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Etsy Statistics: Summer Storms in August? 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.

  • autumnsarrival

    autumnsarrival says:

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

    6 years ago

  • sandcookies

    sandcookies says:

    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)

    6 years ago

  • iheartnorwegianwood

    iheartnorwegianwood says:

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

    6 years ago

  • andescruz

    andescruz says:

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

    6 years ago

  • MeadowbelleVintage

    MeadowbelleVintage says:

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

    6 years ago

  • greenhearts

    greenhearts says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • theprettypeacock

    theprettypeacock says:

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

    6 years ago

  • redheart13

    redheart13 says:

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

    6 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

    We hear you on the seller stats!

    6 years ago

  • BargainHeadbands

    BargainHeadbands says:

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

    6 years ago

  • greenhearts

    greenhearts says:

    Hearing and listening are two very different things...

    6 years ago

  • kitsandcaboodles

    kitsandcaboodles says:

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

    6 years ago

  • MarcellasExcess
  • chingteoh

    chingteoh says:

    happy to know that.

    6 years ago

  • julietaromano

    julietaromano says:

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

    6 years ago

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 says:

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

    6 years ago

  • mamabetsy

    mamabetsy says:

    Great info! Thanks Etsy.

    6 years ago

  • kimbolina

    kimbolina says:

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

    6 years ago

  • muapurses

    muapurses says:

    Great news!

    6 years ago

  • hopestreetdesigns

    hopestreetdesigns says:

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

    6 years ago

  • IreneDesign

    IreneDesign says:

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

    6 years ago

  • RubyBeets

    RubyBeets says:

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

    6 years ago

  • Sallyent

    Sallyent says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • cuddlycozy

    cuddlycozy says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • SecretLentil

    SecretLentil says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • mustlovehomedecor

    mustlovehomedecor says:

    Thank you for the statistics.

    6 years ago

  • CricketsCreations

    CricketsCreations says:

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

    6 years ago