Friday, 12 February 2016

Local Etsy Teams in the U.K - List

Hello everyone!

Today I thought I would tell you all a little bit about Etsy Teams as well as share my list of Etsy Teams in the U.K. I realise from using Twitter and being part of some sellers groups that often people don't know about Etsy Teams or if one exists in their area so I have decided to put together this list of Etsy Teams across the U.K.

I hope that you will find it useful!

What is an Etsy Team?

Etsy Teams are a feature within Etsy where members can start up community groups or join an existing community group.

Each team has their own link and team forum. The team forum is used in different ways by different teams but often are used as a place to socialise, gain advice and support in running your Etsy shop and connect with other sellers.

Teams can be on any theme. For example you could have "Cat Lovers Team" or "Vintage Sellers UK Team" as well as global, national or local Etsy teams.

Who runs Etsy Teams?

Teams are not run by Etsy but instead are run by sellers themselves who volunteer for the role.

Each team will have one captain and this captain might also assign leaders to help them run the team or have volunteers take on different roles within the team.

Why join a Local Etsy Team?

Local Etsy Teams can be really helpful for gaining advice and support from those living locally. There are often issues that affect you which might not be the case nationwide or worldwide or local advice you can gain from using the team forum (for example the best craft shops to go to or the best places to get something printed locally).

Teams often work together on promotional opportunities so is a great way to get the word out about your shop to a local market.

In addition, many teams also put on local meet ups, events, craft parties and selling events.

I would really recommend searching out your local Etsy teams and joining the community. You never know, you might sudden discover that your next door neighbour is also an Etsy seller!

If I am missing any please do contact me either by tweeting me @thedorothydays, sending me an Etsy convo or leaving a comment on this blog post and I will add it to the list. There are lots of teams which are no longer active or more than one team in one area so I will try and select the most active teams.

Etsy Teams in the U.K 


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Birmingham Ideas https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24918/ideas-birmingham
Birmingham Originals https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24044/birmingham-originals
Brighton https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/7247/brighton-sellers-team
Bristol - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21210/etsy-sellers-in-bristol
Cambridge https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21043/etsy-cambridge
Cardiff https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/23581/cardiff-and-valleys
Cornwall https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/29637/etsy-makers-cornwall
Devon https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/15348/made-in-devon
Dorset https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/14319/dorset-etsy-team
Durham https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/28280/etsy-durham
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Glasgow https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/8931/glasgow-etsy-team (Glasgow Team also accept Etsy sellers from across Scotland)
Gloucestershire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/16017/crafters-of-gloucestershire
Hereford https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/29599/hereford-etsy-team
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Lancashire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27932/lancashire-etsy-sellers
Leeds - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21180/team-leeds
London Local - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/23485/london-local-team
Manchester https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/5149/etsy-manchester
Merseyside https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/9694/merseyside-etsy-team
Midlands https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/8815/pretty-midlands
Newcastle https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27718/etsy-newcastle
New Forest https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21071/new-forest-etsy
Nottingham https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24681/nottingham-etsy-team
Oxford https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/14720/oxford-etsy
Portsmouth and Southsea https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/22400/the-portsmouth-southsea-consortium
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Sheffield https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/23910/sheffield-sellers-on-etsy
South Cheshire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27538/etsy-south-cheshire
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UK https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/9218/etsy-uk
UK - Craft Britannia   https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/5151/craft-britannia
UK and Ireland https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/7332/etsys-uk-ireland-seller-support-team
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York https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27608/teamyork
Yorkshire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/9695/etsy-yorkshire
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Broader UK Teams

British Sellers on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/6966/british-sellers-on-etsy

8 comments:

  1. Hiya, I came across this post via my activity feed on Bloglovin. :)

    Great list, very useful, and I have one more for you that I think fits the bill. I'm a member (ok, leader, I have a vested interest ;) ) of a team called Craft Britannia. It's a UK team, but mostly online. It's great for people who don't have a local team, or who can't get out much due to disabilities, responsibilities or other reasons. You can find us here:
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/5151/craft-britannia
    Thanks. :)

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  2. Thanks so much Victoria :) I have added Craft Britannia to the list and have heard great things about the team!

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  3. There is the Best of British team as well :-)

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    1. Thank you, I have added it to the list :)

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  4. Hi there! Do you know if there is now a team for Warwickshire? The nearest one on this list is Birmingham which isn't bad in terms of distance from me (Nuneaton) but I wonder whether there's one I could join - or start - to include Atherstone/Tamworth/Hinckley etc etc. Thanks x

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    1. As far as I know....I don't know of an active Warwickshire team. However, Ideas Birmingham is fantastic and there is also Pretty Midlands which is a really active team that has smaller more local groups that meet so would be worth taking a look. Hope that helps!

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  5. Don't forget about the other Birmingham team - Birmingham Originals! https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24044/birmingham-originals :)

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    1. Thanks Adrienne :) I have just added you

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