If you don't currently sell some of your products on etsy, you are missing out, not only on sales because customers go to etsy to find products, either be it personalised, to support independent makers or just something that isn't on offer on the high-street.

It is a marketplace, community, shop and many more things all in one.

 

What is an Etsy team?

An etsy team is a community of sellers that share a common interest, location or product group. A team is set up by a captain, and they can add further team leaders to support. The team captains and leaders don't get paid for the time they spend on the team, most do it out of the goodness of their heart, love helping people and just meeting other sellers.

Teams usually start interacting on the etsy website in the team forum, and then usually the team have separate social media groups because it is easier to organise events and chat.

Teams also have individual social media accounts that are run by the team captain and leaders to promote sellers products, events and the local community.  

 

What you can get out of an Etsy Team?

There are many things you can do as a team, and it all very much depends on the captain, team leaders and what the members suggest, there is a saying 'You get out, what you put in' and that can very much be the case. Usually, there are team meetings, social promotion and selling events, but it can depend on the captain and leaders.

Generally, the team have a monthly meeting, whether it be with tea and cakes or cocktails and mocktails. The monthly meeting has a theme, decided on by the team, but these are there to help the team out selling online and a good chat with other makers.

 

Ideas to do as a Team (or as an individual if you feel like it)

Sometimes, it can be hard to think of ideas of what to do with your etsy team or just a group of sellers you know.  

(a blog will follow with more details and ideas)

  • Create Pinterest Boards of themes for events and products
  • Create an instagram challenge
  • Team meetups
  • Create a team etsy collection page
  • Host a loop giveaway
  • Team Webinars
  • Host an Open night (like gallery style)
  • Shared Hashtag
  • Invite a guest speaker
  • Share a resource like product photographer for the day
  • Christmas market/etsy made local 
  • Make decorations together
  • Craft something different together

Current Active UK Etsy Teams:

Aberdeen https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/29661/aberdeen-etsy

Birmingham Ideas https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24918/ideas-birmingham

Birmingham Originals https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24044/birmingham-originals

Brighton https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/7247/brighton-sellers-team

Bristol - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21210/etsy-sellers-in-bristol

Cambridge https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21043/etsy-cambridge

Cardiff https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/23581/cardiff-and-valleys

Cornwall https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/29637/etsy-makers-cornwall

Devon https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/15348/made-in-devon

Dorset https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/14319/dorset-etsy-team

Durham https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/28280/etsy-durham

Glasgow https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/8931/glasgow-etsy-team (Glasgow Team also accept Etsy sellers from across Scotland)

Gloucestershire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/16017/crafters-of-gloucestershire

Hampshire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/15233/hampshire-creators

Hereford https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/29599/hereford-etsy-team

Isle of Wight https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/10344/isle-of-wight-hampshire-uk

Kent https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24812/kent-designer-makers

Lancashire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27932/lancashire-etsy-sellers

Leeds - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21180/team-leeds

Leicester https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/30227/leicestershire-etsy-team

London Local - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/23485/london-local-team

Manchester https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/5149/etsy-manchester

Merseyside https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/9694/merseyside-etsy-team

Midlands https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/8815/pretty-midlands

Milton Keynes https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/8718/milton-keynes-team

Newcastle https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27718/etsy-newcastle

New Forest https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21071/new-forest-etsy

Nottingham https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24681/nottingham-etsy-team

Oxford https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/14720/oxford-etsy

Portsmouth and Southsea https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/22400/the-portsmouth-southsea-consortium

Rutland https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/29262/etsy-rutland-stamford

Sheffield https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/23910/sheffield-sellers-on-etsy

Somerset https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/30225/somerset-etsy-team

South East England https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/7314/south-east-england

South Cheshire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27538/etsy-south-cheshire

Southampton https://www.etsy.com/teams/27312/southampton-sellers-team

Stafford https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/34267/stafford-made

UK https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/9218/etsy-uk

UK - Craft Britannia https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/5151/craft-britannia

UK and Ireland https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/7332/etsys-uk-ireland-seller-support-team

York https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27608/teamyork

Yorkshire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/9695/etsy-yorkshire

 

It is super easy to join a team, just click on one of the above teams and press apply. Alternatively, go on etsy, scroll to the bottom and click 'teams', then you can search for other teams for cat-themed products, or whatever you feel like.