ANNOUNCEMENT: Closing My Canadian This Pixie Creates’ Etsy Shop & Opening a US Etsy Shop
Hi guys! Today marks 1 year since I emigrated from Canada and moved to the United States to live with my husband. After a lengthy visa process, and being separated for months at a time, I am beyond grateful that we have finally started our lives together. So what does this have to do with Etsy?, you might be wondering. Great question!
When I first started my Etsy shop in 2018, I was a Canadian living in Canada. So I signed up as a Canadian Etsy shop owner, and linked it with my Canadian bank account. Easy, peasy!
Now that I’m living in the United States and paying taxes here, I wanted to convert my Canadian Etsy Shop into a US based Etsy shop. According to Etsy, you cannot do this. Etsy will only let you change your banking information if the bank is located in the country that you opened the shop (Canada). However, if you move to another country, like the United States, you cannot change your banking information because the banks in the US are not located within Canada. I hope that makes sense!
So, what does this mean?
This means that in order to make the change, I have to close my Canadian Etsy Shop, and open a new Etsy Shop that is registered in the United States.
Introducing ThisPixieCreatesUS: my US based Etsy Shop! I’m not going to lie to you guys. I put off opening and expanding my US Etsy Shop because I didn’t want to lose the momentum, sales, or reviews that I gained from my Canadian shop. So I kept the Canadian shop open for a year longer than I should have, and here we are. It’s time to make the switch!
My Canadian Etsy shop will close on January 1st, 2023.
Do reviews and sales numbers matter?
Sales and reviews aren’t the most important thing, but it establishes a sense of trust with customers. They can feel confident making a purchase, knowing that others have purchased similar items and have had a good experience. So I’m sad to lose that.
However, this is a reminder that although the US Etsy Shop won’t have as many sales or reviews, the quality of the patterns will not change, and the person running the shop (me) will still be happy to answer any questions or fix any issues that you run into.
A Tribute to This Pixie Creates’ Canadian Etsy Shop
As a final farewell to the Canadian Etsy Shop, here are some picture of the store front, number of sales, and some of my favourite reviews. Thank you all so much for your support; it means the world to me!
Store front review rating and sales:
Here are some reviews that have warmed my heart. Thank you to everyone who has purchased a pattern, made something from my pattern, or sent a kind message; it means so much to me.
Thank you so much for your support during this transition! Please let me know if you have any questions, or experience any issues accessing your pattern(s). I am happy to help!