Estate Planning 101

What happens to my Etsy when I die?

September 13, 2023

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You've curated an array of handmade crafts, vintage items, and unique supplies on Etsy. Your Etsy shop, undoubtedly, is a digital testament to your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. But, have you ever pondered over what happens to your Etsy account when you die?

Like other digital platforms, Etsy also provides options to manage your digital footprint after your demise. The two primary choices are: Account Access by Executor and Account Closure.

Account Access by Executor

Etsy, in accordance with its policies, allows the executor or legal heir of your estate to access your account after your death. The executor can then manage your shop, transaction history, and other associated data as per your estate plan.

Account Closure

Alternatively, the executor can choose to close the account, effectively ending your digital entrepreneurial journey. This ensures that your Etsy account does not remain unattended and susceptible to unauthorized activities.

While these options enable you to control your Etsy legacy, they necessitate forethought, planning, and communication with your executor or legal heirs. This is where Snug comes into play.

At Snug, we are committed to assisting you manage your digital legacy and organize all of life's details in a secure and streamlined manner. Our platform allows you to specify how your Etsy account should be managed after your death. We ensure that your instructions are clearly communicated, eliminating confusion and potential disagreements among your loved ones.

But Snug is not just about managing your Etsy afterlife. We provide a comprehensive approach to estate planning, assisting you in managing your digital assets, financial affairs, and end-of-life wishes in an intuitive and secure platform.

Our services include:

  1. Digital Estate Planning: We assist you in cataloguing your digital assets, including social media accounts, emails, and online banking, and deciding their fate after your death.
  2. Document Storage: Store your crucial documents such as wills, trusts, and insurance policies on our secure platform.
  3. End-of-Life Planning: Record your preferences for funeral arrangements, organ donation, and other end-of-life decisions.
  4. Legacy Projects: Create projects that capture your life story and values to pass on to future generations.

In our increasingly digital world, managing your online presence after death is as crucial as any other end-of-life arrangement. With Snug, you can confront this reality, ensuring that your digital legacy aligns with your wishes and provides a space of comfort and remembrance for your loved ones.

Snug is not just about planning for death; it's about celebrating life and ensuring that your legacy continues to inspire, both in the hearts of your loved ones and in the digital world.