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Fee Avoidance

Fee avoidance, which is prohibited by Etsy’s Fees & Payments Policy, includes any action taken to avoid paying a listing fee or transaction fee.

Examples of fee avoidance

  • Posting a shop announcement that encourages buyers to purchase the same items listed on Etsy from another online selling venue.

  • Using an empty shop or profile to direct shoppers to another online selling venue.

  • Editing a listing's information to change it to an entirely different item.

  • Contacting another member via Conversations and directing them to buy or sell an item listed on Etsy outside of Etsy's marketplace.

  • Completing a transaction off-Etsy once it has been initiated on the site.
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