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50 Apps to Manage and Grow Your Etsy Business

50 Apps to Manage and Grow Your Etsy Business


The key to making the most of Etsy lies in apps, add-ons and integrations that offer features and functionality above and beyond the basic Etsy setup. From inventory management to social media marketing and sales tax calculation, you’ll find tools here to help you both manage and grow your Etsy business.

Below, you’ll find a hand-picked list of the 50 most useful Etsy apps.

1. Etsy Shopping

This mobile app is available for both iOS and Android devices and can be used to manage basic store features. According to Etsy “Shop management tools are still available in the Etsy shopping app, but only for a limited time.” So if you’re just starting to manage your store, and you use iOS, move on to app #2.

2. Sell On Etsy

Etsy’s new mobile app for sellers is currently available only on iOS devices (i.e. iPhone and iPad) though migration to all platforms seems to be the company’s plan. This app was designed from the ground up for sellers and provides many more store management features than app #1.

3. Craft Task Manager

Craft Task Manager provides dynamic itemized checklists for prepping orders to ship, shipping and profit estimates as well as reporting capabilities.

4. Mad Mimi Integration

Mad Mimi’s integration with Etsy simplifies email marketing by enabling you to drag-and-drop images and text from the sidebar to add to your emails.

5. Craftmonkey

grow your etsy business 2Craftmonkey lets you create marketing emails to send to your MailChimp lists by dragging and dropping Etsy product images and text into place. The downside is that you’re limited to three basic email templates. As MailChimp is known for their beautifully designed templates, that’s a bit of a disappointment.

6. WiseStamp

This email app works with most major browser and email providers to automatically add the latest item listed in your Etsy shop to your email signature.

7. FotoFuze

FotoFuze enhances your images and their backgrounds to show your goods off at their best.

8. Pict

Pict uses hotspots to embed links and product information inside of each picture, a feature that leads customers back to your store even when the image is shown on another site.

9. Around.io

This app enables you to schedule promotional updates on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. Winning features: The “All Day” function uses your current store listings to automatically create tweets and pins for you while the collage function automatically combines your images creating a showcase photo to post on Facebook or pin on Pinterest.

10. MySocialPig

MySocialPig enables you to schedule social media updates on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. The one down check is the fact that Google+ is not included, however the interface is an improvement over Around.io’s.

11. Promotesy

Promotesy provides social media update scheduling, but swaps out Pinterest for LinkedIn. If more of your buyers hang out on LinkedIn than Pinterest, this app might be a better choice.

12. Fanchimp

grow your etsy business 3Fanchimp enables you to schedule promotional updates on Facebook and Twitter while adding content curation to your social media mix. Using your listings as a basis, this app pulls in and displays related content from which you can pick and choose updates to publish.

13. ViralWoot

ViralWoot uses the power of viral marketing to promote your Pinterest updates. When you schedule a pin, it appears on ViralWoot’s Pinterest boards where it’s exposed to a network of 27,000+ followers.

14. Etsy-fu

If you focus your social media efforts solely on Twitter, and want an interface that allows you to do just that, then Etsy-fu is worth a look.

15. Etsy Theme Shop

This free app provides beautiful templates that show your Etsy store at its best on WordPress websites, Facebook tabs and mobile devices. On Facebook, you can set up a “Like gate” so people can be rewarded for liking your page and on all three platforms. There’s a button that leads to a bi-weekly promotion that rewards Etsy gift cards to folks who share your products on their own social networks.

16. Etsy Store App for Facebook Pages

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This free Facebook store app has fewer bells and whistles to struggle with as you get your store up and running fast. Like #15, this app also offers a “Like gate”.

17. Fanpageology

Fanpageology‘s drag-and-drop designer gives you creative freedom when setting up your store on Facebook. Add in features such as “Like gates”, product slideshows, testimonials, email collection, contest and product giveaways (to name a few) and this app deserves a look.

18. OrangeTwig

The top navigation bar provided by this free Facebook store app helps keep customers on the “My Etsy Shop” Facebook tab longer by providing its own wall as well as other helpful tabs. In addition, you can use OrangeTwig to place items on sale.

