Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Etsy To Offer Gift Certificates

Etsy recently announced that they will be offering Gift Cards. Anyone that has Etsy Direct Checkout is already good to go. It is a code that is going to be entered at the time of checkout. So, we still get paid, just like normal. It will be just like someone paid with a credit card.

The only thing you have to do to be eligible is to have Direct Checkout enabled for your shop. As a way to entice more users to switch, Etsy is paying all the transaction fees for the month of September. That is actually kind of cool in my opinion. I have been using Direct Checkout for a while and my sales have increased dramatically. Sure you have to wait a few days to get paid but you get more sales which means more money.

It has been a busy couple of weeks and it does not look to be letting up for me anytime soon. I will continue to write posts as often as I can manage. In the meantime, let me know what you'd like to learn more about by sending me an email to


  1. Yeah, it is all really brilliant. If you live in America.

  2. They plan to expand it internationally "soon"...

    Etsy did entice me to try DC, and I've had two DC sales this week. :-)

  3. August was my best month on Etsy in 2012, and I attribute some of that boost in sales to Direct Checkout. Almost half my sales are via credit card now. I think it will be a huge plus for holiday shoppers who don't want to set up a PayPal account. I'm anxious to learn more about the gift cards. It is too bad that it will only be available in the USA initially, but perhaps they'll have any bugs worked out before it is launched internationally.