An asynchronous nodejs wrapper for the etsy v2 api.
Last updated 5 years ago by madajaju .
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Thanks to GeorgiCodes for the orginal code.

etsy-js is an asynchronous nodeJS wrapper for the etsy v2 api.


Install the latest stable version

$ npm install etsy-js

Bleeding edge version

$ git clone
$ cd etsy-js
$ npm install


Public Mode

The Etsy API has two modes: public, and authenticated. Public mode only requires an API key (available from ).

var etsyjs = require('etsy-js');
var client = etsyjs.client('your_api_key');

// direct API calls (GET / PUT / POST / DELETE)
client.get('/users/sparkleprincess', {}, function (err, status, body, headers) {
  console.log(body); //json object

// or you can use some convenience methods
var etsyUser = client.user('sparkleprincess');
var etsySearch =;
var etsyShop ='shopALot');

etsyUser.find(function(err, body, headers) {
  console.log(body); //json object

You can make any non-authenticated calls to the API that you need.

Authenticated Mode

The Etsy API has support for both retrieval of extended information and write support for authenticated users. Authentication can be performed from within a web application.

In authenticated mode, you need to set a client, secret and callbackURL.

var etsyjs = require('etsy-js');

var client = etsyjs.client({
  key: 'key',
  secret: 'secret',
  callbackURL: 'http://localhost:3000/authorise',
  scope: 'email_r%20profile_r%20profile_w%20address_r%20address_w'

In this mode, you'll need to store the request token and secret before redirecting to the verification URL. This also sets the scope for the client to access your etsy shop. A simple example in coffeescript using Express and Express Sessions:

express = require('express')
session = require('express-session')
cookieParser = require('cookie-parser')
url = require('url')
etsyjs = require('etsy-js')

# instantiate client with key and secret and set callback url
client = etsyjs.client
  key: nconf.get('key')
  secret: nconf.get('secret')
  callbackURL: 'http://localhost:3000/authorise'
  scope: 'email_r%20profile_r%20profile_w%20address_r%20address_w'

app = express()

app.get '/', (req, res) ->
  client.requestToken (err, response) ->
    return console.log err if err
    req.session.token = response.token
    req.session.sec = response.tokenSecret
    res.redirect response.loginUrl

app.get '/authorise', (req, res) ->
  # parse the query string for OAuth verifier
  query = url.parse(req.url, true).query;
  verifier = query.oauth_verifier

  # final part of OAuth dance, request access token and secret with given verifier
  client.accessToken req.session.token, req.session.sec, verifier, (err, response) ->
    # update our session with OAuth token and secret
    req.session.token = response.token
    req.session.sec = response.tokenSecret
    res.redirect '/find'

app.get '/find', (req, res) ->
  # we now have OAuth credentials for this session and can perform authenticated requests
  client.auth(req.session.token, req.session.sec).user("etsyjs").find (err, body, headers) ->
    console.log err if err
    console.dir(body) if body
    res.send body.results[0] if body

server = app.listen 3000, ->
  console.log 'Listening on port %d', server.address().port

API Callback Strucutre

All the callbacks fwill take first an error argument, then a data argument, like this:

etsyUser.find(function(err, body, headers) {
  console.log("error: " + err);
  console.log("data: " + body);
  console.log("headers:" + headers);


Pagination is supported, simply pass through params as follows:

var params = {
  keywords: "rainbow"
  offset: 1,
  limit: 25
};, function(err, body, headers) {
  console.log("data: " + body);

Etsy authenticated user api

More examples to come...

Get information about the user (GET /user)
etsyUser.find(callback); //json


Running the tests

$ grunt test

Contributions & Bugs

Please submit and bugs to this project and I will fix them. Pull requests also welcome.


Thanks to the ruby etsy api wrapper as I used their fixture tests data for the etsy-js tests and README outline. Thanks to octonode for the inspiration to make this API in coffeescript.

Next Steps

  • integrate with travis properly
  • Rate limiting helper method
  • More helper methods!!
  • Flesh out (should just call user with SELF) with tests
  • use logging not console

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