Hot Topics:

Etsy Adds Direct Checkout

Alternative payment feature available to U.S. merchants.

Select Etsy sellers in the U.S. now have another checkout option for their buyers, and more U.S. sellers can have this option, too, by letting the marketplace know they’re interested, officials announced today.

The marketplace for artisans noted on its blog that it has added direct checkout and is offering the feature to a small number of merchants in the U.S. This will allow shoppers from around the world to check out with Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards without having to go to another site to complete a transaction.

“Direct checkout will be a quick, straightforward and, most of all, familiar purchase experience,” Etsy states.

The marketplace adds that, initially, only a small number of sellers have access to the direct-checkout option. However, Etsy will be rolling the feature out to other U.S. sellers in the coming months. Those who can’t wait can add their names to a list to have the feature be made available to them by visiting

Using the feature will cost 3 percent of an item’s price, plus 25 cents, Etsy notes, adding that fees will be subtracted when products sell. It adds that if merchants issue a refund, Etsy will also refund processing fees.

Etsy notes that funds will be deposited into sellers’ bank accounts every Monday once orders have been marked as shipped.

About the author

Olga Munoz
Olga Munoz is editor of 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.

Newsletter Signup