Keep Commerce Human

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.

In a time of increasing automation, it’s our mission to keep human connection at the heart of commerce. That’s why we built a place where creativity lives and thrives because it’s powered by people. We help our community of sellers turn their ideas into successful businesses. Our platform connects them with millions of buyers looking for an alternative—something special with a human touch, for those moments in life that deserve imagination.

As a company, we strive to lead with our values and to help spread ideas of sustainability and responsibility whose impact can reach far beyond our own business.

45 million items

Etsy highlights the magic of human imagination—it’s the only place where you can find the perfect wedding gift and a cape for your bearded lizard while you’re at it. If you can dream it up, it’s probably on Etsy.

1.9 million active sellers

Every day, millions of creative entrepreneurs pour passion and energy into their Etsy shops. As a creative outlet, part-time job, or full-time career, Etsy sellers support their economic and artistic well-being by creating and curating ingenious things.

31.7 million active buyers

If you’re giving a gift, celebrating a milestone, or expressing your style, Etsy empowers you to find the perfect thing. With a dynamic, ever-changing selection of special items to explore, Etsy is the joyful way to shop.

Our values

We are a mindful, transparent, and humane business.
We plan and build for the long term.
We value craftsmanship in all we make.
We believe fun should be part of everything we do.
We keep it real, always.

How Etsy Works

Our global marketplace is a vibrant community of real people connecting over special goods. The platform empowers sellers to do what they love and helps buyers find what they love.

  • Sell extraordinarily

    With low fees, powerful tools, and support and education, we help creative entrepreneurs start, manage, and scale their businesses. Want to become an Etsy seller? All it takes is 20 cents to get started.

    Become a seller
  • Buy extraordinary

    From the specific to the unexpected (or custom-made), our search tools help buyers explore all the special one-of-a-kind items offered by Etsy sellers. Our Journal and Editors Picks curate exciting trends and ideas discovered in the marketplace by our own team.

    Start shopping
  • Shop securely

    We provide the technology behind the Etsy marketplace, helping buyers and sellers connect and exchange on Etsy. Keeping those connections safe, fun and secure is our priority, and we’re always here to help.

Understanding Our Impact

Our mission to keep commerce human is the guiding principle behind the tangible ways we’re working to make a positive impact on our community, our environment and the global economy.

Social Impact

Our goal is to enable equitable access to the opportunities we create.

  • Increase representation of underrepresented groups and ensure equity in our workforce.
  • Build a diverse, equitable, and sustainable supply chain to support our operations.
  • Increase the presence of underrepresented populations in the Etsy seller community.

Ecological Impact

Our goal is to build long-term resilience by eliminating our carbon impacts and fostering responsible resource use.

  • Use and source energy responsibly to power our operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2020.
  • Reduce the intensity of our energy use by 25% by 2025.
  • Create a plan and set a goal to mitigate the carbon impacts of the Etsy marketplace that aligns with business growth.
  • Run zero waste operations by 2020.

Economic Impact

Our goal is to make creative entrepreneurship a path to economic security and personal empowerment.

  • Ensure the economic opportunities Etsy creates meaningfully benefits a broad swath of our seller community.
  • Foster economic security and personal empowerment for creative entrepreneurs through charitable and in-kind contributions.
  • Advance public policies that increase economic security and reduce administrative burdens for creative entrepreneurs.