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Etsy Payments Policy

Etsy Payments allows buyers and sellers to use various forms of payments on Etsy.com, and Etsy's mobile apps and other services. Etsy Payments users can pay with and accept payment by credit card, debit card, Etsy Gift Card, Etsy Credit, Etsy Coupon, some bank transfer services, PayPal (where available), Apple Pay, Google Pay, and some country-specific instalment payment methods - all in their domestic Etsy Payments currencies. This policy explains all of your rights and obligations when using Etsy Payments.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By using Etsy Payments, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

  1. Accepting These Terms
  2. Overview
  3. Third-Party Services
  4. Etsy's Rights and Responsibilities
  5. Seller Rights and Responsibilities
  6. Appointment of Etsy as Limited Payment Collection Agent for Sellers
  7. Deposits
  8. Recoupment
  9. Payment Processing Fees
  10. Reporting Obligations
  11. Termination

1. Accepting These Terms

The Etsy Payments Policy (or the “Policy”) sets out your rights and responsibilities when you use Etsy Payments on Etsy’s services (we’ll refer to Etsy.com, Etsy's mobile apps, and other services as our “Services”), so please read it carefully. By using Etsy Payments, you’re agreeing to the Policy.

The Policy is a legally binding contract between you and Etsy. If you live in North America or South America, the contract is between you and Etsy, Inc.; if you live elsewhere, the contract is between you and Etsy Ireland UC, a subsidiary of Etsy, Inc.; We’ll just refer to Etsy, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries collectively as “Etsy.”

2. Overview

Etsy Payments allows sellers to (a) accept payment by authorized credit and debit card transactions, some bank transfers services, PayPal (where available), transactions using Apple Pay, and transactions using Google Pay, (b) have those funds credited to a seller’s payment account with Etsy, and (c) have those funds deposited into a seller’s designated bank account. Etsy reserves the right to add or remove payment methods accepted by Etsy Payments in its sole discretion, with notice where required by applicable law.

Etsy Payments is only available to sellers who are at least 18 years old who register and are approved for a payment account with Etsy. Etsy Payments is currently available to sellers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

Sellers may only use Etsy Payments for the sale of items listed on Etsy’s Services, and agree to ship sold items once a payment transaction is complete and reflected in their payment account. Etsy reserves the right to terminate a seller’s access to Etsy Payments if the seller uses Etsy Payments in any other manner.

Buyers may authorize a payment with any major credit or debit card accepted by Etsy, with Etsy Gift Cards, Etsy Credits and Etsy Coupons (subject to applicable limitations. See Etsy Gift Cards, Credits & Coupons Policy), by certain bank transfer services, through PayPal (where available), Apple Pay, Google Pay, or through Klarna (where available). See Klarna’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Notice, which buyers agree to if they choose to use one of Klarna’s payment methods on Etsy.

Buyers and Sellers benefit from Etsy having visibility into payments made on Etsy via Etsy Payments, because it can make the Services easy to use and enables Etsy to more effectively provide support to sellers or buyers where relevant. It also can help reduce fraud and other types of misuse of the Etsy platform.

3. Third-Party Services

Etsy has engaged third-party service providers to perform many of the services related to payment processing, including card processing, disbursements, currency exchange, identity verification, fraud analysis, and regulatory compliance.

Etsy partners with Worldpay, PayPal, Adyen, and other licensed payment providers to facilitate card payments and other payments and the disbursement of funds to sellers. The provider and processing time for your payment will vary based on the country in which you're located. If there are insufficient funds in your bank account when our provider processes the payment for your purchase, Etsy reserves the right to contact you directly and to seek payment.

Etsy may share your personal or transactional information with those third-party service providers for purposes related to payments processing.

Etsy Gift Cards, Etsy Credits, and Etsy Coupons are subject to the Etsy Gift Cards, Coupons & Credits Policy

By using a third-party service, you may also be subject to an agreement with the third party. For example, PayPal is a third-party service provided by PayPal Holdings, Inc. and is subject to the PayPal User Agreement. Apple Pay is a third-party service provided by Apple Inc. and is subject to the Apple Pay Terms and Conditions. Google Pay is a third-party service provided by Google Payment Corp. and is subject to the Google Pay Terms of Service for US users, non-US users, and India residents. Payment methods made available by Klarna are third-party services provided by Klarna Inc. to buyers and are subject to Klarna’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Notice.

