How to Enrol in Autobilling for Your Shop

With Automatic Billing (also known as autobilling), payments can be processed automatically to the card you have on file. Currently, autobilling is only available for US-based shops. If your shop is based in a different country, you won’t see the option to use autobilling.

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How to enrol in autobilling

Enrol in autobilling

  1. Sign in to and go to Shop Manager.
  2. Go to Finances and then Payment account.
  3. Select Enrol in autobilling.
  4. Choose a credit, debit or reloadable prepaid card on file to automatically pay your Etsy statement. You can also add a new credit, debit or reloadable prepaid card.
  5. Select Enrol in autobilling.

  1. Open the Sell on Etsy app.
  2. Tap More.
  3. Tap Finances.
  4. Tap Payment account.
  5. Under Sign up to pay your bill automatically, tap Enrol in autobilling. You'll be directed to mobile web to complete sign up.

When you enrol in autobilling, Etsy will charge the card you have on file with your account's current balance. If your statement has no outstanding balance, your account won’t be charged yet.

Learn how to update your billing card.

Which payments can be processed with autobilling?

There are two types of payments that are processed automatically with autobilling:

The previous month’s statement

On the first of every month, you’re charged for any outstanding fees from the previous month. You need to have enrolled in autobilling before 12:00am UTC (or 7pm ET) on the last day of the prior month for the monthly automatic payments to begin.

Fee threshold

If, before the first of the month, your outstanding fees are greater than or equal to a predetermined amount known as your fee threshold, you will be charged the amount of the outstanding fees. You can see your fee threshold under your Current balance in Recent activities.

What’s my fee threshold?

If you are a new seller, your initial fee threshold is set at 25.00 USD.

If you are an existing seller, we will look back up to three months to take the highest of your monthly statements. Based on this highest monthly statement, we will set your initial fee threshold at the next higher fee threshold, according to the list below:

  • $25 USD
  • $50 USD
  • $100 USD
  • $200 USD
  • $300 USD
  • $400 USD
  • $500 USD
  • $600 USD
  • $1,000 USD

Changes to your fee threshold

As you sell on Etsy, if your fees increase above your current fee threshold and trigger a fee threshold payment, we will bump you up to the next higher fee threshold. 

For example, you have a current fee threshold of 25.00 USD and you've listed more items and made a number of sales. Suddenly your fees total 27.40 USD. In this case, you’ll receive a charge of 27.40 USD and your fee threshold will be bumped up to the next fee threshold of 50.00 USD.

When your statement balance approaches your fee threshold, you'll receive a notice from us letting you know that you are close and that an automatic payment is likely to be charged soon.

Please be sure to review Etsy's Fees and Payments Policy.

How to turn off autobilling

Turn off autobilling

  1. Sign in to and go to Shop Manager.
  2. Go to Finances and then Payment settings.
  3. Select  Billing.
  4. Select Turn off autobilling and confirm by choosing Turn off Automatic Bill Payment.

It may take a reasonable amount of time to stop your autobilling after we receive your notice. This means that an additional automatic payment may be made to your card account while we process your request.

What happens if my card on file is declined?

If a payment can’t be processed, you'll receive an email and on-site notifications reminding you to provide full payment within 5 days. You can make a manual payment to keep your account in good standing.

After 5 days, your account may be suspended. You'll need to make a manual payment for your total outstanding balance and confirm your credit card information on file.

Once your total outstanding balance is paid, your account will be automatically reinstated.

How to pay a failed autobilling charge

If your account is restricted due to a failed autobilling charge, you can manually pay your total outstanding balance to restore your account.

Pay your balance

  1. Sign in to and go to Shop Manager.
  2. Go to Finances and then Payment settings.
  3. Select Billing.
  4. Check that the card on file is up-to-date. To update your card, select Edit or Add a new card.
  5. Select  Finances, and then Payment account.
  6. Select Pay now.
  7. Select to pay your Statement Balance.
  8. Choose your payment method and select Submit Payment.

Learn how to update your billing card

How to pay an overdue statement and restore your account

Etsy accounts with an overdue statement may be subject to restricted account privileges and shop suspension. Learn how to pay your statement and restore your account.

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