The Etsy marketplace is the most well-known platform for artisans to sell their work. With nearly 40 million buyers and sales that reached $3.93 billion in 2018, it’s a no-brainer to list your products on Etsy. And doing so has never been easier – especially when you use these best Etsy apps to set your products and brand apart from the competition.
We’ve curated a list of the top-rated apps we think are best for Etsy sellers. See how they can help your business save time and money, while attracting more buyers.
Apps to Improve Your Etsy Business
#1 – Around.io
Having a social media presence is no longer an option – it’s essential to drive sales. The Around.io app makes managing your social media easy. You can quickly link your Etsy shop with as many as five social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, and others), and then create posts for all platforms right in the Around.io app.
Perhaps the best feature of this app is that all your Etsy products are imported from your shop. That means you can promote your Etsy listings with only a few clicks.
Cost: The Around.io app has two tiers of pricing: $14.99 per month for Basic Social, and $29.99 per month for Advanced Social. You can try the app free for 7 days.
#2 – Marmalead
Keywords matter. That’s why it’s so important to get your SEO right. Marmalead is an SEO app that finds the keywords that actual shoppers use to search for listings like yours.
You can see real search volume and keyword engagement, and view market-based pricing and actual shipping times for products. Using that information, you can apply the data to your listings, making it easy for shoppers to find your products.
Cost: Marmalead is $19 per month.
#3 – Backsty
The Backsty app is an essential tool for every Etsy seller. It’s an automatic backup with manual restore options. That means that you can revert back to a previous version of your shop if there’s a need to do so.
If you feel that you’ve made a mistake with your Etsy shop, you’ll be so relieved that you have this app. You can simply go back to the version you had before you made changes. Additionally, you can use Backsty to revert back to your normal shop version quickly and easily at the end of holiday seasons.
Cost: Subscriptions for Backsty start at $3.70 per month.
#4 – Seller Tools
Seller Tools is a collection of tools that cover a variety of functions to help with your Etsy shop. Seller Tools provides help with SEO including keyword research, promotional activities like sales and coupons, and marketing activities like market-based pricing research. There are even more tools included that you will find useful when selling on Etsy.
Cost: Some features on Seller Tools are free. Subscriptions start at $9.95 per month and go up according to the features you choose.
#5 – Vela
Vela allows you to bulk edit your product listings on Etsy in just a matter of minutes. You can manage all your shops from one place, making editing a breeze. Vela works with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Be sure to check out these do’s and don’ts of listing products on Etsy.
Cost: Vela is completely free.
#6 – Etsy on Sale
Etsy on Sale is really another marketplace to list your products. The marketplace is catered to Etsy shoppers looking for good deals. You can choose to list all products or just a select few to be visible so you can drive more traffic to your Etsy shop. With a sales event manager, the ability to auto-renew listings, and more, this may be just the solution you’ve been looking for.
Cost: They don’t charge a monthly fee. Its pricing structure is based on credits with each action you take costing a certain number of credits. Credits can be bought in bulk with the cheapest being 25¢ to $1 a credit.
#7 – ecomdash
Of course, we want you to try our own Etsy app! The ecomdash app for Etsy sellers is a web-based, product listing, multichannel inventory syncing, and shipping management tool that directly integrates with Etsy and all the other popular marketplaces.
You can use this app to list your Etsy products in front of more shoppers. Once connected, our software will track and update product quantities, shipping details, and sales orders on Etsy (and your other sales channels, too!). You can create and print pick lists, packing slips, and shipping labels to move your products quickly and easily. You can also track the cost of your materials and more.
Cost: ecomdash pricing is tiered based on the number of sales orders you process a month.
Final Thoughts about Etsy Apps
Opening an Etsy shop is a great way for artists and crafters to sell their creations, and it can be easier and more effective with the apps listed above. Give them a try and see how they help you grow a successful Etsy business.
We’d love to hear about the Etsy apps you can’t live without – let us know which ones we missed in the comments below.
Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published September 2014 and was updated in September 2019 to reflect more accurate and relevant information.