How to Shop with the Etsy App

With the Etsy app you can browse, discover unique items, and make purchases on the go. 

The app has all of the same features that you see on your browser. 


Here, you'll see you'll see some recently items you've viewed and favorited, along with some recommendations.

  • Our picks for you: This section shows you shops and items you may like based on your favorites and recent items you searched for. 
  • Recently viewed: These are products you've recently viewed. 
  • Recently favorited: This section highlights any items that you have recently favorited. 
  • Recommendations based on: These are recommendations for items you may like based on your previous browsing and shopping activity. 


Explore is a beta feature currently only available on iOS for US buyers.

With Explore, you can scroll through Etsy seller-created videos where you can learn more about the item, the seller’s creative process, or the story behind the shop.  

You can favorite and comment on videos and follow shops. Posts and shops that you favorite and follow on Explore  will appear under the Favorites tab. Tap a post to view the listing page if you’re interested in purchasing the item.  


In the Favorites section, you'll see three different tabs:

  •  Items: This is a list of all your favorite items. 
  • Shops: This is a list of shops you have favorited.  
  • Searches: These are your recent search requests. You can favorite search terms so you can quickly access them for future searches. 


You see an update when an item you’ve favorited goes on sale, when a shop you favorited is having a sale, or when a shop you favorited has has restocked or added new items to their inventory. 


Here you'll find your Profile, Messages, Notifications, Purchases & Reviews, and Settings.

  • Profile: You can view and edit your public profile page. Tap Edit to upload a profile picture, change your location and add your birthday and a bio onto your profile. 
  • Messages: This is Etsy's messaging system. Send a message or see messages you've received from other Etsy members.
  • Purchases & Reviews: This shows all your Etsy purchases. Here, you can leave reviews for the items you've purchased.
  • Settings: Manage your push notifications and privacy settings, manage your language and currency, and sign out of your account. 


Type in a search for items or a shop, or sort through categories. Learn more about Etsy Search.


View items you've added to your cart and make purchases directly from the app.

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