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Are you an Etsy seller? Have I got news for you! As of today, Etsy is making it a lot easier for you to get your lovely items sold.

Per today, you can buy something at Etsy, without creating an account. This is called the “Guest Checkout”. If you want to buy an item, put it in your cart and checkout without actually creating an account and without having to provide a lot of information.

For a seller, it doesn’t seem to be of any value, but you would be amazed, how many people don’t buy on Etsy, because they have to create an account. Some people just will not take the time to do this.

You could start seeing this in your sales!


Is there a difference in orders from customers with and customers without an account?

There isn’t really a big difference between orders from customers with or without an account. The biggest difference for a seller is the fact that a customer can’t leave a review.

But this isn’t really something to be worried about. Take a look on Etsy. From the current buyers, with an account, the number of people leaving a review is significantly small, if you compare these to the overall sales a seller has made.

Just look at this example by BohemianFindings.

For Etsy sellers the following applies: 

One of the guest checkout avatars
One of the guest checkout avatars

For Etsy buyers the following applies:

Why do you still need an Etsy account?

For some purchases and activities, you will still need an account.


Increase in sales?

I can only see advantages for the sellers, concerning the Guest Checkout. Etsy sellers will surely notice this in sales. What do you think about the Guest Checkout?