How to Get Paid on Etsy

You set up your shop, you made your first sale. Time to get paid!

There are several ways to get paid with Etsy:

  • Etsy Payments: With Etsy Payments, buyers can use most payment methods to purchase from your shop. You get direct deposits to your bank account.
  • Payment by Mail: The buyer mails you a check or money order after they purchase from your shop.
  • Other: You can coordinate a different payment directly with the buyer.
  • PayPal: If you’re based in a country where Etsy Payments isn’t available yet, you can have buyers pay you directly through PayPal.

How to choose your payment method

To choose your payment method on Etsy.com:

  1. Sign in to Etsy.com.
  2. Click the Your Account icon, then click Shop Manager.
  3. Click Finances.
  4. Click Payment settings.
  5. Enroll in Etsy Payments, or click Enable manual payment methods and toggle the payment method you want to use.

If your shop isn't open to the public yet, you can choose your payment methods under the Get Paid tab once you select your shop name and list an item.

What is Etsy Payments?

Etsy Payments is the easiest way to get paid through Etsy. With Etsy Payments, your buyers can choose their preferred way to pay, and you get all your payments in one place.

Enroll in Etsy Payments

Note: You must be located in an eligible country to use Etsy payments.

Can I use PayPal without Etsy Payments?

If you sell in a country that doesn’t accept Etsy Payments, then you can sign up for PayPal using your own PayPal account. Funds from PayPal sales on Etsy will be deposited into your PayPal account.

Learn more about setting up PayPal for your shop.

How to receive payments by mail

To receive payments by mail:

  1. Sign in to Etsy.com.
  2. Click the Your Account icon, then click Shop Manager.
  3. Click Finances.
  4. Click Payment settings.
  5. Click Enable manual payment methods.
  6. Toggle Payments by Mail.
  7. Choose Check and/or Money Order and enter your mailing address.

This address will only be shared with buyers who purchase from your shop and choose this method. The buyer will then send you a check or money order by mail to pay for their order.

How to set up other payment methods

Turn on this option only if you have another way to accept payment that isn’t supported on Etsy.

To set up other payment methods on Etsy:

  1. Sign in to Etsy.com.
  2. Click the Your Account icon, then click Shop Manager.
  3. Click Finances.
  4. Click Payment settings.
  5. Click Enable manual payment methods.
  6. Toggle Other.
  7. Edit your shop policies and add in detailed instructions on how to pay. Include specific details like payment deadlines.
  8. When you make a sale, contact the buyer directly using Etsy's messaging system, to arrange payment.
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