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Here is a collection of articles and resources that help explain Etsy's rules and policies.

Please note that these Help articles are meant to help answer some commonly asked questions, and are not intended to be a comprehensive collection of Etsy's policies.

You can view Etsy's policies in full here:

Guidance on Prohibited and Regulated Items

Listings and Shop Management

Feature and Program Guidelines

Staying Safe

Guidance on Prohibited and Regulated Items

Certain items aren't permitted to be sold on Etsy. Some items, even if allowed on the site, must adhere to specific rules and regulations.

If you're wondering, "What can I sell on Etsy?", here are some items that many of our sellers ask about. Please keep in mind that Etsy cannot vouch for the accuracy of third-party resources, including governmental links.

Regulated Items

Prohibited and Mature Items

Etsy Marketplace Criteria

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Listings and Shop Management

Are you looking for more in-depth information about Etsy’s policies for properly listing and managing items in your shop? Here are some articles that address some of the most common questions we get from sellers about running their shops in compliance with our policies.

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Feature and Program Guidelines

Getting your shop or listings featured by Etsy is a great way to get exposure and increase sales. Our special programs such as Etsy Wholesale can offer new channels for sellers who are ready to grow.

Since these site features and programs have specific rules and guidelines that you must follow, we have compiled some detailed policy information below.

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Staying Safe

Etsy is a global community full of some of the world’s most creative people. However, it's always wise to be cautious when connecting on the Internet. In the articles below, you can find information about keeping your Etsy experience safe and compliant.

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