19. Merchpin

With a powerful rules engine that lets you choose where to sell which products and a bevy of other useful merchandising features, Merchpin integrates your Etsy listings with a number of popular online website solutions, social media networks and stand-alone shopping carts.

20. Shopseen

If you sell online using more than one platform, Shopseen provides one central spot to add and update your product listings. It also offers social media updates, shipping and email marketing.

21. Virb Websites with Etsy Integration

The integration with Virb enables you to create a stand-alone website that includes your Etsy store. Shoppers are taken to Etsy to checkout.

22. Wix

Similar to app #21, Wix is integrated with Etsy so including your store on a stand-alone website is a snap.

23. IndieMade

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Etsy’s integration with IndieMade is similar to apps #21 and #22 however two-way synchronization ensures that text, image and inventory level updates happen on both Etsy and your stand-alone site at the same time.

24. If This Then That (Ifttt)

Ifttt automates everyday business tasks. With many useful “Connections” already in place for Etsy sellers, plus the ability to create a custom one in minutes. This app is a productivity tool you might want to consider.

25. BestAutoRenew.com

BestAutoRenew.com goes above and beyond simple listing auto-renew by providing the ability to create rules that renew products automatically based on categories, tags and even random selections. The app lets you know how much Etsy will charge you for each renewal before you fire it off.

26. Uncle Gravy’s Renewing Agent

The outstanding feature of Uncle Gravy’s Renewing Agent is the ability to renew listings based on traffic so you don’t waste your money renewing items that customers have been ignoring.

27. Etsy On Sale

Etsy On Sale schedules listing auto-renews but then takes that a step further by enabling you to schedule sales as well. In addition to placing your items on sale on Etsy, all sale items are also listed on a separate website that attracts bargain hunters from around the world.

28. Craftybase

This app provides an inventory management solution designed for crafters. Craftybase will help you answer questions such as: “Do I have materials in stock to make my products today?” And “How much should I sell my handmade products for?”

Throw in additional features such as customer and vendor management, sales and invoicing and time tracking and this is one app you may not be able to overlook.

29. Craft Maker Pro

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Designed for crafters, Craft Maker Pro‘s best feature is the automated cost and pricing functionality that helps you set the right prices for the products you sell on Etsy.

30. RunInventory

This app for small manufacturers provides powerful inventory management for Etsy sellers.

31. Stitch Labs

Stitch Labs enables you to consolidate all your online inventory and sales in one place and then export that information to bookkeeping solutions such as Quickbooks.

32. Putler

With out-of-the box Etsy connectivity, you can import all your Etsy transactions into Putler and instantly see insightful statistics about sales, customers and products.

33. Heartomatic

Heartomatic lets you know how many people have favorited and viewed your listings and also reports on which listings have appeared on the featured list on Etsy’s home page or in one of Etsy’s emails to shoppers.

34. Sales Map

For a quick view of where your products are selling, you can check the Sales Map app. You can even post the map on your website.

35. ReferralCandy

ReferralCandy rewards a customer for sending friends to your business by enabling them to share special discounts on your items with their own social networks. When one of their friends makes a purchase, the referrer is rewarded with an additional discount.

36. BannerPlay

BannerPlay helps you create ad banners and then enables you to display them in front of a targeted audience across hundreds of sites.

37. Craftcount

grow your etsy business 7Craftcount provides useful information that draws targeted traffic and then surrounds that information with your paid Etsy ads providing a good way to reach a larger audience.

38. Nowinstore

With Nowinstore, you can create a downloadable product catalog with the click of a button. Also included is the ability to add and edit wholesale prices.

39. BETSI

BETSI, a bulk/batch editing tool for Etsy, is the go-to app for a large number of Etsyans. Downloadable for both Macs and PCs (there’s a free lite version too) it offers 65 custom action tools, the ability to schedule changes using rules and “review before publish” functionality.

40. ShopShaper

Though BETSI is more popular, the bulk/batch editing ShopShaper app has a following of it own. Check out both their trial versions for free and choose the one that fits your business best.

