What are the Most Purchased Items on Etsy?
If you plan to sell your handmade goods on Etsy, learning the items that people really want is an imperative part of your success. The key to being a successful Etsy shop seller is to provide the most favored products for your buyers. Sounds simple, right? In order to do this, need to know what was hot last year and what was just not. Now remember, the handmade products that you sell should still be unique and personal to your style; however, following the latest trends is the only way to thrive. The items listed below represent a handful of the most purchased items on Etsy in 2016 that you may wish to create and enhance for your 2017 emporium.
Let’s let your new year’s resolution sing loudly:
“Create your own style. Let it be unique for yourself and identifiable for others.” – Anna Wintour
Now that you are inspired, get your pen and paper to take notes on these trending items. The items listed below represent a handful of the most purchased items on Etsy that you may wish to use to start your own successful store.
Wearing jewelry allows an individual to express their style, but wearing the same pieces that everyone else is flaunting takes away the fun and the creativity. Choosing Etsy jewelry allows an individual to find pieces customized to their style that everyone else isn’t wearing. When you desire to sell goods on Etsy, creating your own jewelry is fun and profitable.
Etsy is an awesome place for your buyers to purchase jewelry mainly because your items are handmade and 100% different from every other piece in the standard stores. The idea of having a statement piece of jewelry, like a necklace or bracelet, that nobody else identically owns is HUGE in this era.
Necklaces with particular stones, writing, or initials are faves. Keep up with the trending animals like unicorns and owls. Individuality is raving and a statement on its own, so keep your jewelry personalized and exclusive to only your shop and only with the latest trends.
One of the top-selling Etsy stores sells jewelry-making supplies and beads to customers. So many people enjoy making their own jewelry, whether it is for profit or to give as gifts to friends and family. When your Etsy store offers the items needed to create those awesome pieces of jewelry, you’ll come out the winner.
Bath & Beauty Products
What kind of bath and beauty products are inside your bathroom? Many people prefer to use all-natural products these days because they know they’re safer for the skin. And so, many Etsy-shops offer handmade soaps, lotions, and other bath and beauty products to accommodate those people.
Many studies have been done lately on the harshness of chemicals found inside our common beauty products, which is why many inventive Etsy sellers like yourself have begun making their own organically homemade beauty products. These are craved because of the overall safety, hypoallergenic nature, and organic movement.
Lotions, bath salts, body washes, face creams, etc, are all popular. What can you create for a happier and healthier consumer?
Who doesn’t love a beautiful piece of artwork hanging on their wall? If you possess this talent, Etsy is an awesome place to sell your work because so many come to the site searching for unique, unusual and lovable art to add to their life. Art is one of the most purchased items on Etsy, so why miss out on the potential profits that await you?
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas
If you possess this talent, Etsy is arguably the prime place to sell your skills. Art is in high demand for weddings, home decor, gift giving, and various other purposes. If you are on the fence about selling your artwork, now is your year. Unleash the artisan within you.
The retro phenomenon is still booming. Whether you can provide timeless quilts, old-fashioned bottle caps, nostalgic games or classic sports cards, vintage stores always find their way into the hearts of many Etsy shoppers. If you are the collector of fun vintage articles, you can trust Etsy to help you find a loving home for them.
Decorating the home is something that we all enjoy doing. It’s also another area in which we like being unique. Etsy shops offer many unique home interior stores that people flock to when they wish to decorate their homes. Etsy home interior stores sell a variety of items, from handmade decorative pillows and mirrors to wreaths, rugs, and many other goods.
Just as the trend is to wear the most unique articles of clothing in order to stay up to date with the high fashion progression, the style of the home is also moving towards the same goal. Homes are decorated with personalized wreaths, canvases, throw pillows, blankets, sculptures, and other artsy products. The time of individualizing everything is among us. Offer to monogram everything, sellers.
When the holiday’s roll around, everyone is filled with love and joy in their hearts. They desire to show that love and joy with décor throughout their home. Whether it is Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or one of the other holidays celebrated throughout the year, offering your goods for sale is an excellent way to score big profits. Many of the most purchased items on Etsy are holiday-themed items.
Whatever you sell, remember to show gratitude during the holidays to your shoppers. Offer a discount or promotional special. Theme your items for with holiday decor (Christmas trees, Halloween colors, Thanksgiving turkeys, etc.). Let your creativity blossom, and keep the shoppers’ spirits bright.
Of course, the items above do not represent the entirety of success on Etsy for 2016; however, these are just some prosperous inventions by the plethora of gifted Etsy sellers.
If you create something that does not fit into any of these categories, that’s awesome as well. The idea is to stand out, stay with the trends, and provide quality performance with every product you design.
When you want to start your own Etsy store, choosing one of the items above and adding your own creative spin can very well be the start of great success for you.
Of course, there are many other types of items that people look for on Etsy, so if your skill or interest doesn’t include those listed above, that’s okay, too. But, it is safe to say that it is with the items above you’ll find the success you deserve and desire.
Also you may want to check out our post about best selling wedding favors on Etsy in 2016.
Update: here you can check out recent post about most selling and popular Etsy stores in 2017 and download the full list of top selling Etsy shops in 2017.