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Default Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

Just started selling using Etsy, received payments threw their DC system, now my main concern is if they will delete my account and i will loose all my money.

1) If i'll get reported by competitors my account will probably be suspended but whats going to happen to the funds? what are the chances of being deleted if i'm getting reported by a gang of competitors?

2) I'm not selling handmade items so i'm also worried if they can delete me or just suspend me for that?

3) If for some reason i'll get linked i'm obviously gonna be suspended but whats going to happen to the funds? 3 month hold? 6 month hold? gone forever?

Please share your experience with etsy suspensions.
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Default re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

Thread title is inaccurate.

Should read does etsy keep funds if account suspended.

Send a MOD a pm to change the misleading title.


If you have all those worries, why did you not check before you started selling what happens?

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I checked the whole 3 pages about Etsy, didn't find a clear answer so I figured I can risk 500$ to test it. Now I want to be sure before I risk more.
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

180 day hold and they do suspend for items not handmade. So, be ready. All depends on when they find you. Do your best to make your items appear handmade.

Some do claim 90 day hold only, but that's not what you'll find in their TOS.
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Am I safe if i'll close all the listings or they can still suspend me after looking at my sale history?
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According to this article, as long as i got the right documents from my supplier i can keep selling some Chinese items without violating any rules. Etsy Holds Session on Using Outside Manufacturers

Some sellers report that I have to be very unlucky to get deleted, still not sure if I should risk more money
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

I don't see where it explicitly says you can sell anything like that. Also, ecommercebytes is not Et/sy. A blog post is not a proven rule.

They approve on an individual basis. I have gone through it with them and backed out completely because they wanted all kinds of personal information from me and my manufacturers. Insanely intrusive and out of the line in my opinion. They even wanted proof via photographs of exactly how my items were made and who was handling them, etc.

Each individual involved in my business, they wanted their name and contact. Et/sy can go f*ck themselves. I just keep making new accounts. It cost $1 plus the cost of a gift card to make a new account. So, I suggest you stick to that method because you seem really skeptical of your own items.
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

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According to this article, as long as i got the right documents from my supplier i can keep selling some Chinese items without violating any rules. Etsy Holds Session on Using Outside Manufacturers

Some sellers report that I have to be very unlucky to get deleted, still not sure if I should risk more money
Then make the choice if etsy is for you.

Online selling is money making.

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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

Why not skip them for the money part altogether? When I sold on Et/sy I didn't use DC but rather Pay.pal and it was incredibly easy. I am with Unknown - they can go F themselves. I am not on there any longer as I found greener pastures but if I want to go back it would take very little effort to be back up and running. I think of all the stealthy things I have learned here and applied Et.sy was by far the easiest to accomplish.
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Am I safe if i'll close all the listings or they can still suspend me after looking at my sale history?
Sale history always plays a part
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Am I safe if i'll close all the listings or they can still suspend me after looking at my sale history?
If etsy decide to get rid of you, they will.

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If etsy decide to get rid of you, they will.

Or the niche competition will double up
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Etsy make the chop AFTER the competition cries foul

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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

I'm afraid if i'll take out the DC payment i'll loose customers and i'm not sure how risky this option and what are my chances to get deleted, anyway i'll keep testing Etsy, everything is good so far.
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

I think it depends on what you sell. Some guys on here say not having DC hurt them but for the niche I sold my widgets in it never seemed to. I did offer it for a time but almost everyone used PP even when I did offer DC. Again probably just the niche I sold in - which seemed to basically be "people who have never bought anything off the internet before." :D
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

Well I sold 10 items so far, 9 of them was using DC so im not planning to take this option out. What im selling is being sold by many sellers for more than a year but im the only one selling in a different color, i'm probably going to be reported or copied by the competitors or etsy will require some docs, anyway the only thing im worried about is if they will choose to delete me and steal my money. I'm always downloading the transaction history just in case but i can't sue them in case they delete me because it doesn't worth the time and money so i guess downloading it isn't efficient but if if they will delete me when i'll have more than a thousand it might worth to hire a lawyer and try to scare them but the chances are very very low and i'll probably loose my time and money.
Does anyone know for sure what are my chances to be deleted if i'll be reported by a gang of competitors or etsy decide im selling non handmade or i'll make a mistake and get linked?
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

Etsy can and will delete you for any of those things at any time. It could be ONE time. Who knows....but that's why ste.alth comes into play. In the US we can't have DC with ste.alth so you are fortunate there!
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

I'm not sure they can keep the DC funds since they are a de facto merchant account and I am sure there is some rule that prevents this. Maybe for 180 days or whatever but not permanently.
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

How come its such a mystery, everyone that use etsy can loose all their funds any day because of competitors/ip/cookies mistake and you still risking a lot of money on that platform?
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

No, 99% of us use PP. Either way, read the TOS. It clearly states 180 days.
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

Are you reading all the TOS of each website you register to?
I can't understand why "99%" of you not using DC, unless your afraid to get caught which means your doing something unethical or i'm not seeing the whole picture, please explain it to me.
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Default Re: Does etsy keep funds if account suspended

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Are you reading all the TOS of each website you register to?
I can't understand why "99%" of you not using DC, unless your afraid to get caught which means your doing something unethical or i'm not seeing the whole picture, please explain it to me.
WTF gave you the right to make such a nasty comment?

WTF do you know about the business plans of other users?

You cetainly are not seeing the whole picture.

All you do is moan about losing money and making inane threats of suing and scaring these companies.

That is not business.

That's a child playing grown up games.

Anyone doing ecommerce, reads the T&S of any company they intend to do business with.

I use paypal. I prefer to be able to pull in brain washed buyers who only know that wonderful company.

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