Can Minors Sell on Etsy?

Etsy welcomes minors between the ages of 13 and 17 to buy and sell on Etsy as long as you have the permission and direct supervision of your parent or legal guardian. 

Your parent or legal guardian must register for the account with their information, and they’re responsible for any and all of your activity on the account. All Etsy account owners must be at least 18 years of age, as stated in Etsy’s Terms of Use

The account you use must meet the following criteria:

  • All financial information on the account must be under the parent or legal guardian’s name. 
  • The preferred name on the account must be the parent or legal guardian’s name. 
  • All shop members must be listed in the shop’s About section, and your parent or legal guardian must be the shop owner.
  • The email address on the account must belong to the parent or legal guardian. 

What happens if I open my own account before I’m 18? 

If you use an Etsy account in violation of our policies, the account may be permanently closed. 

If your account is suspended for violation of our Minors Policy, you’ll be notified by email.

Learn more about our Minors Policy. 

Can I take over the account once I turn 18?

If your parent or guardian has been managing your shop’s account and you’re no longer a minor, please contact Etsy Support


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