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Well y'all Etsy has done it again. Another Etsy transaction fee increase for the masses! Josh Silverman CEO of Etsy announced last week that Etsy's transaction fees would increase from 5% to 6.5% starting April 11, 2022. While this doesn't SEEM like a large increase in Etsy fees, it does beg the question of what can we do about it?
Etsy stated the following in this article about transaction fee increases:
This change will allow us to make improvements in three key areas:
I'll admit I had to laugh a little when they mentioned the growth of the support team and how we would be able to get faster responses moving forward. We all know how lackluster Etsy Customer Service can be. IF Etsy delivers then I am happy to pay a little bit more, but for most of us who have been on Etsy for awhile, we know that the promises are more than likely empty.
If you're wondering what I personally would do about it check this video out below about the etsy transaction fee increase.
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