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Etsy Direct Checkout Available to U.S. Sellers

Feature will let buyers pay by credit card without leaving site.

Etsy sellers in the U.S. can now offer direct checkout, so buyers won’t have to leave the site to complete checkout with credit cards.

Etsy’s Camilla Velasquez posted the announcement Wednesday on the Etsy blog. She notes that as of June 20, direct checkout is available to all Etsy merchants based in the U.S. Etsy opened direct checkout to a small number of sellers in February.

With Etsy direct checkout, sellers can accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover cards from buyers from around the world without the buyers having to leave the site. The marketplace adds that direct checkout is an additional payment option, not the only option.

“We currently have no plans to discontinue offering PayPal or other methods now available,” Velasquez reports.

When sellers offer Etsy direct checkout, they’ll pay a 3-percent processing fee, plus a 25-cent fee for every order. These fees will be automatically subtracted when merchants make a sale, and will be shown on sellers’ Shop Payment Accounts, the marketplace notes.

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Olga Munoz
Olga Munoz is editor of TheOnlineSeller.com. In addition to writing news and feature articles about e-commerce, selling trends, online marketing and other topics of interest to online sellers, Olga manages the site's social media efforts. A journalism graduate of Chico State, Olga says her favorite part of being a journalist is learning interesting facts that help put stories into perspective, attending industry events and meeting interesting people "that leave you smiling, even in tough situations." Opinions expressed here may not be shared by The Online Seller and/or its principals.



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