Etsy Payments Required in 2020

Etsy Payments is the primary way to get paid on Etsy and offers more payment options to your buyers. Learn more about Etsy Payments.

In 2020, we launched Etsy Payments in these countries:

  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

Dates to Switch to Etsy Payments

All sellers in markets where Etsy Payments is available must enroll in Etsy Payments.

On September 16, 2020, sellers in Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, South Africa, and Turkey will be required to use Etsy Payments.

On October 4, 2020, sellers in Indonesia and Vietnam will be required to use Etsy Payments. We have provided sellers in these markets 30 days’ advance notice to make the switch to Etsy Payments.

After these dates, shops in these countries who have not enrolled in Etsy Payments may be suspended until they enroll.

Read our Etsy Payments Policy for more information. 

Jump to a section:

How do I enroll in Etsy Payments?

  1. On, click Shop Manager.
  2. Click Finances.
  3. Click Payment settings.
  4. You will see a message to enroll in Etsy Payments. Click Enroll.
  5. Click Select your bank account country.
  6. Enter your bank account and residential address to receive deposits. You'll also be required to verify your personal identity.
  7. Add a credit, debit or reloadable prepaid card. You must add a card to receive your sale funds into your bank account.

Learn more about enrolling in Etsy Payments.

What are the benefits of Etsy Payments?

There are several benefits to using Etsy Payments.

Protect your business

Etsy Payments gives you the most protection on Etsy. When your payments are processed through Etsy Payments, it provides Etsy with the information we need to help investigate chargebacks and facilitate the resolution of cases filed against sellers. Sales processed through Etsy Payments are eligible for Etsy’s Seller Protection Policy

For your buyers

Etsy Payments provides buyers with a unified experience across shops, and gives them the choice of how they want to pay for an order. By creating a unified experience and offering more payment options, you can build trust with your buyers. Etsy Payments makes it faster and easier for buyers to complete a purchase in your shop.

Simplify your payments

Etsy Payments routes all of your sales from Etsy to one place. You can schedule your deposits to arrive in your bank account when you want them - daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

What are the fees and taxes for Etsy Payments?

Fees in each market vary due to the differing costs of operating and depositing in each country. Etsy Payments fees will apply to all of your sales on Etsy, in addition to all other applicable Etsy fees. For full details of fees, visit our Fees & Payments Policy.

 Orders paid for through Etsy Payments are subject to payment processing fees.

Country Processing fees
(% of total sale price + flat fee per order)
Indonesia 4.5% + 7000 IDR
Israel 4.5% + 2 ILS
Malaysia 4.5% + 2 MYR
Mexico 4.5% + 10 MXN
Morocco 4.5% + 5 MAD
Philippines 4.5% + 25 PHP
South Africa 4.5% + 8 ZAR
Turkey 6.5% + 3 TRY
Vietnam 4.5% + 11500 VND


Additionally, there are deposit minimums and deposit fees that vary by country:

  • Deposit minimum: The deposit minimum must be met to receive the funds in your bank account. If not, we will not send the funds to your bank account.
  • Fee threshold: If your Available for deposit balance is above the deposit minimum but below the fee threshold, you will be charged a deposit fee. If your balance exceeds the fee threshold, you won’t be charged a deposit fee.
  • Deposit fee: This fee is charged if your deposit amount is below the fee threshold. Your Available for deposit amount will show your available sales minus the deposit fee. The fee is deducted from your Payment account at the time of the deposit and is subject to VAT, where applicable. 

Deposit minimums, fee thresholds, and fees vary by country:

Country Deposit minimum Fee threshold Deposit fee 
Indonesia 28,000.00 IDR 1,400,000.00 IDR 28,000.00 IDR
Israel 7.00 ILS 350.00 ILS 7.00 ILS
Malaysia 9.00 MYR 400.00 MYR 8.00 MYR
Mexico 40.00 MXN 2,000.00 MXN 40.00 MXN
Morocco 20.00 MAD 1,000.00 MAD 20.00 MAD
Philippines 100.00 PHP 5,000.00 PHP 100.00 PHP
South Africa 35.00 ZAR 1,500.00 ZAR 30.00 ZAR
Turkey 50.00 TRY  600.00 TRY 42.00 TRY
Vietnam 45,000.00 VND 2,300,000.00 VND 45,000.00 VND


You may want to adjust your deposit schedule to give your shop time to make sales and possibly exceed the fee threshold. 

We’ll collect VAT on processing and deposit fees for sellers in Malaysia, South Africa, and Turkey. If you have a VAT ID, you can add your VAT ID to your Etsy account to establish a business relationship with Etsy.

In Malaysia and Turkey, sellers who have a business relationship with Etsy are not charged VAT on seller fees.

How are PayPal sales affected?

The ability to accept PayPal payments directly to your PayPal account will switch off the day after the date by which sellers in your country are required to enroll in Etsy Payments. See Dates to Switch to Etsy Payments.

However, when you’re enrolled in Etsy Payments, people who purchase items from your shop can pay using PayPal, if Paypal is available in your country and can be integrated with Etsy Payments. Your sales funds will go into your Payment account on Etsy instead of appearing in your PayPal account. 

Where eligibility requirements are met, Etsy's Seller Protection covers PayPal transactions processed through Etsy Payments.

Additionally, when you use PayPal through Etsy Payments you don't pay a separate PayPal fee. Learn about the fees charged for sales processed through Etsy Payments in the Etsy Payments Policy.

When enrolling in Etsy Payments, we’ll do a one-time conversion of your Payment account balance into your local bank currency. From that point on, you’ll be able to pay your fees and receive sale funds in your local bank currency.

For sellers located in Turkey

As Paypal does not operate in Turkey, PayPal is not available to Etsy sellers located in Turkey. This means that sellers located in Turkey cannot accept PayPal in their shops. 

Etsy Payments gives your buyers more ways to pay, including credit cards, Etsy Gift Cards, and more. Learn more.

For sellers located in Israel

PayPal is not currently available to Etsy sellers located in Israel and enrolled in Etsy Payments.

If your shop is located in Israel and you currently offer Paypal in your shop, after you enroll in Etsy Payments, you will not be able to accept payments with PayPal. However, Etsy Payments gives your buyers more ways to pay, including credit cards, Etsy Gift Cards, and more. Learn more.

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