Turn Your Passion Into a Business
What can you sell?
20 years or older
Why sell on Etsy?
Be Part of Our Global Marketplace
- Etsy is a vibrant community of 30 million buyers and creative businesses.
- Grow your brand with a wealth of new customers and promotional tools.
- Engage with knowledgeable sellers and experts in Etsy Teams and Online Labs.
More Money in Your Pocket
- There are no membership fees with Etsy.
- It costs $0.20 to list an item for 4 months, or until it sells.
- Once you sell your item (congrats!), we collect a 3.5% fee on the sale price.
Express Your Creativity
- Share the story of your craft in your profile, item photos, and shop banner.
- Escape the 9-5 grind and focus on your passion.
- Converse with shoppers, makers, and curators about what you love.
Grow Your Independent Creative Business With Etsy
“Etsy changed my life. I think it changes lives everyday, especially the lives of women.” – SpinSpanSpun
“The biggest effect this has had on me — I spend every day with people I want to be with.” – foundling
“Etsy is not merely a place to display and sell your wares, but a wonderful community of support and resources.” – Soulyyours
“I love the flexibility of owning my own company.” – Revisions
“I spent too much time letting people tell me that being an artist was going to be difficult. In reality, it seemed very natural to me.” – janethillstudio
“I was instantly hooked on the idea that I could make a living doing what I loved most while staying home with my newborn.” – Seven Ply
“I wish I had understood sooner how valuable the handmade community is to growth, personal and professionally.” – Vital
Join the movement rebuilding human-scale economies around the world.
Have More Questions?
How do fees work on Etsy?
Joining and setting up a shop on Etsy is free. Each item listing on Etsy costs $0.20 USD when the listing is published. A listing lasts for four months or until the item is sold. Once a sale occurs, we assess a 3.5% transaction fee on the item’s sale price. You have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged prior to publishing a listing.
Fees for listings and transactions are accrued on your monthly Etsy bill. At the end of each month we add up all your fees, and we email your monthly statement to you. You must pay your bill by the 15th of the next month using either the credit card on file or PayPal.
Do I need a credit card to sign up?
To become a seller on Etsy, you need to provide a valid credit card for verification purposes. Seller registration through PayPal is available as an alternative to credit card registration for members in certain countries. You won’t incur any charges until you open your shop and publish your listings at a rate of $0.20 per item.
What can I sell on Etsy?
Etsy provides a marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods (at least 20 years old), and both handmade and non-handmade ("commercial") crafting supplies. If you're wondering what qualifies as handmade on Etsy, read more here.
How do I pick a username and shop name?
On Etsy, you are represented two different ways: by your username or full name (if you choose to provide one) and by your shop name. If you sign up to sell on Etsy, your default shop name will be your username. While not necessary, adding a shop name will allow you to promote your shop using its unique name and to redirect your buyers to your shop by this name. When you add your shop name, your username remains unchanged. Usernames cannot be changed and are still necessary for certain features like signing into your account or sending a Conversation.