Etsy Closing Offices As Employees Keep Working Remotely

Etsy has announced it is closing its Hudson, NY and San Francisco, CA offices in response to employees continuing to work remotely.

Internet Companies Launch Initiative In Support of Section 230

Some of the most prominent internet companies have formed the Internet Works coalition to promote Section 230, a key internet law. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives companies immunity for content users upload or post on their sites.…

Etsy CEO: Anti-Competitive Act By Amazon To Consolidate Market Power

This is going to have tremendous consequences for the 3 million sellers on Etsy should Amazon prevail in this fight. It’s really an anti-competitive act from amazon to consolidate their market power.

There’s Been a Lot of Advances In Machine Learning, Says Etsy CEO

“There’s been a lot of advances in machine learning that take things that would have been literally impossible ten years ago and made those things much more possible today,” says Etsy CEO Josh Silverman. “The key is understanding what an item is with relatively little data and then being able to determine for each individual person how to personalize search results.”

DTC Brands Doing Incredible Numbers on Shopify, Says COO

Direct to consumer brands are doing incredible numbers on Shopify, says Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein. He says that Kylie Jenner has generated almost a billion dollars in sales on the platform and many other influencers such as Kanye West, Drake, and most recently Tom Brady and also doing very well.

We Enable Small Sellers To Compete With the Big Guys, Says Etsy CEO

We allow small sellers to be able to compete head-to-head with the big guys, says Etsy CEO Josh Silverman. We do that by giving them a super simple and easy way to build a business online and market themselves while we do all the business work for them. They can just focus on making great products and serving their customers.

Etsy CEO: Machine Learning is Opening Up a Whole New Opportunity

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman says that “machine learning is opening up a whole new opportunity” for the company to organize 50 million items into a discovery platform that makes buying an enjoyable experience and also is profitable for sellers.

Etsy Fails to Hit Quarterly Revenue Target, CEO Gets the Boot

E-commerce site Etsy had to cut its workforce by 8% and fired its CEO, Chad Dickerson, after failing to hit its first quarter revenue targets. The statement on the first quarter earnings reported revenues of $96.9 million, just below the…

Etsy Announces Site-Building Tool ‘Pattern,’ Redesigned Landing Pages For Shops

Etsy made two major announcements on Tuesday aimed at improving the selling experience. These are a new paid site-building tool called Pattern and a new redesigned landing page for Etsy shops called Shop Home. Pattern appears to be Etsy’s answer…

Etsy Gives Shareholders Something They Like

Investors weren’t thrilled with Etsy’s Q3 report when the company posted a net loss of $6.9 million ( 6 cents per share) and revenue of $65.7 million. On Tuesday, the company posted its Q4 and full-year 2015 financials with a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…