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Heartsy to Close At End of March

Daily deal site retires after a year in business.
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A daily deal site for homemade goods will close “its doors” at the end of March, the site told its users in an email today.

Heartsy did not post on its blog, or say in the email why the site is closing. However, it did thank customers for their support, adding that users made Heartsy’s journey a “wonderful ride.”

“We hope that you have benefited from our service, and we wish to thank you, our valued members for your continued support of Heartsy and the handmade community,” the email states.

In preparation for its closing, Heartsy has disabled the link on its site that businesses used to submit their items to be featured on its site. The site adds that credits to Heartsy will expire on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST. It urges customers to redeem their credits before then, adding that there will be several sales in March to give shoppers the chance to do so.

The site notes that its VIP program was cancelled on Feb. 12. However, if these customers have subscriptions for February and March, their benefits will continue until the end of March, but they will not be charged for that month.

Heartsy debuted on Valentine’s Day in 2011 and was said to be gaining popularity. According to the site, it helped 1,674 artisans sell more than 96,000 vouchers to their stores, generating more than $1.2 million in sales.

Heartsy did not respond to media inquiries by press time.

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