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6 Tips for Catching the Eye of Curators Year-Round

Ready to merchandise your shop like a pro and increase your shop traffic? Check out the top six curatorial tips from an Etsy Merchandising Specialist.

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Trend Watch With Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess

Elsie Larson shares her trend predictions for 2014, from Dalmation print to abstract patterns that pop off the page.

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2014 Shipping Rate Updates for Sellers in US and Canada

Get the lowdown on this year’s shipping rate and service changes to keep orders moving quickly in 2014.

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12 Tips for Creativity All Year Round

Where will you find inspiration in the new year? Etsy sellers chime in with their best advice for keeping the creative flame burning.

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Best of Luck From the Seller Education Team

Say sayonara to 2013 with a creativity-inducing playlist, the year’s top tips from marketing to packaging, and sage advice from successful sellers.

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Quit Your Day Job: Bark Decor

“With ramen in my belly and determination in my heart, I was committed to prove that I could have a design job that I loved.” — Sara Barrett

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Home for the Holidays 2013

Many Etsy Admin will be traveling around the world during the holidays, and we want to take this opportunity to connect with our community.

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Just in Case: Resolving Disputes Through Communication

Top insider tips for managing holiday volume, responding to orders gone awry and finding sanity when you’re feeling swamped.

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Twelve Holiday Packaging DIY Ideas

Package up your parcels in style this season with eco-friendly wrapping paper, 3D toppers-turned-ornaments and free printable gift tags.

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Quit Your Day Job: Milk and Honey Luxuries

“My biggest challenge was mommy guilt — this feeling of needing to be all things to all people. I finally had to let go of that.” —Sarah Parker

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Studio Visits: New York Edition

Explore the creative studios and organizational insights of three Etsy shops who are making the most of limited space in the Big Apple.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Up With the Holiday Rush

An Etsy veteran shares her ten tips for new sellers heading into Etsy’s busiest sales season.

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5 Ways to Translate In-Person Events Into Online Sales

Harness face-to-face interactions this season to boost your sales and improve your SEO, with a worksheet for gathering DIY data on your target market.

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Creative Roots: Understanding Etsy Entrepreneurship

A behind-the-scenes look at the one million member strong seller community, and how creative entrepreneurship is shaping the future of policy reform.

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Branded Packaging Basics

Wondering how to build a following for your shop far and wide? Read our tips for packaging like a pro, from custom labels to gift wrap options.