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Etsy Aims To Help Sellers Grow Their Businesses With Crowdfunding

Etsy Aims To Help Sellers Grow Their Businesses With Crowdfunding

Etsy announced that it is piloting a new crowdfunding platform called Fund on Etsy, which is aimed at helping sellers grow their businesses and create new products. Think of it as a Kickstarter for Etsy products. The company says Fund on Etsy is a new way to expand the “Etsy Economy,” which it is also trying to expand by way …

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Etsy Expands Entrepreneur Program

A couple years ago, Etsy partnered with the city of Rockford, Illinois to develop an entrepreneur training program for the “Etsy economy”. It’s called the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. In 2015, Etsy is a public company, and the program is in many more locations now, including Dallas; Watsonville, California; Chattanooga; Albany; Newark, New York City; Albuquerque; St. Petersburg; Oldham, UK; …

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How Etsy Has Improved For Sellers Leading Up To Its IPO

Etsy just went public, opening at $16 a share and quickly raising $500 million valuing the company at $3.5 billion as shares jumped as high as $32 at opening. As the company goes public, it’s obviously going to face a lot more pressure to grow and, and that means its’ going to have to regularly make improvements for both sellers …

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Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They’re Back]

Update: Etsy’s Page appears to be back in order. As of the time of this writing, it has 1,919,663 likes. Original article (03/13): Last week, Facebook announced that it would make some changes to the way Page likes are counted, removing memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts from Pages’ like counts. This was a warning that Pages (some more than others) …

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Taylor Swift Is Reportedly Going After Etsy Sellers

If you’re thinking about painting “party likes it’s 1989″ on a coffee mug and trying to sell it on Etsy, you might want to reconsider. Taylor Swift, or more specifically, Taylor Swift’s lawyers, are reportedly going after sellers on Etsy with cease and desist orders for trademark infringement. If you haven’t heard, Taylor Swift has a bunch of trademarks. According …

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Etsy Opens Up New Listing Manager To All Sellers

Etsy announced the release of a new suite of listing management tools for sellers, which the company says will improve the way they add and edit details about products. The new Listings Manager and Listings Process will roll out to all sellers in March. For now, sellers can opt-in to use the new tools, and provide feedback on how to …

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Wine Glasses: Be Classy And Nerdy This Christmas

Wine glasses are no longer a status symbol. Everybody and their mother can enjoy wine these days, including nerds. If you have a nerdy wine lover in your family, you might want to check out a few of these gift ideas. Over at Etsy, there’s a wide range of creators making custom wine glasses based on various nerd properties, like …

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Etsy Launches New Local Feature In Pilot

Etsy announced that it’s launching a pilot program that will alert shoppers on their mobile device that an Etsy seller they like is selling at a local event. “Etsy Local push notifications are a new way for Etsy sellers and buyers to connect locally and in-person,” a spokesperson for Etsy said in an email. “It connects sellers participating in fairs …

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Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething

Tumblr is the latest social media platform to add a buy button enabling users to purchase items from posts. As you may know, such a feature is currently being tested by both Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr has partnered with Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, or DoSomething for the feature, which isn’t limited to the word “buy,” but also includes “pledge,” and reportedly …

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Etsy Applauds Obama’s FCC Request On Open Internet

President Obama announced on Monday that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify the Internet under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would essentially render it a utility. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the Internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life,” he said, noting that the FCC is …

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Etsy Just Got A Lot Better For Selling Stuff

Etsy just got a lot better for sellers. With one simple announcement, sellers are going to be able to offer their inventory in a whole new way. Well, it’s actually a really old way, but it’s a new for Etsy. The company announced that it’s giving U.S. sellers free card readers to accept credit and debit payments in person. The …

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Etsy Teams Up With American Express For Small Business Saturday

It’s only September, but it’s certainly not too early to be thinking about Small Business Saturday if you are in fact a small business. Etsy, which gives many small businesses a marketplace to sell their goods, announced on Thursday that it is partnering with American Express OPEN and supporting the “Shop Small” movement. The company is encouraging shoppers and small …

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