Etsy News Blog

Etsy Celebrates Highest Day of Sales in History handmade and vintage goods

At Etsy, we pride ourselves on being a community driven by interactions among real people. These values are more timely than ever. Our growth rates this year, particularly our record-breaking holiday numbers, confirm that Etsy’s vision of commerce is flourishing. More and more, big-box retail experiences are becoming impersonal, frustrating, and even dangerous — pepper-sprayed while shopping? Many online shopping venues focus purely on price and convenience. Instead, Etsy focuses on one-to-one exchanges. We connect individuals around the world to creative, independent business owners who provide an array of unique, one-of-a-kind goods.

On Monday, November 28, 2011, Etsy sellers sold a record amount of goods, resulting in a single-day sales record for the community. Today, the community is on track to meet that number again, and we expect that more days will top the charts before the end of the year. We’re excited about this growth because it reflects the success of hundreds of thousands of businesses run by real people. In fact, the number of shops with sales on Cyber Monday increased by 61 percent compared to last year, and average sales per shop increased 11 percent.

Reports for the retail industry have indicated that, on average, Cyber Monday sales for 2011 were up anywhere from 15 to 30 percent over last year. For the Etsy marketplace overall, sales increased by more than 80 percent over 2010, and the rate of growth in the past year significantly exceeded the rate from 2009 to 2010.

Additionally, more than 15 million visitors came to the site between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, representing a strong surge in shoppers looking for handmade, personal gifts this holiday season and a vote of confidence for the values that Etsy represents.

More shoppers than ever are using Etsy’s mobile products and the growth in sales driven by mobile has been spectacular. Over Thanksgiving weekend, millions of people visited Etsy shops via mobile devices, almost 350 percent higher than last year’s traffic, and that number continues to climb. We’re thrilled that shoppers and sellers are using mobile devices and new products like our iPhone app to interact and connect, anywhere they are, any time they want to.

This holiday season, at a time when many people are struggling and some are even questioning the very foundations of our economy, Etsy provides an alternate vision of commerce, one where people matter most. Thank you for working with us to make this vision a reality.

Congratulations to the entire Etsy community on your success!

  • StudioBotanica

    StudioBotanica says:

    Wow, this is amazing news! So glad to be a buyer and a seller here!

    3 years ago

  • welchva

    welchva says:

    wow...that's amazing.

    3 years ago

  • NaturalBathingCo

    NaturalBathingCo says:

    This is great news! Congrats to everyone who made those sales and fingers crossed it carries on growing like you said

    3 years ago

  • SheepishKnitCrochet

    SheepishKnitCrochet says:

    That is so amazing! Congratulations everyone! Hooray for supporting handmade goods and small businesses.

    3 years ago

  • Jalycme

    Jalycme says:

    That is awesome news! =D

    3 years ago

  • anandabalms

    anandabalms says:

    Congratulations to all those who were part of these stats, alas, in both of my shops views were way down and zero sales. Perhaps next year.

    3 years ago

  • Midnightcreations

    Midnightcreations says:

    Oddly Monday was quiet for sales but not views, the weekend was good...Yay etsy!

    3 years ago

  • thememorygallery

    thememorygallery says:

    November has been my best month so far this year - couldn't be happier!

    3 years ago

  • robinzebley

    robinzebley says:

    I did fantastic in my three shops yesterday! Loving Etsy more and more!

    3 years ago

  • NSpottery

    NSpottery says:

    Yay for handmade!!! :D

    3 years ago

  • GwenDelicious

    GwenDelicious says:

    fantastic news!!

    3 years ago

  • robinzebley

    robinzebley says:

    ...and vintage! Most of my sales were vintage, and boy, were they!

    3 years ago

  • VeryEnchanting

    VeryEnchanting says:

    Yay for all of us!

    3 years ago

  • traveller240

    traveller240 says:

    Fabulous news, thanks for the report and congrats to all!

    3 years ago

  • MagicalMeGifties

    MagicalMeGifties says:

    Congratulations everybody on all of those sales!

    3 years ago

  • jennasaurusfun

    jennasaurusfun says:

    So wonderful! I had a couple sales over the weekend and am so thankful for an amazing place like Etsy to get my stuff out there! <3

    3 years ago

  • gothicreations

    gothicreations says:

    very impressive. I had a great weekend in views and sales.

    3 years ago

  • NorthernGirlJewelry

    NorthernGirlJewelry says:

    Fantastic news, thanks for sharing. Happy to have been a part of it. :)

    3 years ago

  • EmilyWiserJewelry

    EmilyWiserJewelry says:

    Great news! :) a wonderful thanksgiving holiday

    3 years ago

  • BowWowzerZ

    BowWowzerZ says:

    Is it any wonder? Retail sales are booming all over the place. Etsy should be no exception. My personal site sales are off the chart this month. Hopefully this is a sign that things are improving for all of us.

    3 years ago

  • bstudio

    bstudio says:

    Wonderful news! My sales over the weekend made this month my 2nd best this year and I reached my 400th sale mark!

    3 years ago

  • jhfabriccreations

    jhfabriccreations says:

    Great news.

