NOTE: The OrbitKit Fulfillment Etsy integration is currently in beta. If you would like to use it, reach out to support and we will enable a flag on your Etsy store. Without this flag, you will receive an error when you attempt to Connect your Etsy venue.
The term 'Etsy' is a trademark of Etsy, Inc. This application uses the Etsy API but is not endorsed or certified by Etsy, Inc.
This document assumes you are familiar with OrbitKit and that you have read the Introduction documentation. It also assumes you have already created an Etsy store.
The steps to selling on Etsy with OrbitKit:
- Set up an Etsy venue
- Create one or more Blueprints
- Add a payment method
- Exhibit your Designs
Set Up An Etsy Venue
An OrbitKit Venue represents your connection to a platform account, in this case an Etsy store. If you are already logged into your Organization at OrbitKit, create a new Etsy Venue:
Make sure your browser is logged into your Etsy account, then click on Connect:
Accept the permission dialog. Your Venue is now connected to your Etsy store.
Create One Or More Blueprints
A blueprint is a set of instructions for publishing a listing to Etsy. You always publish designs using a blueprint.
At your OrbitKit venue, click Add Blueprint and pick which product should be offered for sale in the listing:
On this page, you can edit details such as price and colors:
The blueprint is now ready to be used.
Add A Payment Method
Before OrbitKit can fulfill orders, you must put a credit card on file. If you do not have a valid payment method, Etsy orders will not be fulfilled.
Visit your Settings page and click "Add Payment Method":
Exhibit your Designs
Publishing designs to Etsy is identical to the process of publishing designs with other platforms. Pick designs and exhibit them using your chosen blueprints. For more details about how this works, watch the tutorial on Venues, Blueprints, and Exhibits.
Etsy products have a number of additional fields which can be set per listing. Some of these are product-specific and we set for you; for example, a unisex tee is always
Sleeve length: Short sleeve and
Neckline: Crew. However, some fields will naturally vary by design, including
Clothing style, and
OrbitKit intelligently populates these fields based on the tags of your design. For example, if your design has the tag
fathers-day, your listing will include
Holiday: Father's Day. If your design has the tag
trees, your listing will include
Graphic: Plants & trees.
All tags are considered, even tags beyond the 13 that Etsy allows to be published in a listing. Tag order matters; in the case of conflicts, the first tag wins.
Generally if you have reasonable tags for your designs, this feature will "just work". As always, reach out to support if you have any questions.
You must choose which shipping profile OrbitKit will use for listings. This is a setting in your venue:
Shipping profiles are created at Etsy using their UI. When OrbitKit creates or updates a listing, this chosen shipping profile will be applied to your listing. You can select a different shipping profile and re-sync exhibits; the listings will receive the new profile.
When customers place orders at your Etsy store that contain OrbitKit products, OrbitKit will create an Order record. New orders may take up to an hour to register.