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Etsy Statistics: February 2009 Weather Report

Mar 6, 2009

by sinoheterrero

February is a short month on days, but not on results for Etsy.  We weathered the economic storm and had a great month. As a whole the numbers were a bit lower than January, but considering the fact that we are comparing a 31 day month to a 28 day month, we are very pleased with the results.

The stats:

  • $10.2 million of goods were sold; roughly 2% higher than January’s $9.9 million.
  • That represents 682,631 items sold for the month, about the same number from January’s stats.
  • 1,140,185 new items were listed in February, down from 1,203,417 items or 5.5% vs. January.
  • 132,000 new members joined the Etsy community, down 6,000, or 5% from January.
  • 436,393,107 page views were recorded on the site, a 1.6% decrease from January.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Etsy community in February! It went by so quickly, didn’t it? Get into the March mood with some St.Patrick’s Day items below.

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

St Patrick's Day Lucky Steampunk - OOAK four clover brooch\/pin with vintage watch movement
St Patrick's Day Lucky Steampunk - OOAK four clover brooch\/pin with vintage watch movement
Saint Patrick's Favor - Hair Jewelry - Repurposed Vintage - FREE SHIPPING - ONE OF A KIND
Saint Patrick's Favor - Hair Jewelry - Repurposed Vintage - FREE SHIPPING - ONE OF A KIND
Shamrock Doily,New, Hand crocheted, made by Demet
Shamrock Doily,New, Hand crocheted, made by Demet
Lucky Horseshoe Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
Lucky Horseshoe Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
Jar of Luck - painting
Jar of Luck - painting
The Emerson Moss Terrarium
The Emerson Moss Terrarium
Luck of the Irish Shamrock Blank Card
Luck of the Irish Shamrock Blank Card
SALE SHAMROCK COOKIES-Decorated sugar cookie with rich Buttercream frosting St. Patrick's Day Goodies LIMITED TIME SALE OFFER
SALE SHAMROCK COOKIES-Decorated sugar cookie with rich Buttercream frosting St. Patrick's Day Goodies LIMITED TIME SALE OFFER
Flat Hammered Brass Brooch
Flat Hammered Brass Brooch
SALE  Vintage Bouquet necklace whole shop extra 20 percent off April 10-13
SALE Vintage Bouquet necklace whole shop extra 20 percent off April 10-13


  • SASessories

    SASessories said 7 years ago

    i had a great month for both January & February, it was surprising, thanks Etsy! Since the economy collapsed, and my local jewelry parties became fewer & less profitable, Etsy has been an answer to prayer for me and my daughter! I can only hope business continues to grow! (also, I am from a very Irish town & love St Patty's.... here are some earrings that could be FREE this weekend with my 'spring cleaning' sale....

  • jenmenkhaus

    jenmenkhaus said 7 years ago

    thanks for the info!

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 7 years ago

    I love all of choices! Thanks for the update :)

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the numbers! :) I love the porcelain kitten by Endless Whimsy! I have one and I adore it! :)

  • pambranchdesigns

    pambranchdesigns said 7 years ago

    Wow, I guess I need to get moving on my Etsy listings, so I can hitch a ride on the Etsy-success train. Times are tough, but as an incentive to my customers, shipping in the US will be free in my shop. This weekend there will be some great deals on "green" jewelry. Come check it out.

  • SanctusNatura

    SanctusNatura said 7 years ago

    Could it be because The month is shorter that the new items and new member was down from Jan?

  • novadesigns

    novadesigns said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the numbers. I would love to see the average sale ticket without including supplies.

  • dogties

    dogties said 7 years ago

    Hooray for Etsy! Rock on Handmade World. Make sure to get your Google Analytics working too, it so rocks!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 7 years ago

    Super sales figures for Esty overall ~ Personally, coming to the close of my first year with Etsy ~ my sales are very satisfying!

  • anirtak

    anirtak said 7 years ago

    Great sales figures for Februrary!! Hopefully March will be better!

  • NickAnny

    NickAnny said 7 years ago

    Are the total number of listed down because of changes in search function causing people to reconsider relisting?

  • ktmotif

    ktmotif said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the information!!! Great to know and add to my knowledge!!!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the updates. I hope spring and summer bring even more activity!

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 7 years ago

    Cool! I love the item choice with the cow and the yellow and blue eggs. Nice subtle way to portray green among the other green items.

  • Liyana

    Liyana said 7 years ago

    will work harder on this march..wii

  • SASSYspaces

    SASSYspaces said 7 years ago

    ERIN GO BRAGH!!! It's pretty dang snowy here today so I hope it clears up a bit before the big day/parade! Here's a bit of beautiful St Patty's day plant art..... enjoy...

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 7 years ago

    not baaaaad!

  • niftyknits

    niftyknits said 7 years ago

    not bad at all!

