Etsy; Made in Canada "Spring" LOOKBOOK IS HERE!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


This year we're doing something different!

The first 50 shoppers through the gates will still get a lovely pink tote from Etsy!
And they will get a copy of this months edition of Designlines magazine!
AND they will get a free raffle ticket for one of our amazing gift baskets!

Gift baskets full of full sized items from our amazing vendors!
Raffle tickets will be for sale all day long at our CARNIVAL booth!
 Details below:

All proceeds will be donated to our amazing community partner;
The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.

And a big shout out to Designlines magazine for their support!

TEST Etsy Newbie Bootcamp: Class 24 Calculated Shipping from Canada Post

Welcome back to our followers!
If you're new here, welcome to our Etsy Newbie Bootcamp! If you want to take part in Bootcamp just click on the TEST ♥ Newbies tab and follow along with classes at your own speed! If you are seeking some one-on-one mentoring, or answers to any of your questions, please drop us a line at
If you want to open an Etsy shop, just follow this link!
We have new sellers joining our Bootcamp all the time, so even though this is Class 24, you can join now or anytime! This class in particular has some new information for Newbies and experienced sellers alike.

Canadian Flag Enamel Pin from carolyndraws

Are you tired of trying to choose a fair shipping rate for Canada when there are huge differences in costs depending on postal code? Do you hate having to adjust shipping rates for Canada, the US and worldwide, every time Canada Post changes their rates? Do you sometimes get the rate wrong? Are you spending time refunding shoppers because you overestimated shipping (in an effort to never be out of pocket)? Shipping is not always straightforward.... but there's some good news! Etsy has finally introduced calculated shipping for any seller using Canada Post! You can buy and print your own labels (at Etsy's discounted rate), stick it on your package and drop it in the mail.

Calculated Shipping: nuts and bolts
  1. Visit Shop Manager > Listings > Add a listing. Or, you can edit an existing Listing!
  2. Scroll down to the Shipping section and make sure your shipping costs are set to Calculate them for me (Recommended).
  3. Enter the postal code from which you will ship your package. Shipping rates will be calculated based on your location.
  4. Confirm where you’d like to ship. 
    • Note:  Canada is a required shipping destination, but you can add or remove other countries whenever you like. To ship only to your shop country, remove the checkmark from All countries.
  5. Confirm which shipping services you’d like to offer.
  6. Set an optional handling fee. Handling fees are included in the total shipping cost and are applied to each item in an order.
  7. Save the information as a shipping profile by selecting Save as a shipping profile or clicking the Publish button.
 Canadian sellers will be able to enable or disable upgrades via the Upgrades tab.
Calculated Shipping: Shipping Profiles

If you have a lot of listings, and especially if you have a lot of listing of things which are similar or you want to treat the same way, you'll want to set up Shipping Profiles for multiple listings. You can also follow these steps from the Shipping Settings page and clicking Add a shipping profile. This allows you to edit large numbers of listings at once. For instance, if you decide to ever change the optional handling fee, hold a domestic or international free shipping event for a category or if you want to take an entire category of items and remove them from your shop (temporarily or permanently), this is the way to do this efficiently.

I sell prints so I usually have multiples, but some listings are unique. I use Shipping Profile to remove all the unique items from my shop if I plan to take them to an in-person sale. I can then remove any no longer available unique items at my leisure or relist unsold unique items with a single click.

Using Shipping Profiles also means that the first several steps are automatic and you don't have retype your postal code again and again! You will always be prompted to enter the weight and dimensions though, even if you use Shipping Profiles. But, you will only have to ever do this once, rather than every time you sell a listing.


How to apply calculated shipping to multiple listings

  1. To add a calculated shipping profile to multiple listings, visit Shop Manager > Listings.
  2. Check listings that need calculated shipping profiles.
  3. Click More Actions > Shipping Profiles from the dropdown, or Editing Options > Change Shipping Profiles (if you have previously set up Shipping Profiles)
  4. Select the (new) calculated profile that you’d like to apply to your listings. You’ll see a short preview of the profile’s settings including processing time, shipping destinations, handling fee, and mail classes. NOTE: If you want to update listings with existing profiles, you will first have to manually add the weight and dimensions of their shipping packages. So, you will have one place for the dimensions of the product and one place for the dimensions of the package.

Discounted Shipping For Multiple Items

Combined shipping costs give buyers a shipping discount for ordering multiple items from your shop.
Note: It isn't possible to set discounted rates for listings with calculated shipping.

If an order has listings with a mixture of calculated and manually-set costs, Etsy first calculate costs for the listings using calculated shipping. Then they add the "each additional item" cost to the remaining listings to determine the order's shipping total.

For now, you can only offer coupons for sellers who buy multiple items, or revise shipping costs after a sale of multiple items, if you wish to offer combined shipping pricing and calculated shipping. 

Vendor Call - Evergreen Brickworks!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Evergreen Brickworks - photo by Len Dobrucki for Evergreen

This is an exciting year for us! This year the Toronto Etsy Street Team & 416 Hustlers is proud to announce that we are partnering with the Evergreen Brickworks to bring you the 


The shows will take place alongside the long running and very popular
Sunday Markets and Summer Wednesdays!

