Etsy

Updated on May 13, 2024

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How to connect Etsy to Nembol

Follow those steps to connect your Etsy store to Nembol.

  1. Log to Nembol and open the Channels Tab.
  2. Click on the “Connect channels +” button top left. Here you can find the list of available channels.
  3. Find Etsy, and click on it.
  4. You will be redirected to a login page on Etsy’s website where you shall type your Etsy username, and password to sign in.
  5. Grant access to the Nembol application. Please click “Allow Access”, and note that: Etsy will not allow your login if your Etsy account is not complete with a credit card, and a bank account associated. 
  6. After you click “Allow Access” on Etsy, the login process will bring you back to Nembol, where you can now adjust your settings.

Please note: Nembol currently does not support Digital products, doesn't manage images for variant, does not transfer all Etsy attributes across multiple Etsy accounts, and does not support videos. Read Exceptions below for more info.

Exceptions

  1. Nembol does not transfer the file of digital products from Etsy. Etsy APIs currently do not serve the digital file, therefore it is impossible for our systems to collect it and serve it to our users for a channel-to-channel transfer. In short: we do not support Etsy digital products.
  2. Nembol currently does not transfer all Etsy attributes across channels. This is so because attributes in Etsy are defined category by category, and would require a difficult mapping from Etsy to Etsy, and are impossible to map from Etsy to other channels. In short: we do not transfer Etsy attributes from Etsy.
  3. Nembol currently doesn’t manage images for variant. Images per variant are managed differently channel by channel, and were added to some channels very recently. This feature is in the making, but not quite here yet.
  4. Nembol does not support videos. Some channels recently added videos among the product assets they accept, but APIs are not always fully ready to manage them. This feature is in the makings too.
  5. Nembol has no option to have variations without a quantity attached. Meaning that if you have created your listing with stock only at the parent level and the “quantities vary” setting is OFF, while importing Nembol will switch it ON automatically and assign stock per variation. Read more here.
  6. You can connect, and manage up to 10 Etsy accounts in Nembol. You have to log consistently into Nembol with the same Etsy account on the same Etsy store. Do not switch the accounts.
  7. If you only have one Etsy account, please do not activate the additional Etsy configuration. It could happen that by changing the store name, you may not be able to access back to the previous configuration. In this case, contact us and ask for a reset instead.

Etsy settings within Nembol - setup guide

In Nembol you can find settings which are common to all channels, called Sync Settingsand the settings which are specific channel by channel.

Sync Settings

Quantity sync towards Nembol

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Screenshot 1: How “Quantity sync towards Nembol” looks like. Choose channels that will update Nembol stock upon order receipt.

You can set Nembol to update your inventory quantities upon the sale from Etsy.

Select the channels from which you want to receive stock updates. With this setup, Nembol will update all your connected ecommerce channels with the change of inventory in your Etsy account when you receive an order in Etsy.

Unselect it if you don’t wish to receive stock updates from Etsy upon the sale.

Please note: If you, or a third-party apps, manually update your inventory in Etsy, this change will NOT be reflected in Nembol, nor in other channels. Only orders will trigger a change in inventory across channels.

Content update from Nembol

Screenshot 2: How “Content update from Nembol” looks like. Choose what channels should get their content edited when you make a change in Nembol.

Select Etsy if you wish to edit your listings details from Nembol centrally, and have those edits syndicated to your corresponding Etsy listings. With this setup, when you edit a listing in Nembol – change description, edit title, tags, or pictures, and click save — those edits will update your Etsy listing.

Unselect it if you don’t wish to update your Etsy listings from Nembol.

Publish to Etsy

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Screenshot 3: How Etsy Publish settings looks like.

  • Listing status

By publishing as “drafts” you won’t be charged for the Etsy listing fees until you don’t decide to activate the listings. By publishing listings as “active” you get automatically charged according to the Etsy listing fees.

  • Who made it?

