Drop Shipping On Etsy
Etsy is a massive marketplace that hasn’t been saturated to the same degree as other marketplaces such as eBay or Amazon. However the same opportunities that exist on Amazon and eBay definitely don’t exist on Etsy. You might be wondering if I’m not an artist is there a place for me on Etsy? Can I drop ship products on Etsy?
Now the answer to this like anything could pretty much be summed down to, how much risk do you want to take?
No you can’t really drop ship on Etsy and it is against the rules for the most part, however there are still people selling anything and everything on there.
Want some new batteries? You can get them on Etsy.
But if you do have some artistic abilities or access to someone else that has them can you make a business drop shipping some sort of product on Etsy? Yes absolutely!
Etsy Print On Demand
Although Etsy does not allow drop shipping in the typical sense it does allow printing on demand for products that you created.
No that does not mean that you can sell T shirts on Etsy using some stock photos you found online. However if there is a piece of art you created and would like sold you can use popular print on demand suppliers like Printful, Guten and Printify to fulfill these orders.
So if your business model consists of drop shipping arbitrary products then Amazon or eBay are definitely more suitable for you. Even though eBay also has a lot of restrictions on drop shipping. But if you have some artistic talent and want to start a business then Etsy can definitely be a valuable resource for you.