Getting Started with Etsy
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In this guide, you will find the most important information to get started if you want to integrate your Etsy store with Gelato. If you haven't done it already, please create a free Gelato account. It takes only a few minutes!

What is Etsy?

Etsy is an online marketplace that helps creators to sell their products. It is a great platform to start your first e-commerce business, as you don’t need to worry about building your website from scratch. Creating your store with Etsy is easy, quick, and at low risk.

Why wait? You can start now and grow your business with Gelato!

Some details you might want to know about Etsy

  • How much does it cost to start an Etsy business?
    There are no upfront costs for starting your own Etsy shop, but operational fees include a 20¢ fee per product listing, an Etsy Payment processing fee of 3% of the item price + 0.25 USD, and sales transaction fees of 6.5% per item sold.

  • Do I need a business license to sell on Etsy?
    The Etsy marketplace does not require sellers to obtain a business license, however, as small business owners, Etsy sellers may still be subject to outside business laws and regulations depending on their operating location.

  • Is there a monthly fee for Etsy?
    There are no monthly fees for the default Etsy Standard account. However, if a seller wishes to access more advanced Etsy business tools and capabilities, they can purchase an Etsy Plus membership for $10 per month.
    Read more about Etsy's fees here.

Create your Etsy account and start selling in 3 simple steps:

  1. Connect your Etsy store to Gelato
    First, you need to complete the account creation on Etsy. Go to and create your account (please be sure that you create a Seller account). Watch this short video to see how easy it is! Once ready, go to your Gelato account and connect.
    Watch the short video below or follow the step-by-step guide here.

  2. Migrate existing products
    If you are already using another print on demand provider to fulfill your orders, you can migrate your existing products to be fulfilled with Gelato (more about this process here).

  3. Add Gelato products to your Etsy store
    If you don't have any existing products in your Etsy store, you can add Gelato products in minutes! Note: The products created will be added as a draft by default, this is done so that Etsy won't charge you until you are sure that you really want to publish that product.
    Watch the short video below or follow the step-by-step guide here.

Do you need more guidance? No worries, you can get 1:1 help from our Onboarding Specialists. Reach out to us via email at [email protected].

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