Episode 34: Etsy Pattern – Better But Still Not Best

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Episode 34: Etsy Pattern - Better But Still Not Best  | The Merriweather Council Podcast

Etsy’s website builder Pattern has evolved quite a bit since it was first released – but has anything REALLY changed as far as your business using it is concerned? That’s what I’m chatting about on this episode.

In this episode:

  • What is Pattern?
  • My initial thoughts when it was released, revisited
  • My thoughts on Pattern now
  • Why I don’t recommend Pattern
  • What you can get for the small amount of money
  • Why Pattern is great for Etsy, maybe not so great for you

Related listening: Debunking Your Inventory Management Excuse

What I recommend instead of Pattern

SHOPIFY. Yes, I am obsessed with Shopify and I think it is a great option for the great majority of Etsy sellers who want to have their own site!

Shopify is what I use to run merriweathercouncil.com and what I recommend you consider using as well! It is intuitive and easy to use – if you can use Etsy you can use Shopify. There are loads of ways to customize your shop and add functionality as well.

If you want to give Shopify a whirl, they offer a free trial! If you start your trial or a paid plan using this link, I will loop you in on my Shopify Boosted Start Training Series for FREE!! Just click this link to start your account then email me at hello@merriweathercouncil.com and let me know you did (and what your shop name is) and we will get you all set up to access the series. This series will help you get past the initial hurdles involved in setting your Shopify site up – aka, it will save you loads of time.

Related Reading:

15 Reasons to Love Selling Handmade on Shopify

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Oh, hi! Welcome to The Merriweather Council. I’m Danielle and I am a maker in business and mentor to other makers in business. I teach you how to turn your crafty tendencies into profits!

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