    3 years ago

  • wileyvalentine

    wileyvalentine says:

    woohoo!! So proud to be a part of it! xoxo

    3 years ago

  • yummyandcompany
  • rustiqueart

    rustiqueart says:

    It was a very good day indeed and this trend is continuing. I'm very pleased with the direction the handmade industry in taking. Shoppers are finally realizing that they have the power to spend their money where they will get the best value for their money and outstanding customer service.

    3 years ago

  • jhfabriccreations

    jhfabriccreations says:

    I see we can't edit these comments. Meant to add... Chad - is there a guest checkout in the works? I bet that would significantly increase the already super numbers! Maybe even double them. :)

    3 years ago

  • BarefootLake

    BarefootLake says:

    That's fantastic! So thankful and excited to be a part of it!

    3 years ago

  • Urbanethnic

    Urbanethnic says:

    What wonderful news! ^_^

    3 years ago

  • lifeartdesigns

    lifeartdesigns says:

    Glad to see this! A guest checkout would be great!

    3 years ago

  • ndnchick

    ndnchick says:

    That's awesome. :)

    3 years ago

  • katieblairdesigns

    katieblairdesigns says:

    Yay! Congratulations to everyone on the sales. Here's to a great finish for the rest of the year!

    3 years ago

  • MISfitted

    MISfitted says:


    3 years ago

  • leslieholz

    leslieholz says:

    Just proves that the personal connection is still alive and well!

    3 years ago

  • maechevrette

    maechevrette says:

    This is so exciting.. and definitely due in large part to all the positive changes Etsy has made over the last year, including making the site easier to navigate for buyers and shops easier to run for sellers. Thanks Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • maybeads

    maybeads says:

    I had a good day, but really because of one regular customer. Congrats to everyone on the good sales!

    3 years ago

  • studiolana

    studiolana says:

    too bad I am not a part of it... But ETSY success is my success, so I am really happy for everyone! :)))

    3 years ago

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord says:

    That is great!

    3 years ago

  • Candidate

    Candidate says:


    3 years ago

  • V777

    V777 says:

    i had a few sales myself, thank you Etsy

    3 years ago

  • DaveHulteenDesign

    DaveHulteenDesign says:

    That's awesome! Happy to be a part of a record breaking day!

    3 years ago

  • Suzie4Eyes

    Suzie4Eyes says:

    It's exciting to be a part of Etsy! Congratulations to all!

    3 years ago

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy says:

    those numbers are amazing. i don't know what the increase in number of shoppers from last year might be, but i think the new search made a big difference for my shop. revenue was much higher this cyber monday than in 2010.

    3 years ago

  • ninisnotions

    ninisnotions says:

    Great news!! -- A guest checkout would be wonderful!!

    3 years ago

  • PeriniDesigns

    PeriniDesigns says:

    Congrats to all and many thanks to all our customers! All I want for a guest checkout option!

    3 years ago

  • Squier

    Squier says:

    Awesome news!

    3 years ago

  • elisemahan

    elisemahan says:

    love it, congrats!

    3 years ago

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia says:

    *Etsy High Fives* all around!

    3 years ago

  • whyte

    whyte says:


    3 years ago

  • fergusod

    fergusod says:

    Great news thanks for sharing this!

    3 years ago

  • kgarnerdesigns

    kgarnerdesigns says:

    Awesome news! It was a great weekend!

    3 years ago

  • HomeStudio

    HomeStudio says:


    3 years ago

  • GardenHomeArt

    GardenHomeArt says:

    Great news, congrats to all! Am particularly proud to be part of a handmade, made with love and care community.

    3 years ago

  • RedMarionette

    RedMarionette says:

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to all of us and especially Etsy for without we wouldn't be able to make such an awesome community possible! Hooray!

    3 years ago

  • magicjelly

    magicjelly says:

    I'd love to see the stats on average sales per seller and how that has changed over the last few years.

    3 years ago

  • MollyFinds

    MollyFinds says:

    Congrats all it was a wonderful weekend for handmade and vintage indeed

    3 years ago

  • TheWallaroo

    TheWallaroo says:

    I'm so glad for everyone. I know my store had crazy number of views and sales over the weekend and other sellers experienced that as well. Congratulations to you! I had lots of fun and it was an intense shopping/selling experience. Hopefully we can all step it up again for next year and keep communicating among each other so that sellers who did not get lots of views/sales can make the changes they need to 'join the party'. As always, the forums were a great source for this type of information. :)

    3 years ago

  • TesoroDelSol

    TesoroDelSol says:

    That's amazing to hear!! Congratz to everyone and to Etsy. :)

    3 years ago

  • buffalogirls

    buffalogirls says:

    Great! I had a great weekend. Started on Wednesday and did not let up till Sunday. Yeah!!!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • sasta10

    sasta10 says:

    Great news, I am fairly new here, just made 2 sales. I am a fan of vintage items and I love Etsy and I will stay with them forever.

    3 years ago

  • buffalogirls

    buffalogirls says:

    I had a great weekend, started on Wednesday and did not let up till Sunday evening. Hurray! Could you please clarify on the number of visitors - 15 million over the weekend. Is that 15 million unique visitors or is that all visitors.

    3 years ago

  • janeeroberti

    janeeroberti says:

    Yay! I had a great weekend too. Now I have to make everything that was ordered. Congrats to all!

    3 years ago

  • molehilltreasures

    molehilltreasures says:

    It has been a great few days! This report is so encouraging!

