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Why Etsy’s brave new economy is crumbling

Traditional Etsy stores are being forced to compete with factory-made goods, assembly-line productions, and Chinese manufacturers.  

On Aug 27, 2013 by Kevin Morris

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On Etsy, sellers guilty until proven innocent

Months after their Etsy store closed, these two sellers are still waiting for an explanation. 

On May 1, 2013 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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The top 10 most important people on Etsy in 2012

These 10 power users helped drive Etsy’s biggest, strangest, and most controversial year yet.

On Dec 25, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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The Internet saves a same-sex wedding from Hurricane Sandy

Thanks to Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson and Foursquare engineer/wedding officiant Anoop Ranganath, two women were able to get married even after Hurricane Sandy closed the City Clerk’s Office.

On Nov 1, 2012 by Kris Holt

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Meet the crafty mother behind Etsy’s first sale

On June 20, 2005, Nancy Flynn logged Etsy’s first sale—even if she didn’t know it. 

On Sep 27, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Wholesale primes Etsy for big business

Etsy Wholesale means handmade businesses can grow without growing too big for Etsy. 

On Sep 24, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Resellers continue to be Etsy’s biggest problem

Etsy has expanded its team that polices the crafts site for factory-made goods. But is it enough?

On Sep 18, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Etsy CEO gives the final word on resellers

Earlier today, Chad Dickerson answered the most pressing questions from the handmade community in a forum thread. 

On Aug 29, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Etsy may help shape U.S. small business policy

Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson urged a Senate committee to consider Etsy sellers when they write legislation that affects small businesses.

On Jul 23, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Contentious Etsy shop vanishes

Ecologica Malibu was accused of reselling factory goods on Etsy, prompting a user protest and a response from CEO Chad Dickerson. 

On Jun 5, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Etsy CEO gets embroiled in reseller controversy

The CEO, Chad Dickerson allegedly once promoted a mass-produced factory item on the handmade crafts site. Users are not happy.

On May 14, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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On eve of protest, Etsy plans to go global

A global Etsy does little to eliminate shopkeepers’ concerns.

On May 9, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Sellers up in arms against a changing Etsy

A seller offering factory-made, foreign goods has sellers taking action against “the world’s handmade marketplace.”

On Apr 27, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Etsy defends accused reseller

It’s against the rules to distribute wholesale goods on Etsy. But administrators say Ecologica Malibu is doing nothing wrong.

On Apr 24, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Etsy finally cracks down on resellers

In its strongest move yet, Etsy has hired six new team members to help identify and remove accounts that use Etsy storefronts for factory goods. 

On Feb 7, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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