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About Etsy

We're a marketplace of handmade and unique goods, vintage items, and crafting supplies. Etsy consists of individual shops run by makers, artists, and collectors from around the world.

Etsy is a community of over 20 million members worldwide, with over 1.5 million sellers. Ranging from the individual crafter to the established small business, the shops and items for sale on Etsy make for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

Read more about Etsy, our mission, and the people who make it happen on our About Etsy page and Press page.

Here’s what you can expect from Etsy whether you’re selling, buying, or just taking a look.

For Sellers

A platform for your business. Etsy provides tools for you to sell, manage, and fulfill orders. There are also features to help you with marketing and promotion. Check out our Setting Up a Shop article to learn how to get your shop up and running.

Etsy also offers the ability for sellers to launch your own custom website that integrates your inventory and order fulfillment seamlessly with your Etsy shop.

Worldwide exposure. Being a seller on Etsy opens you up to a global audience who might not have found you outside of the community.

Security and peace of mind. Etsy’s Seller Protection keeps you covered in case problems come up.

For Buyers

A world of unique items to explore. Discover one-of-a-kind shops from around the globe or around the block.

A personal touch. Buying from Etsy means supporting a small business, and getting the satisfaction that comes with purchasing items from real people.

Secure, safe buying. We keep buyers protected and have a dispute resolution process in case a problem comes up.

Check out our Introduction to Buying on Etsy for more info.

For Everyone

Community. Etsy is not just a shopping and selling venue. It’s a place where members can discover new products, share tips on running their shops, and form human connections.

Members can message each other using Conversations, strike up a discussion in the Forums, or start a group of like-minded peers in Teams.

Support. Are you confused about where to go from here? We have several resources to help you get started. Check out our Help Center, browse the Seller Handbook, or catch up on the latest news in the Etsy Blog.

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