    3 years ago

  • nettesneedle

    nettesneedle says:

    I see Etsy mentioned frequently on TV and in magazines, fantastic news.

    3 years ago

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading says:

    I believe it! Thank you Etsy you made my family's Christmas It was my biggest day ever. I sold 10 times what I sold last year! (literally)

    3 years ago

  • KittysCreation

    KittysCreation says:

    awesome news! Wish my shop had been part of those numbers, but oh well maybe next year.

    3 years ago

  • OnceUponAGem

    OnceUponAGem says:

    My best month so far.....

    3 years ago

  • SilverLotusDesigns

    SilverLotusDesigns says:

    Congrats to everyone on a job well done, promoting shops and bringing more people to etsy! Hoping for many more record days before the Holiday season is up. Thanks etsy~you rock!

    3 years ago

  • frankideas

    frankideas says:

    best month for me so far - so thrilled seems seem to be looking better -fingers crossed it continues!!

    3 years ago

  • KitchenGoodies

    KitchenGoodies says:

    Great news indeed!

    3 years ago

  • artlife

    artlife says:


    3 years ago

  • oldworldprimitives
  • ClaudiaLord

    ClaudiaLord says:

    I'd love to see a breakdown of these statistics (and the regular monthly statistics) that shows the numbers for handmade, vintage and supplies separately.

    3 years ago

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal says:

    Great news! Maybe people are starting to realize that the uniqueness of an Etsy product is better than the mass produced items at the big box shops?

    3 years ago

  • ckstitches

    ckstitches says:

    Love this article! I had great sales over the weekend...glad the success is site-wide! So happy to be part of a fun, creative community.

    3 years ago

  • AeridesDesigns

    AeridesDesigns says:

    The whole weekend was awesome - thanks!

    3 years ago

  • Culinarium

    Culinarium says:

    YAY... we broke the 10K sales marker somewhere between Black Friday & Cyber Monday, and we haven't even been in business a year yet! Thank you Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • sarantos

    sarantos says:

    Etsy could be making so much more if they would: 1. Allow a limited account guest checkout. 2. Return the scrolling most recent items to the top of relevancy. 3. Create a user friendly BUY page that is more intuitive to new users. What success we have now is being done despite those obstacles. Try it for ONE month and see. I dare you. :)

    3 years ago

  • LinasStitch

    LinasStitch says:

    Awesome! It was a record breaker for me too. Thanks Etsy!!

    3 years ago

  • HarrysGirls

    HarrysGirls says:

    Didn't sell a thing!

    3 years ago

  • sincerelyearth

    sincerelyearth says:

    Awesome! That is great news!

    3 years ago

  • ekonkar8

    ekonkar8 says:

    " Etsy provides an alternate vision of commerce, one where people matter most. " _______________________________________________________ Etsy, please don't forget that YOUR customers, the sellers, are people too, and we should matter most to you.

    3 years ago

  • BloomingTulip

    BloomingTulip says:

    I'd be interested to know how those sales were spread out. So many sellers said they had no sales. I wonder if it was fewer sellers who were getting more sales, as opposed to spreading that love around to more sellers with more sales.

    3 years ago

  • IndulgentDesigns

    IndulgentDesigns says:

    This is amazing- I am so proud to have been a part! [It was my shop's highest day of sales too!!]

    3 years ago

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar says:

    So happy to be a part of this

    3 years ago

  • CarriersCozyCottage

    CarriersCozyCottage says:

    Wonderful news ! I only wish that my sales for the year so far were Not 1/4 of what I earned last year. This year for me has been very sad. Had a few sales this month finally but honestly I am not even near what I made last year at this time.

    3 years ago

  • JLynnSupplies

    JLynnSupplies says:

    am I the only one to notice that this post gives no real numbers? How many sales took place? What was the value of those sales? This post tells us nothing. How can we compare this year to last when they do not tell us what this year was?

    3 years ago

  • Gypsymoondesigns

    Gypsymoondesigns says:

    Great news! Chad I appreciate your updates.

    3 years ago

  • tabithastrinkets

    tabithastrinkets says:

    Wow! How exciting! This is my first holiday season with Etsy and I'm enjoying the thrill of having customers appreciate my handmade pieces!

    3 years ago

  • ThePhotoImpression

    ThePhotoImpression says:

    Encouraging news! Congratulations to everyone. Well-deserved. Hats off to handmade!

    3 years ago

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue says:

    I did a TON of sales! Thanks to my creative marketing, and social networks I rocked it. THANK YOU ETSY for being the most awesome encouraging amazing venue. You have changed my life in so many positive ways. xoxo!

    3 years ago

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue says:

    P.S. Thanks again for creating the free shipping coupon. It's been such a great promo!

    3 years ago

  • MidwestAlchemy
  • compassionmalas

    compassionmalas says:

    This is good news, definitely! It was funny to read that going shopping in the real world (malls, etc.) is dangerous. I hope not! Let's just say that what you'll find on Etsy is unique and heartfelt and that you don't have to fight for parking. Ho ho ho!

    3 years ago

  • AstoriaLane

    AstoriaLane says:

    That is wonderfl news. Glad to be a part of Etsy's growth.

