Creating an Account on Etsy

Welcome to Etsy! We'd love to help you join our community.

Registration is free. Once you have a confirmed Etsy account, you'll be able to:

  • Add items to your favorites 
  • Post in the community 

To get started, follow these steps:

Step 1: Review Etsy's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Step 2: Click Register at the top of the site

Step 3: Fill out the form 

Step 4: Check your email and click to confirm

You should see a confirmation email from within a few minutes. Click the button inside the email to confirm your account. 

If you don't see the confirmation email:

  • Check to make sure that it hasn't ended up in your spam or junk mail folder 
  • If you're using Gmail, check your Social and Promotions tabs 

Step 5: Sign in to Etsy

Go to and click Sign in at the top of the site.

Whenever you're ready, add a profile picture and fill out your bio on your Public Profile page.

If you want to open a shop, click Open a shop at the bottom of the site.

If you have any trouble at all, get in touch with us by clicking the contact link at the bottom of this page. We'd be happy to help you.

Problems With Creating an Account

Keep in mind you can check out as a guest instead of creating an account, if you want to purchase on Etsy.

If you can’t create an account, it may be due to a firewall on your internet connection preventing access to certain websites and functions. For example, libraries, businesses, or public wifi may have restrictions on what you can do on their connection.

Please try creating an account from a different internet connection, or, if you’re using a mobile device, try using your mobile data plan to access Etsy.

If the problem persists, it's possible the email address won’t be able to be used to create an Etsy account.

If that’s the case, you may be able to register with a different email address.

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