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How to sell stickers on Etsy without investment

eCommerce is booming. People are buying more and more online, especially in these Covid times. While these are terrible times, it has never been a better time to sell online.

If you’ve ever dreamt of starting your own business, opening an Etsy sticker shop, now is the best time.  

In this guide I will show you exactly how you can sell stickers on Etsy WITHOUT any investment.

Seriously, you can do it, completely free.

(Well, you’ll have to pay $0.20 cents per product you upload to Etsy but aside from that, I promise its free!)

No risk. No inventory.

Wait how can you sell stickers on Etsy without inventory?

What if I told you you could design your own stickers and sell them on Etsy without worrying about printing or shipping the product?

Sounds crazy right? It’s very possible (and easy!). 

I’ll explain how in a bit.

Is selling stickers on Etsy worth it? 

Selling stickers on Etsy is a great way to make an income on the side. It can be your little passion side hustle. Wouldn’t it be great to make a nice bonus on top of your job?

Crazily enough, in this online world, you can do so in minutes. 

Seriously, minutes. All you need is an idea, a design and an Etsy account.

The best part? You can start it without any investment. (Again, except for the $0.20 per product upload.)

Absolutely no risk on your end.

As a bonus, Etsy ranks really well on google. That means if you have an original design (for example: custom harry potter stickers) and someone types in “custom harry potter stickers” into google, you’ll likely be the very first result. 

And Etsy is trusted to be safe, so if they were looking to buy (which their query indicates) they will.

That’s all it takes to sell a sticker on Etsy. One buyer intent google search. 

How much can you make selling stickers on Etsy?

Now you’re probably thinking: how much can I make with an Etsy sticker shop? The answer is: the sky is the limit!

You can decide what price you want to put on your stickers.

And depending on the creativity of your design, your design can go viral.

And when it does, you’ll be looking at hundreds or even thousands of orders. 

How to make stickers to sell on Etsy

Now we’ve come to the juicy bit. How do you make your own stickers and sell them on Etsy without investment?

This little eCommerce trick is called Print on Demand Dropshipping. 

Print on Demand dropshippers are suppliers that print and ship a product to your client. 

This means you can put your designs on stickers, place them on your store and once someone purchases, the supplier prints the stickers and sends them to your customer.

These print on demand suppliers have apps that are integrated into your Etsy shop so everything is almost completely automated!

Once your client purchases from you, your supplier will charge you for the printing and shipping and you will keep the remainder of the profits. 

You don’t even have to manually fill in their address, everything is done for you.

You don’t have to worry about keeping an inventory or shipping your product out.

And you can do it internationally! Many of these suppliers have warehouses around the globe meaning you can offer decent shipping prices to anywhere in the world (which would be crazy expensive if you tried it yourself.)

Print on Demand sticker suppliers for Etsy

Here are a couple of options for Sticker suppliers that you can easily integrate with Etsy:

Printful

Printful integration with etsy for selling stickers

Printful is one of the most popular print on demand choices. They have amazing customer service, print quality, and warehouses around the globe. Printful tends to be a bit more pricey than their competitors but they definitely make up for it in service quality.

Sticker Prices:

  • $2.30 (3×3)
  • $2.50 (4×4)
  • $2.70 (5.5×5.5)

Shipping rates:

  • EU: $3.29
  • US: $3.25

Additional shipping rates (per extra sticker)

  • EU: $0.05
  • US: $0.05

Printify

Printify is a popular print on demand option and common alternative to printful due to cheaper pricing. The difference between printify and printful is that printful does everything in house whereas printify outsources to other companies.

Printify integration with etsy for selling stickers

Sticker Price: $1.34 (2×2)

Shipping rates:

  • US: $3.50
  • Int: $8

Additional shipping rates (per item)

  • US: $0.07
  • Int: $0.55

Gooten

gooten integration with etsy for starting a sticker shop

Gooten is another possible print on demand option for selling stickers on Etsy. Gooten lets you sell sticker packs of up to 25 at no additional shipping cost. 

Sticker Prices:

  • $1 (2.624 x 3.625)
  • $1.27 (3×4)
  • $2.24 (9.8×14) 

Shipping rates:

  • US: $4.79
  • INT: $4.79

For international orders, Printful and Gooten are your best bets. I’d only recommend going for Printify as a sticker supplier if you want to stick to US only. 

Final Words

Hopefully, this little Etsy Sticker Selling guide has taught you how you can start selling stickers on Etsy without any real investment. 

Print on demand can be used to sell many different products such as t-shirts, mugs, posters and many, many more. 

Obviously this guide doesn’t contain any information on how to design products, how to put them on etsy and so on, if you’re interested in this, you can read our full Etsy selling guide. 

If you have any questions regarding print on demand or Etsy, you can leave them below. 

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