    3 years ago

  • ElviaPerrin

    ElviaPerrin says:

    That is wonderful news!!! Hope the growth continues & people continue to discover the talent & unique items on Etsy :0)

    3 years ago

  • katherinesongonline
  • tripletrouble

    tripletrouble says:

    Etsy is the most awesome place to shop and even better to sell! Thank you etsy!

    3 years ago

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket says:

    Yea! ..much thanks to etsy!

    3 years ago

  • brandikorte

    brandikorte says:

    How exciting! I know I had a great day in my shop. I'm pumped.

    3 years ago

  • JetJewels

    JetJewels says:


    3 years ago

  • homesweetsigns

    homesweetsigns says:

    That is great new.

    3 years ago

  • GrandmasJunkDrawer

    GrandmasJunkDrawer says:

    Hmmm, well congrats for Etsy. For me, I only had 2 sales this month. This is the worst year overall, I have ever had selling on Etsy.

    3 years ago

  • WickedClayGirl

    WickedClayGirl says:


    3 years ago

  • woolguy

    woolguy says:

    And thanks to the folks that kept the site up & running during this considerable traffic increase - well done!

    3 years ago

  • HouseHoldWords

    HouseHoldWords says:

    hooray! grats to all.

    3 years ago

  • happyhound

    happyhound says:

    150% increase this month over November last year- thanks Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • riricreations

    riricreations says:

    It was my best day EVER by far in 3 years of selling here~ happy holidays!!!

    3 years ago

  • inthisinstance

    inthisinstance says:

    Wow! That is fantastic. Nice work etsy!

    3 years ago

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead says:

    Thanks for promoting the value of shopping with small idie businesses, Chad, and WOOO HOO for the sales! This is a great trend!

    3 years ago

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis says:

    Awesome etsy! I've had my best month ever ~ thanks for all the improvements :)

    3 years ago

  • lauraslastditch

    lauraslastditch says:

    Thanks, Etsy! As a refugee from the 'Bay, I'm pleased, so far, with my first Christmas season on Etsy. Yesterday was pretty good, today has been great, and there are still three hours to go!

    3 years ago

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 says:

    "More shoppers than ever are using Etsy’s mobile products and the growth in sales driven by mobile has been spectacular. "________if this is true, then ads should transfer to the mobile devices: I paid for a showcase on Friday that ONLY showed up on-line, not on my phone. That should be made clear if you continue to sell ad space: that the ad is limited, and not transferable to the mobile Etsy.

    3 years ago

  • OneStitch

    OneStitch says:

    did fantastic in sales in both shop!!

    3 years ago

  • jessejanes

    jessejanes says:

    Great sales all weekend long! Good luck to everyone for a very plentiful season! ;0)

    3 years ago

  • torynova

    torynova says:

    LOL what sales?

    3 years ago

  • TreadleRecycler

    TreadleRecycler says:

    Go Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • TamsyTrends

    TamsyTrends says:

    Yay! Congrats to Etsy and to all the sellers who had sales this weekend! Good luck to all this holiday season!

    3 years ago

  • CaseysCozys

    CaseysCozys says:

    The etsy community is a truly wonderful thing, I am really thankful for how it has changed my life and allows me to stay at home with my kids =] And get as well as give REALLY cool one of a kind stuff! Casondra

    3 years ago

  • rakubuttons

    rakubuttons says:

    15 million visitors ! Just so you can adjust your numbers, I think half of those were mine, checking my shop ;~}

    3 years ago

  • BreeLeeD

    BreeLeeD says:

    Awesome news!

    3 years ago

  • 2chicdesigns

    2chicdesigns says:

    Great News! I had a great weekend in my shop over the weekend!

    3 years ago

  • isitsecretisitsafe

    isitsecretisitsafe says:

    This is great! I've definitely noticed things picking up the past few weeks!

    3 years ago

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux says:

    Good news. Thanks Chad.

    3 years ago

  • Birdartist

    Birdartist says:

    Proud to be a part of the overall success in my own small way. I made sales on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. I did particularly well on Sunday and Tuesday, but only a single, small sale on Monday. Funny that cyber Monday was my weakest day, but the other two days were strong! I'm so glad to see sales picking up for so many, and wish everyone the best of luck this holiday season!

    3 years ago

  • deltamoonsoap

    deltamoonsoap says:

    Congratulations everyone! Here's to more stellar days for everyone!

    3 years ago

  • RyensMarketplace

    RyensMarketplace says:

    Best month ever for me. Congratulations to all and here's looking forward to more record breaking days ahead!

    3 years ago

  • JustJaynes

    JustJaynes says:

    Monday was a record-breaking day for me, too.

    3 years ago

  • MySweetieBean

    MySweetieBean says:

    Woohoo for Etsy! November has been my best month this year - coupled with my elf slippers showing up on Etsy's Facebook page (WOW on the views and sales) and this past holiday weekend, I can't believe all the views, hearts and sales! =) Here's to everybody's continued success, and Etsy growing and keeping up with an ever-changing marketplace.

    3 years ago

  • AlwaysAMemory

    AlwaysAMemory says:

    That's great! October and November have been my best sales months so far! Congrats to Etsy and me ;-)

    3 years ago

  • AlwaysAMemory

    AlwaysAMemory says:

    Thank You Etsy! <3

    3 years ago

  • ccdoodle

    ccdoodle says:

    Awesome news Etsy! :) Can't wait for next year!

