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Etsy Adds Express Checkout to iOS App

Etsy Adds Express Checkout to iOS App

Etsy announced that it’s rolling out Express Checkout with Apple Pay on in its iOS app. This lets buyers skip the shopping cart and check out in two steps. The feature became available for signed-in US users on desktop and mobile web last year, but the Apple Pay integration with the app is brand new. “Our strategic priorities include making …

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Etsy Launches Shop Videos For Sellers

Etsy Launches Shop Videos For Sellers

Etsy announced the launch of a new feature for sellers called Shop Videos aimed at giving them a new way to give buyers a closer look at their story and what goes into creating their shops and items. The feature is accessible via the Sell on Etsy app. Sellers can upload videos from their phones and share them on social …

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Etsy Announces Wholesale Guidelines To Benefit Sellers

Etsy Announces Wholesale Guidelines To Benefit Sellers

Etsy announced that starting today, Etsy Wholesale will begin requiring all retail partners to agree to specific guidelines. These are as follows: – Pay the price listed on the seller’s Etsy Wholesale line sheet for at least the first six months. – Offer Etsy sellers quick and fair payment terms. – Provide Etsy sellers with a personal point of contact …

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Etsy Earnings Released, Net Loss $6.9 Million

Etsy Earnings Released, Net Loss $6.9 Million

Etsy just released its Q3 financials, posting a net less of $6.9 million ( 6 cents per share). Revenue was $65.7 million, up from $47.6 million from the same period last year. Shareholders aren’t thrilled as shares are tanking in after hours trading. Etsy CEO and Chairman Chad Dickerson said, “During the third quarter the growth in the Etsy Economy …

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Etsy ASAP Lets Users Get Same-Day Delivery

Etsy ASAP Lets Users Get Same-Day Delivery

Etsy announced the launch of Etsy ASAP as a limited pilot in areas of New York City, giving shoppers the ability to have items delivered on the same or next day for a flat fee of $20. “This pilot, slated to run through the holiday season, arrives on the heels of the new Etsy Local mobile experience, which helps shoppers …

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Etsy Manufacturing Opened Up To Etsy Designers

Etsy Manufacturing Opened Up To Etsy Designers

Etsy announced that it is launching Etsy Manufacturing in beta for Etsy designers. The offering will let designers connect with the manufacturing community as announced last month. In September, Etsy announced the launch of the Etsy Manufacturing Marketplace and invited manufacturing businesses and individual makers to apply for that. The company works with its seller community to build “responsible partnerships.” …

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‘Handmade At Amazon’ Launched For Artisan Ecommerce

‘Handmade At Amazon’ Launched For Artisan Ecommerce

Amazon announced the launch of Handmade at Amazon, a new store for handmade items crafted and sold directly from artisans. In other words, here’s Amazon’s direct competitor to Etsy at both the seller and consumer levels. The store includes product categories like Jewelry, Home Décor, Artwork, Stationery and Party Supplies, Kitchen and Dining, and Furniture. “With Handmade at Amazon, customers …

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Etsy Manufacturing Marketplace Announced To Pair Sellers With Outside Manufacturers

Etsy Manufacturing Marketplace Announced To Pair Sellers With Outside Manufacturers

Etsy announced that it will soon launch Etsy Manufacturing, a new program that pairs product designers with manufacturers. A couple years ago, Etsy began letting approved sellers use production assistance, and the new move could be seen as something of an expansion of that. The company says it wants to make it easier for sellers to “source responsible production assistance” …

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Etsy Local Now Available On Android, iOS

Etsy Local Now Available On Android, iOS

Late last year, Etsy launched the Etsy Local pilot program, which enabled select shoppers to get push notifications from the Etsy Android or iOS app that alerted them when an Etsy seller 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 …

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Shareaholic Adds More Sites To Follow Button Lineup

Shareaholic Adds More Sites To Follow Button Lineup

Shareaholic, the company behind the popular social media button share tools, announced that it has added some new sites to its Follow Button lineup. In other words, sites can use these buttons to get people to follow them on more services. The new additions include GitHub, Etsy, and Houzz. “Are you a tech guru with a specialty, or a blossoming …

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Etsy’s Most Active Sellers Get New Support Program

Etsy’s Most Active Sellers Get New Support Program

Etsy announced the launch of a new Seller Account Management Program, which it is positioning as another option, in addition to its phones, email forums, and Seller Handbook, for seller support. The program offers what the company calls “tailored, high-touch support” to the marketplace’s most active sellers. It initially started as a pilot with a few sellers, but now they’re …

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Etsy Changes How People Find Your Products

Etsy is launching some changes to its search feature aimed at helping users find more items of interest, but the reaction to the changes from sellers is pretty mixed, if not leaning toward negative. When you’re selling products in any online marketplace, the way the search feature works is of great importance. Of course appearing in web searches on search …

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Recently Added Google Ranking Signal Benefits Etsy Sellers

It’s a good time to be an Etsy seller as far as visibility in Google search is concerned. Earlier this year, Google announced two major pieces of news with regards to how it ranks search results on mobile devices. The one that got the majority of industry coverage was related to the mobile-friendliness of sites. The other was that Google …

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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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Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace

Even if you don’t follow football, it’s unlikely that you’ve not heard about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and its name and mascot. It’s been controversial for years, but the argument has picked up major steam in recent months. E-commerce marketplace Etsy just announced that it is no longer permitting sellers to list items with the name Redskins – …

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Etsy Announces New Promoted Listing Ads

Etsy announced a new type of ad this week in Promoted Listings. Earlier this year, the company announced that it was changing the way it charged for Search Ads to cost-per-click instead of the CPM model it used previously. At the time, Etsy said that was the first of “many improvements” it would be making to advertising on the site. …

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Etsy Wholesale Graduates From Beta

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 …

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Etsy Makes Its Biggest Acquisition Yet with ‘A Little Market’

Etsy has just announced the acquisition of A Little Market, a French company that serves as “an online destination for consumers in France looking for creative goods made by local artists and designers.” Sounds a lot like…yes, Etsy of course. Although Etsy didn’t disclose the financials on the deal, The Wall Street Journal quotes a source who says that the …

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Etsy Launches iPhone App Just For Sellers (Android Coming Later)

Etsy just announced the launch of a new iPhone app specifically for sellers called (appropriately) Sell on Etsy. An Android version will come later this year. “Etsy sellers are conducting more business from their mobile devices than ever before, and we’re focused on making it easier, faster and more efficient for our sellers to run their shops from wherever they …

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