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Etsy is one of the most popular marketplaces, which makes it a very busy one. It has merchants ranging from artists to small business owners to large e-commerce companies. A successful Etsy store has plenty of business and is always quite busy. Sometimes though, the sellers may need a break for a variety of reasons. The reason for this could be anything from a family vacation, store rework or just a break from sales. In this case, you have an option to put Etsy on vacation mode. It is a temporary stasis for your store. By putting your store into vacation mode you can take care of whatever it is that needs your attention and not worry about keeping up with incoming orders. In this article, we will explain how to put Etsy on vacation mode.

Etsy on vacation mode

How to put Etsy on vacation mode?

The temporary stasis feature is called vacation mode. It is quite easy to turn vacation mode on/off. In order to put Etsy on vacation mode:

  • Go to the Shop manager Settings Options Vacation mode
  • Turn Vacation mode On/Off
  • Save your changes

When you turn on vacation mode, Etsy allows you to create a shop announcement for anyone visiting your store, or an automatic reply to anyone who is trying to reach your store.

While your store is in vacation mode, you still have some features you can control. For example, you can make edits to your listings the same way when your shop is active. Also, you can make listing drafts. In other words, these are products that you can create to be listed, but you won’t be charged a listing fee until you actually list them when you return from vacation. The green “add to cart” button is greyed out, and there is a notice at the top of your website notifying visitors about your break.

Keep in mind

There are some things you have to be aware of while putting your store in vacation mode. For example, your store won’t come up in search results unless a user specifically searches for your store by name. Additionally, your items won’t appear in search results either. For these reasons, it is advisable not to leave your store in vacation mode too long, as this can affect your overall store rating, and affect your sales when you return.




Goda Jurgaityte
Goda Jurgaityte |

Senior Copywriter at Multiorders. Goda is a writer, marketer and lead of the e-commerce blog for ambitious entrepreneurs. Being on top of e-commerce news allows her to teach you how to grow an audience, manage your store or start an online business. The best business advice has inspired hundreds of small business owners, and some of the biggest brands in commerce, to start and grow their business.