you can start your print on demand store completely free.
What is print on demand?
Print on demand, sometimes called POD, is where you can sell your own custom designs on different types of products.
Instead of ordering lots of items in various colours and sizes and holding on to stock (with a big financial outlay) these items are printed on demand from third-party providers.
The ‘on demand” bit means that when an item sells it triggers an order from your supplier, who take care of everything else for you.
What is Etsy?
Etsy is an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers.
It is known for sellers to sell their handmade goods and crafts, however you can also find vintage items, supplies and digital products on Etsy.
The products that are sold on Etsy include:
- Crafting supplies
- Stationery supplies
- Paper goods – postcards, prints, cards, etc.
- Clothing and accessories
And many more.
Can you sell print on demand items on Etsy?
Digital products and print on demand products are one of the best items to sell on Etsy.
As long as you have created the designs yourself, or have a commercial license for them, you can sell them on Etsy.
How to start a print on demand store on Etsy
Getting started with selling on Etsy takes love and time, however here is how you can start your Etsy store.
Step one: Plan your store
Plan which items you will stock, your store name and the policies that you will have in place.
Step two: Register for an Etsy store
Go ahead to Etsy and register for your store, choosing a username. You will also need to choose your store logo and write a bio.
Step three: Set up your shop
Now head to ‘Sell on Etsy’ to open your Etsy stop.
Step four: Create your listings
Now that you have a store on Etsy you can start listing your print on demand products for sale.
Get 40 free Etsy listings
Usually it costs $0.20 per listing on Etsy for a 4 month period, but if you use my referral link then we will both get 40 listings for free.
I know what you are thinking – where do you get started? How do you create designs? How do you choose a supplier? Where do you list your items for sale?
The good news is that I have covered all of these topics and more with my print on demand series: