Do Etsy Digital Product Downloads Expire? And 4 Other Common Questions Answered

  • By: Reece Williams
  • Date: January 10, 2022
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Digital downloads on Etsy are fantastic. For a small price, you can get your hands on some great products instantly.

From print at home posters, and digital planners, to templates for some of the most popular pieces of software the choice is brilliant.

The issue with other platforms is they limit you on how many times you can download a file. This is particularly frustrating if you need to share it amongst several devices.

So, do Etsy Downloads Expire? No, all of your digital download orders can be downloaded an infinite number of times, and across any device you own. As long as you can access your Etsy account, you will be able to download your digital orders.

How many times can you use a digital download from Etsy?

Do Etsy Digital Product Downloads Expire?

Whilst you can download a digital product as many times as you like, there may be restrictions on the number of times you can use a digital file. For example, if you purchase a printable poster you must ensure it is for personal use only.

Each Etsy seller will have their own copyright and usage policy – if they haven’t provided one then it is safe to assume it is for personal use only – commercial use is only allowed when it has been explicitly mentioned.

Copyright is a tricky business and it’s best to err on the side of caution when using downloadable products.

How to download digital downloads from Etsy on your phone

Currently, you can only download a digital download on mobile by signing into Etsy via your browser. The Etsy app does not support digital downloads at this time.

To download a purchased digital product from your phone you need to:

  • open the browser on your phone (e.g. chrome or safari)
  • Go directky to Etsy.com
  • Select “sign in” in the top bar and enter your login details
  • Click on your user profile in the header (its the one with your profile picture)
  • This opens a dropdown – from which you need to select Purchases and reviews”
  • Find the order, click on it and click on the “Download files” button

How to download from Etsy to your iPad

The process for downloading digital files from an iPad or tablet is the same as doing it on your phone

To download a purchased digital product from your iPad or Tablet you need to:

  • open the browser on your device (e.g. chrome or safari)
  • Go directky to Etsy.com
  • Select “sign in” in the top bar and enter your login details
  • Click on your user profile in the header (its the one with your profile picture)
  • This opens a dropdown – from which you need to select Purchases and reviews”
  • Find the order, click on it and click on the “Download files” button

How to Download an Etsy Digital Product As a Guest

If you purchased your Etsy digital product as a guest then you will find a link to your digital download in an email. You can use this download link as many times as you like.

If in time you decide to create a full Etsy account with the same email address then you will find Etsy will have remembered your previous order, and you can access the digital download from there.

Conclusion

Until Etsy offer digital downloads via the Etsy app the best way to access your digital download is via the Etsy.com website and logging in.

Digital downloads from Etsy are great. They never expire and have unlimited downloads so you can use them for as long as you need.

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