41. eCC Cloud

eCC Cloud offers accounting integration with over 30 eCommerce solutions (including Etsy) on your bookkeeping account for either Quickbooks or Xero.

42. Outright

Outright is a bookkeeping and tax preparation solution that integrates seamlessly with Etsy. Both direct Etsy checkouts and PayPal transactions are captured, making this a complete financial solution for Etsy sellers.

43. WorkingPoint

Another alternative for Etsy bookkeeping, WorkingPoint’s clean interface and easy, step-by-step actions help take the fear out of finances.

44. TaxJar

TaxJar takes all the guesswork out of the sales tax collection and payment process by tracking your sales state-by-state so you’ll know when, and how much, to pay. It even reconciles errors in your pricing so you can be sure to collect the right tax amount with each sale.

45. ShipStation

This app features automatic order entry integration from a number of eCommerce platforms. There are also rules that can route specific orders to specific carriers and shipping speeds. There are also extras like return shipping labels. In the end, there are a lot of features here to make your order fulfillment process run smoothly from beginning to end.

46. ShippingEasy

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The folks over at ShippingEasy focus on keeping the costs of delivery down by offering discounted rates. It’s similar to app #45. Etsy sellers may want to look at both to see which fits their business best.

47. ShipRush

Tightly integrated with Etsy (as well as many other ecommerce platforms), the ShipRush system automatically enters orders when they’re placed. Before shipping occurs, ShipRush can provide packing lists. And, when shipping occurs, Etsy and the customer are updated at the same time with tracking numbers and delivery dates.

48. ATS International Shipping Tool

ATS has made international shipping their focus. One standout feature is the ability to populate a product’s shipping rate table on Etsy automatically.

49. Crafthub.me

This app allows digital sellers to completely control the customer delivery experience from branding to tracking and everything in between.

50. Fulfillrite

Fulfillrite provides warehouse space to your business and manages the entire order fulfillment process for you so you can focus on what you do best – crafting.

Etsy businesses may differ significantly based on the products they sell and the customers they target. Check out all these Etsy apps to determine which best fit your business needs.

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Matt Mansfield


Matt Mansfield Matt Mansfield is the Tech Editor and SEO Specialist at Small Business Trends where he is responsible for directing and writing many of the site’s product reviews, technology how-to’s, and lists of small business resources as well as increasing the reach of our content.

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  1. Aira Bongco

    It’s nice to know that Wix is integrated with Etsy. It makes it easier to create a website without worrying so much about coding.

  2. “BETSI … is the go-to app for a large number of Etsyans”.

    Out of all the inventory management apps listed above, BETSI was the only app voted by sellers as a top 5 finalist in the Listing Management Tools for eCommerce platforms – 2013 Seller Choice Awards – http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abu/y213/m11/abu0346/s02

    • Matt Mansfield

      Graeme – yep, I was pretty impressed with BETSI as a listing management and bulk change tool however I found the other inventory management systems to be loaded with useful features that went beyond listing management.

      In the end, it all comes down to what suits the needs of an individual business best.

      -Matt

  3. Alex here from ShippingEasy! We’re honored to be mentioned here along with such great apps as Stitch Labs and Ifttt! Just wanted to let everyone know we have a starter plan that is totally free for up to 50 shipments per month! If anyone is interested, give us a call at 1-855-202-2275! There are real people sitting next to me in our Austin office that would love to answer any of your questions.

  4. Another great option to consider for accounting and invoicing is Wave. Wave has over 2.5 million users, integrates with Etsy and is 100% free. https://www.waveapps.com/

  5. I love this list! If This Then That (Ifttt) has become my new favorite thing in a matter of minutes and I can’t believe I had not heard of it sooner!

    I will def. be looking into the rest of these apps in the next few days. Thanks for sharing.

    • Matt Mansfield

      Nessa –

      Glad you enjoyed he list! Isn’t Ifttt cool? I feel in love with that app as well. πŸ™‚

      Enjoy exploring the apps and, hope you find more you can use!

