What Do I Do If the Seller Is Not Responding?

If you contacted the seller about an order, and the seller hasn’t responded in a reasonable amount of time, you have a few options:

  • Contact the seller over email
  • If your order hasn’t arrived, or the items aren’t as they were described on Etsy, you can open a case
  • If you have other concerns, you can contact Etsy Support for help

Contact the seller over email

You can contact the seller over email even if they’re not responding to you on Etsy. To find the seller’s email address:

  1. On Etsy.com, go to Your account.  
  2. Go to Purchases and reviews.
  3. Select View receipt next to the order you’re interested in.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the receipt and select the seller’s email address. This will open your default email client, and you can send the seller an email directly.

Be sure that your order is placed through Etsy. If you purchase from a seller outside of Etsy, Etsy can’t help if you have trouble.

Open a case

Cases are a formal way to file a dispute against a seller. To open a case:

  1. Sign in to Etsy.com 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 Still need help?
  5. Select Yes, I want to open a case.
  6. Choose your reason for opening a case and select Next.
  7. Provide the supporting details for your case.
  8. Select Submit.

It may either be too soon or too late to file a case.

If you don’t have an Etsy account, or can’t find your order in your account, you may have ordered as a guest. To open a case when you ordered as a guest, create an Etsy account and link your order, then open a case.

Contact Etsy Support

Etsy Support can help with other problems or questions. To contact Etsy Support, go to Contact support at the bottom of this page.

If a shop isn’t responding to your messages, and you should have received your item, you may be able to open a case.  If you already opened a case, and the seller hasn’t responded, you may be able to escalate your case to Etsy.

If your order hasn’t arrived, first check if the order has tracking information. If the order hasn’t arrived by its estimated delivery date, you may want to open a case.

You can check your order’s tracking information on the Purchases page. Next to your order, you’ll see the delivery status.

If the seller added tracking information, you’ll see Track Package under the delivery status. Select Track Package to see tracking updates from the delivery company.

If your order is Not Dispatched yet, you may be able to open a case.

A case is a formal way to file a complaint against a shop. You can file a case after the date when your order should arrive.

To start a case, select Choose your order and find the order. Select Open a case at the bottom of the page.

If you don’t see the option to open a case, it may be too soon to file a case.

Choose your order

The seller has three days to resolve your case. Most sellers respond within these three days, and sellers can resolve most issues with an order.

If the case isn’t resolved within three days, you can escalate the case to Etsy. You’ll only have this option after the case has been open for three days. From your case log, select the case, then select Escalate.  

Once the case is escalated, a specialist at Etsy will mediate the case to determine a final decision.

Go to your case log

If you need to cancel the order, 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.

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