Our House Rules

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Our House Rules

Services

In general, services are not allowed to be sold on Etsy. Only services that produce a new tangible item that meets our marketplace criteria may be sold on Etsy. Please see below for more information about common services.

1. Custom Writing and Design
2. Curated Lists
3. Modification Services
4. Rentals
5. Divination and Spells

1. Custom Writing and Design

In general, custom writing and design may be sold on Etsy because these services produce a new tangible good. The final item should be sent to your buyer as an attachment via email or Etsy Messages.

2. Curated Lists

In general, lists of information that are uniquely compiled or curated by the seller may be sold on Etsy because these services produce a new tangible good. The final item should be sent to your buyer as an attachment via email or Etsy Messages. However, certain types of lists are prohibited regardless of curation, including, but not limited to:

  • Lists that aggregate personal information such as contact details, emails or websites
  • Lists that promote illegal activity, provide highly regulated items, prohibited items, or that would otherwise violate Etsy’s policies
  • Wholesale vendor lists

3. Modification Services

Modification services alter a pre-existing item. Because a new tangible good is not produced, modification services are prohibited on Etsy. Prohibited services include:

  • Tailoring
  • Restoring or repairing an item
  • Photographic retouching or color correction
  • Jewelry alteration

4. Rentals

Rentals offer the use of goods or places for a temporary period of time. Rentals are prohibited on Etsy.

5. Divination and Spells

Etsy welcomes a wide variety of divination and spell-related items, as long as they meet our Seller Policy. Tarot, psychic, or other divination readings must include a tangible good, such as photos of the tarot spread, audio/video of a reading, or text of the reading. You may deliver the tangible good through Etsy Messages or email. Supplies related to spell work, such as herbs, crystals, and spell books, may be sold in their appropriate categories. However, spell supplies may not offer metaphysical outcomes, which we consider prohibited services (see below).

Metaphysical services may not be sold in our marketplace. Examples of prohibited metaphysical services include:

  • Reiki and distance healing
  • Spellcasting
  • Prayers
  • Rituals
  • Items with a metaphysical outcome (for example: attracting wealth, love, gambling luck, more business, employment opportunities, or assistance with legal or relationship situations)

Last updated on Nov 20, 2020