Etsy is an American based e-commerce business that focuses on supplying vintage or handmade items and craft supplies. These items lie in a wide category of products such as bags, art, jewelry, home décor, furniture, clothing, toys, and craft supplies.
All handmade items must be 20 years old. This marketplace offers the open craft fairs tradition in which sellers have personal forefronts where they list all their goods in a fee of $20 each item.
As of December 2018, Etsy had above 60 million items on its website. Moreover, the marketplace for vintage goods connected over 2.1 million sellers with more than 39.4 million buyers. At the end of 2018, the number of employees at Etsy reached 874 and Etsy recorded a net income of above $41.25 million.
If you have been asking if Etsy is safe and if the sellers on Etsy are reliable, then the answer to your questions is yes.
Etsy is totally safe, just do not forget to check the Etsy store policies and Etsy shipping details before ordering. Etsy is a billion-dollar company and it makes thousands of purchases a day so you can trust Etsy while making purchases.
You can always check the shipping details/status of your order on the Etsy app or on the Etsy official website. If the seller has given information, then you can easily check where the order has arrived and how much time it will take to reach your location. To track your Etsy order information, follow the following steps:
You could see the following different statuses for your order:
Moreover, you can also check shipping details from shipping-related emails for your order. All you need to do is click on Track Package in the email notification to view the details of your delivery.
Note that not all carriers have Etsy package tracking information available. You can always contact the shop to check if they keep information about your order. If you have some queries about your parcel or if the Etsy parcel tracking information is not present you can always contact the seller of your product for help. Or you can also contact Etsy customer service.
If you have purchased something without an Etsy account, you can still do your Etsy track order. Once your order is placed for shipment you will receive a confirmation email. If your seller has given a tracking number, you can click on it to see your package details. if you have further queries about your package, contact your seller by replying to them to the receipt, they provided you with an email after purchase.
You can also use a third party such as the Ship24 website. When you will see the Etsy tracking number in the email, just copy paste it in the search bar on the Ship24 homepage.
The time it takes to ship products from sellers to your destination depends on two things:
Sellers always need time to prepare your products for shipping. This includes proper packing and applying shipping labeling on shipping items. If your products are Handmade, then sellers may need some time to properly customize them.
This may include whether your order has to ship to international borders. Both Etsy shipping time and item processing times can be found by seeing store shipping policies. If a seller does not mention processing time for an item, then it will automatically be set to 5 days.
Shipping to a location of the same country takes 2 days while shipping to different countries takes an average time of 10 days. Then Etsy calculates the total Etsy delivery time by adding an approximate processing time and a maximum of shipping time.
Generally, Etsy delivery charges depend on how far the buyer from the seller is as well as the dimensions and weight of the product that you are purchasing.
If you want to find shipping details you can check the product page. Click on “Shipping and Policies” and then select the drop-down menu from “Shipping To” and then select your country. Note that if you are purchasing from the United States, then you also need to enter your ZIP code to calculate the shipping amount.
Moreover, you can use a tool called Price Your Postage from where you can estimate how much you will have to pay for shipping.
For finding shipping details select whether you want to ship to a domestic address to an international country. Next, enter your ZIP code of the area and product details like weight and dimensions. Then select Calculate Prices.
The Etsy free shipping depends on the sellers.
Etsy charges very reasonable prices for selling on Etsy. It costs only $0.20 for publishing a listing on the Etsy marketplace. This listing lasts for four months or until the product gets sold. Once a product is sold, there is a transaction fee of 3.5% on the sale price.
For selling something on Etsy follow the following procedure: