Etsy Goes Down, Crafty People Despair

    August 10, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Etsy, the website dedicated to “handmade” and vintage things, has gone down. The site has posted notices about it today, but they’ve been having issues since earlier this week.

As a swiftly growing company, it may be difficult for Etsy to keep up with all the new users/sellers. An influx of new or renewed listings appears to be the culprit for the site’s search feature going down yesterday. Unfortunately, the crash doesn’t just affect shoppers; many, many sellers are seeing their business affected by the outage, and took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

The company’s blog will have updated posts as to what’s happening, as well as their Twitter page, @etsystatus.