How Much Does It Cost to Sell on Etsy?

Wondering what it costs to start selling on Etsy? Break down the fees associated with this popular online marketplace.

How Much Does It Cost to Sell on Etsy?

If you're thinking about retailing on Etsy and are a newbie to selling on Etsy, you're undoubtedly confused by the various fees that Etsy charges. The question is standard: how much does it cost to sell on Etsy? Well, to answer the question, you will learn about different fees to sell on Etsy that are as such:

Listing Fees

Opening an Etsy store is free, and there are no Etsy monthly fees; however, there is a modest listing cost when you create and publish a product listing. This is because Etsy is a marketplace, and by listing a product, you are effectively advertising it to Etsy's current consumer base. Each product you place on Etsy is charged a fixed cost of $0.2. This is for both physical and online things. You must spend the $0.2 listing charge each time you list a product and wish to retain it in your shop.

Transaction Fees

When you get an order on your Etsy store, you must pay a transaction charge of 6.5% of the total retail price of that buyer's order. This transaction charge covers all of the services you and your customer utilize to make the sale possible, such as your store, listings, order basket, and checkout page.

Advertising Fees

Etsy offers a variety of options to help you market your store and advertise your products, like Etsy Ads or Offsite Ads. You may establish a budget to restrict the amount you're prepared to spend for Etsy Ads to promote your products or shops on Etsy if you get paid ads on Etsy using the Advertising Dashboard. You could set your daily limit budget according to Etsy's predefined minimum, and you will never be debited more than your daily budget.

The payment processing cost, which is dependent on the overall sales price your buyer pays, is another fee you'll pay for every order. Most Etsy merchants will utilize Etsy Payment to collect money from consumers, which is Etsy's official payment processing system. It allows sellers to take a range of payment methods, such as credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, bank payments, gift cards, etc.

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Subscription Fees

Etsy Plus is a membership program that offers an additional collection of tools for developing companies to Etsy merchants in good standing. The monthly charge for Etsy Plus service is $10. Subscription costs for Etsy Plus are withdrawn from your existing balance and recorded in your payment record every month. Etsy will apply sales tax on the monthly fee for sellers in the United States if applicable.

Pattern Fees

The Pattern is a second storefront for any Etsy shop that allows you to customize the domain name, webpage layout, text, style, and logo. It costs $15 a month and comes with a 30-day trial period. Another distinction between Pattern and your Etsy store is that you will not have to repay the listing fee, and the transaction charge is waived for products just on your Pattern site. The payment processing cost, however, remains in effect.


So, what do you think? Are you ready to start selling on Etsy? It's definitely a great platform for business owners who want to reach a new audience and grow their sales. Just be sure to factor in the costs associated with setting up and running your shop, and don't forget about the commission that Etsy takes. If you're not sure where to start, or if you need help with fulfillment, get in touch with the Simpl team. We'd be happy to help!

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