Etsy Update Alert: Shipping, Compliance, & Square - What's New?

Nov 10, 2023

Etsy Seller News: Shipping Upgrades, Compliance Updates, and In-Person Payments

Etsy Sellers, Get Ready for a Wave of Exciting Updates!

In the latest installment of Etsy seller news, there are notable changes that are sure to enhance your selling experience. From expanded shipping options and regulatory compliance features to streamlined in-person payment processes, let's explore these updates that are rolling out just in time for the holiday season!

1. Expanded Shipping Services: Etsy has now included USPS alongside FedEx and UPS in their shipping label services. This addition offers more flexibility and potentially more savings when it comes to fulfilling your customer orders.

2. Transparency and Compliance: Staying transparent and compliant with international regulations is now smoother on Etsy. New updates have been made in light of regulations like the EU Omnibus Directive and the US INFORM Act. Here's what you need to know to stay compliant:

  • Simplified Seller Information: Your full contact information will now be automatically pulled from what you provide on the Legal and Tax page, removing the need to duplicate details in the Seller section of your shop.
  • Trader Identification: You should still mark yourself as a "trader" where applicable to comply with regulations.
  • Customizable Open-Ended Box: A new feature in the seller details section allows you to add any additional business or contact info that you're required to share or feel is necessary for your customers.
  • Information Migration: If you previously entered contact details in the seller section, Etsy has conveniently transitioned that information into the new open-ended text box for you.

The Regulatory Experience team at Etsy is committed to making the process of meeting local and global regulations as seamless as possible for sellers.

3. Seamless In-Person Sales with Square: The partnership between Etsy and Square is expanding, allowing you to sell in-person with ease. The integration between Square's processing power and Etsy's inventory system means you can make sales on the go without worrying about inventory discrepancies. This collaboration is perfect for holiday markets, pop-ups, and other in-person events.

The Perks of Going Square:

  • Fee Waiver Offer: Sign up for Square through Etsy and enjoy no processing fees for 180 days on up to $1,000 in sales.
  • Holiday Bonus: Sell $300 worth of products from your Etsy inventory via Square from November 1 to December 31, 2023, and receive a $10 credit on your Etsy account.

This opportunity is exclusive to the first 15,000 sellers who link their shops and hit the sales target with Square, so don't hesitate to jump in!

Prepare for Black Friday Success: As you navigate these updates, don't forget to gear up for Black Friday. I've put together a comprehensive guide to ensure your Black Friday is a booming success. From sale strategies to marketing tips, it's all there.

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Stay informed, stay ahead, and make the most of these exciting developments on Etsy. Happy selling!