Etsy Has A New Structure For Multiple Quantity Listings!
It’s extremely frustrating. Etsy charges a listing fee for each item when you have multiple quantities of the same item. If you had 15 identical pieces of jewelry and listed them on Etsy with a quantity of 15 being available, Etsy would charge you 20 cents for each piece, which would leave you with a hefty $3.00 fee. Multiply $3.00 by the hundreds or thousands of items you want to list on Etsy, and your looking at an expensive proposition! Because of this, it becomes more economical to list one item and mention in the description that you have larger quantities available.
Etsy seems to have finally taken notice of their expensive pricing structure and has decided to make a change. Etsy is now only charging the one listing fee of 20 cents, regardless of the quantity you are listing of that same item. If you happen to sell more than one of your items, Etsy will add the listing fee for each item, but now don’t have to worry about paying multiple listing fees for items that are just sitting there. If you’re confused on what all of this means, you can check out the screen shots for further explanation with illustrations.
This new pricing policy goes into effect on May 21, 2012!