If Etsy receives notice that your shop's content or activity violates a third party's service agreement, we may at our sole discretion take action against your account to comply with their policies. Such actions may include canceling a transaction, disabling listings from your shop, suspending or terminating your selling privileges, or removing certain payment methods.


Etsy supports two versions of PayPal: integrated PayPal and standalone PayPal.

Integrated PayPal. In countries where PayPal is available and can be integrated with Etsy Payments, Integrated PayPal allows sellers to receive funds from PayPal purchases directly into their Etsy payment account, without the need to manage a separate PayPal account. This means that if a buyer pays with PayPal, the funds from the order will be credited to a seller's payment account along with the rest of the orders. The standard Etsy Payments Payment Processing Fee (described below) applies to orders that go through integrated PayPal; there is no additional PayPal fee.

Standalone PayPal. Standalone PayPal exists for sellers in countries that are not yet eligible for Etsy Payments and/or, in Etsy's discretion, in some markets where it’s not an Etsy requirement to use Etsy Payments. Standalone PayPal may not be available to you if you do not have an active Etsy shop and Etsy Payments is not yet available in your country, which means you will be unable to open a shop on Etsy. Standalone PayPal will not be available to new sellers who join Etsy if Etsy Payments is available in that seller’s country. If this is the case, the seller will be required to register on Etsy Payments as part of their onboarding to Etsy. For sellers accepting standalone PayPal, you will receive funds from PayPal purchases directly into your PayPal account. Sellers who accept standalone PayPal will continue to pay PayPal fees. Orders paid through standalone PayPal are not covered by Etsy’s Seller Protection Program. Etsy reserves the right to allow certain sellers in countries that are eligible for Etsy Payments to also use Standalone PayPal for a limited time. Please note, during this transition period, it may be necessary for Etsy to process some PayPal transactions through integrated PayPal. For example, if a buyer chooses to pay with an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit and covers the remaining balance using PayPal, Etsy can only process the transaction through integrated PayPal. Similarly, if a buyer purchases items from multiple shops in a single transaction and chooses PayPal as the payment method, Etsy may have to process the transaction through integrated PayPal.

4. Etsy’s Rights and Responsibilities

Etsy Payments functionality may be made available, modified, or discontinued by us at any time without notice and is subject to the limitations in Etsy’s Terms of Use.

As a security measure, we may impose transaction limits on buyers and sellers. For example, we may impose limits relating to the value of any transaction, deposit, or adjustment, or limits relating to the cumulative value of all transactions, deposits, or adjustments during a period of time. We may also impose limits related to the number of transactions per day or other period of time. We will not be liable to a seller: (a) if we do not proceed with a transaction, deposit, or adjustment that would exceed any limit established by us, or (b) if we permit a buyer to withdraw from a transaction.

Etsy may refuse service of Etsy Payments to anyone, for any reason, at any time.

Etsy reserves the right to decline or refund transactions that we believe to be high risk, fraudulent, in violation of trade sanctions, or otherwise in violation of Etsy’s Terms of Use.

In the event that a buyer does not make payment for the purchase of a legitimate item sold using Etsy Payments (e.g., where the buyer used a stolen or unauthorized credit card), Etsy may provide limited payment protection to the seller, in the interest of fairness. You can learn more about our Seller Protection Program here.

Etsy maintains records associated with transactions on Etsy Payments and does not pass any secure data, including credit card numbers or bank account information, to any sellers. Sellers will only receive shipping information and limited buyer account information necessary to complete the order. Etsy’s Privacy Policy further explains how Etsy handles user information.

Etsy will send you any relevant notices regarding your use of Etsy Payments in accordance with our Electronic Communications Policy.

