How to Make Your Etsy Shop Visually Appealing
My MegansBeadedDesigns Etsy shop is pretty eclectic looking, even though its a shop of all beadwoven items. When items are listed by the “Most Recent” default setting, things can look a tad on the messy side. Not every Etsy shop has this problem. In fact, I don’t worry much about it with my Glamour365 shop or my MegansCreativeDesign shop. Their pictures go well enough together without having to be remodeled. However, if your shop is anything like my MegansBeadedDesigns shop, then you too may benefit from a little color coordination.
Yikes. Kinda scary looking right? Wayyyyy too many colors together like that makes an on-looker’s eyes jump all over the place, unsure of what to rest on.
Because of my multitudes of colors, I opted to organize my shop not by item type, but hue. All I had to do was go to Your Shop > Options (under the Shop Settings menu) > Rearrange your Shop (Select “Enabled”). After the setting has been changed, I can click on “Rearrange my Shop” from my shop homepage, dragging and dropping items wherever I please. It’s pretty magical, really.
Ahhhhhhhhhh. MUCH better! From here I can feature my top 4 items as a theme, or simply of a different color combination than what shows on my first page of items. This way, I am constantly bringing up certain items right to the front without having to completely rearrange my color combinations every few days. The only annoying thing about rearranging your shop to a customized display is that you will have to RE-rearrange an item every time to renew it, because it will appear right at the front each time. A little annoyance I’m willing to put up with, however, for such a cleaner-looking storefront!
This post originally appeared in my blog, Megan’s Creative Blog, on Dec 29, 2011.