Wow. I've done it. I've opened my Etsy shop — http://www.etsy.com/shop/virginiaandcharlie
This whole process is very new to me so I've started slow...
After getting my questions answered, I felt a lot better about opening the shop.
This whole thing is brand new for me, so if you have any issues with a purchase please let me know! And if you have any ideas on things to sell, let me know that, too! I've only got one item for now, but it won't be that way forever!
My Questions and The Answer:
-What emails would I get? I received two emails - one from Etsy informing me that a purchase was made and one from PayPal informing me that a payment was made.
-How soon would I get them? I received both emails within 5 minutes of when the order was placed.
-Does the email contain the buyers email so I can send them the art? At the bottom of the email from Etsy there was section that said "If you have any questions about this order, please contact the buyer directly". It listed their name and email address along with two links that said "Send ____ a convo" and "Send ____ an email." Since email is how I'll be sending this wall art, it was a relief to see that info.
-Where does it show what color they picked? At the very top of the email from Etsy, there was a section that was labeled "Note from Buyer." In that section it showed any message, from the buyer - aka, color choice.
-How does the payment process work? I had previously set up a seller account with PayPal that is connected to my Etsy shop (Etsy tells you how to do this when you go through the steps to set up shop). When my mom made her purchase, the money went directly to that account and I received an email from PayPal confirming the payment.