I would suggest you just de-activate your listings and re-activate when you are ready to later. Seems there have been some problems with vacation mode, and you lose google search rankings too.
Go to Your Etsy
Shop Settings / Options / tab for Vacation
Thank you for the tips. I thought I remember seeing a vacation mode on Etsy... I was looking and looking until I found this forum. Thanks so much...
I wouldn't use vacation mode.
It takes quite awahile to get it into the search results once you return
doing some research on putting my shop on vaca while im in japan for a month....any feedback???