Etsy Fee Breakdown


Etsy is an extremely large marketplace that is focused on selling handmade items.  Discover how much it costs to sell on Etsy with this simple Etsy Fee Breakdown.  It gives concrete examples to help you decide whether or not to sell on this well-known handmade marketplace.  Now, let’s get started on the Etsy Fee Breakdown…

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This is a simple Etsy Fee Breakdown to help you discover the cost of selling handmade items on Etsy.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Listing Fees

Etsy charges a listing fee of $0.20 per item.  This means that it costs $0.20 for each product that is listed for sale on their handmade website.  These listing are valid for 4 months.  As a result, you will be charged another listing fee if the product doesn’t sell within four months.  This will renew your item so that it is good for the next 4 months. There isn’t a fee for changing or editing a listing. If you decide to include numerous quantities of the same product, you will be charged an initial listing fee of $0.20.  This listing will then be auto-renewed @ the same $0.20 per item after each time someone buys the product.  The listing fee is charged up front unless it is a private listing.  Private listings are charged the $0.20 fee on the back end.

Etsy Transaction Fees

A transaction fee of 3.5% of the listing price is charged when one of your products is sold on Etsy.  If your shop is located in the United States or Canada, the transaction fee will not include any shipping cost, or sales taxes unless you have included these costs in the product listing price. This means that if your shop is located anywhere other than these two countries, the transaction fee will apply to the listing price (which should include any applicable taxes), but will not apply to the shipping cost.  These transaction fees will appear on your Etsy bill.

Etsy Payment Processing Fees

Most Etsy Shops utilize Etsy Payments to accept credit/debit card payments through their marketplace.  This is the easiest way to transact business on their marketplace.  Obviously, Etsy charges a payment processing fee for processing your product transactions through their payment processor. These payment processing fees will vary based on the location of your bank account.  I have spent a considerable amount of time preparing an Excel file that includes the processing fees, and I have included it below. This fee is assessed on the total amount of the sale, including tax and shipping.  Unlike other fees, the payment processing fee is deducted from the transaction amount as the funds become available for deposit.   As a result, the payment processing fees will be reflected in your payment account, rather than on your Etsy bill.

etsy fee costs

Shop owners can also choose to use Paypal to accept credit/debit card payments, and they charge fees similar to the Etsy Payment fees.  The current PayPal fee for sellers is 2.90% + $0.30 per item fee.

 Etsy Fee Examples

I decided to include some concrete examples to show you how much it will cost to sell items on Etsy:

#1  A shop in the US sells an item for $50 + $20 Shipping = $70 total price.  The fees would be $0.20 (listing) + $1.75 (transaction) + $2.35 (payment) = $4.30

#2 A shop in Canada sells an item to the US customer for $25 + $20 Shipping.  The total fees would be $0.20 + $.88 + $2.05 = $3.13

#3 A shop in France (or any other EU general pricing country) sells an item to a customer anywhere for $100 + $50 Shipping.  The total fees would be $0.20 + $3.50 + $4.50 = $8.20

Etsy Advertising Fees

If you market your products through Etsy, it is called a “promoted listing.”   I have completed an entire post detailing the cost and procedure for using Etsy Promoted Listings, and I have included the link below;

Learn more about using Promoted Listings on my separate post.

Etsy Shipping Fees

Etsy offers sellers based in the United States and Canada the ability to purchase shipping labels to fulfill their orders through USPS and Canada Post, respectively. Etsy charges the same amount as these shipping partners, and they are just allowing you to print the labels from your account.

Etsy Wholesale Fees

Etsy launched the private “Wholesale” section of their website in August 2014.  All sellers and buyers in this section must apply and be accepted by Etsy.  Once accepted, Etsy charges a $100 initiation fee which is non refundable.  All sales made on Etsy Wholesale incur the standard transaction fee of 3.5% of the wholesale price (excluding taxes and shipping costs), and the standard Etsy payment fees. Wholesale fees will appear on the Etsy bill.

Etsy Pattern Fees

Etsy “Pattern” is a paid service allowing you to further customize the appearance of your Etsy shop.  You can try the pattern tool to create a personalized website for free for 30 days. After the 30-day free trial, you’ll be charged a monthly subscription fee of $15.00 USD. Your first month’s bill will be pro-rated, and you will be charged the full subscription fee for each subsequent month you use Pattern.

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I hope that this post has helped you discover the cost of selling on Etsy.  I tried to make this Etsy Fee Breakdown simple and easy to understand.  Feel free to message me with any questions.

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