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Etsy to Suspend Sellers Who Don’t Offer Its Payments

Etsy is forcing sellers to use its payments service, which its rebranding from Direct Checkout to Etsy Payments. This week it extended the deadline to comply until May 31st, after which it will suspend selling privileges for those who do not set up the service. The updated announcement follows:

In April, Etsy introduced Etsy Payments, formerly known as Direct Checkout, and we are requiring that you set it up in your shop. We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re giving you two more weeks to set up Etsy Payments.

If you’re in an eligible country and don’t set up Etsy Payments by May 31, 2017, your selling privileges will be suspended and you’ll no longer be able to list new items and your listings will no longer be visible to buyers.

Visit our information hub to learn more about Etsy Payments here: www.etsy.com/payments or in our Help article here.

Source: Etsy Announcement Post

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.