As the holiday season is approaching quickly, and with shoppers eagerly seeking unique gifts from small businesses, there’s no better time for Etsy sellers to expand their reach.
This is where Etsy’s integration with Square, one of the most popular credit and debit card processors, comes into play.
Whether it’s at a local holiday market, a pop-up shop, or any other in-person event, sellers can utilize the Square card reader alongside the free Square Point of Sale App to make sales directly from their Etsy inventory.
And best of all, a particularly convenient feature set is that the integration allows for automatic updates of Etsy inventory and tracking of Square sales in Shop Stats.
This simple and fully integrated solution avoids a common challenge of stockouts, avoiding the need to cancel and refund online orders for items sold in person.
A Festive Offer To Brighten the Season
For those Etsy sellers not using Square yet, there’s a tempting incentive to get started now.
By signing up for Square through this link from Etsy, sellers can enjoy a 180-day waiver on Square processing fees (up to $1,000 in fees).
And there’s more holiday cheer!
Sellers who achieve sales worth $300 from their Etsy inventory via their linked Square account between November 1 and December 31, 2023, will receive a $10 credit on their Etsy account.
Interested sellers should act fast, as this unique offer is limited to the first 15,000 sellers who link their shops and achieve the $300 sales milestone with Square.*
Embarking on the Etsy – Square Journey
For those ready to kickstart their integration:
- Visit etsy.com/square to register and input shop details.
- Sellers have multiple payment options at their disposal:
- Utilize the etsy-square-integration-sellers-accept-payments-offline for contactless payments via mobile.
- Purchase a contactless and chip reader for $59 (delivery within 2-4 business days).
- Opt for the Magstripe reader, priced at $10 (complimentary for U.S. sellers), with a delivery window of 7-10 business days.
- Alternatively, major retailers offer the option to buy a reader in-store. Locations can be found here.
- The final step involves connecting the Etsy and Square accounts and syncing Etsy listings to Square for efficient inventory management on Etsy’s platform.
For sellers who might be venturing into in-person sales for the first time or need a brush-up, comprehensive guides are available here on mastering in-person sales.
Both the Etsy and Square help centers are available, ensuring sellers have all the support they need as they embark on this ‘multi sales channel’ journey.
* Sign-up offer is exclusively for Etsy sellers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. More details on this integration can be found at etsy.com/square, or sellers can contact Square here.
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