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 a number of ways in how to follow someone on Etsy.
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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 an Etsy user 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.
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 Google.com, 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 Track Your Competition
If you’re an Etsy seller, tracking your competition can give you insights in to how to improve your Etsy shop, new product ideas, see what items on Etsy are selling and increase your own Etsy sales.
How To Follow Someone On Etsy
How to follow people on Etsy is pretty simple. 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.
Q: How To Report A Buyer On Etsy?
A: To report a buyer on Etsy, who has been harassing you through messages, do the following:
- On Etsy.com, click Your account.
- Click Messages.
- Click the checkbox next to the message that you want to report as spam.
- Click More.
- Click Report Spam.
Q: Shop Owners – Follow Your Favourites
A: 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.
Q: How Can I See Me Followers?
A: 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.
Q: How do I follow people on Etsy?
A: To follow people on Etsy, go to their shop on Etsy by typing their shop name in the search engine. On the shop’s main page, you will see a “follow” button on the left side. Simply click on the “follow” button to start following the shop and receive updates on their new items.
Q: Is there a way to find people to follow on Etsy?
A: Yes, there are multiple ways to find people to follow on Etsy. One way is to use Etsy’s search engine to find specific shops or items you are interested in. Another way is to find your friends on Etsy by connecting your Etsy account to your social media platforms or address book.
Q: Can I follow any Etsy shop owner?
A: Yes, you can follow any Etsy shop owner as long as they have a shop on Etsy. Simply go to their shop’s main page and click on the “follow” button on the left side. If the shop doesn’t have a “follow” button, it means that the shop owner has disabled the follow feature.
Q: Does following someone on Etsy increase their sales?
A: Following someone on Etsy is a great way to show your support for their shop, but it doesn’t directly increase their sales. However, when you follow someone on Etsy, you will receive updates on their new items and promotions, which may lead to more purchases in the future.
Q: What is favoriting on Etsy?
A: Favoriting on Etsy means saving a shop or an item to your “favorites” section of your profile. When you favorite a shop or an item, it will be added to your list of favorite shops and items for easy access in the future. Favoriting is a way to keep track of shops and items that you like.
Q: Can I follow everyone who favorites my shop on Etsy?
A: While you can see who has favorited your shop on Etsy, there is no direct way to follow everyone who favorites your shop. However, you can appreciate their support by engaging with them through Etsy’s messaging system or by sending them a thank-you message.
Q: Can I follow a specific item on Etsy?
A: Unfortunately, there is no direct way to follow a specific item on Etsy. However, if you want to keep track of a specific item, you can add it to your favorites or bookmark the item’s page for quick reference.
Q: How do I add a link to my Etsy shop in my profile?
A: To add a link to your Etsy shop in your profile, go to your shop’s main page and copy the URL link from the address bar. Then, go to the “edit profile” section of your Etsy account and paste the URL link in the designated area. This will create a clickable link to your shop in your profile.
Q: I tried following someone on Etsy, but it doesn’t work. What should I do?
A: If you are having trouble following someone on Etsy, make sure you are logged into your Etsy account. If the “follow” button doesn’t appear on the shop’s main page, it means that the shop owner has disabled the follow feature. In that case, you can still keep track of the shop by favoriting it.
Q: Can I follow a shop on Etsy without having an Etsy account?
A: No, you can only follow a shop on Etsy if you have an Etsy account. Creating an Etsy account is free and easy, and it allows you to access all the features of the platform, including following shops and making purchases.