Etsy Fee Calculator
Etsy is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms for handmade, vintage, and unique items. It was founded in 2005 and has since grown to become a major player in the online marketplace space, with millions of active sellers and buyers worldwide.
It has gained popularity due to its focus on handmade, vintage, and unique items, which sets it apart from other marketplaces like Amazon and eBay.
Etsy Fee Calculator
How to use the calculator
Use the sliders to set your inputs:
- Your selling price
- What the item costs you to buy or make
- Select if you are choosing to use Etsy Offsite Ads. Choose the appropriate fee payable on attributable sales
- Add in any attributable expenses on your sales (like packaging, postage, shipping and insurance).
The calculator will then deduct all of the Etsy charges and fees (see the details below), and calculate your gross profit.
The Etsy fee calculator can help you understand the costs associated with selling your products on the Etsy platform and make informed decisions about pricing them. You can use it to compare the fees associated with selling on other platforms, such as Amazon, to determine which platform may be more cost-effective for your business.
This can help you determine the best price to list your item at in order to make a profit. Additionally, you can use the calculator to compare the fees associated with selling on other platforms, such as Amazon, to determine which platform may be more cost-effective for your business.
Introducing the advanced Etsy Calculator
When we designed the Etsy calculator, we took into account these important needs:
- Functionality: The calculator is able to accurately calculate the fees associated with selling on Etsy, including the listing, transaction, optional Offsite Ads, and payment processing fees.
- The calculator includes a profit margin calculator
- Design: The calculator is easy to use and has a clean, user-friendly interface. It is accessible on various devices, including desktop and mobile.
- Integration: It has been fully integrated into our website, so that it’s easily accessible to you just by visiting our home here.
- Promotion: We offer it as a free resource to Etsy sellers.
More about selling on Etsy
Etsy is an e-commerce platform specifically designed for selling handmade, vintage, and craft items, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. It is primarily used by individual sellers, small businesses, and artists to sell their products online.
Etsy is available to users worldwide, and it supports multiple languages and currencies, making it a great platform for reaching a global audience.
Etsy has a global reach, and it supports multiple languages and currencies, which makes it a great platform for sellers to reach a global audience.
With its easy-to-use interface and a wide range of features, it’s a popular choice for small businesses, artists, and individual sellers looking to sell their products online.
It is particularly popular among sellers of handmade and vintage items, but it can also be used to sell other unique products such as clothing, jewelry, home decor, and art. It is not typically used for mass-produced items or items that can be found in a traditional retail setting.
There are other marketplaces which are similar to Etsy, such as Amazon Handmade and Zibbet, which also focus on handmade and unique items. But Etsy is one of the most well-known and widely used platforms for this type of commerce.
What can you include in your calculation?
The essential items that you MUST include are:
- Your selling proposed sales price per item: this is a variable and you can play around over many iterations to come up with your final best-selling price
- Your cost per item: This should be a calculated cost
- If you are participating in the Etsy Offsite Ads program, you must select the fee rate (15% or 12%) that Etsy charges you, based on your total sales over the past year.
If you have some other fixed expenses such as packaging, delivery or insurance, it should be included in the option for general expenses. In the end, this figure can’t be manipulated since it represents your true cost.
With just these figures, the Etsy calculator will give you the total per-item profit on every sale.
How much does Etsy charge for a listing?
Etsy charges a variety of fees to sellers who use the platform to sell their products. The calculator automatically includes these fees when computing your gross profit. These fees include:
- Listing fee: Etsy charges a $0.20 fee for each item that is listed for sale on the platform. This fee is charged at the time of listing and is valid for four months or until the item sells.
- Transaction fee: Etsy charges a 6.5% transaction fee on the sale price of each item, which is calculated after shipping and gift wrapping costs have been added.
- Optional: Payment Processing fee
- If you accept payments through Etsy Payments, Etsy also charges a payment processing fee for each sale. This fee is 4.5% of the payment amount plus $0.60.
- Optional: Offsite Ads fee
- If you have not opted-out of the Offside Ads program, you will pay a fee when you make a sale from one of the included platforms.
- If your sales over the past year amount to less than $10,000, the fee charged is 15% of the sales value (including any built-in charges like shipping)
- Once your sales have passed the $10,000 threshold, you will only be charged 12% of the sale price.
Note that these fees can add up, and as a seller, you’ll want to factor these costs into your pricing strategy. Additionally, you should also consider the costs associated with creating, packaging, and shipping your products.
What are the rules for using Etsy?
Etsy has a set of rules and guidelines that all sellers must follow when using the platform. These terms cover a wide range of topics.
Refer to the following Etsy pages for up-to-date statements of Etsy’s policies and your rights and obligations:
- Advertising & Marketing Policy: terms for Etsy sellers who take advantage of their advertising or marketing services
- Anti-Discrimination and Hate Speech Policy: Behavior prohibited on Etsy
- Community Policy: Requirements for participating in community spaces
- Etsy Payments Policy: Your agreement with Etsy about your use of their payments services.
- Fees & Payments Policy (Effective from December 1, 2022): Seller fees, taxes, and how to pay them
- Handmade Policy: What may be sold in their Handmade category
- Intellectual Property Policy (Effective from December 1, 2022): Intellectual property and issues with infringement
- Pattern Policy: Your rights and responsibilities when using Pattern by Etsy
- Prohibited Items Policy: Items that are prohibited or restricted in their marketplace
- Purchase Protection Program for Sellers: Requirements for Purchase Protection program eligibility
- Sanctions Policy: Your responsibilities regarding sanctions and trade restrictions
- Seller Referrals Policy: Earning credits by referring your friends to sell on Etsy
- Shipping Policy: Understanding your shipping obligations and your rights and responsibilities when using Etsy’s shipping labels services
It’s important to note that Etsy’s rules may change over time, so it’s a good idea to check the links we have provided and keep yourself updated.
Additionally, it is important to make sure you’re aware of and comply with the laws and regulations that apply to your business and products in the state where you are located.
Other points to consider
The Etsy fee calculator does not include fees taken by credit cards, if you are not using the Etsy Payment Processing service. These fees are not specific to the Etsy platform and can vary based on the payment processor you use.
However, you can still take these fees into account when determining your prices. For example, you can calculate the fee for your payment processor and apply it to the general expenses cost of the item. The Etsy fee calculator then lets you see the total cost of the sale to you.
Regarding taxes, if you’re running a business, you’ll be responsible for charging, collecting, and remitting sales taxes on your Etsy transactions. You should check with your local tax authorities for more information and guidance on sales tax collection and remittance, as laws and regulations vary by location.