How To Follow Someone On Etsy – Find People, Etsy Sellers +


As an Etsy seller or shopper, sometimes there is a need to find a user whether they are an Etsy seller or just a buyer or to find your friends. Etsy doesn’t make it very easy to do so in this article we show you a number of ways to find people and how to follow someone on Etsy.

How to follow Someone on Etsy – Summary

Once you find something you like, you can follow the store owner to discover new items that the seller has to offer.

To follow an Etsy shop or artisan, click their name in the Shop Owners section of their main shop page. Then click the Follow link under their profile picture. If the seller has notifications turned on, then Etsy will notify the shop owner by email or notification in the app.

How to find people on Etsy

To be able to follow someone on Etsy you first need to find them.

The best approach to do so will depend on what information you know about them. Below we show a number of ways to find someone who has an Etsy shop on the platform.

By Name or Username

Etsy has a people search function that enables you to search for shop owners or non-shop owners.

Simply go to Etsy People Search Page pick the type of person you are looking for and hit search.

In the results that are shown, simply select the follow button next to the user you want to follow.

By Shop Name

If you are looking for an Etsy seller and you know their shop name, you can find the person by:

1. Enter the store name in the main search bar or use the Etsy Shop Search Page

2.Click the link to their Etsy store

3.Once in their shop, on the right under their store banner you will see a profile image and their name

4.Click on their name and you will be taken to their public profile page. Here you can select the Follow button on the right handside.

Using Google

If you’re still not able to find the person you’re looking for, sometimes Google can help.

Google search can find pretty much anything including people on Etsy. Go to, enter the person’s name and “Etsy” and Google will return a number of results from Etsy.

Not all will be the names of people though, but a number will be, as shown in the graphic below.

Using Social Media

Another way to find an Etsy shop when you know the name of the person, is search in Facebook or Instagram for that person. You may find that they promote the items they sell on Etsy on social media or at least link to their stores on their profile page.

How To Follow Someone On Etsy

To follow people on Etsy, go to the person’s shop and click the “Follow” button beneath their profile picture. You’ll start seeing their new items in your feed on the main Etsy page. If you want to follow multiple shops or people on Etsy, you can do so from your Profile.

Just click the “Following” tab and then click the “Follow Shop” or “Follow Person” button next to the shops or people you want to follow. You can also find new shops and people to follow by browsing through Etsy’s huge selection of items and clicking on things that interest you.

When you’re on a listing page, you can click the “Heart” icon to save it to your favorites, or click the “Shop Owner” section to view other items in that shop. Following someone on Etsy is a great way to support independent crafters and sellers, and it’s also a great way to keep track of items you like or want to buy in the future.


How To Report A Buyer On Etsy?

To report a buyer on Etsy, who has been harassing you through messages, do the following:

  1. On, click Your account.
  2. Click Messages.
  3. Click the checkbox next to the message that you want to report as spam.
  4. Click More.
  5. Click Report Spam.

Shop Owners – Follow Your Favourites

If you are an Etsy seller, following a shopper who has favorited your shop can remind them about your Etsy store and bring them back to look at the items you sell on Etsy and increase your traffic on top of your organic traffic that comes from your SEO.

How To See Your Followers

To see who is following you, you simply log in to Etsy and go to your profile page. On the page you will see your favorites, who you follow and the number of followers you have. Click on followers and it will take you to a page showing the people who follow you.