I set up a new shop the other day. Well, it was a new-to-you shop; I previously sold PLR on Etsy, but set up its own site for the PLR, so I was able to repurpose this shop.
You know how I've been obsessed with ChatGPT and Midjourney lately, right?
So, I did what anyone else with this amount of AuDHD running through their brain… I transformed my Etsy shop into an AI Art Prompt Shop and spent the last two weeks (avoiding my to do list and) creating products for this new
shot of dopamine shop.
Anyway. The point is, the stuff I sold in the past was PLR. The stuff I'm selling now is different – even though I'll have some PLR clip art. Because of this, I wanted to hide my sold listings – something I've never done before.
I started Googling to see how to do it, and it was a simple answer. I figured if I had the question, though, others would, too!
So if you're wondering if you should, and how you can, hide your sold listings on Etsy, keeeeeep on readin' – but join my ChatGPT+Midjourney for Women group first, if you're in the same AI rabbit hole I am!
Should I hide my sold listings on Etsy?
Whichever way makes you feel more comfortable is the way you should set up your shop.
People who hide their listings may do so to stop the competition from swiping ideas, but if people want to find out what you've sold, they will – so don't put too much energy into worrying about the competition.
There are plenty of tools, like Insights Factory and Alura, that will show your competition everything they want to know about your shop. Having your listings hidden makes it an extra step, but not impossible.
On the other hand, showing your listings is another way to get more sales. How? Well, if someone is snooping to see what you've sold, they might buy something from your sold list!
Not everyone who looks at your sold listings is competition; they could be potential buyers! That's why it's important to set up your shop in the way that makes you most comfortable.
How to hide your sold listings on Etsy
- Go to Shop Manager > Settings > Options.
- Scroll down to the Sold Listings section at the bottom of the page.
You will still be able to view the page, though buyers can't click the number of sales on your shop homepage.
Note: You can't hide the sales number on your shop homepage.
Read my other posts about Etsy and SEO
- How to Rank on the Front Page of Etsy
- 31 Ways to Increase Etsy Sales
- Avoid Getting Shut Down on Etsy
- How to Hide Sold Items on Etsy
- What to do if Etsy Suspends Your Account
- Best Digital Products to Sell on Etsy
- How to Get Repeat Customers on Etsy
- How to Sell Printables on Etsy for Passive Income
- How to Sell Stickers on Etsy
- How to Make Planners to Sell on Etsy
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