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Opening your online shop

Opening a online shop is a great way to increase your sales and connect with new customers. There are many ways of selling your goods and services online, and you don’t even need to have your own website. The resources and advice below will help you find the best approach for your business.

Before you get started
How to start selling online

This guide provides an overview of what you’ll want to consider when you set up your online shop - marketplaces, delivery, promotion and payment options. It also includes links to further resources.

Using an online marketplace
How to sell on eBay

This short video features a step-by-step guide to setting up and selling items on

Getting started with Etsy

Etsy is a huge marketplace for handmade goods, vintage goods and craft supplies. This guide sets out how to get set up and start selling.

Selling successfully through Etsy

The Etsy Seller Handbook collects all their best advice - including many hints and tips for writing item descriptions, setting up your shop, and what to do after each sale.

Selling through your own website
Taking payments safely

Learn how to accept payments from your customers through your website, safely and securely.

Setting up Paypal on your website

PayPal is a popular means of taking payments online. This page shows the options they can offer, as well as the option to get started right away.

Getting the most out of your online shop
Marketing online

There are now more options than ever when it comes to promoting your business online. Here are some tips and guides for getting started.

Doing more online
Building your website

Having a website for your business helps your customers find you online. Here are some resources that will help you get started.

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