As an Etsy seller, it’s essential to be aware of the various fees you’ll need to pay in order to sell your products. Some fees are mandatory, like transaction fees, listing fees, shipping fees, and payment processing fees, while others are optional, including Etsy ads fees, subscription fees, in-person selling fees, etc.
In this article, we’ll discuss each type of fee and how much you can expect to pay.
How Much Does Etsy Charge Per Sale?
Etsy seller fees can be confusing, but we’re here to help. Below, we will discuss the fees that you need to pay per sale:
Etsy transaction fee is the expense you need to pay every time you make a successful sale. The amount you need to pay is 6.5% of the sale price, including the cost of shipping and gift wrapping (if included). For example, if you sell an item for $100 with free shipping, you must pay $6.5 in transaction fees.
If you sell the product from the USA and Canada, your transaction fees will not be applicable to the sales taxes unless already added to the listing price. For any other countries, sales tax will be applicable for listing price, wrapping price, shipping price, etc. That means you should include the sales tax in your listing price.
Etsy sellers in the United States, Canada, India, and Australia can purchase shipping labels from Etsy for their orders. The cost of these labels will vary depending on the size and weight of the item and the shipping destination, shipping carrier, etc.
Payment Processing Fee
The payment processing fee is the expense you need to pay for every successful sale transaction using Etsy Payments. The amount you will be charged depends on the location of your bank.
Other Etsy Seller Fees
The fees mentioned above are charged for the sales of your product. However, there are some other fees that Etsy sellers need to pay, which are:
You will need to pay a $0.20 fee for every listing that you create on Etsy. This listing will be active for four months or until the product is sold. If you want to renew the listing after it has expired, you will need to pay another $0.20 fee.
Etsy Ads Fee
Etsy enables the seller to promote their products on the side through Etsy ads. The amount you spend on Etsy Ads will depend on your budget, and you can set a daily limit.
If you choose to subscribe to Etsy Plus, you will need to pay a monthly subscription fee of $10. In return, you will get some benefits like custom URL, advanced listing tools, etc.
In-Person Selling Fee
You can choose to sell your items in person through Etsy’s POS system. For this, you will need to pay $0.20 for each transaction. The 6.5% transaction fee will not be applicable for in-person sales.
Regulatory Operating Fee
Etsy sellers in certain countries may need to pay regulatory operating fees per transaction. The amount you need to pay will depend on the country in which you reside.
If you use Etsy’s pattern feature to create a custom website and sell digital products, you will need to pay a monthly subscription fee of $15.
As you can see, there are various Etsy seller fees that you need to be aware of. The most important ones are the transaction fee, payment processing fee, shipping fee, and listing fee.
Make sure to take into account all these costs into your prices when setting up shop on Etsy. By knowing what to expect, you can budget accordingly and avoid any surprises down the road!