On May 30, 2018 we announced our decision to close Etsy Wholesale. We plan to close Etsy Wholesale on July 31. You’ll be able to continue to place new orders on the platform until June 28. You can read the full announcement, here.
Create your buyer profile
Your buyer profile contains six main sections. Filling these out completely is an essential part of representing yourself on Etsy Wholesale.
Every shop has a story. Use this section to tell yours! Adding a compelling story will help sellers feel more invested in the partnership you’ll both share.
Tip: Write about your store’s beginnings and how it has grown over time. Try to keep the length under 1,000 characters.
- Where and when was it founded?
- How has it evolved over time?
- Do you have any interesting stories to share?
- Where do you see the shop going in the future?
Upload a profile picture that conveys the personality behind your business. This profile picture will be used for both your Etsy and Etsy Wholesale accounts.
Add five images that give sellers a special peek inside your store. These should be at least 1500 pixels wide, 791 pixels in height, and in JPG, GIF, or PNG format. Keep in mind that these images are in a horizontal layout.
Tip: You can use your images to further deepen that connection between buyers and sellers:
- Share shots of the interior and exterior of your shop.
- Show sellers where and how their items will be displayed.
Enter important identifying information about your business, such as its name and business ID number. Tell sellers when your business was established and what brands you carry.
Mark checkboxes next to the different categories in which your business specializes. These selections will be used to suggest items to you later!
Note: Your business ID number is only visible to sellers after you submit a purchase order.
Enter a phone number that sellers can use to contact you if necessary. The email address you provided during the Etsy Wholesale application process will automatically appear in this section.
Note: This information will only be visible to sellers after you submit a purchase order.
Enter your business address, and be sure to let us know whether it represents a brick and mortar store or an office. Addresses for brick and mortar shops are visible on buyer profiles, but office addresses are only visible to sellers on purchase orders.
Enter the URLs for your shop’s website, blog, Facebook Page, or Twitter profile. While these are optional fields, we highly encourage you to include all relevant social media links. Doing so allows sellers to keep up-to-date on your business outside of Etsy Wholesale.
Search for items
Use the search bar at the top of any Etsy Wholesale page to search for items by keyword.
You can filter your results by category on the left side of the page, or use the categories to browse all wholesale items in those categories. Items can also be sorted by relevance, highest/lowest price, most recent, or random using the dropdown menu in the top right corner of results.
Under the categories, you can filter your Search results even further. Choose what opening order minimum you'd like to see with First Order Minimum. Use the Seller Location filter to find sellers local to you or in a specific location. You can also use the Wholesale Price filter to further specify your results.
Search for specific sellers
To search for a specific seller, enter all or of part of their brand name into the search box at the top of any page. If we find any matches, we'll list them in the Searching for vendors by name? box at the top of search results. If we don't detect any matches, we'll show you item results instead.
Saving favorite items
Currently, we don't support the creation of lists or collections of items at this time. We hope to add support for this in the future.
For now, you're welcome to create a draft PO as a way to save shops you want to revisit in the future. Only you can see your draft POs, and they will stay indefinitely until you cancel them or send them to the seller.