Amazon Handmade vs Etsy

I’ve only in the near past began itemizing on Amazon Handmade, and to date I can say Etsy wins arms down, no contest.


•First off, the consumer interface for Amazon Handmade is past complicated and tough to navigate – positively not consumer pleasant in any method, form, or type.

•Listing objects is tedious and requires utilizing HTML to format descriptions with out it simply being a giant textual content dump.

•Changes take as much as 15 minutes to point out up, there is no such thing as a Preview operate so that you’re simply submitting issues blind.

•Handmade objects rank decrease in search outcomes than the non-Handmade catalogue.  I listed a pair of Amethyst earrings and I used to be pages behind a pair of tomato earrings…actually. Why.

•If a consumer chooses to refine their search outcomes, they are going to be shunted into the related non-Handmade class, thus, your Handmade objects will not present up within the search outcomes.

•The mindset of the typical Amazon consumer is quick, low cost, and more likely to return objects.


I’m nonetheless going to be on Amazon Handmade, merely to provide it a go, however actually after this expertise I may virtually kiss Etsy…


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8 Replies to “Amazon Handmade vs Etsy”

  1. I utilized to Amazon Handmade and was accepted however declined to go additional. Something concerning the course of nagged at me and I simply determined for me it was not value it.I’ve often visited the world I’d have bought in and was very dismayed to see the place my objects would have been positioned and the quantity of non-handmade that may have surrounded my objects. For me that was the clincher not to take a look at AH as a viable supply.For others I do know it has been very completely different. Many have good gross sales on AH. I want them continued success.For me to think about AH once more, would require that AH clear up the world I’d have bought in. Don’t suppose that’s going to occur.

  2. Don’t hand over simply but. It is completely different, so naturally will take some getting used to, however truthfully in time I discovered it simpler to record and ship than Etsy. There is much much less it is advisable do – record it and depart it with out worrying about expiring listings. And your gross sales can probably be a lot higher which might greater than offset the higher incidence of returns.I do advocate studying all of the phrases of use and the pinned threads on the handmade discussion board and observe the principles rigorously. Good luck!

  3. I attempted to record on amazon handmade earlier than Christmas. Gave up instantly and cancelled. I’m not saying it was too sophisticated to do when you needed to spend hours doing it. It’s simply etsy was so person pleasant that I did not have any endurance in any respect to even attempt to navigate Amazon. I do most from my telephone and thst did not fly on Amazon. And you answered my concern that handmade would not come up in searches. I provide you with credit score you pushed on. Lol. I backed out so quick it was hysterical.

  4. A pair years in the past i utilized to Amazon Handmade however for some motive or one other I used to be declined. I’m pondering it’s meals that I’m promoting they usually did not need to inventory it. So I stay with Etsy, which is okay.

  5. As a purchaser of handmade, Amazon could be the final place that I might store. To be trustworthy, I do not like something about Amazon.From what I’ve understood from others which have offered on Amazon that after getting made an inventory and added images that information and images develop into the property of Amazon.

  6. I’m glad I did not open store there. Later I learn that it is not a protected place for sellers. Apparently there’s methods for different sellers to sabotage their competitors and it is not managed very effectively. I determine that is not what I ought to get entangled in. Too new of a vendor to mess with that. Blindly discovering my method spherical Etsy as it’s. Thank God for the boards. They have helped greater than anybody. There is certainly a kinder bunch of individuals right here. Hey I lastly can wonderful my threads. Only took three days.

  7. All new issues take getting used to. The etsy boards are a latest instance of that. Etsy gross sales practically died so amazon helps my enterprise. Their consumers get all types of issues due to purchaser safety, even costly issues. Which does imply extra returns they usually LOVE quick delivery, so FBA is a large assist.

    As a purchaser, I’ll fortunately go to amazon if one thing prices a bit extra as a result of it is quick and good service (really most of my shopping for begins and ends on amazon, solely not often do I look elsewhere). Also costly objects as a result of I do know I’m lined and will not must take care of a vendor if one thing goes improper. It’s attainable I’ve purchased handmade objects on {the marketplace} facet and do not learn about it. Like many I generally simply search for the merchandise. When I’m in search of handmade I’ll examine amazon and etsy, final time amazon gained for a couple of causes.

  8. I used to be accepted to promote on Amazon Handmade just a few months in the past. It’s extraordinarily complicated and their vendor help is horrible. I needed to contact their help staff as a result of they charged me the $39 month-to-month vendor’s price, which is meant to be waived till the top of 2019 (except they alter it once more). It took a couple of day or so for somebody to answer, however I did get my a refund.Then, I needed to contact the help staff once more as a result of it was solely letting me record objects on the common Amazon market and I did not have entry to Handmade. This is the place it actually irked the crap out of me.

    It took days for somebody to get again to me and he mentioned he had no concept why I wasn’t capable of see the Handmade portion of the vendor’s web site. He mentioned he would look into it.Another day goes by, he will get again to me (surprisingly, it was the identical individual). He mentioned that my account was not arrange accurately (although I adopted the steps within the acceptance electronic mail I acquired). He mounted it and I used to be capable of entry Handmade. When you log in to Seller’s Central, you are normally proven the common Amazon promoting web site. You’re purported to see a banner to click on on to be taken to the Handmade web site. Why these are separate issues, I do not perceive.Anyway, I lastly discovered the best way to record some objects. The boards had been no assist and neither was their assist articles.

    It principally gave a really imprecise rationalization. I discovered a YouTube video that confirmed me step-by-step the best way to record merchandise. I had about 5 or so listings on there for just a few weeks after which I bought a notification that I made a sale! Awesome! I’m going into my account so I can view the order and ship it… my account was suspended. There was a giant pink banner throughout my display saying that my banking data wasn’t validated. Funny, since they used that very same banking data to offer me my refund. LolSo, I’m going to examine my banking data. It’s all right. I drop them one other electronic mail and to today I nonetheless have not acquired a response from anybody from Amazon. I left a damaging evaluation on their Facebook web page and so they responded. They nonetheless have not helped me, although. I believe 4-5 totally different workers responded to my suggestions and so they all mentioned various things. First, considered one of them wished my cellphone quantity. Hmm no. You can electronic mail me again. Another mentioned they could not assist me if I wasn’t capable of log in to my Handmade account (which I now cannot even do as a result of I’m suspended). It’s simply been an enormous fiasco and I do not advocate Amazon Handmade in any respect.

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