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How to Deactivate (or Reactivate) an Etsy Listing

Suppose that, after you crafted an item and listed it in your Etsy shop, your dog ate it. While you construct a replacement, you can deactivate the listing. You can deactivate listings in your Etsy shop for any reason, free of charge. When you deactivate a listing, it disappears from your Etsy shop. Note, however, that deactivating a listing doesn’t change its expiration date.

To deactivate a listing, log in to your Etsy account and follow these steps:

  1. Hover your mouse pointer over the Your Shop link along the top of any Etsy page and click the Listings link.

    The Currently for Sale page opens.

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  2. Click the check box next to the listing that you want to deactivate.

    To deactivate more than one active item at a time, click the check box next to each active listing that you want to deactivate. To select all your listings, click the check box just above or below the list.

  3. Click the Deactivate button (there’s one at the top of the list of active listings and another one at the bottom of the list).

    Etsy deactivates the listing.

When you’re ready to reactivate the listing, again making it visible to people who visit your Etsy shop, here’s what you do:

  1. Hover your mouse pointer over the Your Shop link along the top of any Etsy page and click the Listings link.

    The Currently for Sale page opens.

  2. Click the Inactive tab.

    The Inactive Listings page opens.

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  3. Click the check box next to the listing that you want to reactivate.

    To reactivate more than one deactivated item at a time, click the check box next to each listing that you want to reactivate. To select all your listings, click the check box just above or below the list.

  4. Click the Activate button (there’s one at the top of the list of deactivated listings and another one at the bottom of the list).

    Etsy reactivates the listing, removing it from the Inactive Listings page.

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