I have hesitated jumping on the Etsy train… mostly because I have been so busy promoting paint. I have recently launched an Instagram store selling vintage and hand made-by me items and I am seriously considering the Etsy store. This was originally posted on “How Etsy Raped America” and has me rethinking the whole thing! I look forward to your feedback!
It seems that, for the past few years, the big flap with Etsy (if you trust social media) was a privacy issue that began in 2011 and to which details numerous blogs and links are easily available if one googles “bad press Etsy.”
But for other stores, there is a deeper concern. Recently my sister and I, both Etsy store owners, went back to Etsy’s own policy guidelines and lifted word for word the following description:
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods.
Everything on Etsy must be Handmade, Vintage, or a Craft Supply
Handmade items are designed and created by the shops that sell them. Because transparency matters on Etsy, we ask sellers to list shop members and share information about manufacturers involved in creating their items. Reselling an item you were not involved in creating is not allowed in our handmade category….
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