Managing your handmade business as a busy person is not easy. Luckily, there are ways to make it easier. While technology can’t run your business for you, there are some apps that can help you stay organized and work more efficiently.
In no particular order, here are 7 top picks we’ve discovered that you might want to try:
1. Etsy On Sale
Etsy On Sale is like an all-in-one app for Etsians. It allows you to manage automated sales events, schedule shop listing renewals, edit tags with just a few simple clicks, and manage multiple shops in one Etsy On Sale account.You will also receive a personalized shop sale page you can use to promote your sale on Facebook, Twitter, a blog, or email newsletter.
Crafthub.me is an automated digital file delivery for your download items. You need to link your etsy shop and upload your files. Your customers will receive an e-mail with links to download their items a few moments after their transaction is complete and payment is received. You also get a copy of the e-mail message as delivery confirmation. You will be able to track your entire customer downloads including the date, time and IP address of every download. You can watch in real time as your files are delivered.
Craft Task Manager is an Etsy sellers iPhone/iPad app that can be used to track the status of individual items within your orders. As individual items are ready they can be ticked off, making it easy to see which orders are ready to ship. In addition, it provides a way to work out how much profit you make over given time period. It calculates the Etsy and Paypal fees as items are sold, and allows you to enter a cost price per item listed. You can also enter the actual shipping costs vs the shipping charged. At the end of the month you can quickly see what the profit estimate is.
IFTTT allows you to create and share IFTTT Recipes that automate posts, sync content, archive data, and much more. Popular Etsy Recipes include: Save your new Etsy Favorites to Evernote, share your latest Etsy Purchases on Twitter, and get an email for new Etsy listings that match a search you specify.
5. Etsy Fan
Etsy Fan is an app for your android device. It gives you quick access to your transactions, mark them as paid/shipped. Keep track of your listings, edit them and create new listings, as well as re-list them.For shoppers it makes it simple to search (including advanced searching) and manage favourite shops and items.
These 7 apps – who happens to be 5 now because their site is now inactive, They are just a few of the thousands out there, but they are some of the most popular and of the best. You may not need them all, but adding a few to your device could give you a leg up and help you get your work done faster and more effectively.
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