5. Seller Rights and Responsibilities

A. Use of Etsy Payments. If you live in a country in which Etsy Payments is available, you are required to sign up for Etsy Payments, except as otherwise determined by Etsy in its sole discretion. Using Etsy Payments will result in your shop accepting payment through authorized credit and debit card transactions, some bank transfer services, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. For you to sign up for Etsy Payments and receive payment for transactions made through Etsy Payments, you must provide all required information and complete all required steps, including in some markets, verifying your bank account, for compliance purposes. Without this information, Etsy cannot pay you! You can find instructions about how to upload your bank account information here. If you live in a country in which Etsy Payments is available and you do not provide Etsy with this information, Etsy may refuse you access to the Services until you do so.

B. Payment Accounts. A payment account allows sellers to track payment amounts, refunds, and fees related to transactions and seller services. Sellers must provide accurate personal information as requested during registration, and are responsible for maintaining and updating that information as necessary. Sellers will not impersonate any person or use any name they are not legally authorized to use. Sellers authorize us, and authorized agents, to verify their information (at registration and on occasion when using the Services) by accessing public records and obtaining credit reports about the sellers. Etsy verifies sellers’ information in order to safeguard the integrity of the marketplace and reduce the risk of fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, and the violation of trade sanctions.

Payment accounts are only available to individuals who are eligible to be sellers on Etsy’s Services and who have a valid credit or debit card on file with Etsy, unless they are exempt from this requirement. Sellers who have bank accounts established in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands are not required to have a credit card on file with Etsy to have a payment account.

C. Disputes. Sellers agree to resolve any disputes directly with a buyer or with the assistance of the dispute management and refund tools available on Etsy, and in accordance with our Seller Policy and Terms of Use. In the event that a dispute is escalated to Etsy’s Support Team, Etsy reserves the right to issue a refund to a buyer and recoup such funds from the seller if a transaction is found to be in violation of Etsy’s policies.

In the event that a buyer submits a chargeback, Etsy will respond to the credit card networks on behalf of the seller involved in the transaction; the seller agrees to provide any requested information to us within five calendar days of the request. Etsy reserves the right to recoup funds associated with buyer chargebacks from the seller.

D. Communications. We will inform sellers of each transaction, or of other information pertaining to Etsy Payments, using our standard communication procedures (detailed in our Electronic Communications Policy), including by email or through Etsy's Messages tool.

E. Refunds. Refunds or adjustments paid by Etsy to buyers for payments made through Etsy Payments may be initiated using the refund functionality in the seller's payment account for a period of 180 days after the purchase was made. The Etsy Payments Platform does not have refund functionality after 180 days from the original purchase date. Any such funds paid by Etsy to cover refunds will be deducted from the seller’s payment account balance. If there are insufficient funds to cover the amount of the refund, the balance will be charged to the seller’s card on file or added to the seller’s payment account. Refunds issued by Etsy will be in the original form of payment, and if such payment is not available, an Etsy credit will be issued.

For full refunds to buyers who used an Etsy Coupon towards their underlying purchase, the buyer will be refunded the amount they paid as part of the purchase, and Etsy will be refunded the amount contributed by Etsy via the Etsy Coupon. For partial refunds to buyers who used an Etsy Coupon towards their underlying purchase, refunds will be made to the buyer and Etsy proportionate to the amount contributed to the underlying purchase (in Etsy’s case via an Etsy Coupon). You can read more about how refunds are treated in the case of purchases made using Etsy Coupons here.

Etsy reserves the right to refund buyers and recoup such refunded amounts from the seller where the seller has been refused service by Etsy in accordance with Etsy’s Terms of Use; and/or in circumstances where a seller is under Reserve as detailed in Section 7 (Deposit); and/or in circumstances where the seller has unfulfilled or overdue orders.

Fully refunded transactions may be eligible for cancellation in accordance with our Cancellation Policy.

F. International Trade Laws. You agree that your use of Etsy Payments will not involve any countries, entities, individuals, or items prohibited by sanctions, embargoes, regulations, or orders administered by the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) or other government agencies. See our Sanctions Policy for more information.

