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Etsy’s Direct Checkout rolls out globally

Etsy has rolled out its payments platform called Direct Checkout to sellers in 12 European countries, like the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Also sellers from Australia, Canada and New Zealand are now able to offer more checkout options for buyers.

It’s a top priority for Etsy to make it ‘as easy as possible to find, connect, and purchase from shops – even if buyer and seller are on opposite sides of the world’, so says the marketplace for vintage and handmade products on its official blog. And that’s the reason it’s now rolling out its payments platform Direct Checkout to sellers in 15 new countries.

Sellers can add the payment method to their shops and thereby offering more checkout options for buyers. These buyers can pay using a credit card, debit card or Etsy gift card, without being directed away from the site. And sellers get their funds directly into their own bank accounts. American buyers and sellers could already make use of Direct Checkout and this way Etsy has processed over 500 million dollars on behalf of its sellers. Now other countries are able to pay and sell more easily.

Direct Checkout is available in nine new currencies (EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CHF, DKK, NOK, NZD and SEK) and this brings the payment method to sellers in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

“Today’s announcement is a critical move towards making Etsy’s global marketplace feel more local. Buyers will now be able to purchase entirely in their own currency. Sellers will be able to list items in whichever currency they wish, as they do today, but still receive their funds in their local currency, directly to their bank accounts. Both buyers and sellers will have a truly local and simplified experience”, Etsy says.