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Etsy Statistics: Weather Report from the Storque Newscast

Nov 1, 2007

by winenutnyc

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

What’s the weather, what’s the weather, what’s the weather like today?

We all want to know how Etsy is doing statistics-wise, and I’m here to tell you, the weather in October was great. Our original October forecast called for lots of newly listed items. The Etsy community delivered, with 376,539 new items, which is an increase of 20% over the number of new items listed in September. We expect to see over 1,000,000 items for sale on Etsy by Dec 1!

We also saw tremendous growth in shopping in October. We keep a close watch on the number of pages viewed on Etsy.com and there were 162,907,375 page views in October, a 23% increase over September. All the new items and all of that traffic generated sales of 218,455 items (20% increase), representing $2,966,160 worth of goods sold for the month (21% increase).

Perhaps most importantly we had almost 40,000 new buyers register in October.

The forecast for November is for even better growth as we lead up to the holiday season. Stay tuned!

Charles aka winenutnyc works for Etsy on the Business Operations Team.  He give a regular "weather report" full of Etsy site statistics for the Storque Newscast.

sunshine and sweetness bright yellow cute adjustable ring
sunshine and sweetness bright yellow cute adjustable ring
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Weather Machine-Print of Original Painting
Weather Machine-Print of Original Painting
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Sunny day applique zip pouch
Sunny day applique zip pouch
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28 comments

  • strumpfkunst

    strumpfkunst said 14 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing some stats!!! Seriously, hearing it from the horse's mouth, so to speak, is great. :)

  • Timeless

    Timeless said 14 years ago

    Thanks so much for the stats! It's something we sellers are always curious about.

  • ThePaintedTiger

    ThePaintedTiger said 14 years ago

    That's a 58% sell rate, but keep in mind that not all the items sold were new in October, so it is actually less. (and your own mileage will vary, depending on your craft.)

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 14 years ago

    i love these reports!

  • stephaniegibson

    stephaniegibson said 14 years ago

    Great information! Thank you. I love traffic/selling stats.

  • emmylouhelmuth

    emmylouhelmuth said 14 years ago

    YAY!

  • shoofly

    shoofly said 14 years ago

    hooray!

  • eclipse

    eclipse said 14 years ago

    "representing $2,966,160 worth of handmade goods sold for the month (21% increase)" does that number include the sales of commercial supplies and vintage categories, or were the non-handmade items subtracted to get that number? Because I know that commercial supplies is the category with the most sales so if there was $2,966,160 worth of handmade goods sold, the total sales (including non-handmade) must be much higher.

  • littleappleton

    littleappleton said 14 years ago

    Eclipse, good point!

  • moxiedesigns

    moxiedesigns said 14 years ago

    i second eclipse's question.

  • quirkybags

    quirkybags said 14 years ago

    Thank you for the stats. I will be keeping my eye on this section of The Storque!

  • thymbyldesigns

    thymbyldesigns said 14 years ago

    I third eclipe's question (though I think it's the total figure, not broken down into handmade vs. non-hanmade).

  • winenutnyc

    winenutnyc said 14 years ago

    Hi- The number is the total figure, so it does include vintage and supplies. I'll clarify it and update the story. Sorry for the confusion.

  • elegantmusings

    elegantmusings said 14 years ago

    Thanks for the update--I'm so excited that Etsy is growing!! :)

  • estherly

    estherly said 14 years ago

    I forth eclipe's question. I think it will be interesting to know the breakdown.

  • Spiderbite

    Spiderbite said 14 years ago

    Sounds like everything is sunshine and lollipops.

  • eclipse

    eclipse said 14 years ago

    Thank you for the clarification, winenutnyc

  • MoonFairy

    MoonFairy said 14 years ago

    THANK YOU!!!

  • MayaBella

    MayaBella said 14 years ago

    Awesome! A lot of my orders are from first time buyers. So exciting! Cant wait for more...

  • threegreenapples

    threegreenapples said 14 years ago

    Great news :) Thanks for the update.

  • MissPurl

    MissPurl said 14 years ago

    Thanks Charles! You give good directions from the Labs too!

  • miraartz

    miraartz said 14 years ago

    Thanks for the info and great artical. It will be great to hear more statistics in the coming months.

  • tinymeat

    tinymeat said 14 years ago

    We are a handmade (non vintage or supplies) shop and we broke our previous monthly sales total by approx. 20%. I have also noticed more buyers signing up the day of their purchase so external marketing efforts by Etsy's marketing staff are paying off. GoGoGo! Let's do it again this month.

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet said 14 years ago

    That's great to hear...thanks!

  • thymbyldesigns

    thymbyldesigns said 14 years ago

    What are the figures for new shops/sellers registered?

  • Itybitybags

    Itybitybags said 14 years ago

    Thanks for some great stats! And a even bigger thank you for using my sun pouch ♥

  • FeralGlass

    FeralGlass said 13 years ago

    That means the average price of sold items was $13.58.

  • exitera

    Hristo Hvoynev from ExiArtsConceptWorlds said 8 years ago

    It is geometric progression:)Etsy is still growing today!

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