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.
Spent the morning getting my favors ready to put up on my Etsy shop and Etsy is down. Grrrrrr
Welp, etsy is down. Permission to start my weekend now?
trying to run a busy business, @etsy - why take the site down in the middle of the day?
is etsy down again? tsk tsk lucky I've got a folksy shop! http://t.co/YCnLozMQ
Grrrr frustration is getting all the way through a new listing on Etsy, only for the site to go down as you press Publish!
Are you effing kidding? Etsy's down again already? You guys you have to wait at least a couple months between crashes.