      -Matt

      • Yes I’ve been using IFTTT since I saw it here on your here and it’s making the day to day promoting much easier πŸ™‚

  6. What a great list of resources for @Etsy ~ Thanks for putting this together! :), BINPhotoKathryn at #Etsy at #SOSArtGallery http://etsy.com/shop/SOSArtGallery

  7. Thank you for putting this together, it’s a fantastic list with a lot of great resources! My Craft Tools (http://www.mycrafttools.com) is another great one that helps Etsy sellers get a deeper look into their shops and their competitor’s shops. It also allows sellers to make quick, bulk changes to their listings.

  8. I am a little late here, but Thank you so much Matt for featuring Around.io, I really appreciate that πŸ™‚
    Overall an awesome list πŸ™‚

    Best Wishes

  9. Wowsers! This is a great list! One of my NY’s resolutions is to get more serious managing the marketing and finances for my Etsy shop, so some of these apps are going to come in so useful. Thank you!

  10. Thanks so much for a beautiful summary. It takes a while to go through all the apps and see what they are all about. Great job on summarizing them for us
    Have a blessed day
    CC

  11. Nice tools indeed. Retailers can also use Outfy, a tool for social and social e-commerce sites. Have a look…

  12. You have a typing error in the beginning of the blog. Etsy is misspelled.

  13. #31 where it says stitch it should say switch

  14. My company, BeesWax Websites (http://beeswaxwebsites.com) is a really great solution for Etsy sellers looking to grow their brand on Google and social media. BeesWax lets you build and design an instant, powerful website (it takes about 3 minutes), and it links seamlessly to your Etsy shop so you don’t have to upload the same pictures and content in two different places. And your website shop always stays up to date with whatever changes you made on Etsy. SEO and social media are fully integrated and easy to use. Websites are totally free to build; we only charge for hosting.

    We’re launching on June 21, 2015, and if you sign up before then we’ll send you an invite email that gives you 50% off your first year’s hosting (regular 12.99/month) Check us out here! http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/05/29/startup-helping-etsy-sellers-get-noticed/28142835/

  15. Publicadesk.com is a new web service to promote Etsy shops with catalogs, lookbooks and social media visuals.

  16. I’d like to recommend MagetSync to the list – https://magetsync.merchant-e.net/ – if you own a Magento website your catalog can be ‘in sync’ with your Etsy store and vice versa. I actually started selling on Etsy because of it, as I was finding it hard to find manage my own store and spending time creating individual listings was not an option. it’s a life saver!

  17. Backtsy (www.backtsy.com) is a service that will automatically backup your shop and allow you to restore your data if needed.
    We developed it based on Etsy Sellers requests.
    If you are not sure why you need to back up your shop:
    1. Etsy recommends that you backup your shop
    2. 6 more reasons can be found here: http://etsy-preneurship.com/7-reasons-to-backup-your-etsy-shop/

  18. I have been using Etsy Rank for the last few days and it has really helped me with my SEO.

  19. Thanks so much for the list. I’m using FotoFuze to perfect my product images, and bestautorenew for running sales on Etsy. Very helpful.

  20. Natwar (Around.io)

    Just FYI: IFTTT is stopping support for Etsy from March 23rd, 2016..

  21. I’ve been getting more and more into automation services for my Etsy shop. Any kind of tech that helps things run smoother and more efficiently is awesome. Especially for sellers who have families or are looking for a better work/life balance. I recently started using Best Auto Renew (listed in your awesome roundup) and I’m finding it’s saving me a ton of time. It’s got some really awesome features to help promotions and sales run more smoothly too! Looking forward to researching further into some of your other suggestions, bookmarking for later. Thanks for the tips!

  22. Hey Matt, you need to check out SynCommerce (https://syncommerceapp.com/) and add it to this list, a very useful tool for merchants who need to manage their Etsy store in addition to other platforms they sell on.

  23. You should include one more app: http://www.ETSdiscount.com. Supperb tool to distribute coupon codes. I tried and it worked for me well. Of course coupon codes will not make you sell more if you are selling things that nobody need, but if your shop is cool, well prepared and designed, then discount diggers will come and buy a lot from you. This will ad an extra traffic for bargain hunters.

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