How to Get a Refund for an Order

If you’re unsatisfied with an order, you may be able to request a refund for your order depending on the shop’s policies. To request a refund, contact the shop:

  1. Sign in to and go to Your account. On the Etsy app, sign in and tap You.  
  2. Go to Purchases and reviews.
  3. Select Help with order next to the order you’re interested in. On the Etsy app, tap the order you’re interested in, then tap Help with order under your order.
  4. Select Message Seller.
  5. In the text box that appears, let the seller know that you’d like a refund.
  6. Select the arrow icon or Enter to send.  The seller will be notified of the new message and can respond.

Sellers aren’t required to provide a refund unless stated in their shop policies. On the Help with order page, you can go to View shop return policy to check the shop policies.

What are shop policies?

Each seller on Etsy is responsible for their own policies regarding refunds, exchanges, and returns. Policies vary from shop to shop.

Before purchasing, review the shop’s Returns & exchanges policy. You can find the shop’s policies on the listing page under Delivery & returns, or by going to Policies and More information at the top of their shop homepage.

Specific questions about a shop’s policies are best answered by the seller. Contact the shop with any questions about their policies.

What should I do if the seller doesn’t refund my order?

If the seller doesn’t allow refunds, you may be able to open a case with Etsy. Cases can be opened if:

  • Your never received your order
  • Your order wasn’t as it was described on Etsy

Learn how to open a case.

If you want to cancel an order or request a refund, you need to contact the seller directly. Each seller manages their own cancellations and refunds.  

To request that the seller cancel an order, choose the order you’d like to cancel. Go to View shop’s return policy to check the shop’s cancellation policy. If the seller accepts cancellations or you’d like to discuss your options about cancelling your order, select Message seller.  

It's up to the seller to decide whether or not they will accept your cancellation request. Etsy can’t cancel an order on a seller’s behalf.

Etsy screens and reviews all Etsy Payments orders to ensure that the order is legitimate. Once you receive an email stating the order is reviewed, the seller can cancel an order. Etsy can’t cancel an order on a seller’s behalf.

If you requested a refund from the seller, you can check if your refund was processed. Go to Choose your order and select the order. If your order was refunded, it will say Refunded under Payment in the right column.

If you paid by credit or debit card

Once the seller issues your refund, it can take 3-5 business days to appear in your original payment method.

Refunds issued to non-US payment methods can take up to 30 days to appear.

If you paid through PayPal

If you're waiting for a refund through PayPal, check your PayPal account to see if the refund is complete.

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