How to Pay Your Etsy Bill
Etsy stays afloat by charging sellers a listing fee (currently 20 cents) for each item listed on the site. In addition, Etsy collects a commission from the seller for each item sold — currently, 3.5 percent of the total price of the item (not counting shipping). These fees are assessed at the end of each month. Etsy lets you know when it's time to pay up by sending you a billing statement via e-mail.
To pay your bill, log in to your Etsy account and follow these steps:
Click the link in the billing statement that Etsy sent via e-mail to open the Your Etsy Bill page.
You can also access the Your Etsy Bill page by clicking the Your Account link that appears along the top of every Etsy page and clicking the Your Bill link on the left side of the page.
Click the Make a Payment Now button.
The Make a Payment page opens.
Under Amount to Pay, choose what to pay.
You can choose whether you want to pay your entire Etsy bill, the portion that's due at this time, or some amount in between.
Under Method of Payment, choose PayPal or the credit card that you have on file with Etsy and click the Submit Payment button.
If you opted to pay with a credit card, you'll see a screen that thanks you for your payment, with a link that you can click to return to your Etsy bill.
If you opted to pay with PayPal, Etsy directs you to the PayPal site, where you're prompted to log in. After you do so, review the payment information. Assuming that it's correct, click the Continue button. PayPal processes your payment and directs you back to Etsy.
If you want to remain in good standing with Etsy, it's crucial that you pay your Etsy bill promptly. If you fail to do so, Etsy can suspend or even terminate your Etsy account.