G. Information on Cardholder Charges. Please note that your bank or card provider may charge additional fees (including cross-border fees) for transactions that you make on Etsy. These fees are not charged by Etsy and are at the discretion of your bank. Please contact your bank for further details.

6. Appointment of Etsy as Limited Collection Agent for Sellers

Each seller appoints Etsy as its agent for the limited purpose of receiving, holding, and settling payments to seller. Etsy will settle payments that are actually received by Etsy to each seller, less any amounts owed to Etsy and subject to these Terms. Each seller agrees that a buyer payment received by Etsy, on behalf of seller, satisfies the buyer's obligations to make payment to seller, regardless of whether Etsy actually settles such payment to seller. If Etsy does not settle any such payments as described in these Terms to a seller, such seller will have recourse only against Etsy and not the buyer.

7. Deposits

A. Payment Account.

All funds resulting from a completed transaction will be reflected as a balance in a seller’s payment account. Transactions are considered complete at the later of once the payment is approved by Etsy or our fraud analysis service provider. Any refunds, adjustments, or other amounts paid to buyers in connection with purchases, or for funds received since the last payment day, are also applied to the seller’s payment account balance.

Funds displayed in a seller’s payment account balance are eligible for deposit (the “Available Funds”) into a seller’s bank account, subject to any applicable reserve(s) and corresponding reserve limit, hold, or deposit delay, as described in Section B. Reserves; Holds and Delays below, and as otherwise determined by the seller’s bank.

For deposits below designated thresholds in certain markets, a deposit fee will apply. See Section 9 below for details on deposit fees. A deposit minimum also applies to deposits in certain markets. Funds will only be available for deposit if they exceed the applicable deposit minimum.

B. Reserves; Holds and Delays

To protect the security and integrity of our marketplace, the users of the Etsy services, and Etsy, Etsy may take account-level or transaction-level actions based on risk-based criteria, like the criteria listed below. Some of our decisions about reserves, holds and delays may be based on criteria that demonstrates a seller’s ability to fulfill orders in a manner consistent with Etsy’s policies. These criteria are essential to our management of risk and the protection of Etsy and our users. Etsy reserves the right to use a combination of reserves, deposit delays, and holds on your account.


A Reserve is an amount of money pending settlement as indicated in your payment account. A Reserve will be placed on your account if we believe there may be a high level of financial risk associated with you, your account, your business model, or your transactions.

When a Reserve is applied on your payment account, it means that a percentage of the funds in your payment account balance is held on an ongoing basis, and will not be made available for disbursement as Available Funds for a specified period of time. The Reserve percentage applies to amounts from your sales that would otherwise be available for disbursement. The percentage Reserve applied to your account is determined by your risk level and is used to create a threshold amount (explained in detail below) that applies to your payment account balance while you are in Reserve. You’ll be notified by email if a Reserve is applied to your Payment Account. The email you receive notifying you that you are in Reserve will include details of the Reserve, including the period of Reserve and the percentage applied to your Payment Account.

  • Threshold Reserve Amount applicable to your Account
  • The threshold reserve amount is the amount of funds you must have in your Payment Account while you’re in Reserve before you’ll have money available to disburse to your bank account (the “Threshold Reserve Amount”). The Threshold Reserve Amount will maintain the percentage Reserve that has been applied to your account. As a result, it may increase and decrease as appropriate to reflect new activity in your payment account, like sales you’ve received, refunds and chargebacks, charges to your payment account where applicable, as well as and Reserve amounts released to you. The Threshold Reserve will also determine the amount of funds available to be disbursed to your bank account as Available Funds and the amount of funds that are pending, because they are still in Reserve. Funds in excess of the Threshold Reserve Amount are available to you for disbursement as described in Section 7A above. Funds below the Threshold Reserve Amount are your Reserved funds and are not available for disbursement until the end of the applicable Reserve period. If your Reserve funds are used to cover any charges and your Reserve funds fall below the Threshold Reserve Amount, funds from subsequent sales will be applied to your Reserve funds to help you meet and maintain your Threshold Reserve Amount. You can view your Threshold Reserve Amount, as well as any Reserved funds and funds available to you for disbursement (Available Funds), in your Payment Account.

