A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 319,844
Currently Running With Scissors:
197 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: What to do before opening an Etsy shop.  (Read 14857 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2008 04:43:40 PM »

Do you have to have a bussiness lic. to sell on the internet.....

Live, Love, and laugh often..
She says what?
Offline Offline

Posts: 145
Joined: 29-Dec-2006

View Profile
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2008 11:17:06 AM »

Do you have to have a bussiness lic. to sell on the internet.....

Legally, yes.  Each state has different requirements and such, but if you're making a profit it's considered a business.
Offline Offline

Posts: 917
Joined: 04-Jul-2008

Twister of Minds

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2008 10:00:33 AM »

Regarding biz lic.:
Yes, if you're making a PROFIT you need one, but how many of us consistantly spend more on supplies than we take in on sales? I believe if you are not writing off your expenses, and not making a noticably large profit, it's considered a hobby.

I was selling my art on Ebay and kept track of profits/losses (including shipping and posting fees), and found I was barely breaking even after a full year. Not worth bothering with a license for, so long as I didn't attempt to write off any expenses, according to my bookkeeping friend.

Check out my Etsy shop!
Offline Offline

Posts: 85
Joined: 28-Mar-2008

I love to make felt! Ideas keep coming

View Profile WWW
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2008 10:05:02 AM »

That licence stuff was my question too! Some people I met today said to be carefull. I am living in the Netherlands. Has someone experiences with this? I think I'll make a call this Monday to the institution who provides the licence.


« Last Edit: April 04, 2009 09:11:59 PM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Life is to create.
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2008 11:50:18 AM »

Profit?  Hah!  I'm definitely not making a profit.  It only fuels my purchasing power for more crafty supplies.   Grin

« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2009 03:50:34 PM »

I'm going to be opening a shop in the next 4 months or so and this is what I have been doing to prepare

1. I already have a business number due to being a rmt, but to answer the business number (license) question, every province/state has different laws about how much you can legally make per year before you need to get a license. I'd suggest calling your local service line ( Mines Service New Brunswick) and they will tell you all you need to know. In NB/Canada you can make up to 30,000 a year without getting a number.

2. I'm going to have minum 5 products in my shop in each catagory. So for example I'll have min 5 sewn crafts and min 5 crocheted etc.

3. Makeing and storing up to 4 of each item. That way if they sell I can relist right away.

4. Have other items made and ready to go that isnt listed that I can list every couple of weeks to keep the shop fresh.

5. I'm writing my bio, return policy etc

6. Making a banner

7. Coming up with a name

Umm yeah, that's all I can think of right now haha but that's about it.

I am interested in doing personal swaps!!!
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Elf on a Shelf Tutu
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Recycled Sweater Quilt
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.