Etsy Fees Explained: A Comprehensive Guide [2023]

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Last updated: 15 January 2023

Etsy, Inc. (ETSY) is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (Etsy Investor Relations). You pay fees for selling on Etsy, which is how Etsy makes money. The fees Etsy charges you depend on different factors, for example, the location of your business, what ads you are paying for, and even the currency of your bank account.

For a formal description of the fee structure, we recommend you to read through Etsy's Fees and Payments Policy, which took effect on 1 December 2022. The Fees and Payments Policy is a part of Etsy's Terms of use, which you agree to by opening a shop.

Once you understand which Etsy fees apply to you, play around with pricing on your products by using our free Etsy Profit Calculator.

Fundamental fees

Listing Fees

Amount: $0.20 per listing.

How you pay: Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance when you publish or renew a listing.

Description: For each item listed for sale on Etsy, you pay a flat $0.20 listing fee. The fee applies when you create or renew a listing. You do not pay a fee for editing an existing listing.

A listing expires after four months, and you will pay the fee whether you sell the item or not. The only exception is for private listings, where you only pay the listing fee if the item is actually sold.

Most sellers have multiple quantities of the same item for sale. You then pay $0.20 for the listing. When you sell an item, the listing will renew automatically and you will be charged an additional fee of $0.20.

Etsy recommends you always list the correct quantity of items you have in stock. Be sure to create the items in time for your estimated delivery date. (Etsy)

Transaction Fees

Amount: 6.5% of the listing price (including the cost of shipping and gift wrapping).

How you pay: Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance as each sale occurs.

Description: Etsy will charge a transaction fee of 6.5% of the list price, which includes shipping and gift wrapping. If you are selling from outside the USA, the list price will include taxes.

Advertising and Promotional Fees

Etsy Ad Fees

Amount: Depends on your bids & maximum daily budget in USD.

How you pay: Regularly, Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance.

Description: You can buy ads on Etsy to promote your products. To do this, you have to decide on a daily budget. Etsy will use your budget to place automatic bids for search queries where you want your products to be displayed (for example โ€œnecklaceโ€ or โ€œwedding invitationโ€) ensuring that your products are shown when customers search for these words. The final Etsy Ad fee you pay depends on what competing stores are paying.
(Etsy Advertising)

Offsite Ads Fees

Amount: 15% or 12% on Attributed Orders.

How you pay: Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance.

Description: You are automatically enrolled to buy Offsite Ads. If your shop made more than $10,000 in any consecutive 365-day period after 20 February 2019, you must use Offsite Ads. There are no upfront costs. Instead, you pay the fee when you make a sale. A sale generated by an offsite ad is called an attributed order.

The standard fee for offsite ads is 15% on attributed orders. The standard fee applies if your shop made less than $10,000 in any consecutive 365-day period after 20 February 2019. The same limit makes it possible to opt out of Offsite Ads. If your shop instead made more than $10,000 in any consecutive 365-day period, you will pay a fee of 12%.

Calculating the $10,000 threshold:
Sales * (item price - discounts) - value of canceled orders

Calculating the offsite fee from attributed orders:
(Price + shipping + gift wrapping + taxes in some jurisdiction) * (15% or 12%)

The maximum fee for a single attributed order will never exceed $100.

(How Offsite Ads Work)

Financial Fees

Payment processing fees

Amount: Depends on the location of your bank account.

How you pay: Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance.

Description: You might want to use Etsy Payments for certain payments, for which you will pay a payment processing fee for each transaction.