    3 years ago

  • suenan1

    suenan1 says:

    Congrats to all the artisans on Etsy who are having successful holiday sales! I bought quite a few special gifts from this community and will continue to do so! Etsy: Please be diligent in removing some of the "factory" shops on your site. Protect the true artisans! BTW, LOVE the ability to shop locally on your site!

    3 years ago

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony says:

    this is so exciting! thank you!

    3 years ago

  • lilbabybumble

    lilbabybumble says:

    Wonderful, wonderful news!!

    3 years ago

  • ExoticTreasuresJewel

    ExoticTreasuresJewel says:

    Wonderful news for those of you who had great sales. The views are up on both of our stores, but only made one sale this month. Maybe this trend will filter to our stores before the holiday season ends. For now, we are celebrating any success our fellow Etsy sellers may have. May we all have empty stores by the end of this year. Suzanne

    3 years ago

  • CreativeArtandSoul

    CreativeArtandSoul says:

    Fantastic news! I'm proud to be an Etsy seller and I'm so thankful to have Etsy as a venue for selling and for shopping!

    3 years ago

  • myfirstjewellery

    myfirstjewellery says:

    That is amazing! So proud to be a part of this community, both as a buyer and as a seller. My three shops did so well this past weekend. Bring on Christmas!

    3 years ago

  • FlourishCafe

    FlourishCafe says:

    How exciting! Monday was definitely record breaking for me personally, and I'm so glad to hear the growth was wide spread. Congrats to all! :)

    3 years ago

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign says:

    Very impressive growth . . . even during this ongoing recession. Etsy is doing a lot of things right.

    3 years ago

  • hjmart

    hjmart says:

    Fantastic news! My Cyber Monday was really great! Congratulations to all! :-)))

    3 years ago

  • PolClary

    PolClary says:

    Wow, that's great news. How odd, I thought Black Friday was much busier than Cyber Monday in general. Shows what I know. Way to go, Etsy sellers and way to go Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • thepinkbirdhouse

    thepinkbirdhouse says:

    Kudos to one and all. Fantastic news. I did a bit of shopping myself right here on etsy this weekend, finding some wonderful items for my family and friends. Every day I find new shops to look through and more beautiful items to add to my own personal wish list. Etsy is a great place to be both as a seller and a shopper!

    3 years ago

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet says:

    Wow! So glad to be a part of history.

    3 years ago

  • louise35flower

    louise35flower says:

    Great to hear so many people did well, but there are a lot of folks whose sales figures have dropped through the floor since the introduction of shop local, many US customers just aren't seeing what's available internationally unless they are fully aware of how the search function works. Relevancy also has had a detrimental effect on my sales, many top sellers are sadly turning to other selling venues. I love Etsy and am glad to be here but I do worry for the future.

    3 years ago

  • KikkaandTikka

    KikkaandTikka says:

    Fab News! Upwards and forwards....etsy it's such an exciting marketplace to found and be found. Congratulations to all that make this possible.

    3 years ago

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    BrooklynLoveDesigns says:

    my shop had its best sales yet on monday! congrats etsy sellers! This is so exciting :)

    3 years ago

  • KreatedbyKarina

    KreatedbyKarina says:

    Had a fantastic weekend of sales, and very very happy that Etsy Admin gave us the tools and advice to make it all run smoothly for our customers---Kudos to you all in Brooklyn!!

    3 years ago

  • rustystreasures

    rustystreasures says:

    I never sell anything!

    3 years ago

  • agreenangel

    agreenangel says:

    Unfortunally I didn't sell anything during that time but the fact that Etsy as a whole seems to be more popular that ever, I am still hopeful that I may get those last minute shoppers - see procrasinators.

    3 years ago

  • 2010louisek7

    2010louisek7 says:

    Hi, Black friday was a FABULOUS DAY with Thousands of views and many sales. November was my BEST MONTH EVER ! What I like about Etsy is all the different opportunities its brings. One local boutique wants to sell my jewelry!:)

    3 years ago

  • senasmiles

    senasmiles says:

    Thanks etsy....Your continous improvements are helping me grow my business:)

    3 years ago

  • Gleeza

    Gleeza says:

    Wow!! that's impressive Funny, I didn't get a sale on Monday, my sale happened on Saturday! LOL

    3 years ago

  • TouchingThePast

    TouchingThePast says:

    Congratulations to all Etsy sellers who did well on Cyber Monday. I only sold one item but that made me happy. I'm meeting my goals which is all I ask.

    3 years ago

  • OffbeatMelody

    OffbeatMelody says:

    Happy to be a new seller on Etsy AND to be part of those stats! :)

    3 years ago

  • lilsugarmuffin

    lilsugarmuffin says:

    Congratulations Etsy!! Rock on!!

    3 years ago

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk says:

    Congrats to Etsy and all the Etsy sellers! I've noticed a big shift from last year...last year Black Friday through Cyber Monday was my busiest weekend on Etsy with Black Friday being my busiest day. This year so far it was also my busiest weekend but Cyber Monday was my busiest day. I think overall Cyber Monday is becoming the new Black Friday.

    3 years ago

  • CrushedBotanicals

    CrushedBotanicals says:

    I had a great great week and so thankful

    3 years ago

  • miasorellagifts

    miasorellagifts says:

    Very impressive!

