This is a quick guide on how to change your Etsy shop name. It’s easy to do and I’ve included step-by-step instructions.
To change your Etsy shop name, you can follow these steps:
- Log in to your Etsy account and go to your Shop Manager.
- Click on “Settings” and then select “Info & Appearance.”
- Scroll down to “Shop Name” and click on the “Edit” button next to it.
- Enter your new shop name and click on “Save.”
- Review the name change carefully to ensure there are no spelling errors or other mistakes.
- If the new name is available, you will see a confirmation message. If the name is already taken or violates Etsy’s policies, you will receive an error message.
- Once you’ve confirmed the new name, your shop’s URL and social media handles will update automatically.
Please note that you change your shop name up to 5 times, and there are some restrictions on what names you can use. Make sure to review Etsy’s policies on shop names before making any changes.
How to Pick an Etsy Shop Name
Here are some tips for choosing an Etsy shop name:
- Keep it short and memorable: Choose a name that is easy to remember and easy to type. Shorter names tend to be more memorable, so try to keep your name under 20 characters if possible.
- Make it unique: Try to choose a name that is unique and not already in use by another Etsy shop. This will make it easier for customers to find your shop and help you stand out from competitors.
- Be descriptive: Your shop name should give customers an idea of what you sell. Consider including descriptive words that reflect your brand or the products you sell.
- Avoid trademarked names: Make sure to check if the name you’re considering is trademarked or already in use by another company. Using a trademarked name could result in legal issues and could cause your shop to be suspended.
- Keep it professional: Choose a name that is professional and reflects the image you want to convey for your brand. Avoid using slang or inappropriate language.
- Consider your niche: If you have a specific niche or target audience, consider incorporating that into your shop name to attract the right customers.
- Get feedback: Once you have a few name options in mind, get feedback from friends or family to see which name resonates best and is most memorable.
Remember, you change your Etsy shop name 5 times, so take your time and choose a name that you will be happy with for the long term.
Etsy Shop Name Generator
Namelix is a great tool to use when generating ideas for an Etsy shop name. Here’s how to use Namelix:
- Go to the Namelix website at namelix.
- Enter a few keywords related to your Etsy shop, such as the type of products you sell or your niche market.
- Click on “Generate Names” and Namelix will provide you with a list of potential shop names.
- Scroll through the list and choose a few names that you like.
- Use Namelix’s tools to customize the names further by adjusting the length, style, and other parameters.
- Once you’ve selected a name you like, check if it’s available on Etsy by searching for it in the Shop Name field in your Shop Manager.
- If the name is available, go ahead and use it as your new Etsy shop name.
Remember to keep in mind the tips I provided earlier, such as making sure the name is unique, descriptive, and professional, and avoiding trademarked names. With Namelix, you can easily generate a list of potential names and then fine-tune them to create the perfect name for your Etsy shop.
Etsy Shop Suspended No Email
This happens quite often to most new shops and when there is a name change, it happened to me when I changed my shop name, so I thought I’d mention it here. There’s no need to panic! If you know you haven’t violated any of Etsy’s policies, then you can file an appeal. My shop was reinstated after about 4 days. You can file an appeal here.
Etsy suspends most new shops for a few reasons. They need to check you are a legitimate shop and from an approved country, and they need to check your banking setup.
When you change your shop name, sometimes you get queued for review, but this doesn’t mean you did anything wrong.