Reserve funds will be used to address potential financial risk such as refunds, chargebacks, claims, or seller fees and charges, where your Available Funds do not sufficiently cover such charges. Reserve funds that are not used to address refunds, chargebacks, claims or seller fees, where applicable, will be released to you in full at the end of the corresponding Reserve period on a rolling basis. However, Reserve funds will not be released if, during the Reserve period relating to a particular sale, a buyer raises a case against you, or files a chargeback, and you do not have sufficient funds in your Available Funds to cover a potential refund. Etsy relies on different risk factors (and whether and how these factors have changed over time) to determine whether and how much of a Reserve should be applied to your payment account, including:

  • How long you’ve been in business on Etsy (including how long since you’ve made your first sale)
  • Details of your sales (including volume and average sales earnings)
  • The extent of any backlog of orders from your shop
  • Availability of shipping tracking information
  • Types of goods you sell (whether they’re ready to ship or made to order)
  • Ratio of cases (disputes) opened by buyers in respect of your sales
  • Suspensions or warnings already received
  • Estimated delivery times; and
  • Shipping status of active orders

Types of Account Reserves:

A fixed reserve is a fixed percentage of your payment account balance at the time a Reserve is placed on your account, which will be held for a specified period of time. After that, the same percentage of each of your subsequent sales will be held in Reserve, each for a specified period of time. Reserve funds will be held for such period and where applicable, will be used to address chargebacks, refunds, and pay seller fees. Reserve funds will be released on a rolling basis after the corresponding Reserve period expires, unless a case is raised against you by a buyer. Any funds above the Threshold Amount of your Reserve will be available to be disbursed as described in Section 7A.

  • For example, your Reserve could be set at 30% and held for a 45-day rolling period – meaning 30% of the funds in your payments account balance on day 1 are Reserved and then released on day 46. If you make a sale on day 2, 30% of the funds you receive from that sale on day 2 is reserved until day 47, etc. If you make a sale on day 4, 30% of the funds you receive from that sale are reserved until day 49. If any chargebacks are filed against you, or refunds to buyers are required, or seller fees are charged, and your Available Funds are insufficient to cover such costs Reserve funds will be used to address those charges. If Reserve funds are used for such purpose(s), such funds will be released to you for disbursement less such amounts.

A variable reserve is a percentage, determined as appropriate by Etsy’s risk team, of a seller’s payment account balance (i) delayed prior to being included as part of a seller’s Available Funds for a period of up to 180 days or (ii) deducted from a seller's payment account as a reserve for a period of up to 90 days. A variable reserve may be placed on a seller’s payment account balance in addition to any applicable Fixed Reserve in Etsy’s sole discretion. Account Reserves are placed on an account on a case by case basis, in reference to the factors listed above and other risk-based criteria, and are reviewed from time to time. Etsy may deem a seller eligible for reduction in the percentage or removal of a Reserve due to a change in our risk-assessment of a seller based on the factors listed above, or as a result of a seller’s positive performance, such as a reduction in cases or an improvement in the seller’s fulfillment of orders. Etsy may increase the Reserve percentage held and/or the period for which the Reserve applies based on our re-review of a seller account against the factors listed above, and other risk-based criteria. If we change the terms of a Reserve due to a change in our risk assessment, we’ll notify you of the new terms.

Here are some steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of having a Reserve applied to your account.

Holds and Delays. In some cases, deposits to a seller's bank accounts could be temporarily delayed by an issue at Etsy, Etsy’s third-party service providers, or a seller’s bank. We’ll do our best to communicate with any affected seller as soon as we can.

Separately, if we believe that a seller's actions may result in buyer disputes, chargebacks, increased risk of fraud, counterfeiting, or other claims, then we may, in addition to any applicable Reserve and in our sole discretion, put a hold or deposit delay on the seller’s payment account balance.