June 3rd 10am-3pm
July 11
th 5.30pm- 10pm 

August 1st 5.30pm- 10pm 
August 22nd 5.30pm-10pm 
September 9th- 10am-3pm 

Booth/Table fees are $90.00 to $113 - depending.
All the details you need can be found in the application form here:

If you have any questions or concerns please contact 
Evergreen Brickworks using the subject line:

We're very excited to be working with Evergreen Brickworks this year, we'll be at each show so you can come and talk to us, find out more about the team and what we do and why you should join!! :D

Happy May 2-4 everyone!

Update Those Privacy Policies: Be GDPR-compliant to sell in Europe

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Add your own privacy policy
Privacy policy

Are you an Etsy-seller who ships internationally, including to nations in the EU? You'll need to have a GDPR-compliant privacy policy by May 25. To help you meet these requirements, Etsy has added a Privacy section to your Shop Policies. Head to your shop home, click edit, and navigate to Shop Policies, then to the Privacy Policy section to add your own. 
Get started

For tips on writing your own privacy policy along with a sample privacy policy you can customize for your own shop, head to the Seller Handbook. There is a lot of information you will need to add, but the good news is that you can simply modify their example to suit your shop.

See their sample privacy policy 

This May Etsy is Hosting Canada's First Free Shipping Event!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Boost your visibility with a free shipping sale

Paper flowers by Etsy seller Golden Age Botanicals
Paper flowers by Etsy seller Golden Age Botanicals
This May 1 to 14 you can take part in Canada’s first ever free shipping sales event and boost your visibility!
  • During the event, Etsy will highlight a selection of products that ship for free to Canadian buyers on the homepage, in curated Editor’s Picks pages, and emails to shoppersBonus: Listings with free domestic shipping will also receive a boost in Etsy search, making it even easier for shoppers in Canada to find your items during the event.
  • Head here to learn more about the sale, how to be a part of it, and ask questions to our a panel of seller experts!

This is a unique opportunity to help shoppers in Canada discover your items. Create your sale by April 20 and your shop may also be featured on Editor’s Picks pages and in Etsy marketing emails sent to shoppers in Canada.  
Schedule your sale

In an August 2017 survey, more than half of Etsy shoppers told us free shipping is a top factor in their decision to make a purchase. Now’s the time to try a free shipping sale to see how it works for you. This promotion is designed to be flexible to suit a wide variety of sellers from all over Canada. Customize your sale with Etsy’s tools:
  • Offer free domestic shipping to build your local fan base—during the sales event we’ll be highlighting items that ship for free to Canadian shoppers.
  • Set an order minimum to encourage shoppers to spend more—for example, free shipping when you buy more than two items.
  • Limit your free shipping sale to specific listings. Try a promotion on lightweight items or a certain product category to bring buyers into your shop.

Learn more on the Canadian Free Shipping Event landing page here, and be sure to join the Free Shipping conversation in English and French on Facebook!

Vendor Call: Spring MRKT

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Join Spring MRKT in the merry month of May!

The MRKT is a community shopping event, organized by the Toronto Creative Entrepreneurs, which features local vendors including fashion, beauty, wellness, visual artists, crafters, food merchants, and retailers.

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Show Time: 12pm - 5pm
Venue: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Rd.

The MRKT is a seasonal destination for local shopping enthusiasts. Shop for handmade treasures and treats, one-of-a-kind gifts, custom solutions and of course, great deals!

Vendors register by April 21st for $10 off!

Vendor info & application:

VENDOR CALL: Holy Name Church's Second Annual Spring Craft Sale

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Holy Name Church is hosting their second annual Spring Craft Sale at Pape & Danforth! They are looking for handmade artisans to sell their goods at our well-attended sale on the incredibly bike/pedestrian-friendly and TTC-accessible Danforth! The table fee is $50 + 1 donated item from your table for the church raffle.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE SENT IN THROUGH THE CHURCH WEBSITE - they must be emailed to until the church website's events page is updated.

WHERE: Holy Name Church, 606 Danforth Avenue, toronto, Ontario M4K 1M8, Canada

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10 am - 4 pm

FEE: $50 + 1 donated item


Reminder!! March 31st is the due date for Etsy; Made in Canada Spring

Friday, March 23, 2018

The deets:
Saturday June 23rd
11AM - 6PM
The Historic Campbell House Museum - 160 Queen Street West

Apply now! Applications due March 31st! Don't miss it!

Spring is just around the corner!!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Pssst, guess what? Applications are now open!! Click the image above or the link below!

The deets:
Saturday June 23rd
11AM - 6PM
The Historic Campbell House Museum - 160 Queen Street West

Apply now!Applications due March 31st! Don't miss it!

Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery Goodbye

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lowering the banner is gallery manager Emma Smith of LandfillDesigns
 This January we say goodbye to our gallery at 906 Queen St W! We had the ceremonial lowering of the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery banner. Our year long pop-up gallery adventure has come to an end. It was such a wonderful experience. We loved being able to curate art shows, bring handmade crafts into a gallery environment, have so many of you involved in our shows! Thanks to all the artists, makers, vintage sellers, and amazing volunteers and everyone who came out to our Openings, shows, markets and workshops! Special thanks to our fabulous curators, workshop hosts and volunteers!  Thanks to Graven Feather for welcoming us for the year! 

We’ll have to see what 2018 brings us now... We're open to new adventures and welcome your input. Check out the About tab above, for a schedule of our 2018 events planned so far.

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