Shopping locally has become more and more popular, as consumers want to support local businesses. Etsy buyers can do this by utilizing the “Shop Local” feature on the home page. “Shop Local” shows the 100 most recently updated shops for a location. You can search for artists in your country, your state or even your own town. Who knows, you may find that a great talent lives right down the street from you!
Shopping local also has great benefits:
- the environmental impact is reduced
- you reinvest money in your own community
- you will support a local small business owner
- chances are you will get great customer service
- lower shipping cost (I love to save money!)
Please check your Etsy shop right now and make sure your “Location” is not blank. Buyers like knowing where you’re from. Your location helps personalize your shop a bit, and you will show up in any “Shop Local” searches that buyers might do for your geographic area.
If you are not familiar with this Etsy search – take a peek at ‘Shop Local’.
Some of my favorites using "Shop Local" - Atlanta, GA:
Upper Left: New Washcloth Sock Cupcakes
Upper Right: Half Apron in IKEA Fabric
Lower Left: Bright Green, Pink, and Turquoise Daisy Twirl Skirt
Lower Right: PEACOCK Beaded Charm Bracelet Handmade Altered Art