  • zombuki

    zombuki said 7 years ago

    I heart stats <3

  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm said 7 years ago

    Looking good. :o)

  • ffflowers

    ffflowers said 7 years ago

    So... downturn, what downturn?

  • Shandells

    Shandells said 7 years ago

    Fabulous for Feb, lets keep is coming for March

  • ShySiren

    ShySiren said 7 years ago

    It's great to see that the economy seems to be intact for Etsy shoppers - thanks for the numbers. I'm always eager to see them each month!

  • blythehopesvintage

    blythehopesvintage said 7 years ago

    Feb was awful for me - but I'm glad to see the majority had a great month!

  • bigbluebed

    bigbluebed said 7 years ago

    Wow! I am impressed.

  • merlinsbarkproducts

    merlinsbarkproducts said 7 years ago

    Love the stats!

  • VintageinBohemia

    VintageinBohemia said 7 years ago

    I had a pretty decent February.. I think the secret is to keep things fresh and keep YOUR own enthusiasm for what you do going!! Thank you Etsy!

  • lovepetals

    lovepetals said 7 years ago

    I am not surprised that business was down a little in the month of February. Things are crazy everywhere. But, I'm excited about finally opening my store and have to believe that somebody, somewhere will have a need for a few of my items. Keep hope Alive! Yes we can! :)

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 7 years ago


  • OverTheTop

    OverTheTop said 7 years ago

    I had a great February but a bad January, so Valentine's Day helped. I'm happy for the folks who did well. :)

  • DeNovoStyle

    DeNovoStyle said 7 years ago

    Yeeaaa Etsy!

  • beadinbythesea

    beadinbythesea said 7 years ago

    Those are still phenomenal numbers considering the economy we're in. I had both a great January and February, thanks Etsy!

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest said 7 years ago

    Etsy is truly the answer to my prayers, I agree with other Etsians here who feel the same way. I heart you big time Etsy!!

  • uncharted

    uncharted said 7 years ago

    thanks for the update

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update. Had a great month, all told - thanks!

  • kittytrishia

    kittytrishia said 7 years ago

    O! M! G! Thank you so much for featuring my hair jewelry! You just made my day!

  • Periay

    Periay said 7 years ago

    great statistic!! There is an economic crises but it is okey for Etsy..

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou said 7 years ago


  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 7 years ago

    It sure went by fast! The monthly numbers are always interesting. I'd love to see a comparison to 2008.

  • DoraArtDesignStudio

    DoraArtDesignStudio said 7 years ago

    Great incentives!

  • frugalista

    frugalista said 7 years ago

    It's great to hear we're doing so well on etsy still! Funnily though I find my personal sales are always better than etsy's, even though I'm selling quality stuff which I thought photographs well. The numbers keep my faith in this marketplace, where so many creative people live. Thanks etsy!

  • kimbuktu

    kimbuktu said 7 years ago

    Thanks for keeping us informed and encouraged.

  • jcjewelrydesign

    jcjewelrydesign said 7 years ago

    Wow, numbers are astonishing!!! Thank you for posting this stat for us!

  • dennisanderson

    dennisanderson said 7 years ago

    Whatever you guys are doing to bring in new folks to etsy, please do not stop doing it. I have so many new buyers and an unbelievable amount of return buyers. Keep up the great work.

  • jensingh

    jensingh said 7 years ago

    So great to know people are buying somewhere, somehow! Go handmade!

  • TheRoyalDetails

    TheRoyalDetails said 7 years ago

    Pretty decent considering that it was a shorter month!

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 7 years ago

    THis month has been much more fruitful than January for me! YAY!

  • pjlacasse

    pjlacasse said 7 years ago

    Not bad for a short month!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 7 years ago

    Wow, that is fantastic! I'm so happy to see Etsy steady freddy even though the economy is not so hot.

  • veryKIKI

    veryKIKI said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update! February was great for me and March is looking good so far, too.

  • LuxurySpa

    LuxurySpa said 7 years ago

    Good to hear the numbers. Thanks for keeping us informed. I'm fairly new to Etsy and have had only one sale so far, so I have nothing to compare with yet, but I'm keeping my chin up and learning new things every day. I'm glad I found this place with all the wonderful creative people and their beautiful creations.

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 7 years ago

    January was much better for me. Hopefully March gets better.

  • AdornMeJewelry

    AdornMeJewelry said 7 years ago

    February was very good to me, and so far March is no slouch, either. Thanks for keeping the channels of info open; this is all great to see, because it means that even though there might be a financial slowdown, people obviously still see the attraction (and maybe more than ever) of buying handmade. :c)

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the surprising numbers. Not bad for Etsy but bad for me. I'm so happy it's March. Hoping for more sales.

  • belaluna

    belaluna said 7 years ago

    For the month of March I will give a 20% discount to anyone who convo's me their favorite breed of dog! I'm a mad dog lover and wanted to personalize a sale. Convo with the name of the dog breed and what you would like to purchase and I will create a custom listing for you at 20% off! PS Thanks for the stats!

