How to Get Free Listings by Inviting New Sellers to Etsy

If you already have an Etsy shop, you can earn 40 free listings if you invite someone to join Etsy as a seller and they successfully open a new shop. New sellers also receive 40 free listings (if they are invited and register through your invitation).

Free Etsy Listings

The person you invite must not have started setting up a shop before. They must have a buyer-only account before they can use your referral code (or no account at all).

Please remember that the people you invite must open their shop directly from your referral link in order for you both to receive free listings. If they leave the link or switch browsers, the new shop will not be registered as coming from your invite.

How can I receive free listings by inviting new sellers to Etsy?

You can invite people to open an Etsy shop by email or by sharing a link on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media channels. According to Etsy Seller Policy, you cannot use Etsy listings to promote referral codes.

First, go here to get your link or invite people directly by email. Then, you can copy the link and share it using Facebook, Twitter, or other social media or your web site. You can also invite people by email directly on that page.

When can I use my free listings?

You can use your free listings to list new items on Etsy or to renew an existing item. The credits will be applied to your next listing fees. Also, you cannot use listing credits to buy an item on Etsy or to exchange them for cash or its equivalent.

Note: Free listings cannot be applied to listing fees that you already incurred.

How long do free listings last?

Free listings do not expire. However, you will not be able to use them if your account is closed.

Can I use free listings from one account in another shop?

Free listings cannot be transferred between accounts, even if they belong to the same person.

How many people can I invite?

You can invite as many people as you want!

This program is meant to bring new members to Etsy community. You cannot use this promotion to fraudulently give yourself listing credits in another account. This will be considered a form of ‘shilling’ and we will take appropriate action.

How will I know if I’ve earned free listings at Etsy?

When someone you have invited completes all the steps to open a new shop, you will get an email telling you that you have earned listings. You will see the number of listings available in the Listings section of your Shop Manager. You will also see your free listings on your itemized bill.

What happens if I list an item that doesn’t follow Etsy’s policies?

Free listings can only be used to list items that qualify on Etsy. If you list an item that does not qualify, Etsy may remove it at its sole discretion. In such cases, the listing fee cannot be restored.


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