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 There are lots of teams which are no longer active or more than one team in one area so I will try and select the most active teams.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
Birmingham Ideas https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24918/ideas-birmingham
Birmingham Originals https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/24044/birmingham-originals
Bristol - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21210/etsy-sellers-in-bristol
Glasgow https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/8931/glasgow-etsy-team (Glasgow Team also accept Etsy sellers from across Scotland)
Leeds - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21180/team-leeds
London Local - https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/23485/london-local-team
New Forest https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/21071/new-forest-etsy
Portsmouth and Southsea https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/22400/the-portsmouth-southsea-consortium
South Cheshire https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/27538/etsy-south-cheshire
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
Broader UK Teams
British Sellers on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/6966/british-sellers-on-etsy