Etsy Proxies: How to choose the right type?

Starting your Etsy journey is exciting, but to succeed, you need to make the right choice when it comes to proxies. In this guide, we'll show you how to pick the best Etsy proxy. Whether you're new to Etsy or have been selling for a while, we have useful tips to help you.


Let's break down the process into two cases: self-registration and purchasing an account.

Case 1: Signing up for a new account

If you're new to Etsy and have never signed up before, it's fine to use your home internet connection. You don't need to mess with your IP address or switch devices.


However, if you've already tried to create Etsy accounts using your home internet and computer, and had problems such as getting suspended, it's time to make some changes. You should consider using a different IP address and device to avoid getting new accounts suspended. 


Don't have another device available? No worries! You can use an antidetect browser like Hidemyacc to prevent being detected by websites. Read our blog to know all the benefits of an antidetect browser compared with regular browsers.

Case 2: Buying an aged account

When you purchase an Etsy account bundled with a proxy, always check if the proxy is still active. In cases where the seller doesn't include a proxy with the account, pay close attention to these guidelines:

  • Choose an IP address that matches the location information of the account. For example, if the account's details are US-based, it's wise to log in using a US IP.

  • Before using the proxy to log into your account, check if the IP address is of good quality. This helps you avoid problems where the previous user got the IP suspended or blacklisted, which could lead to your Etsy account getting suspended. 

  • You should use a residential proxy. And remember, Etsy doesn't support IPv6, so stick with IPv4 proxies.


Do you need to log in with the same IP used for registration?

The short answer is no. I've personally registered an account using a U.S. IP and then logged in with a Vietnamese 4G IP without encountering any issues. However, don't assume that any IP will do the trick. When engaging in seller-related activities, match a U.S. IP with U.S. account information and a Vietnamese IP with Vietnamese account info.

How to reduce the cost of managing multiple accounts?

If you're juggling multiple Etsy accounts, consider logging into each one using separate profiles within an anti-detect browser. This approach trumps the need for dedicated devices for each account. Regarding proxies, during registration, you can save costs by employing rotating residential proxies. However, for account maintenance, dedicated static proxies, though pricier, offer enhanced reliability.

How to Test IPs and Devices for Account Registration

To confirm whether an IP is clean and blacklist-free, you can refer to our previous blog post about clean proxies. After registration, pause after filling in your account information and wait for 2-3 days to see if your account faces suspension. If it does, it's time to switch to a new IP and reevaluate both the IP and device used for account registration.


Here's an extra tip for starters: In your initial Etsy journey, consider selling handmade items, capturing your product images, and creating videos. Avoid diving into print-on-demand (POD) or digital product sales right away. Prioritize timely shipping, and if delays occur, send courteous email apologies to steer clear of customer complaints and negative reviews. Success on Etsy often begins with a strong foundation.


As you begin your Etsy adventure, remember that the right proxy can be a great help. Make sure your proxies are good quality, and don't hesitate to change IPs if needed. If you're managing many accounts, using tools such as antidetect browsers and proxies will help you save a lot of money. 


In Etsy's fast-moving world, being flexible is key, and these tips will keep you on the right track. So, go ahead, start selling your handmade items, taking photos, and creating your Etsy story, knowing you have the know-how to navigate this busy marketplace. Good luck!

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