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How long does Etsy take to ship?

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Etsy is a global online marketplace that specialises in handmade and other smaller items that often require a lot of time and intricate detail to make. However, with such a niche market, its shipment and delivery times can be a bit different from e-commerce giants like Amazon. 

In this article, we’re talking about how long does Etsy take to ship different orders.

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Etsy shipping times explained

When shipped domestically, Etsy items can take anywhere between three to seven days to arrive. However, if you’re placing an international order it can easily take upwards of 10 days to arrive. 

According to Etsy, estimated delivery times on Etsy are calculated by using the following formula:

Processing time + Carrier transit time + one day = Estimated delivery date

In the aforementioned formula, the processing time is the time required by the shop to get an order ready to dispatch. This time depends on the specific item you’ve ordered. If the item is custom and made per order, it can sometimes take up to a week for the order to process. Different sellers list different processing times, and you should be able to see that when placing your order. 

Once the seller has processed the item, then the carrier transit time kicks into action. As mentioned before, this can be anywhere between three to seven days long for domestic shipments and more than 10 days for international shipments. 

You should also keep in mind that not all Etsy orders have estimated delivery dates. These dates depend on the order’s shopping settings which are set by the respective sellers. However, if the order doesn’t match the item description, arrives damaged or doesn’t arrive at all, Etsy will provide you with a full refund. Additionally, you can still leave a review or open a case one day after the estimated delivery date. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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