Etsy Payments Policy Update

By 15th May 2019, all sellers in eligible countries must be enrolled in Etsy Payments with integrated PayPal. Standalone PayPal will be switched off in Etsy Payments eligible countries on this 15th May 2019 and will no longer be available to sellers in these countries.

If you’re not enrolled in Etsy Payments yet, learn how to enrol in Etsy Payments. If you don’t enrol in Etsy Payments by 15th May 2019, your selling privileges will be suspended until you enrol.

If you’re enrolled in Etsy Payments, but currently accept PayPal payments through a separate PayPal account, learn how to switch to PayPal through Etsy Payments. If you don’t disable your standalone PayPal account and integrate your PayPal sales through Etsy Payments by 15th May 2019, we’ll automatically make this change for you. Once the change has been made, all of your PayPal sales will be processed through Etsy Payments.

Read the updated Etsy Payments Policy, where you can learn about the fees charged for sales processed through Etsy Payments.

What is Etsy Payments?

Etsy Payments is the primary way to get paid on Etsy and offers more payment options to your buyers. Learn more about Etsy Payments.

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How to enrol in Etsy Payments

To enrol in Etsy Payments:

  1. On Etsy.com, click Shop Manager.
  2. Click Finances.
  3. Click Payment settings.
  4. Click Select your bank account country.
  5. Enter your bank account and residential address to receive deposits. You'll also be required to verify your personal identity.
  6. Add a credit or debit card. (Shops based in Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands don’t need to add a credit or debit card.)

Learn more about enrolling in Etsy Payments.

If you don’t enrol in Etsy Payments by 15th May 2019, your selling privileges will be suspended until you enrol.

How do I know if I'm already enrolled in Etsy Payments?

Go to your Payment settings and, if you're enrolled, you'll see Etsy Payments in the Payment Methods tab.

How to receive PayPal sales through Etsy Payments

If you’re currently enrolled in Etsy Payments, but you accept PayPal payments to your standalone PayPal account, you must disable your standalone Paypal account and switch to accepting all PayPal sales funds through Etsy Payments by 15th May 2019.

To disable your standalone Paypal account and receive PayPal sales through Etsy Payments:

  1. On Etsy.com, click Shop Manager.
  2. Click Finances.
  3. Click Payment settings.
  4. Select Integrate them with my Etsy Payments account.
  5. Click Switch to Integrated PayPal. Once you switch to integrated PayPal, you can’t switch back.

Once you switch to integrated PayPal, your PayPal sales will go to your Payment account before the funds are sent to your bank account on file.

If you don’t disable your standalone Paypal account and integrate your PayPal sales through Etsy Payments by 15th May 2019, we’ll automatically make this change for you.

Why should I enrol in Etsy Payments?

For your buyers

Etsy Payments provides buyers with a unified experience across shops, and gives them the choice of how to pay for an order. By creating a unified experience and offering more payment options, you can build trust with your buyers.

To simplify your payments

Etsy Payments routes all of your earnings from Etsy to one place. You can schedule your deposits to arrive in your bank account when you want them.

To protect your business

Etsy Payments gives you the most protection on Etsy. When your payments are processed through Etsy Payments, it provides Etsy with the information we need to help investigate chargebacks and facilitate the resolution of cases filed against sellers.

Why should I accept PayPal sales through Etsy Payments?

When you’re enrolled in Etsy Payments, people who purchase items from your shop can pay using PayPal. These sales go into your Payment account on Etsy instead of appearing in your PayPal account. With Etsy Payments, you're managing your money in one place and you offer buyers the choice of more payment options.

Where eligibility requirements are met, Etsy's Seller Protection covers PayPal transactions processed through Etsy Payments.

When you use PayPal through Etsy Payments, you don't pay a separate PayPal fee. Learn about the fees charged for sales processed through Etsy Payments in the Etsy Payments Policy.

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