Buying Items

Learn all about Etsy buying best practices in this free lesson.

Viewing and buying items

Once you've found an item you're interested in buying, you can take a closer look at its page. There, you'll find information on the item, the shop selling it, and details about the sale itself.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to become more familiar with the Etsy listing page.

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Most shops on Etsy accept credit cards or PayPal as forms of payment. For more information on what PayPal is and how to use it, you can review our What is PayPal? lesson. Some shops also accept Etsy gift cards, which can be both purchased and redeemed here.

To buy an item:

Etsy makes buying things from sellers easy, with a streamlined process and checkout system.

  1. On the page of the item you want to purchase, click the Buy it now button. You can also click the Add to cart button if there are additional purchases you'd like to make.
  2. A window will appear, prompting you to select a payment method. Select a method, then click Proceed to checkout.
  3. On the page that appears, complete the necessary forms, entering your shipping and payment information, then click Submit order.
  4. Your order will be completed. You'll receive a confirmation email and can check on your order and its status by clicking the You button menu in the top-right corner of the site, then selecting Purchases and reviews.