  • A hold may be put on funds associated with a particular transaction if there is a dispute or investigation related to the order, for the shorter of: (a) 180 days after the estimated delivery date, or (b) completion of any investigation regarding the seller’s actions.
  • Deposit delays are defined as the number of days between a sale and the day the net amount from the sale becomes available for deposit, provided the payment has been completed. A deposit delay may be between 0 and 180 days. A deposit delay is applied across all transactions for a seller and the number of days is reflected in each seller’s payment account.

If Etsy places a hold or deposit delay on a seller’s account, we’ll do our best to communicate with the affected seller as appropriate as soon as we can.

We always work hard to avoid and minimize any delays. However, please note that Etsy is not obligated to refund any fees or reimburse any expenses due to holds or delayed deposits.

C. Country and Currency Options. Available Funds can only be deposited into bank accounts, in the domestic currency of the account, in the United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam in the following currencies: US Dollars (USD), Australian Dollars (AUD), Canadian Dollars (CAD), Swiss Francs (CHF), Danish Krone (DKK), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Hong Kong Dollars (HKD), Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Israeli Shekel (ILS), Moroccan Dirham (MAD), Mexican Peso (MXN), Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), New Zealand Dollars (NZD), Norwegian Krone (NOK), Philippine Peso (PHP), Swedish Krona (SEK), Singapore Dollars (SGD), Turkish Lira (TRY), South African Rand (ZAR) and Vietnamese Dong (VND).

D. Scheduled Deposits. Etsy will instruct our payments partners to initiate a deposit of a seller’s Available Funds into the seller’s bank account on a daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. Sellers can select the frequency of disbursements from their payment account in their account settings. When a seller selects daily disbursements, disbursements will be made on each day that the seller's payment account has a balance equal to or greater than the minimum daily disbursement thresholds listed below. When a seller selects weekly, biweekly, or monthly disbursements, disbursements will be made on every applicable Monday. In this policy we'll refer to the date of disbursement as the "Payment Date." Deposits into a seller’s bank account will generally be credited within three (3) to five (5) business days from the date Etsy initiates the deposit request. The actual timing of the deposit may depend on how quickly a seller’s bank processes the request.

Daily Disbursement Thresholds by Currency:

Currency Threshold
AUD 25.00
CAD 25.00
CHF 15.00
DKK 200.00
EUR 20.00
GBP 15.00
HKD 200.00
IDR 1,400,000.00
ILS 350.00
MAD 1000.00
MXN 2000.00
MYR 400.00
NOK 25.00
PHP 5,000.00
SEK 100.00
SGD 25.00
TRY 600.00
USD 25.00
VND 2,300,000
ZAR 1,500.00

Disbursement Minimums by Country:

Currency Minimum
IDR 28,000.00
ILS 7.00
MAD 20.00
MYR 9.00
MXN 40.00
PHP 100.00
TRY 50.00
VND 45,000
ZAR 35.00

The Payment Date will fall on the next business day (Monday through Friday, excluding bank holidays) if the scheduled Payment Date falls on a non-business day. If a seller elects to change the frequency of disbursements, the following deposit will be initiated on the next business day if the seller selects daily disbursements, or on the next applicable Monday if the seller selects weekly, biweekly, or monthly disbursements. When a seller either initially provides or later changes their bank account information, the seller must wait at least five (5) calendar days to request a deposit into a bank account as a security precaution. The next scheduled deposit after a change to bank account information will occur on the next applicable Payment Date after a period of five (5) calendar days from the date of the requested change.

E. Escheatment. If Etsy cannot settle funds into a seller’s bank account, or the seller is refused service by Etsy under Etsy’s Terms of Use, the funds will remain with Etsy and the balance remains available in the seller’s payment account. It is the seller’s sole responsibility to update their bank account information to receive the funds, if applicable. If a seller fails to update the information to claim the funds within a certain period of time, or Etsy cannot release funds to the seller for compliance reasons, Etsy will escheat the funds to the relevant government authority as required in order to comply with applicable escheatment laws.

8. Recoupment

A. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to seek reimbursement from a seller in any of the following circumstances: (a) we provide a refund to a buyer because a seller did not promptly deliver the goods or we otherwise determine, consistent with Section 5 (Seller Rights and Responsibilities], that a refund is warranted in a particular circumstance, (b) we discover erroneous or duplicate transactions related to a seller, (c) we receive a chargeback from a buyer's credit card issuer or reversal of payment for the amount of a buyer's purchase from a seller, or (d) a seller does not act in accordance with Etsy’s policies.

