This post covers how to find Etsy shops that are local to you, using UK as an example.
If you're looking to shop local on Etsy, typing "uk" or "uk sellers only" in search will only bring results from shops that have tagged their items with those keywords, i.e. a small minority.
To see everything that UK sellers have to offer, use Etsy's location filter. Simply type in your search term e.g. "ceramic teapot", click the 'Search' button, then select 'United Kingdom' under the 'Shop location' heading in the left-hand side bar.
If you click on another category or type another search term, the location search may return to the default 'Anywhere', so keep an eye on it, you may need to select your country again.
Etsy also has a dedicated Shop Local page featuring their tool for finding sellers near you.
In the 'Ship to' dropdown, make sure United Kingdom is selected to be certain the items can be delivered to you. This is also a handy function if you'd like your purchase sent elsewhere e.g. a family member in Denmark - you can then find UK items that ship to Denmark instead.
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