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Creating an Account on Etsy

Welcome to Etsy! We'd love to help you join our community.

Registration is free. Once you have a confirmed Etsy account, you'll be able to:

  • Make purchases

  • Add items to your favorites

  • Post in the community

  • Use Etsy's on-site messaging system, Conversations

To get started, follow these steps:

Step 1: Review Etsy's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Step 2: Click Register at the top of the site

Step 3: Fill out the form 

The form includes:

First Name and Last Name

These fields are optional. If you fill these out, your name will be publicly displayed throughout the site. You're welcome to enter:

  • Your first name only

  • A nickname

  • Initials, etc. 

If you don't enter a name now, you can always add it laterLearn more about how you'll be represented on Etsy.


Each Etsy account requires a unique, valid email address.

Note: Some email providers, like Gmail, allow you to have extra punctuation in your email address {example:}. To register on Etsy, please remove any extra punctuation for your email address {instead:}. In the case of Gmail, these addresses are viewed as the same, so you will still receive emails from Etsy.


Choose a password that you will remember but isn't too obvious. Learn more about creating a strong password.


Your username can't be changed later. Along with your full name, it identifies you as a real person on Etsy.

Your username should be 4-20 characters in length. Usernames can contain both upper and lowercase letters, as well as numbers.

Usernames can't contain spaces, symbols, the word "Etsy," or any language that might be considered profane or racist. Learn more about choosing a shop or username.

Step 4: Check your email and click to confirm

You should see a confirmation email from within a few minutes. Click the button inside the email to confirm your account. 

If you don't see the confirmation email:

  • Check to make sure that it hasn't ended up in your spam or junk mail folder

  • If you're using Gmail, check your Social and Promotions tabs

  • Add to your email contacts and try sending the confirmation again: Resend your confirmation email.

Step 5: Sign in to Etsy

Go to and click Sign in at the top of the site.

Whenever you're ready, add a profile picture and fill out your bio on your Public Profile page.

If you want to open a shop, click Open a shop at the bottom of the site.

If you have any trouble at all, don't hesitate to contact Etsy Support. We'd be happy to help you.

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