B. We may obtain reimbursement of any amounts owed by a seller to Etsy by deducting from future payments owed to the seller, reversing any credits to the seller’s payment account balance, charging the seller's card on file, charging the seller’s payment account, or seeking reimbursement from the seller by any other lawful means, including by using third-party collections services. You authorize us to use any or all of the foregoing methods to seek reimbursement. Etsy may suspend your selling privileges at any time pending payment of your outstanding balance.

9. Payment Processing Fees

A. Overview. Etsy charges a fee (the “Payment Processing Fee”) for processing each transaction through Etsy Payments. The fee amount will be assessed on the gross order amount, including shipping and tax (if applicable). Payment Processing Fees will be reflected in your payment account and will be deducted from the total amount of the payment at the time the payment is considered complete. We reserve the right to modify the Payment Processing Fee at any time. For deposits below designated thresholds in certain markets, a deposit fee will apply, as described in the table below. Deposit fees are deducted from your Available Funds and reflected in your payment account at the time of your scheduled deposit. In the event of any partial or full refunds credited back to a buyer, the Payment Processing Fee and other applicable fees will be recalculated based on the adjusted sale price. The difference between the original Payment Processing Fee and the adjusted Payment Processing Fee will be applied to the refund amount being credited back to the seller. Other applicable fees will be refunded to the seller's payment account. Deposit fees will be refunded if the deposit is returned to a seller’s payment account.

B. Fee Amount. Payment Processing Fees vary based on the location of a seller’s bank account. Please see this chart for further details:

Location of Bank Account Etsy Payments Fees (% of total sale price + flat fee per order) exclusive of VAT, where applicable Deposit fee where applicable (exclusive of VAT, where applicable)
Australia (domestic orders) 3% + 0.25 AUD
Australia (international orders) 4% + 0.25 AUD
Austria 4% + 0.30 EUR
Belgium 4% + 0.30 EUR
Bulgaria 4% + 0.30 EUR
Canada (domestic orders; orders from the US) 3% + 0.25 CAD
Canada (international orders) 4% + 0.25 CAD
Croatia 4% + 0.30 EUR
Cyprus 4% + 0.30 EUR
Czech Republic 4% + 0.30 EUR
Denmark 4% + 2.50 DKK
Estonia 4% + 0.30 EUR
Finland 4% + 0.30 EUR
France 4% + 0.30 EUR
Germany 4% + 0.30 EUR
Greece 4% + 0.30 EUR
Hong Kong 4.4% + 2.00 HKD
Hungary 4% + 0.30 EUR
Indonesia 4.5% + 7,000 IDR 28,000.00 IDR for deposits less than 1,400,000.00 IDR
Ireland 4% + 0.30 EUR
Israel 4.5% + 2.00 ILS 7.00 ILS for deposits less than 350.00 ILS
Italy 4% + 0.30 EUR
Latvia 4% + 0.30 EUR
Lithuania 4% + 0.30 EUR
Luxembourg 4% + 0.30 EUR
Malaysia 4.5% + 2.00 MYR 8.00 MYR for deposits less than 400.00 MYR
Malta 4% + 0.30 EUR
Mexico 4.5% + 10.00 MXN 40.00 MXN for deposits less than 2000.00 MXN
Morocco 4.5% + 5.00 MAD 20.00 MAD for deposits less than 1000.00 MAD
Netherlands 4% + 0.30 EUR
New Zealand (domestic orders) 3% + 0.30 NZD
New Zealand (international orders) 4% + 0.30 NZD
Norway 4% + 2.50 NOK
Philippines 4.5% + 25 PHP 100.00 PHP for deposits less than 5,000.00 PHP
Poland 4% + 0.30 EUR
Portugal 4% + 0.30 EUR
Romania 4% + 0.30 EUR
Singapore 4.4% + 0.35 SGD
Slovakia 4% + 0.30 EUR
Slovenia 4% + 0.30 EUR
South Africa 4.5% + 8.00 ZAR 30.00 ZAR for deposits less than 1,500.00 ZAR
Spain 4% + 0.30 EUR
Sweden 4% + 3.00 SEK
Switzerland 4% + 0.50 CHF
Turkey 6.5% + 3.00 TRY 42.00 TRY for deposits less than 600.00 TRY
United Kingdom 4% + 0.20 GBP
United States 3% + 0.25 USD
Vietnam 4.5% + 11,550 VND 45,000 VND for deposits less than 45,000 VND

