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Etsy Statistics: February 2009 Weather Report

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

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.

  • SASessories

    SASessories says:

    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.... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20958490)

    6 years ago

  • jenmenkhaus

    jenmenkhaus says:

    thanks for the info!

    6 years ago

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 says:

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

    6 years ago

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind says:

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

    6 years ago

  • pambranchdesigns

    pambranchdesigns says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • SanctusNatura

    SanctusNatura says:

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

    6 years ago

  • novadesigns

    novadesigns says:

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

    6 years ago

  • dogties

    dogties says:

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

    6 years ago

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch says:

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

    6 years ago

  • anirtak

    anirtak says:

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

    6 years ago

  • NickAnny

    NickAnny says:

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

    6 years ago

  • ktmotif

    ktmotif says:

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

    6 years ago

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose says:

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

    6 years ago

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • Liyana

    Liyana says:

    will work harder on this march..wii

    6 years ago

  • SASSYspaces

    SASSYspaces says:

    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... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21933407

    6 years ago

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo says:

    not baaaaad!

    6 years ago

  • niftyknits

    niftyknits says:

    not bad at all!

    6 years ago

  • zombuki

    zombuki says:

    I heart stats <3

    6 years ago

  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm says:

    Looking good. :o)

    6 years ago

  • ffflowers

    ffflowers says:

    So... downturn, what downturn?

    6 years ago

  • Shandells

    Shandells says:

    Fabulous for Feb, lets keep is coming for March

    6 years ago

  • ShySiren

    ShySiren says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • blythehopesvintage

    blythehopesvintage says:

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

    6 years ago

  • bigbluebed

    bigbluebed says:

    Wow! I am impressed.

    6 years ago

  • merlinsbarkproducts

    merlinsbarkproducts says:

    Love the stats!

    6 years ago

  • VintageinBohemia

    VintageinBohemia says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • lovepetals

    lovepetals says:

    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! :)

    6 years ago

  • 1AEON

    1AEON says:

    fantastic!!!

    6 years ago

  • OverTheTop

    OverTheTop says:

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

    6 years ago

  • DeNovoStyle

    DeNovoStyle says:

    Yeeaaa Etsy!

    6 years ago

  • beadinbythesea

    beadinbythesea says:

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

    6 years ago

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest says:

    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!!

    6 years ago

  • uncharted

    uncharted says:

    thanks for the update

    6 years ago

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural says:

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

    6 years ago

  • kittytrishia

    kittytrishia says:

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

    6 years ago

  • Periay

    Periay says:

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

    6 years ago

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou says:

    Thanks!

    6 years ago

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy says:

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

    6 years ago

  • DoraArtDesignStudio

    DoraArtDesignStudio says:

    Great incentives!

    6 years ago

  • frugalista

    frugalista says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • kimbuktu

    kimbuktu says:

    Thanks for keeping us informed and encouraged.

    6 years ago

  • jcjewelrydesign

    jcjewelrydesign says:

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

    6 years ago

  • dennisanderson

    dennisanderson says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • jensingh

    jensingh says:

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

    6 years ago

  • TheRoyalDetails

    TheRoyalDetails says:

    Pretty decent considering that it was a shorter month!

    6 years ago

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden says:

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

    6 years ago

  • pjlacasse

    pjlacasse says:

    Not bad for a short month!

    6 years ago

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese says:

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

    6 years ago

  • veryKIKI

    veryKIKI says:

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

    6 years ago

  • LuxurySpa

    LuxurySpa says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes says:

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

    6 years ago

  • AdornMeJewelry

    AdornMeJewelry says:

    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)

    6 years ago

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds says:

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

    6 years ago

  • belaluna

    belaluna says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • capturedimagination

    capturedimagination says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • PinsandNeedlesBasket

    PinsandNeedlesBasket says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • endlesswhimsy

    endlesswhimsy says:

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

    6 years ago

  • joycetruck

    joycetruck says:

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

    6 years ago

  • Oggi

    Oggi says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • PlutosGiftShop

    PlutosGiftShop says:

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

    6 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

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

    6 years ago

  • cookieconcepts

    cookieconcepts says:

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

    6 years ago

  • moderncard

    moderncard says:

    Wow!

    6 years ago

  • CASTCOUTURE

    CASTCOUTURE says:

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

    6 years ago

  • mloartwear

    mloartwear says:

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

    6 years ago

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry says:

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

    6 years ago

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard says:

    Yeah Etsy!!!

    6 years ago

  • shadethatlamp

    shadethatlamp says:

    That's Awesome!!

    6 years ago

  • VictorianInspired

    VictorianInspired says:

    Thanks for the update :)

    6 years ago

  • LoveLambie

    LoveLambie says:

    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 http://lovelambie.etsy.com for handmade in Ireland crafts and treats. Sending everyone luck of the irish for lots of sales in March 09 :)

    6 years ago

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion says:

    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?

    6 years ago

  • rctees

    rctees says:

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

    6 years ago

  • rikkicondon

    rikkicondon says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • nichan

    nichan says:

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

    6 years ago

  • LoveAppleBoutique

    LoveAppleBoutique says:

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

    6 years ago

  • ManoCelebrates

    ManoCelebrates says:

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

    6 years ago

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts says:

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

    6 years ago

  • andrewsreclaimed

    andrewsreclaimed says:

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

    6 years ago

  • BluCille

    BluCille says:

    Cool stuff.

    6 years ago

  • LollyBopBaby

    LollyBopBaby says:

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

    6 years ago

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro says:

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

    6 years ago

  • atticusfinchnz

    atticusfinchnz says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • funkeyfinds

    funkeyfinds says:

    oh its good to see green!

    6 years ago

  • 360Jewels

    360Jewels says:

    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

    6 years ago

  • davidgiffin

    davidgiffin says:

    Thanks for the stats!

    6 years ago

  • beadartjewelrysupply

    beadartjewelrysupply says:

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

    6 years ago

  • SassySashadoxie

    SassySashadoxie says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • monstergallery

    monstergallery says:

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

    6 years ago