Etsy Wholesale launched in beta over a year ago. Today, it has graduated out of it.
As announced a few months ago, there's a one-time joining fee of $100, and Etsy collects a 3.5% transaction fee for wholesale purchase orders.
"Over the last year, we’ve worked with independent boutiques throughout the US, partnered with retailers such as Nordstrom and West Elm, participated in trade shows including Capsule and the National Stationery Show, and held educational events to help our community grow their businesses," says Etsy Wholesale program manager Rand Niederhoffer. During the beta phase, feedback from sellers and buyers helped us create user-friendly tools and seamless integration between Etsy.com and Etsy Wholesale."
The Etsy Wholesale marketplace has been growing a vast but curated selection of unique products made by trusted designers for independent boutiques to source conveniently and with low overhead," Niederhoffer says.
The company says it has some new initiatives in the pipeline for independent boutiques and sellers on the platform. Keep an eye out over the coming months. They'll also be supporting Small Business Saturday in November, encouraging retailers to source products from local Etsy sellers.
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