C. Listing Currency Conversion Considerations for Sellers. When a seller lists and subsequently sells an item in a currency other than the currency of the seller's payment account, Etsy will settle the associated transaction proceeds in the currency of the seller's payment account. When such a service is required, Etsy applies an additional 2.5% currency conversion fee. Calculation rates are updated regularly.

D. Value-Added Tax (VAT). Depending on your business status and location, Etsy may be required to charge VAT on seller fees accrued each month and remit it to the relevant tax authority. VAT is collected on Etsy Payments processing fees for sellers located in eligible Etsy Payments countries where required. To learn more about how VAT works on Etsy, see this Help article.

E. Browsing Currency Considerations for Buyers. In the case of a buyer purchasing from a seller who lists in a currency other than the buyer's browsing currency, Etsy will automatically calculate the listing price in the buyer's browsing currency. If a seller chooses to show rounded prices to buyers browsing the site in a currency other than the seller’s listing price, Etsy will calculate the listing price in the buyer’s browsing currency and round it in accordance with the rounding rules described here. Etsy will display the rounded price to a buyer in the buyer’s browsing currency. When such a calculation is required, Etsy applies an additional currency conversion charge. Calculation rates are updated regularly.

F. Interest. In the United States, Etsy may earn interest (or other compensation) from the balances in our bank accounts because of the timing difference between our being paid by buyers and our paying sellers (when our bank account is being debited to pay Available Funds in payment accounts to sellers).

10. Reporting Obligations


Internal Revenue Service regulations require that we file a Form 1099-K to report unadjusted annual gross sales information for sellers located in the United States or being paid in USD in certain circumstances. Please see this Help article for more details.

To comply with these regulations, sellers who approach 150 (one hundred and fifty) transactions in a calendar year, regardless of sales volume and aggregated across his or her Shops, will be required to provide taxpayer-identification information to Etsy.


Etsy is also required to report tax information to local tax authorities in certain countries outside the US. These reporting obligations are triggered when sellers make sales via Etsy to buyers in those countries and the sales (in the aggregate) exceed the applicable VAT or local tax threshold (which may be based on transactions or sales value) in a calendar year.

To comply with these reporting obligations, Etsy requires that you add your taxpayer name and VAT ID to your Etsy shop as you approach the VAT sales threshold or local reportable threshold in the relevant country or countries. You can read more information on how Etsy will notify you that you’re approaching, or have reached, the applicable local threshold and the countries to which these requirements apply here. Your Etsy selling privileges may be suspended until you provide this information.

11. Termination

Sellers may terminate this contract and their acceptance of Etsy Payments at any time by adjusting the Settings in their account with Etsy. Etsy may also terminate or suspend a seller’s use of Etsy Payments at any time.

Upon termination, any non-disputed Available Funds will be deposited into a seller’s bank account. Etsy reserves the right, upon termination of access to Etsy Payments, to set off against any payments to be made to the seller, an amount determined by us to be adequate to cover any anticipated chargebacks, refunds, adjustments, or other amounts that might be paid to buyers in connection with purchases from the seller's payment account for a prospective 180-day period. At the end of the 180-day period following termination, we will disburse to the seller any amount not used to offset chargebacks, refunds, adjustments, or such other amounts paid to buyers, or seek reimbursement from the seller via any of the means authorized in this Policy for any additional amount required to offset chargebacks, refunds, adjustments, or other amounts paid to buyers, as applicable.

Last updated on Apr 27, 2021