While creating an account on Etsy is free, there are still fees associated with using their services to sell your handmade creations on the Internet. Etsy sellers should budget in a non-refundable listing fee for each item and a small fee for items sold. Below you will find additional information to help you better understand Etsy fees for sellers:
A Listing Fee
To list one item, Etsy will charge you 20 cents. Some people save time and energy by placing one listing for multiple items. For example, if you’re interested in selling two of the same necklace, you can indicate there are “2 in stock” when creating a listing. Keep in mind that you will still be charged 40 cents. After four months have passed, if the items do not sell – the listing expires. Relisting an item is easy, but realize that you will be charged the listing fee again.
It is important to note that if you unlist an item, there is no refund for the listing fee.
A Sales Fee
When someone buys something from you on Etsy, you will be charged 3.5% of the total sale price. This percentage does not include the shipping price.
Paying Your Etsy Fees
The credit card information submitted when you first opened up your account will be charged any fees associated with your Etsy transactions. You also have the choice to pay fees using your PayPal account. All Etsy fees are added up each month and on the last day, an email is sent describing all of the charges. You may also choose to manually settle your bill using your preferred method of payment.
Etsy sellers come from all over the world, which creates the need for currency conversion. All fees and items listed on Etsy are expressed in US dollars. The payment processing service used by Etsy will automatically handle currency conversion for you.