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Etsy Teams

Teams is a community feature on Etsy where you can connect with other members.

You can use Teams to share information about running a business in your area, get advice from experienced members, or gather with peers to socialize.

Shoppers can browse Teams by theme or location to find items and shops that might interest them. 

Team members can stay in touch by signing up for team digest emails. These are daily emails that include a team's latest discussions.

How Teams Are Moderated

Teams moderate themselves. Every team has one captain, and the captain may appoint one or more leader(s) to help run the team. Etsy is not responsible for membership policies or other actions of individual teams. 

Members can self-organize in any number of ways:

  • Shop owners can create local teams to organize craft fairs.

  • Sellers can create global teams to network and promote their businesses.

  • Mentors can volunteer to help others, either online or in person.

  • Members living nearby one another can meet and hold regular team meetups or educational workshops.

  • Bloggers and boutique owners can use teams to curate shops they've featured.

  • Members can rally for a charity or other cause. Read this Help article about donating shop proceeds to charity.

  • Shop owners can run an online sale or promotion together.

  • Shoppers can gather together to share their passion for a style or type of item.

Learn More:

Links, Ideas, and Resources

1) Sign up for the Etsy Success Newsletter to get news and updates about the Teams community.

2) Download the Take the Lead Handbook for tips on how to lead an effective community organization.

3) Spread the word about your team on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

4) Start a team blog or contribute to the blog, if it already exists.

5) Join more than one team; there are no limits on the number to which you can belong!

6) Invite your friends on Etsy — if the team is moderated, you can send people to the team's profile page and have them apply to become a member.

7) Read more about Teams in the Seller Handbook.

Making Your Team Work

Check these links for more tips on creating and running a successful team on Etsy:   

What's in a team?   

How to find a team to help grow your shop   

Apply for a Team Fellowship   

Celebrate team spirit   

Stay in touch with Team Digest emails

Ideas for Team Networking/Activities

Additional Guidelines for Teams:

  • A team must have one captain and may additionally have one or more leaders.

  • A team may have a charter detailing membership requirements and expectations for the team. Team leadership is responsible for enforcing the team's charter. A team's charter must abide by all of Etsy's policies, including our Terms of Use and Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.

  • Teams are responsible for their own actions, events, contests or promotions, both online and offline. Please use common sense when giving out personal information and meeting people online or offline.

  • Etsy is not involved in teams’ finances and/or membership dues.

  • A team may not be used to demonstrate or discuss disputes with others or with Etsy.

  • A team may not use mature, profane or racist language or images in the team's name, banner or logo.

  • A team may not be used for the sole purpose of redirecting traffic to another web location. Etsy reserves the right to refuse links on any profile page or team page for any reason. Unsolicited promotion or advertisement from representatives or affiliates of outside services, websites or other products is not allowed.

  • Do not use the term "Etsy," other Etsy Trademarks or similar marks in a manner likely to cause confusion (see Trademark Guidelines). For example: in your team’s name, charter, or logo.

  • Team moderation is the responsibility of the Captain (see Team Captains above). Etsy staff will not monitor third-party forums (for example: Yahoo or Google groups) or other independent team sites (for example: a team's blog or website).

  • Etsy will not mediate disputes between teams and outside parties, nor disputes between teams or team members.

  • If a team chooses to use a dedicated item listing tag (also called a “team tag”), it must contain the word "team." Etsy will not mediate disputes regarding use of team tags on item listings.

Teams that do not comply with Etsy's policies may be removed, and Etsy reserves the right to remove a team for any reason. Members who do not comply with Etsy's policies may be subject to review, which can result in removal of the member from the team, suspension of account privileges, and/or termination.

Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Etsy for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use. 

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