  • capturedimagination

    capturedimagination said 7 years ago

    I've noticed a lot less views last month compared to Jan but my sales weren't that different. I feel like I'm doing pretty good for a newbie and hopefully my numbers keep going up with Etsy's. The numbers last month really are great for the current economy, thanks Etsy!

  • PinsandNeedlesBasket

    PinsandNeedlesBasket said 7 years ago

    My mom was reading through the articles when all of the sudden she was like "That's my daughter!" Thank you so much for using my Happy Go Lucky Neckwarmer!

  • endlesswhimsy

    endlesswhimsy said 7 years ago

    I had an okay month - considering I have been hard at work at the porcelain kitties!

  • joycetruck

    joycetruck said 7 years ago

    Don't forget daylight savings time this weekend! March 14th is SPRING FORWARD!

  • Oggi

    Oggi said 7 years ago

    Wow! I knew Etsy was huge, but I had no idea that we're talking REALLY huge numbers! Fantastic!! Especially since the worldwide economical situation. I'm sure we owe it to the friendly community over here!

  • PlutosGiftShop

    PlutosGiftShop said 7 years ago

    New to etsy but, so excited about the stats!!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    i lu stats...thanks etsy... u all r rockin!

  • cookieconcepts

    cookieconcepts said 7 years ago

    The stats are encouraging! I am a newbie-2 sales so far, but I am learning a lot and loving it!

  • moderncard

    moderncard said 7 years ago



    CASTCOUTURE said 7 years ago

    thats awesome! p.s check out my shop for some gorgeous green dresses, perfect for st pattys day!

  • mloartwear

    mloartwear said 7 years ago

    thank you for the stats. Is that possible to separate the newcomers as buyers only and sellers?

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 7 years ago

    decent Feb, half in sales from Jan, but I'm a happy camper

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 7 years ago

    Yeah Etsy!!!

  • shadethatlamp

    shadethatlamp said 7 years ago

    That's Awesome!!

  • VictorianInspired

    VictorianInspired said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update :)

  • LoveLambie

    LoveLambie said 7 years ago

    Woo just found this article through one of my lovely buyers - thanks a mill for including my shamrock seeds as a St Patrick item. St Patricks day is a huge day of celebration here in Dublin, one day where we can forget all our money woes this year maybe? please visit for handmade in Ireland crafts and treats. Sending everyone luck of the irish for lots of sales in March 09 :)

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 7 years ago

    Would be interested in reading sales breakdown by categories: handmade, vintage, supplies as well as categories within handmade merchandise. Is that info available to seller anywhere?

  • rctees

    rctees said 7 years ago

    I am equally new and amazed!! Just glad I got on the ETSY wagon!!

  • rikkicondon

    rikkicondon said 7 years ago

    Thank you for this info..I can't help wondering how everyone is doing. I haven't stopped shopping at Etsy,that's for sure.

  • nichan

    nichan said 7 years ago

    agree with asundrynotion... I also would like to know the sales each category, especially for handmade...

  • LoveAppleBoutique

    LoveAppleBoutique said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the stats. Hopefully march sales will be much better for everyone.

  • ManoCelebrates

    ManoCelebrates said 7 years ago

    Things are not working out for me at all, but nice to know other people ar doing well.

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 7 years ago

    yay! the scrantonn st patricks day parade is coming up next weekend! great things to buy for it here.

  • andrewsreclaimed

    andrewsreclaimed said 7 years ago

    AAALLLRIGHT! Great job, Etsy! It's time I add more things to my shop and prepare for an awesome spring. Andrew

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 7 years ago

    Cool stuff.

  • LollyBopBaby

    LollyBopBaby said 7 years ago

    It's neat to be able to see the sales information. The etsy name is getting out there! Yeah!

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 7 years ago

    Thanks etsy- February was really good to me, of course it IS wedding season... I love these stat reports.

  • atticusfinchnz

    atticusfinchnz said 7 years ago

    Hearing about the global recession every day can get you down, so it's very uplifting and encouraging to see Etsy is holding up so well! Good to be part of it!

  • funkeyfinds

    funkeyfinds said 7 years ago

    oh its good to see green!

  • 360Jewels

    360Jewels said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the stat. I always keep track of your report on ETSY Stat. Will be nice if you could provide Traffic Intensity by hour maybe by US visitors and the rest of the world visitors. Good Picks on St.Patrick items

  • davidgiffin

    davidgiffin said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the stats!

  • beadartjewelrysupply

    beadartjewelrysupply said 7 years ago

    I was busier than I thought I would be in February, so I'm pleased...thanks for the info....

  • SassySashadoxie

    SassySashadoxie said 7 years ago

    Feb stats are ok and better than I thought they would be, but I suspect March will be a lot better. At least, they are better for me this month so far.

  • monstergallery

    monstergallery said 7 years ago

    feb has always been the worst months for me, but i think i did okay this round!

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