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Etsy's April Sales Spring Up 68%
May 16, 2012 · No comments

Etsy’s April Sales Spring Up 68%

Year-over-year totals reflect the site's surge in popularity.

Etsy reports that $63.6 million worth of goods were sold on the site in April, a 67.9-percent increase from April 2011. Month-to-month sales growth was not as impressive—up just 1.1 percent from March—but measured against a lower number of items sold than in March, the total suggests that Etsy sellers are seeing higher average selling prices. Read More

May 9, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Prepares for International Expansion

Company raises additional $40 million in venture capital.

Etsy announced it has raised $40 million in venture financing to help expand its artisan marketplace to other countries. “We plan to grow Etsy into an economic force all around the world, and we want to provide more products and services to help sellers succeed and build their businesses on the Etsy platform,” says Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson in a blog post. Read More

May 7, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Sellers Plan May 10 Silent Protest

'Protesy' calls for one-day strike over the sale of mass-produced items on the site.

More than 3,900 Etsy sellers will close shop for a day on Thursday because they believe Etsy management has turned a blind eye to resellers and mass producers operating on the craft-oriented marketplace. A group calling itself Protesty is asking Etsy sellers to put their shops in vacation mode for 24 hours, starting May 10, and for buyers to refrain from making purchases on the site that day. Read More

May 1, 2012 · No comments

Etsy May Launch Wholesale Site

Acquisition of Trunkt said to support Etsy sellers already doing wholesale business.

Etsy has acquired Trunkt, a one-person wholesale platform, and may be preparing to open a new site to serve the wholesale channel. While the company has not formally announced the acquisition, a company spokesman acknowledged the deal in a discussion thread on news site Pando Daily. Read More

April 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Etsy Sales Jump 41% in March

Busy month reflects artisan marketplace's increasing popularity.

Etsy reported record sales for the month of March, a reflection of the site’s growing popularity as an alternative to marketplaces like eBay. Sales on Etsy rose sharply to $62.8 million in March, a 7.7-percent sequential increase from February, and a 41.5-percent increase from March 2011. Read More

April 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Eggs-traordinary Designs

Cultural craft brings law student big attention.

For recent law-school graduate Chrissy Luschas, creating and selling her hand-drawn and etched eggs is a way to relax from hours of lectures and reading. “Being able to come home to something not law related, but instead something that I could do very well helped remind me of fun things, as well as the fact that I can master something,” she notes. Read More

Featured Seller: Gemini Jules
March 14, 2012 · No comments

Jeweler Rediscovers Craft

New Etsy store helps new seller take hobby to the next level.

Jeweler Julianne Riddle is not a flashy person. She doesn’t make “statement” pieces when she crafts a new necklace, bracelet or ring to sell on her Etsy store, Gemini Jules. She makes accessories that women can wear with any outfit. “I feel those types of accessories will get more wear and be more cherished,” she explains. Read More

March 5, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Content is Popular on Pinterest

Artisan marketplace among top brands on content curation site.

The wedding invitations, scarves, jewelry, party favors and other artisan crafts found on Etsy are making their way around the Internet, particularly on one social site, according to new findings. That site would be Pinterest, a content curation site that lets users organize and share the items they like with others. Read More

March 5, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Mobile App Reaches 1M Downloads

Etsy for iPhone is a 'social butterfly,' company official says.

Lovers of homemade goods seem to love buying and selling on the go, spurring 1 million downloads of Etsy’s mobile app just four months after its debut. The marketplace for artisans announced the achievement on Friday, adding that use of the Etsy for iPhone app is spreading fast. Read More

February 9, 2012 · No comments

Jewelry from the Heart

Etsy seller finds joy, success through handcrafted lockets.

Jewelry maker Lori Patton says the lockets she makes are “wearable dreams.” And when visitors stop by her Etsy store, HeartworksByLori, she hopes they get lost in the beauty they see. “My store is a magical and fun place where people can stay a while and take a nice stroll while enjoying the eye candy,” she notes. Read More

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