ETSY: is this even legal?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
3584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@jessyrez:  I think it’s technically legal, but against Etsy’s terms of use.

Post # 4
6446 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013


  • Selling commercial or mass-produced items in Etsy’s handmade categories is not permitted.


  • You may not list handmade items that you (or a member of your shop) did not create. This is considered reselling and is not permitted.

I found this on their site. It’s probably legal but definitely against their terms of use. It says to flag these shops when you notice them. It isn’t only a site for handmade products but these sellers aren’t supposed to claim it is handmade or have it in the handmade section.


Post # 5
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jessyrez:  not sure about being legal but I know this happens a lot. There is a website called that does posts about these postings that are either reseelling or are just ridiculous. It is a real fun read at times 🙂

edit: hmm never mind, looks like she is not doing the etsy posts anymore, shame because it was hlarious.


Post # 6
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Definitely false advertising at least.

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