Etsy is making automatic renewal the default for new listings – sellers who prefer to renew their listings manually must now switch to manual renewal as they create each new listing. Etsy charges a listing fee each time an item is renewed, so keep an eye on your invoices.
The announcement follows:
As you create new listings, you can choose how you’d like them to renew: manually, or automatically. Starting (June 14th), all new listings will default to automatic renewal. We began introducing this change two weeks ago, and it is now in effect for all sellers. Using automatic renewal can save you time and ensure your items’ visibility is undisrupted.
Please note that we are not making any changes to your existing listings. No action is required on your part to check on your current listings. You can change your renewal preferences at any time. If you prefer to renew your listings manually, you can switch to manual renewal as you create new listings. You can also edit your listings’ renewal options under More actions > Manage renewal options.
SOURCE: Etsy Announcement