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Welcome to r/Etsy!
Copyright & Trademark questions should be posted to /r/legaladvice. You can not legally use any media or text under copyright in your Etsy items without permission, and you can not legally use any trademarked characters, names or other properties in your items or in item titles, tags, or descriptions without permission from the trademark holder. If someone is selling these things they either have a license or haven't been caught yet.
CRITIQUES / FEEDBACK REQUESTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE MONTHLY CRITIQUE THREAD APRIL THREAD HERE.
NO SHAMELESS PLUGS / PROMOTION POSTS These must go in to the weekly Share Your Stuff thread, social media threads or themed request threads. This applies to everyone.
NO POSTS ABOUT ITEM REMOVAL OR STORE SHUT DOWNS DUE TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT/IP THEFT. Talk to a lawyer or post in /r/legaladvice.
BLOGGERS blog posts go in the share your stuff thread, or if relevant it can be in a comment reply. NO ASKING FOR FREE PRODUCTS IN POSTS, COMMENTS OR PM.
ENTREPRENEURS, COACHES, LIASONS, REVIEWERS, WRITERS etc. creating services, programs, websites, feature accounts or apps for Etsy sellers and buyers: you may make one introductory post for your service, afterwards you must purchase ads targeting /r/Etsy or post in the Share Your Stuff thread. Spammers will be banned.
DON’T ASK WHEN WE GOT OUR FIRST SALE if it hasn’t happened for you yet, post in the monthly critique thread for help.
DON'T ASK HOW TO TURN FAVORITES INTO SALES Contacting people who favorite your items is SPAM. Do not do this.
DON’T ASK IF YOUR PRODUCT WOULD DO WELL OR FIT ON ETSY Is it handmade? Then yes it will, if you're willing to put in the work to learn Etsy best practices and marketing. Start a shop, read the Handbook then come ask us for help.
DON'T ASK HOW X ITEM CAN BE ON ETSY IF IT'S GOT A COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARK BY A LARGE COMPANY The seller either doesn't know they're infringing or they don't care. We do not support sellers who are selling unlicensed merchandise.
WE LOVE TO CELEBRATE so post to let us know about your 1st, 100th, 1000th and 10,000th sales only.
NO QUESTION IS A STUPID QUESTION but please read the Etsy Seller Handbook when you have time.
RESELLING manufactured items is bad for business. Please don't do it. We will report you. The same goes for if you're using unlicensed copyright or trademarked material.
NO HARASSMENT No witch hunts. There are other venues for this.
NO REFERRAL LINKS
- HIT THE REPORT LINK FOR ANYTHING THAT BREAKS THESE RULES
[Social Media Swap - Fall 2016] (https://www.reddit.com/r/Etsy/comments/595b6f/social_media_swap_fall_2016/)
Please put your Etsy username (no spaces!) as your flair. This flair can the be used to find your store by going to etsyusername.etsy.com
- Basic Etsy How Tos
- How to critique your shop
- Schedule C Tax info for US sellers
- Coupon Codes for Redditors
- Etsy Seller Handbook
- How to Price Your Work
- How to Issue a DMCA notice to Etsy
- Etsy CPSIA Forum for kid's products
- Selling Your Crafts? You Need to Know About Copyrights and Trademarks
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