Our House Rules

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Our House Rules

Earn Free Listings

You can receive free listings if you invite someone to become a seller on Etsy and they complete the process of opening a new shop. 

If a member has already begun to set up a shop but their shop isn't open to the public yet, the promotion cannot apply. The recommended account must be a buyer-only account before the code can be redeemed.

Please keep in mind that the people you refer need to open their shop directly from your referral link in order for you both to receive free listings. If someone navigates away from the link or switches browsers, this new shop will not be registered as coming directly from your invite.

How can I participate?

You can invite people to open an Etsy shop via email or by sharing a link on Facebook, Twitter, or through any other source. 

First, go here. Then, you can automatically share the link using our Facebook, Twitter, or email buttons. You can also copy and paste the link to share.

When can I use my free listings?

You may use your free listings to list new items on Etsy or to renew a previously listed item.

The credits will be applied to your next listing fees. Additionally, listing credits neither can be used to purchase an item on Etsy nor redeemed for cash or its equivalent.

Note: Free listings cannot be applied to listing fees incurred prior to receiving them.

How long are free listings valid?

Free listings do not expire. However, you will not be able to use them once an account has been closed.

Can I use free listings from one account in my other shop?

Free listings are not transferable between accounts, even those belonging to the same member.

How many people can I refer?

You may refer as many people as you like!

This program is intended to bring new members into our community. You may not use this promotion to fraudulently give yourself listing credits in another account. Doing so will be considered a form of ‘shilling’ and appropriate action will be taken.

I don’t have a Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL email account. How can I import my contacts?

You’ll need to enter emails manually in the fields under where it says Or, invite them directly by email.

How will I know if I’ve earned free listings?

When someone you have referred completes all of the steps to open a new shop, you will get an email notifying you that you have earned listings. You will see the number of listings available in the Listings section of your Shop Manager. You will also see your free listings on your itemized bill.

What happens if I list an item that doesn’t follow Etsy’s policies?

Free listings may only be used to list qualifying items on Etsy. Should you list a non-qualifying item, it is subject to removal by Etsy at its sole discretion. In such cases, the listing fee is not able to be reinstated.

If you are not sure whether your item qualifies, please contact Etsy Support by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use and our Fees & Payments Policy.

Last updated on Feb 1, 2018