Why am I getting 'Oh dear, you cannot sell this item on Etsy'?
Let's learn about one of the errors that might occur while uploading products to Etsy due to Etsy principles for the products.
Upload Error: Oh dear, you cannot sell this item on Etsy.
Etsy works on the principle of sale of handmade items, crafts, or vintage products. Therefore, Etsy makes sure that the item which you are listing is in line with its principle.
If you upload a vintage product which is:
- Not handmade, vintage, or craft items.
- Made by someone else.
- Made after the year 2000 (less than 20 years of making).
Etsy detects it as a violation of its principles and as a result, shows you this Error.
- Why does Etsy have this principle?
Etsy expects its users to make their products themselves. Etsy also expects the user to list the product as a supply or a craft tool if it is not made by the user. Also, the products should be made before the year 2000 (more than 20 years of making).
To solve this error please follow the following steps:
- From ExportFeed Dashboard, click on details from Etsy Sales Channel.
- Click on the Etsy Configuration tab.
- Make sure that the item which you are listing was made 20 years (Before the year of 2000) in the “When it was made?*” section.
- Make sure you choose it as ‘A Supply or tool to make things' if it is not made by you or there is already a product on Etsy similar to yours.
5. Then click on Update Configuration.
After you update the configurations, you can then go ahead and upload your products to Etsy without any issue.