Etsy started life back in 2005, when two friends in Brooklyn, New York decided the world needed an online marketplace where artists, crafters, artisans and designers could sell their goods in one place, as a community. The site was launched out of their little Brooklyn apartment, and has grown to become one of the biggest shops on the web, with offices across the globe, from London to Tokyo.
The range on display is astonishing, with everything from handmade wooden-framed sunglasses to embroidered pet blankets. Shopping with Etsy couldn’t be easier, and you have the option to shop via a particular category or seller, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re not in a hurry, though, you can lose yourself in Etsy’s amazing array of products, much like London’s Camden Market or Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. On top of this, with their ‘Etsy Local’ section, Etsy can help you find craft fairs and flea markets near you, where you can shop from Etsy sellers in real life.
- Choose an offer and click ‘get code’ or ‘view discount’
- If applicable, copy the code
- Follow the link to the website and make your selection
- View your basket and go to checkout
- Click on the ‘apply shop coupon code’
- Paste your code and apply
- Proceed to payment
- If no code is required, discount is included in the final price.
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Can I save Etsy items to buy later?
In your Etsy basket there is a ‘save for later’ option that saves the product in a special section of the basket so you can come back to it another time.
Do I need to make an Etsy account to make a purchase?
There are lots of benefits to creating an Etsy account, but if you’d rather not then most items can be purchased as a guest. See their buyers guide here.
What exactly is Etsy Studio?
Etsy Studio is a new offshoot of Etsy dedicated entirely to craft supplies. Etsy wanted to give members a singular place to buy and sell craft supplies specifically. Learn more here.
To get in touch with Etsy, see their contact page here.
Because of Etsy’s marketplace design, delivery costs and options vary from seller to seller.
Like shipping, returns vary depending on the individual seller. If a seller is not behaving in a satisfactory manner, the customer can open a case with Etsy themselves.