Etsy Glossary: Essential terms and phrases for sellers 
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Etsy is a unique marketplace with its language. This glossary aims to explain the most commonly used Etsy terms and phrases. Learning the Etsy language can help improve the efficiency of your shop management and facilitate communication with customers and other sellers.
Buyer: A buyer is an individual who purchases items on Etsy.
Cart: A cart is a feature on Etsy that allows buyers to temporarily save items they wish to purchase.
Checkout: Checkout is the process of completing a purchase on Etsy.
Feedback: Feedback is a system on Etsy that allows buyers and sellers to rate their experiences with each other.
Listing: A listing is an item that is being sold on Etsy. Each listing includes a title, description, photos, and price.
Listing Duration: Listing duration is the length of time a listing will be active on Etsy.
Promotion: Promotions are discounts that sellers can offer on their listings to attract more buyers.
Reservation: A reservation is when a seller agrees to hold an item for a buyer for a certain period of time.
Seller: A seller is an individual or business that creates and manages listings on Etsy.
Shop: A shop is a collection of listings created by a seller.
Tags: Tags are keywords that sellers can add to their listings to help buyers find them more easily through Etsy's search function.
Treasury: Treasury is a collection of items curated by an Etsy member and organized into a theme or collection.
Variations: Variations are different options available for a listing, such as different colors or sizes.