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Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Kate Shoup, Kate Gatski

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Chapter 5

Buy and Buy: Finding and Purchasing Items on Etsy

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering Etsy’s allure for buyers

arrow Searching for items on Etsy

arrow Understanding how transactions work

arrow Leaving feedback after a purchase

You’ve set up your Etsy account. You’ve gotten your bearings on the Etsy home page. You’ve explored the ins and outs of using the Your Account and Your Shop areas of the site. After all that work, you deserve a break! You know as well as we do that there’s no better way to recharge than to engage in a little retail therapy. And there’s no better way to engage in a little retail therapy than to shop — you guessed it — on Etsy. In this chapter, you discover how, and why, to buy on Etsy.

Gimme One Reason: Understanding Why You Should Buy on Etsy

Why buy on Etsy? Simple: Where else are you going to find a handmade bracelet featuring images of The Golden Girls cast in resin? Of course, even if you don’t maintain a shrine to Rue McClanahan in your foyer, you can find plenty of compelling reasons to buy on Etsy. Consider just a few:

Etsy features unique, one-of-a-kind handmade ...

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