Etsy's new 5% transaction Fee, includes the shipping charges as well ! So looks like the 3.5% went up to 5% and now Includes the shipping charges you charge the customers too. And it still applies even if you don't use Etsy for the shipping. What ever you charge the buyer is what the 5% is on. There is a thread on their forum that has 248 pages of complaints, they actually locked the thread hahaha Many are saying that they are leaving which would mean that other sites will get more people selling on them. Funny, Etsy did NOT update their POLICY page to reflect this either. Nor do they list that they collect WA and PA sales tax. Seems to me they want to up the price fees but not fully disclose them in their policies. Since you can't 'say' for Etsy customers to go to your website to buy in your listing, how are you promoting yourself? What other places are you looking to sell on besides Etsy ?