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Do you have a friend who would be a great Etsy seller?

Aug 23, 2013

by Jennie Smith handmade and vintage goods

When I talk to sellers around the world, I hear over and over again that they first heard about Etsy from another seller. We are so pleased to now be able to reward sellers for spreading the word about selling on Etsy and give new sellers free listings to help them get started. We’ve created a referral program which gives sellers an easy way to invite their friends to sell on Etsy. In turn, for every seller who opens a shop, you both get free listings.

How can I earn free listings?

Scroll over Your Shop and click on “Earn Free Listings” from the menu. On this page you can send your friends an invitation to sell on Etsy. For every friend who opens a shop, we’ll give both you and the new seller 40 free listings each.

Or head directly over to

How do I know if they’ve opened a shop?

When someone you have referred completes all of the steps to open a new shop, you will get an email notifying you that you have earned free listings, and you will see the number of free listings available on the Your Shop > Listings page.

Learn more about the seller referral program here.


  • hayleypearcey

    hayley from BabysGotCakeGifts said 6 years ago

    This is a great system! One of my facebook friends used the link I posted and WHAM BAM, 40 free listings!... all used up now but so thankful for them.

  • WHEATSHEAFaccessory

    WHEATSHEAFaccessory from WHEATSHEAFaccessory said 6 years ago

    Great ideas, I want to send invitation from Facebook longtime ago. Now we can do it on Facebook and Twitter too.

  • 100paintednecklaces

    Shannon Brinkmeyer Johnson from 100PaintedNecklaces said 6 years ago

    I tried to do the fb thing but it just confused people. Honestly, I had people in-boxing me saying... "I can't find your site" --DUH! That's why it says refer a friend ...ugh = maybe I need different friends?

  • madamekylie

    Kylie from AFeatherInYourCap said 6 years ago

    Fabulous idea..Can't wait to use links on facebook & twitter & so simple to use! Shall be inviting some of my creative friends :)

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