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Etsy Statistics: Summer Storms in August?

Sep 9, 2008

by winenutnyc handmade and vintage goods

…We avoided them last month! August was another month of good stats, and August 15th was the biggest day we’ve ever had: 18,484 items sold for a total of $287,000!   

Here are August’s key numbers, all of which represent the highest total ever for their categories:

  • $7.55 million of goods sold — a 6.5% increase over July.  
  • That represents 516,600 items sold, a 6.1% increase from July’s stats.
  • 869,000 new items were listed, up from 813,000 items last month, a 6.9% increase.  
  • 96,100 new members joined the Etsy community, including 18,300 new sellers, both increases in sellers and buyers from last month.  
  • 340,000,000 page views were recorded on the site — a 4.9% increase.  

Thanks to everyone in the Etsy community for all of their hard work in August!

Curious about how other months compare? Check out our past Weather Reports for more statistics.

The Calm Before the Storm - 12x12 Art Photography
The Calm Before the Storm - 12x12 Art Photography
August storm , Original Signed Art Photograph 8.5x11 inches
August storm , Original Signed Art Photograph 8.5x11 inches
Lightning over Lake Mead (M)
Lightning over Lake Mead (M)
August Light, Original Landscape Collage Painting on Paper
August Light, Original Landscape Collage Painting on Paper
August Eve - Stained Glass Sculpture Garden Art
August Eve - Stained Glass Sculpture Garden Art
SUMMER TIME IN THE CITY  - 8x8 Fine Art Photographic Print
SUMMER TIME IN THE CITY - 8x8 Fine Art Photographic Print
Metallic Swings
Metallic Swings


  • autumnsarrival

    autumnsarrival said 13 years ago

    WOW! Great stats! So good to see!! The finds shown are also amazing! Love the sunflowers!! Both of them!

  • sandcookies

    sandcookies said 13 years ago

    HOLY smokes! I really did not realize that etsy as a site was selling in the millions [each month]. AWESOME:) Incredible photos in this treasury as well (I will come visit often:) to admire)

  • iheartnorwegianwood

    iheartnorwegianwood said 13 years ago

    18 000 new sellers in one month is INCREDIBLE!!! 96 000 new members is absolutely out of this world!

  • andescruz

    andescruz said 13 years ago

    wow those stats are amazing! when will the sellers have access and tools with the stats so we can track our own successes?

  • MeadowbelleVintage

    MeadowbelleVintage said 13 years ago

    Nice work everyone. I'm glad to hear that the Etsy word is getting out there--obviously!

  • greenhearts

    greenhearts said 13 years ago

    A 59% sales rate sounds good, but that might mean some shops are selling 92% of their listed items and others are selling 12%. Or that they had to renew 5 times to sell an item. Stats people. To be quite honest I am a little bit selfish, and far mor interested in how I am doing than corporate etsy.

  • theprettypeacock

    theprettypeacock said 13 years ago

    Love seeing stats! Nice! Love that the new members (hopefully tons of buyers!) are coming in swarms!

  • redheart13

    redheart13 said 13 years ago

    Wow that is pretty awesome, I had three sales on the 15th. Neato.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 13 years ago

    We hear you on the seller stats!

  • BargainHeadbands

    BargainHeadbands said 13 years ago

    It is great to think that I'm part of that! Great ;) Thanks for sharing!

  • greenhearts

    greenhearts said 13 years ago

    Hearing and listening are two very different things...

  • kitsandcaboodles

    kitsandcaboodles said 13 years ago

    Very impressive Etsy! But I'm with you greenhearts, I'd like to know how MY shop did! :)

  • MarcellasExcess

    MarcellasExcess said 13 years ago


  • chingteoh

    chingteoh said 13 years ago

    happy to know that.

  • julietaromano

    julietaromano said 13 years ago

    cant believe it!!! congrats for every member!! love the metallic swings

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 13 years ago

    Awesome stats. It's great to be part of a growing community like Etsy. :)

  • mamabetsy

    mamabetsy said 13 years ago

    Great info! Thanks Etsy.

  • kimbolina

    kimbolina said 13 years ago

    we are really moving up in the world! Congrats everyone!!

  • muapurses

    muapurses said 13 years ago

    Great news!

  • hopestreetdesigns

    hopestreetdesigns said 13 years ago

    Wow! Congrats to all the sellers and thanks to all the buyers!

  • IreneDesign

    IreneDesign said 13 years ago

    Thanks for posting these! It's always nice to know what is going on (especially when it looks like that!)

  • RubyBeets

    RubyBeets said 13 years ago

    I love to read the monthly stats! I love them best because they continue to show the great success of etsy!

  • Sallyent

    Sallyent said 13 years ago

    It's fab to see so much success for August. It would be really useful too if you could also share gaps and downtrends so we know where we can all pick up and improve as well.

  • cuddlycozy

    cuddlycozy said 13 years ago

    Glad to receive my first stats! Since I just opened in August, I am looking forward to becoming a part of the sales increase:0) Congrats to all of you!

  • SecretLentil

    SecretLentil said 13 years ago

    here's a thought: would you include the average item sale price in this report? every month when you post this, we have a few forum posts where we figure out the average price. but frankly, i'm an artist not a mathemetician. plus, i'm lazy. thanks.

  • mustlovehomedecor

    mustlovehomedecor said 13 years ago

    Thank you for the statistics.

  • CricketsCreations

    CricketsCreations said 13 years ago

    Okay, so thanks to my trusty calculator, that looks like an average sale price of $14.61 Celeste (Crickets)

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