When someone asks what it is I want to say you know…etsy…and then stare awkwardly holding back from yelling just how important and (business) life-sustaining it is to Greg and I and millions of others. It’s like ebay but for handmade or vintage items, where you’ll find unique/creative items made or found by unique and creative people. An online marketplace where one-of-a-kind merchandise reigns supreme.
A place where Greg and I can be seen, appreciated, valued, recognized. If it didn’t exist, we would have difficulty thriving and growing. A place our furniture (and other items) can be purchased by those looking for a unique piece, by people who want to support small businesses. It’s a way for small businesses to become larger businesses. It’s a community where you can find answers and make new friends. It’s a resource for our business supplies. Some people are really missing out.
As etsy says:
“Etsy is the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace. Etsy celebrates individual creativity in design and craftsmanship by connecting unique people, stories and items in a playful and meaningful way. Etsy provides a marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods and crafting supplies.”
I was given a graphic to share showing the facts, figures, numbers behind etsy these days and I believe it to be a perfect way to show just how far etsy has come. Who loves you, etsy? (We do and we’re obviously not alone.)