I was originally going to hold this information until Monday because most of my readers won’t see this until then, but it’s really too huge to not share right away. I mean this seriously when I say this is a game-changer.

One of the biggest problems Etsy shops have is not being able to easily stay in contact with customers. In the past, there was no way contact all of your customers at once unless you were super-diligent about collecting email addresses one at a time. Who has time for that?

Now, Aweber has a plugin that integrates directly with your Etsy shop that gives you the power to contact your previous customers, whether it’s to announce new products, sales or other announcements. Once the AWeber-for-Etsy app is installed, any time a shopper buys a seller’s product, they are added to that seller’s subscriber list in AWeber. That means any time the seller wants to contact their customers, they just need to send out an email in AWeber to their subscribers. Here’s a small introduction:

Of course, this means you must be using Aweber as your email service, but as I’m learning very quickly, maintaining an active email list is essential to the future of your shop’s success. I highly recommend using this app for your Etsy shop because it could have the potential of creating lots of repeat business and attracting new customers.

I’ll be doing a follow up post on how I’ve integrated the app so you can do the same for your Etsy shop, but I wanted to get this breaking information out as quick as possible because I feel it really is that important.

One last note: The links to Aweber on this page, and throughout my site are affiliate links and I do make a small commission if you use them and sign up. However, I am a firm believer in this product, both because it came highly recommended by people I know and trust, but also because I am now using for my own email list management. I’ll soon talk about why I switched to Aweber in another future post, but know that it was NOT to make money.