The holiday season is the perfect time to start your own online business, and what better way to do that than with a product that almost everyone loves? Etsy is the perfect place to sell your handmade goods, especially if you’re making something that you can use Visa gift cards on.
If you’re looking for a new side business this year, why not get into the world of e-commerce? Selling your handmade goods on Etsy is a great way to make some money from skills you already have.
However, there are many people who aren’t familiar with how to use visa gift cards on Etsy. This blog post will walk you through everything you need to know about using a Visa gift card on Etsy as a seller and buying from another seller as a customer.
Does Etsy Accept Visa Gift Cards?
Yes! You can use Visa gift cards to make purchases on Etsy. You can also use Visa gift cards on any online shop that accepts Visa gift cards. As long as the website allows you to pay with a Visa gift card, you can use it on Etsy. This is because a Visa gift card is actually a credit card, so it functions the same way. Your Visa gift card is tied to your bank account, so you can use it in person immediately. Make sure you check that the Visa gift card you are using is not expired. There is a chance that it might not work even if it has money on it. If the gift card has an expiration date, you should use it as soon as possible. Don’t wait for it to expire! If it doesn’t work on Etsy, there’s a good chance it won’t work anywhere else either.
How to Use a Visa Gift Card on Etsy
If you’re buying something on Etsy and you’re using a Visa gift card, just log into your account and enter the gift card number and PIN number. You don’t have to do anything else! If you’re selling on Etsy, you can make the checkout process a little easier by adding a drop-down menu where buyers can choose their payment method. You can see an example of how to add a drop-down menu in the image below.
Does Etsy Accept Prepaid Cards?
Etsy does not accept prepaid gift cards. Make sure you use a Visa gift card that has a credit balance on it, not a prepaid card. A prepaid card will not work because there’s no money on it. As a seller, you don’t want to accept a prepaid card for a couple reasons. First, you can’t refund a prepaid card. If the buyer says that the prepaid card doesn’t work, you can’t do anything about it. Second, if the buyer uses a prepaid card, they will get a PIN number. You can’t see the PIN number once it’s been used, so you can’t use it to make sure the card has enough money on it.
What If Your Prepaid Card Is Declined?
If your prepaid card is declined, you can either pay for the item with a different form of payment or cancel the sale. If the other buyer is not willing to wait for you to get a new card and try again, you’ll have to cancel the sale and try again later. There’s no way around this. If you’re the seller and you see a declined payment on your end, you can ask the buyer to try again with a different card. If they are being unreasonable, you can cancel the sale.
What Payment Methods Does Etsy Accept?
Etsy accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal. If the buyer selects PayPal as their payment method, they will be redirected to PayPal’s website to log in with their account information and make the payment. You will not see the payment amount or the buyer’s bank information. If the buyer chooses a credit card or debit card, a pop-up will appear where you can enter the amount due.
Now that you know how to use a Visa gift card on Etsy, it’s time to start building your business! The best way to get started is by making your own Etsy account. Once you’re logged in, click “Create a shop” to get started making your first product. Make sure to include photos, a description, and relevant keywords so people can find your products. Then, it’s time to start marketing! Try reaching out to influencers in your industry to see if they are interested in reviewing your products. When you start making sales, don’t forget to record your earnings. You can use a free accounting software like Wave to track your business expenses and profits.