Location of Bank Account Etsy Payments Fees Deposit fee
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
(domestic orders)
3% + 0.25 AUD
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒ Australia
(international orders)
4% + 0.25 AUD
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
(domestic orders; orders from the US)
3% + 0.25 CAD
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐ŸŒ Canada
(international orders)
4% + 0.25 CAD
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark 4% + 2.50 DKK
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong 4.4% + 2.00 HKD
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia 4.5% + 7,000 IDR 28,000.00 IDR for deposits less than 1,400,000.00 IDR
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel 4.5% + 2.00 ILS 7.00 ILS for deposits less than 350.00 ILS
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia 4.5% + 2.00 MYR 8.00 MYR for deposits less than 400.00 MYR
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico 4.5% + 10.00 MXN 40.00 MXN for deposits less than 2000.00 MXN
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco 4.5% + 5.00 MAD 20.00 MAD for deposits less than 1000.00 MAD
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
(domestic orders)
3% + 0.30 NZD
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐ŸŒ New Zealand
(international orders)
4% + 0.30 NZD
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway 4% + 2.50 NOK
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines 4.5% + 25 PHP 100.00 PHP for deposits less than 5,000.00 PHP
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore 4.4% + 0.35 SGD
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa 4.5% + 8.00 ZAR 30.00 ZAR for deposits less than 1,500.00 ZAR
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain 4% + 0.30 EUR
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 4% + 3.00 SEK
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 4% + 0.50 CHF
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey 6.5% + 3.00 TRY 42.00 TRY for deposits less than 600.00 TRY
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom 4% + 0.20 GBP
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3% + 0.25 USD
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam 4.5% + 11,550 VND 45,000 VND for deposits less than 45,000 VND

(Etsy Processing Fees)

Fee for Currency Conversion

Amount: 2.5% of the total sales amount

How you pay: The same way as other fees.

Description: If your payment account has another currency than listings currency, Etsy converts the listing currency to the currency used. The conversion is done according to market exchange rates, Etsy also adds a 2.5% conversion fee. You are encouraged by Etsy to list items in the same currency as your payment account, thus avoiding currency conversion.

Additional Fees

Shipping Fees

Amount: Depends on the shipping carrier, origin, destination, weight, and package size.

How you pay: Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance.

Description: Etsy offers shipping labels, which you can buy in some locations to fulfill your order through Etsy.

Regulatory Operating Fees

Amount: Fixed percentage of the listing price (including shipping, gift wrapping, and personalization). See the table below for more details.

How you pay: Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance.

Description: The percentage rate of the fee varies between countries and is a consequence of increased costs for Etsy to operate in different regions.


Country Regulatory Operating Fee

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

0.25%

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France

0.40%

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy

0.25%

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain

0.40%

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey

1.1%


(Etsy's Regulatory Operating Fees)

Subscription Fees (Etsy Plus)

Amount: $10/month

How you pay: Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance.

Description: You can use Etsy Plus, which lets you use custom tools for growing your shop. The subscription fee for Etsy Plus is $10/month.

In-Person Selling Fees

Amount: $0.20 per listing renewal + Square's payment processing fees.

Description: Some Etsy sellers use a card reader from Square to process payments when selling in person. It is common to sync your listings with Square. If you list multiple quantities, you will pay the listing fee of $0.20 per renewal. You will pay Square's payment processing fee instead of Etsy's transaction and payment processing fees.


(Square Fees)

Pattern fee

Amount: $15.00 monthly subscription fee after the 30-day free trial.

How you pay: Etsy deducts the fee from your current balance.

Description: The Pattern tool is a premium feature offered by Etsy. The Pattern tool helps you create a website for your shop.

FAQ

What is fee avoidance?

Etsy considers any action to avoid paying a fee as fee avoidance. It is strictly forbidden. Examples of fee avoidance:

  • When you encourage a user to purchase an item through another platform/website.
  • When the price is not an accurate representation of the sale.
(Fee avoidance)

What happens if I do not have sufficient funds in my payment account?

You are required to pay your fees within 15 days. Etsy may charge your card or take other actions to collect the fees. Etsy also has the right to suspend your shop if you have a pending payment.

Where can I find information about my fees?

You will find a statement in your payment account at the beginning of each month. This includes all sales and fees from the previous month.

Is VAT included in the fees I pay to Etsy?

Etsy collects VAT on all Etsy fees if you sell in a country where VAT applies. Etsy then transfers the VAT to the relevant tax authority.
(How VAT Is Collected on Seller Fees )

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