Seller Handbook

Advice and inspiration for successfully running your Etsy shop

Legal Tips for Hiring Photographers and Other Freelancers

When hiring outside help for your Etsy shop, find out how to craft an effective agreement and avoid common disputes and headaches.

By Danny Shindle Mar 30, 2017

3 Legal Tips for Starting Your Etsy Shop

Setting up your new business’s legal structure, protecting your intellectual property and collecting taxes can be tricky business. Here’s how to begin.

By Matt Glick Jul 21, 2016

I Think I've Been Copied. Now What?

Spotting work similar to your own can be stressful. Find out what steps you can consider taking.

By Patricia May 3, 2016

What Etsy Sellers Should Know About EMV Credit Cards

Learn about the new "chip-and-PIN" technology and the upcoming shift in fraud liability for some in-person sales.

By Shadi Jurdi Sep 23, 2015

How to List Your Mature Products on Etsy

Do your items feature profanity or nudity? Here's what to do.

By Katy Svehaug Sep 22, 2015

Intellectual Property Infringement: Essential Facts

How can you avoid an intellectual property dispute? A member of Etsy's legal department answers common questions from sellers about IP infringement.

By Patricia Oct 9, 2014

Intellectual Property: 4 Key Questions Answered

How can the law protect your shop? One of Etsy's in-house attorneys sheds light on common copyright and trademark questions from sellers.

By Sarah Feingold Jul 3, 2014

What Etsy Sellers Should Know About the European Union’s New Online Selling Regulations

On June 13, new rules affecting some Etsy sellers will take effect in the EU. Here’s a look at some of the key aspects of the legislation.

By Nadine Heintz Jun 12, 2014

Recipe for Success: 7 Tips for Selling Food Online

Do you dream of taking your favorite recipe from your kitchen to store shelves? Learn how with tips from one of Etsy's resident bakers.

By Alison Walla Jun 5, 2014

Law 101: A Guide to Setting Up Your Business

Ready to make your US Etsy shop an official business? Here are some tips for choosing between legal structures, including sole proprietorship and LLC.

By Hissan Bajwa Mar 26, 2013