How do I list in multiple languages?
We are currently working to add more languages!
The "default listing language" is the main language of your shop. If you enroll in additional languages, you can translate your shop information and listings from your default listing language into additional languages.
To list in other languages in addition to your default, enroll in a language by going to Your Shop > Info & Appearance > Languages.
Once you’re enrolled in a language, you’ll be able to translate your shop and listings.
You're not required to translate all of your listings at once. You can take your time, or only translate particular listings.
Translated listings are different versions of the same listing, with the same listing ID. There is no additional charge to have translated versions of a listing.
What can I translate in my shop?
In your listings, you can translate your title, description, and tags. Your title and description translations are required, but tags are optional. The Categories and attributes you select for your listing will automatically be translated to show the version to shoppers based on their language preference.
You can also translate your shop policies, sections, or your announcement by going to Your Shop > Info & Appearance > Translations (the last tab at the top of the Info & Appearance page.)
What happens after I translate my information?
While translations are not required, we encourage you to translate any shop and listing information for which you have content.
If your shop and listings are available in a shopper’s language, as determined by their Etsy language preference, that is the language they will see.
Otherwise, they’ll see your English descriptions if available. If English is not available, they will see your shop and listings in your default listing language.
Please remember that you will need to communicate with buyers about their orders, so we ask that you feel comfortable communicating in the languages that you opt into.
If you find that you receive a Conversation in another language, ask a bilingual friend to help you, or reach out to the Etsy community for help. You can also use services like Google translate and Microsoft translate, which can help you decipher foreign Conversations and descriptions. (Etsy is not affiliated with these services.)