    3 years ago

  • printinggrounds

    printinggrounds says:

    Yeahhhhhhhhh team!

    3 years ago

  • DeuxBerry

    DeuxBerry says:

    We're new to Etsy and thrilled to be part of such an amazing phenomenon!

    3 years ago

  • TheHickoryTree

    TheHickoryTree says:

    Fantastic. The handmade market is alive and thriving. I had a good Monday too and I also bought some items.

    3 years ago

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio says:

    This is great news! I'm glad to see record breaking sales across the site, however, I would like to know more about this 11% increase for individual shops... Who is getting those increased sales? I'm not... My November was about 50% less sales than last year, and I know a lot of sellers are down in sales as well. Anyway, this is still great news and I hope Etsy keeps growing... A guest checkout would be an amazing improvement to the site and would increase sales even further... Please?

    3 years ago

  • babyjewlz

    babyjewlz says:

    That's awesome! I myself had the best volume days for Monday and Tuesday this week so far and I did not even have a promotion going on. My sales for this November have more than doubled what I did last year. Thanks so much Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • paleorama

    paleorama says:

    Fantastic news!!!!

    3 years ago

  • GingerPeachyKids

    GingerPeachyKids says:

    Yay! Wonderful!

    3 years ago

  • Brokenghostcouture

    Brokenghostcouture says:

    I had a great day and am happy to have contributed to this best day ever! :)

    3 years ago

  • GreenHousePurpleDoor

    GreenHousePurpleDoor says:

    Congrats to all! This is wonderful news.:)

    3 years ago

  • ForeverYoursTruly

    ForeverYoursTruly says:

    Congrats to all! My new shop took off yesterday with three big sales! So exciting :-)

    3 years ago

  • blackrockvintage

    blackrockvintage says:

    I had a slow day, but I'm happy for those who are doing well.

    3 years ago

  • TheCrimsonMoon

    TheCrimsonMoon says:

    Fantastic news!

    3 years ago

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns says:

    Congratulations to everyone who got sales and I hope and pray that we all get lots and lots of sales during this holiday season.

    3 years ago

  • MissToryDesigns

    MissToryDesigns says:

    Congrats to those who put in an effort and had great sales.

    3 years ago

  • DaffodilCorner

    DaffodilCorner says:

    And Etsy stayed stable thru all those visitors. Great job Chad, by you and your team.

    3 years ago

  • vinieschild

    vinieschild says:

    I'm happy for those who are having success. For the number of listings I can be happy with my one sale which came on Tuesday so probably didn't have much to do with the big promo's. It does bother me significantly to read this: "more than 15 million visitors came to the site between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, representing a strong surge in shoppers looking for handmade, personal gifts this holiday season and a vote of confidence for the values that Etsy represents." 15 million is incredible. The fact that in Chad's mind it is based on handmade with no mention of vintage is not. Ouch!!

    3 years ago

  • bretdjenkins

    bretdjenkins says:

    Great News! i had no idea...

    3 years ago

  • ItsyBitsyStudio

    ItsyBitsyStudio says:

    wow, amazing.....i have not sold anything in over a year on etsy.....not sure why...maybe i just suck at life ha

    3 years ago

  • starmekcreations

    starmekcreations says:

    awesome news.. glad i was part of it.. and i have met some of the coolest people here.

    3 years ago

  • MieleMelograno

    MieleMelograno says:

    Wow that is fabulous for Etsy and the community. I hope that next year I can have a piece of that pie;-)

    3 years ago

  • TheMaineCoonCat

    TheMaineCoonCat says:

    ETSY has been enjoyable and interesting for me this year. I've "stumbled" upon so many great shops and people and have been doing and will do more of my OWN shopping for family & friends thru-out the year and years to come. People are exceptionally nice and very polite too! Such a sweet experience! thanks community!

    3 years ago

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney says:

    That's pretty awesome! Happy to be a part of selling and buying community here!

    3 years ago

  • HuggableHound

    HuggableHound says:

    I spent a considerable amount of time reading, making adjustments in my shop, tags and it was an awesome sales weekend for me! Very happy to be a part of the Etsy community!

    3 years ago

  • RubyBeets

    RubyBeets says:

    Rising tide lifts all boats

    3 years ago

  • drksoapcompany

    drksoapcompany says:

    Awesome sales this month, looking forward to continued growth with Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • metroretroapparel

    metroretroapparel says:

    WOW awesome. CONGRATS to Etsy for record breaking sales. Also, congratulations to all the sellers like myself who work hard to present these unique products to the world. ALL THE VERY BEST.

    3 years ago

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  • cubits

    cubits says:

    We had a great weekend, 4x the sales of last year!

    3 years ago

  • pixiebell

    pixiebell says:

    I can't even get over the sales this month ..holy cow! Tagging for the sales days made a HUGE difference! You'll be getting a big fat payment from me this month, Etsy ..and I'm happy to pay every penny of it. Thanks for the opportunity!

    3 years ago

  • immortalfashions

    immortalfashions says:


    3 years ago

  • BCreationsGlass

    BCreationsGlass says:

    I must have done something wrong... No sales or visits??? CONFUSED!!!!

