Friday, October 17, 2014

Etsy Guide Part 1: How to create a list and add favorites to a list

Posted by Amanda Villaruel | | |

Are you new to Etsy?

Etsy is the place to get unique products handcrafted by some really talented people :-) You can spend hours browsing from page to page. 

Seriously, it's my favorite place to shop online, not just because you get nice, unique things, but also because you get to support small niches and handcraftsmanship. It's the perfect getaway from the mass-production of clothing, accessories, shoes and yeah, you name it. 

It's so easy to shop on, and one of the great functions they have is the wishlist. It's kind of like a board on Pinterest where you gather all the stuff you want, wish or get inspired by!

Here's a step-by-step etsy guide on how to create (wish)lists and add favorites to your account. 

A guide on how to make the actual purchase, visit this link (opens in a new window, you'll be redirected to 

Step 1:

Go to Etsy and create a profile. Fill in the required information. 

Once you're logged in, you'll see four icons on top of the page. I will only explain three of them:
etsy guide step 1
Step 1: How to create a list on Etsy

The "Home" icon is your live feed. 

The "Heart" icon is where you find your favorites and create (wish)lists.

The "You" is where you find account settings (privacy, credit cards, newsletter subscription m.m). 

Before you start browsing for items, you should create lists to organize your favorite items. Click on "Favorites" to create a list. 

Step 2: 

Click on "Create a list" and then name your list, for example "My green favorites", "My purple favorites", "My Birthday Wishlist" and so on.
Step 2: Name your list on Etsy

If you don't create a list, the item you favorite will appear under "Items I love" which is a default list on 
etsy guide step 2-2

Step 3:

To start adding items to your new list, type your search in the search field. 
etsy guide step 3
Step 3: Search for items and add to your list on Etsy

Step 4:

I searched for "elephant necklace" and got these search results. 
etsy guide step 4
Step 4: Adding favorites to your list on Etsy

You can add a favorite by clicking on the heart icon - the item will be added to your default list. If you click on the icon next to it, a small window will open and here you can select the list you want to add it to. 

Also read: What are the differences between vintage and second-hand clothes?

Step 5: 

If you want to take a closer look at the item or read information about the item or maybe shipping policies, click on the picture and you'll be directed to the item page which looks like this: 
etsy guide step 5
Step 5: Etsy tutorial - how to make boards

If you decide to add the item to your favorites, simply click on the heart icon or the list icon, as circled above. 

Step 6:

If you want to take a look at the seller's collection of items, scroll down and you'll find the shop name on your right hand. 
etsy guide step 6

Step 7:

If you like the design of the item and want to get updates on new items from the seller, simply add the seller's shop. 
etsy guide step 7

You'll find your favorite shops by clicking on the "Favorites" icon on top of the page, and then click on the tab named "Shops" next to "Items" and "Treasuries".

Step 8:

When directed to the shop, repeat step 4 to add new items to your list(s). Repeat step 7 to add the shop to your favorites if you haven't already done so. 
etsy guide step 8
How to add favorite shops on etsy

Continue to read: 

10 easy tips on how to thrift shop for clothes and accessories.

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