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Updates to Categories

We make changes to categories based on member feedback, site updates, and research on buyer and seller behavior. You can see these updates in this searchable category list.

The most recent updates prepare the seller craft supply categories for how they will be listed and appear to buyers on Etsy and Etsy Studio. We expanded our craft supply definition to include more of the items shoppers expect to find when looking for tools and materials. Learn more about Etsy Studio here.

If we move a category you currently list your items in, you'll see that listings in those categories have been automatically updated for you. If a new category is added and you find this is a better fit for your items, please edit your listings.

Note: While creating or editing a listing, each spot where it will appear will be shown to you when a listing applies to more than one category.

If you have feedback for us, please use this form.

Many subcategories already found in Craft Supplies & Tools have been adjusted, expanded, or renamed for clarity. Other categories have moved to become part of the Craft Supplies & Tools main category so they can be found on Etsy Studio.

Below is a summary of these changes. You can find a complete list of the seller categories here.

  • Kids crafts

  • Clip art

  • All nail art related categories

  • Bath & Beauty face-painting applicators

  • Craft & Hobby Books

  • Cameras and photography equipment

  • Electronic maker supplies including 3D printing and robotics

  • Electronic parts including electrical bulbs, tubes, parts, sockets, wiring, and testing & calibration

  • Picture frames and displays

  • Home improvement hardware including doors & locks, flooring, hinges, knobs & pulls, moulding and trim, plumbing, and windows

  • Bakeware including vintage

  • Gardening tools, greenhouses and hydroponics, garden plants, seeds, seed bombs, and artificial flowers

  • Gift wrap and wrapping accessories

  • Origami paper, kits, and tools

  • Paper ephemera

  • Blank stationery including blank envelopes, folders, recipe cards, writing paper, stickers, and tags

  • Party supplies including balloons, confetti, party lights and lanterns, straws, and tableware

You can also use the quick add tool to save some time updating your items. It allows you to update the categories and relevant attributes for each item. Learn more about the quick add tool.

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