    3 years ago

  • AnnaBelleArts

    AnnaBelleArts says:

    Wow! Congrats Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • nudeandloitering

    nudeandloitering says:

    Congrats to all who did so well! It's weird, I had 0 sales Monday, but every other day around it, busy as a bee! I was starting to think oh dear, that's supposed to be like the designated online shopping day and I totally failed ha ha

    3 years ago

  • anothertimeantiques

    anothertimeantiques says:

    I shopped with fella Etsians......... and I also sold. It has been an amazing upbeat in Etsy business! Onward we go.

    3 years ago

  • buttonsbyrobin

    buttonsbyrobin says:

    That's wonderful! What great news. Robin

    3 years ago

  • stitchntyme

    stitchntyme says:

    Congratulations to everyone who had a sale! My shop DID NOT contribute to the sales number. Four months without a sale. Oh well.... life goes on. :)

    3 years ago

  • ecofriendly4u

    ecofriendly4u says:

    I did some buying and selling as well! Great news, hope it carries on in the new Year

    3 years ago

  • kpdreams

    kpdreams says:

    It is nice to see after all our frustration and hard work, it is working. Congrats to all of Etsy community.

    3 years ago

  • Vangloria

    Vangloria says:

    WOW! Congrats to ALL!

    3 years ago

  • VintageDaisyStudio

    VintageDaisyStudio says:

    That's cool! Though I wasn't part of that impact ;p Here's to a rise in sales for everyone! :)

    3 years ago

  • VintageDutchGirl

    VintageDutchGirl says:

    YAY ETSY! I too had a record breaking sale day! Thank you thank you!! :)

    3 years ago

  • artsgallery

    artsgallery says:

    Great news! Congratulation! ~Art

    3 years ago

  • theduskyjewel

    theduskyjewel says:

    This is the first year that we actually did the Holiday bootcamp, and it ABSOLUTELY paid off! So thank you, for giving us the tips and tools we need to be successful! So proud to be a part of this community..

    3 years ago

  • TheDulceVida

    TheDulceVida says:

    This is so great! How do you get customers to go to your site?

    3 years ago

  • EleganceFarmHome

    EleganceFarmHome says:

    Great to hear! We, too, had a record month. Thinking about quitting the day job thanks to etsy!

    3 years ago

  • PinkGlassPalace

    PinkGlassPalace says:

    Record month here too and that makes me very happy!

    3 years ago

  • KnottyNotions

    KnottyNotions says:

    It's been an amazing month!! Smiles all around.

    3 years ago

  • Lambsears

    Lambsears says:

    Looking forward to see what December brings! :-)

    3 years ago

  • InTimePast

    InTimePast says:

    Great news! Sales were better than I expected. Congrats to all and may everyone have many sales this holiday season!

    3 years ago

  • galaxyplace

    galaxyplace says:

    Cheers! Congrats to Etsy to move forward to success!

    3 years ago

  • mjetsy07

    mjetsy07 says:

    It is much more relaxing to shop online:), and who would have thought people would someday be able to shop through their phone from anywhere? Wow!

    3 years ago

  • mjetsy07

    mjetsy07 says:

    Great News! Who would have thought 20 years ago that people would be able to shop through their cell phone...with the click of a button...from wherever they are? The possibilities are endless:)

    3 years ago

  • thesquarenail

    thesquarenail says:

    Hope the growth continues into the New Year!

    3 years ago

  • Eternalelfcreations

    Eternalelfcreations says:

    I did notice a giant leap in my views and favorites stats, and had a few orders to boot! Hope everyone else had a great last few days too! <3 Thank you Etsy.

    3 years ago

  • hazaricreations

    hazaricreations says:

    I had wonderful sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Today again views at my shop dropped . Have to tweak my tags again. Big thanks to Etsy !

    3 years ago

  • sunshinepark99

    sunshinepark99 says:

    Great News!

    3 years ago

  • LuttrellStudio

    LuttrellStudio says:

    Awesome to hear that and to see so many new shoppers coming to the site! Here's to a great holiday season with many handmade connections!

    3 years ago

  • Lilpunky

    Lilpunky says:

    Great news! From what I noticed and read, it seemed like most did better during the weekend and black Friday than Monday though.......guest checkout pretty please:))

    3 years ago

  • patspottery

    patspottery says:

    This has been the very best month I have had in my four years on Etsy!! Way to go♥♥

    3 years ago

  • jarg0n

    jarg0n says:

    Amazing news! I think shoppers are more drawn towards uniqueness and beautiful handmade items rather than mass produced. I for one am very happy with my sales since relevancy! x Wishing everyone lots of sales :)

    3 years ago

  • tamaradesigns

    tamaradesigns says:

    That's fantastic. These days people are being more careful about where they spend their money and are increasingly appreciating handmade items over madd produced ones. And more people are learning that etsy is a place that you can acquire them.

    3 years ago

  • tamaradesigns

    tamaradesigns says:

    I meant mass produced items : )

    3 years ago

  • RobertaValle

    RobertaValle says:

    Congrats to everybody who make sales :D I will have one, one day, too :)

    3 years ago

  • TreasuresByUs

    TreasuresByUs says:

    Congrats to all. I just opened my store, hopefully I will be a part of all the success stories next year. I do not give up

    3 years ago

  • peaceblossomcandles

    peaceblossomcandles says:

    So amazing. I adore shopping here plus I rely on Etsy to get through the Winter financially. To all the wonderful sellers and shoppers who BUY HANDMADE all the year through -- I love you all!! OXOX, Angelika

    3 years ago

  • soap

    soap says:

    I pretty much shop online only and am waiting for some purchases from here :) So much cool stuff.

