How to Put Your Etsy Shop in Vacation Mode
Fortunately, Etsy enables you to put your Etsy shop in vacation mode. When your shop is in vacation mode, your Etsy listings aren't visible to anyone who visits your shop. In addition, you can add a special vacation mode notice, to appear along the top of your shop page. Anyone who attempts to convo you receives an autoreply containing the text that you specify. (Of course, you don't have to actually be "on vacation" to put your shop in vacation mode. You can use this feature anytime you need a break from your Etsy shop.)
It's not a bad idea to put your shop in vacation mode a day or two before you leave. That way, you have time to handle all your orders before your departure. You may also leave your shop in vacation mode for a day or two after you get back so that you can ease into things.
To put your shop in vacation mode, log in to your Etsy account and follow these steps:
Click the Your Account button that appears along the top of every Etsy page.
The Your Account page opens.
Under Shop Settings on the left side of the page, click the Options link.
Click the Vacation Mode tab.
The Vacation Mode page opens.
Click the On: Your Shop Is On Vacation option button under Vacation Mode.
Type the desired text — how long you'll be away, when you'll be back, and so on — in the Vacation Announcement field.
This text replaces your shop announcement.
In the Conversation Auto-Reply field, type the message that you want prospective customers to receive if they convo you while you're away.
Click the Save button.
Etsy puts your shop in vacation mode.
It doesn't hurt to add a special "on vacation" shop banner to your shop anytime you put it in vacation mode.