In compliance with Etsy rules, you need to state whether you, a member of your team, or another company/person has made the item you’re selling. By requiring sellers to state who made the product in a sale, Etsy ensures that a product is truly handmade, vintage, or unique, and not something mass-produced or manufactured.

Pick an option between “I did”, “A Member of my shop” or “Another company or person”.

  • When was it made?

If you list an item that is not self-made it has to be older than 20 years. Etsy’s rule regarding vintage items states that they must be at least 20 years old. This means that in order to be considered vintage and sold on the platform, an item must have been manufactured or produced 20 years prior to the current date.

  • What is it?

Toggle “On”, if you are selling supplies (materials, ingredients, parts of some product, or tools that use useful to build that product )

  • Category

Select in which Etsy category you wish your items to be listed. Nembol makes it available for you to choose the categories you used for your latest 200 Etsy listings. Otherwise, you can leave the default *Automatic, and Nembol Artificial Intelligence will automatically assign listings to the best-fitting category, based on the category in the source channel or the product title.

Read this article on How to automatically assign products to Etsy categories -> 

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Screenshot 4: How Etsy Publish settings looks like.

  • Shop Section

Select one of your store sections and, if necessary, add or edit it on Etsy. This choice will apply to future listings and can be changed for other groups of listings

  • Title in sentence case

Turn “ON” to automatically convert all letters in your titles to lowercase, excluding the first letter. This setting applies to all your future listings and will also affect past listings when you edit them. 

  • Shipping profile

Select your preferred Etsy Shipping profile. This setting will apply to all subsequent listings. Nembol gets your shipping profiles from your Etsy account. 

  • Returns & exchanges policy

Select among your current Returns & exchanges policies. Add or edit them on Etsy, if needed. This choice will apply to your future listings, and can be changed for further groups of listings.

Import from Etsy

Screenshot 5: How Etsy Import settings looks like.

Nembol can share your existing Etsy listings on additional channels. But first, you have to import your Etsy listings into Nembol.

Larger Nembol plans allow you to filter products by:

  • Status you wish to import in Nembol
  • And from what Shop Section

These settings can be used in a few smart ways by proficient Etsy and Nembol users. For instance:

  • Create an Etsy collection dedicated to products you wish to share on other channels. Import only that section into Nembol: save $ and time
  • Import a specific section into Nembol, then list on channels. Once done, you can change Etsy import setting, and click import again. Now you’ll have a second group of listings in Nembol imported from Etsy.

Please note: Nembol will not import again the same items from the same channel (unless you previously deleted it from Nembol). Therefore, you’ll have no duplicates.

Now that your new channel is connected to Nembol and the settings are well configured. The process of import products is as simple as for any other channel:

  1. Go to your Products Tab
  2. Click on the “Import” button top right
  3. Select one channel
  4. Click on “Import from channel

Click here to read about the most common errors with listings and how to fix them.

Please note: Orders are visible in Nembol Orders Tab within minutes after they were received on a connected channel. When a channel is reconnected, or newly connected, Nembol retrieves orders received within the previous 24 hours. No order is retrieved more than once.

Edit listings in Etsy

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Screenshot 6: How Etsy Import settings looks like. Scroll down to see the Import updates feature.

You can edit your products directly from your Etsy Store Manager, and have those edits shared to Nembol, and your other connected channels (this function is optional).

Compared to the edit from Shopify setting, there are two main differences to pay attention to:

  • The switch is placed within the Etsy import settings
  • The edits are not applied automatically on listings, but have to be imported by clicking on the “Import” button on your Products Tab

How to use edit from Etsy:

  1. Log to Nembol
  2. Click on Channels Tab, and then click on the Etsy icon
  3. Open the Etsy “Import settings”
  4. Scroll down and switch ON the “Import updates” function (as shown in the screenshot)
  5. Edit your listings in Etsy
  6. Open the Products Tab
  7. Click on the “Import” button on the hand-right side of the page
  8. Nembol will update your edited listings and import the new ones. No worries, this won’t import duplicates!

Please note: If you edit an inactive Etsy product inside Nembol, it will automatically switch to a product with active status.

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