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31 Productivity Tools for Small Businesses that Etsy Sellers Should Use

Being a successful Etsy seller, you have lots in common with a small business owner. You’re both dedicated hard workers, you persevere and you’re always short on time.

The question is, what can you do to help optimize your business performance? What actions or processes can you automate or simplify so that you don’t need to think about them, or at least think about them less?

In order to help you in the streamlining process, we’ve collected a list of great productivity tools that are already helping many small business make the most of their work day.

We trust you’ll find them useful too.

Business Apps & Digital Storage

  • Google Apps for Work - Google offers professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. The apps are specifically designed for business and teams to share and collaborate securely.
  • Dropbox - Safely, securely, and easily store all of your legal documents. Access and share them from wherever you are on your desktop and mobile devices.

 

Email

  • WiseStamp - Professional email signature designs with easily customizable templates. Promote your latest items with every email you send using WiseStamp’s Etsy email app.
  • Streak - Customer Relations Management (CRM) inside Gmail.
  • Boomerang -  Scheduled email sending.
  • Hellosign for Gmail  - Sign contracts in Gmail.

 

Scheduling & Meetings

  • Doodle.com Simplifies scheduling the scheduling tool you'll actually use. Find a date for a meeting twice as fast.
  • World Time Buddy - Simple time zone converter for scheduling.
  • Timer tab - Never lose track of time with this helpful timer tool to keep you on task.
  • Join.me - Easy screen sharing.

 

Communication

  • UberConference - Free conference calling with easy dial-in system.
  • Google voice - Google voice users can make cost-free calls between each other, leave voicemail as easily as email, and much more.
  • Hellofax - With HelloFax, you can conveniently send and receive faxes online.

 

Marketing
Social Media Management

  • Pagemodo - Everything you need for a powerful social media presence. Create a “contact us” tab on your Etsy sellers page on Facebook and enable customers to get in touch with you via Facebook.
  • Buffer - Buffer is the easiest way to publish content on social media across multiple accounts.
  • Postplanner  - PostPlanner saves you two hours daily on Facebook marketing.
  • Oktopost  - Easily manage and measure all of your B2B social media marketing

 

Graphics

  • Canva  - Canva makes graphic design simple for everyone. Create professional graphics with the click of a mouse.
  • Social Media Image Maker - Resize and retouch your social media images for the most share-worthy pictures.
  • Picmonkey- Editing your photos is easy with PicMonkey! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with this free online photo editing.
  • Powtoon - Create animated marketing videos and video presentations.

 

Newsletters

  • Getresponse - Email marketing made easy.
  • Mailchimp - The most popular email marketing solution.
  • Madmimi - A great solution for creating, sending, sharing and tracking email newsletters. Integration with Etsy makes email marketing a cinch with drag and drop images and text.

 

Customer Service

  • Highrise - Communication and customer service made easy with this nifty tool.
  • Survey Monkey- will help you build your questionnaire with its question bank and survey templates.

 

Outsourcing

  • Fiverr - The marketplace for creative and professional freelance services. Promote your Etsy store with a Fiverr advertising gig.
  • Elance - A community of skilled freelancers eager to help you get the job done right.
  • 99designs - The largest marketplace for sourcing graphic design talent. Use their services to get a logo for your shop.

 

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Written by Liat Behr
Liat is a content wordsmith at WiseStamp and copywriter at Ink of Imagination. She delights in creating and sharing valuable tips and helping businesses craft effective content. When she’s not writing content, she can be found in the world of fiction, embarking on adventures with her characters.
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