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August 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Etsy Marketplace is Strong, CEO Says

2012 sales to date set to surpass last year's total.

Merchants are selling on Etsy—and the site is outdoing itself. That’s what the company’s CEO Chad Dickerson reports on the Etsy News Blog. He says Etsy sales, year to date, surpassed $500 million last week—just $25 million shy of its total sales last year. Read More

August 24, 2012 · No comments

Etsy July Sales Hot, Hot, Hot

GMV increases 75 percent compared to a year ago.

Summer is typically a time of slower sales, as shoppers take a holiday from buying to enjoy the great outdoors. Apparently, visitors to Etsy didn’t get the memo. The marketplace for trendy handmade and vintage goods reports that $69.5 million worth of goods were sold on the site in July. Read More

August 22, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Lets Clothing Sellers Test Listing Variations

Marketplace may expand feature to other categories.

Clothing sellers on Etsy can now opt in to add a listing feature that will let shoppers specify what color and size they want to buy. Tim Holley, a product manager at Etsy, announced on Tuesday that the site is opening its Listing Variations Prototype to all clothing sellers for testing. Read More

August 21, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Official Sheds Light on Recent Outages

Site makes changes to prevent future issues.

Etsy was offline on two days in late July and early August. On Monday, the company’s head of Technical Operations explained why the outages occurred and how Etsy plans to prevent similar disruptions in the future. John Allspaw, Etsy’s vice president of Technical Operations, writes that the two outages were unrelated. Read More

August 1, 2012 · No comments

Road to Success is Paved with Chocolate

Chocolatier channels her inner child into a thriving cake-pop business.

For Autumn Gadbois, chocolate is a passion that takes her back to her childhood. As the owner of Autumn Lynn’s Sins on Etsy, Gadbois makes and sells chocolate lollipops, cake pops and cupcake toppers that “are the perfect accents or party favors” for kids’ parties. Read More

July 19, 2012 · No comments

Etsy’s June GMV Balloons 65%

Summer slowdown? Not yet.

Summertime typically means slower sales, but so far, Etsy hasn’t noted a major dip in activity. The artisan marketplace reports its community sold $61.9 million worth of goods in June. While that number is 6.1-percent lower than May’s scorching figure of nearly $66 million, it’s up by 65 percent from the same time last year, when Etsy reported GMV of $38.4 million. Read More

July 17, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Inspires 1 in 5 Sales From Pinterest

Survey finds small retailers benefit most from image curation sites.

Etsy seems to be getting a lot of love from users of curation sites like Pinterest. Not only is the artisan marketplace the top source of content on the popular online pin board, but a recent survey finds that it also gets the most sales from Pinterest users. Read More

June 28, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Direct Checkout Available to U.S. Sellers

Feature will let buyers pay by credit card without leaving site.

Etsy sellers in the U.S. can now offer direct checkout, so buyers won’t have to leave the site to complete checkout with credit cards. Etsy’s Camilla Velasquez posted the announcement Wednesday on the Etsy blog. She notes that as of June 20, direct checkout is available to all Etsy merchants based in the U.S. Read More

June 21, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Favorites to Show on Facebook

New feature allows users to automatically share favorite items.

A new feature on artisan marketplace Etsy allows shoppers to automatically post the items they like most on their Facebook Timelines. Etsy added this feature earlier this week, according to Laura Hood, Etsy’s product marketing manager, in a blog post. Etsy’s FAQs note that when the feature is enabled, every time a user “favorites” an item he or she sees on Etsy, that item will automatically appear on his or her Facebook Timeline and in friends’ newsfeeds. Read More

June 18, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Sales Climb in May

Sales up 68.5 percent year over year.

May was a sunny and lucrative month for Etsy sellers, who saw a slight increase in the number of sales compared to April of this year but a big jump year over year. Etsy reports that sales on the artisan marketplace increased 3.6 percent in May of this year compared to April. Read More

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