What Payment Methods Can I Use to Check Out on Etsy?

Most sellers on Etsy offer:

Some sellers accept only some of these methods. 

Credit and debit cards

Sellers who accept credit and debit cards on Etsy accept most major credit issuers, including:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard/Eurocard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue (France)

You may see a pending transaction on your credit card bill for a small amount. This is a pre-authorization test to ensure your card is valid. Once your card has been validated, it will be dropped from your statement.

Your card will be saved for future purchases. You can remove or edit your saved card by going to You > Account settings > Credit Cards.

Having trouble checking out with a credit or debit card? 

If you're in the EEA

If you're in the EEA, which comprises the EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, you may be asked to authenticate your payment when you complete a purchase.

To authenticate a payment, you will need to respond to a prompt from your card issuer and provide additional information. Depending on your card issuer, this additional information may include a correct response to a question, a password, or a passcode.

Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit

If you have an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit balance, the option to pay with that balance will automatically be selected. Deselect the box if you'd prefer not to use your balance. Learn more about redeeming and applying an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit.

I don’t see this option

You need an Etsy account in order to either purchase or redeem an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a mobile payment service available to many iOS buyers who are shopping on the mobile app or Safari on desktop or mobile.

Google Pay

Google Pay is a mobile payment service available to buyers who are shopping on the Android mobile app.


If you choose to pay through PayPal, you'll be redirected to a secure PayPal page and then back to Etsy to confirm the order. When purchasing using PayPal on multi-shop checkout, you can purchase from up to 10 shops in one transaction. Learn more about multi-shop checkout.

You may be able to pay with a card via PayPal without a PayPal account. Here’s how:

  1. Click Check out with PayPal and you’ll be redirected to PayPal. Instead of choosing to pay with your PayPal account, select Pay with Debit or Credit Card.
  2. You'll be prompted to fill in your billing and credit card information.
  3. Enter your email address so PayPal can send you a receipt.
  4. Click Continue to return to Etsy. Your payment isn't sent until you click Submit order on Etsy. 

PayPal places restrictions on how often you can use their Guest Checkout feature. If you run into any trouble or have any questions about PayPal's Guest Checkout, please contact PayPal directly

As Paypal does not operate in Turkey, PayPal is not available in shops or for buyers located in Turkey. Additionally, sellers in Israel cannot currently accept PayPal payments. However you can purchase in their shops using any other available payment methods: Credit cards, Debit/bank cards, Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Klarna Invoice payments (for buyers in Germany), iDEAL (for buyers in the Netherlands), Sofort (for buyers in Austria and Germany).

Klarna Invoice Payments

Etsy buyers located in Germany can receive their orders before paying for them, using an invoice product called Pay Later from our partner Klarna. Klarna is an online payments company, based and licensed in Sweden. Learn more about Klarna.

I don’t see this option

If you don’t see this option, and you’re in Germany, make sure your region settings are set to “Germany” and “EUR” by scrolling to the bottom of most Etsy pages. Click on the country and currency to update them.

iDEAL and Sofort bank transfers

This is available in most shops to buyers in the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany.

You can pay with a bank transfer via iDEAL in the Netherlands or Sofort in Germany and Austria.

You’ll be transferred to iDEAL or Sofort’s website to authorize your payment. You’ll then be directed back to Etsy.

You must have an Etsy account to pay with bank transfer.

I don’t see this option

If you don’t see this option, and you’re in one of these countries, make sure your region setting is correct by scrolling to the bottom of most Etsy pages. Click on the country and change your Region. If it’s already correct, the seller may not accept bank transfers.

Check or money order

You'll be given the seller's mailing address after you purchase the order.

You must have an Etsy account to pay with check or money order.


This means the seller has some other way of accepting payment. Review the shop's policies in the listing overview or contact the seller directly to work out the payment.

You must have an Etsy account to use this payment method.

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