    3 years ago

  • YeOleSupplyShop

    YeOleSupplyShop says:

    I had the worst november since I've been on Etsy. but happy for everyone that had a high volume of sales. Maybe December will be better for supply shops.

    3 years ago

  • SavageArtworks

    SavageArtworks says:

    I sold 5 items that day, so it was a good one, also my best month ever. Sometimes I love Etsy so much, I want to marry it. don't snore do you?

    3 years ago

  • Annasjewelry

    Annasjewelry says:

    I'm very happy for those who had sales. However, I find must quite jealous as well. Many hours changing titles a.d tags, etc did nothing for me. Not even one sale. Excuse my self pity party...

    3 years ago

  • AutumnAndAmber

    AutumnAndAmber says:

    awesome news! Hopefully next year will be even better for us all!

    3 years ago

  • LaraCrafts

    LaraCrafts says:

    This is amazing! I wish I had a sale too:( Congrats everyone:)

    3 years ago

  • AnnieTwoBraids

    AnnieTwoBraids says:

    I sold 2 items that day! After being on shop vacation for like, 2 months! Nice way to come back to business :)

    3 years ago

  • LaraCrafts

    LaraCrafts says:

    This is amazing! Congrats everyone:) I wish I had a sale too:(

    3 years ago

  • EskimoKissez

    EskimoKissez says:

    I just want t say THANK YOU to etsy and people who buy at etsy... because of Cyber Monday, 30% of my entire year's sales were in the past three days (Cyber Monday and the two days following it!) WOW! I hope my sales don't go down because this is the biggest encouragement ever to continue to grow and get better.

    3 years ago

  • foxpots

    foxpots says:

    Great news! Hope the uptick continues!

    3 years ago

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique says:

    This is awesome news! :D

    3 years ago

  • Eradanslherbe

    Eradanslherbe says:

    Guess I was on vacation.

    3 years ago

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather says:

    That's amazing! So happy for all those with sales recently!

    3 years ago

  • BelugaHomeStudio

    BelugaHomeStudio says:

    It's great to see so many shops flourishing and prospering on etsy...sales are up for me as well in my 3 shops...

    3 years ago

  • SeeSpotStamp

    SeeSpotStamp says:

    GO ETSY!!! I totally agree with Big Box Stores being FRUSTRATING!!! I'm hoping handmade is the new future!

    3 years ago

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  • CMCCreations

    CMCCreations says:

    Awesome! I definitely see this in my shop right now... I'm glad to see how widespread it is. Thank you Etsy. :)

    3 years ago

  • jazziesandlilies

    jazziesandlilies says:

    Fabulous news! I have been getting sales since Black Friday! Yay Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • iheartcharlie

    iheartcharlie says:

    Sales totally no existent for me, glad to see that it's going so well for others. Guess it's just not my turn this time. Congratulations to those who are having lots of success :0)

    3 years ago

  • HanHeld

    HanHeld says:

    I'm new to Etsy but yet to make a sale....I'm just getting set up....I know there's a lot on here to compete with but wondering how many sell things right away? Any suggestions welcome...I have purchased a couple show cases for future...wondering what people feel are helping them in sales outside of their wonderful products. Any e-mails for oppinions or suggestions appreciated. Congrats to those who are succeeding!

    3 years ago

  • joyinmystudio

    joyinmystudio says:

    Thank you to the Etsy team for helping so many sellers including myself reach new sales goals! Happy SALES to all! :)

    3 years ago

  • Way2Cool

    Way2Cool says:

    This is definitely great news! However, once again, I notice that the thanks is to the handmade community: Additionally, more than 15 million visitors came to the site between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, representing a strong surge in shoppers looking for handmade, personal gifts this holiday season and a vote of confidence for the values that Etsy represents. Is this because all of the sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday were for handmade goods? Just wondering why vintage isn't mentioned regarding sales and growth. Thanks Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • RusticPrairieCottage

    RusticPrairieCottage says:

    Wow! This is great news! Etsy is a positive and wonderful community for both sellers and buyers.

    3 years ago

  • TiinaTalvikki

    TiinaTalvikki says:

    Congratulations, Etsy! Long live handmade!

    3 years ago

  • parksideharmony

    parksideharmony says:

    That is great news for Etsy! Personally, I'm SO frustrated- Etsy has gotten too big for me and I feel invisible somedays. I'll be closing my Etsy shop at the end of this month and moving to another venue. I'm happy that I was able to build my business up to a level where I can take it elsewhere. I am really happy to hear that so many people are successful here though! That really is Fantastic!!

    3 years ago

  • KateDW

    KateDW says:

    Well, this is really interesting and for many, encouraging.. I have regular and international sales, not enough... (Well when is enough enough?!!) but moving in the right direction... I do think that guest checkout would be a next good step for Admin to think about about it Chuck??

    3 years ago

  • lavenderrabbit

    lavenderrabbit says:

    This past Thanksgiving weekend was my best yet. Thank you Etsy and to all the people that make it happen! Many more happy sales to all :)

    3 years ago

  • JeepersKeepers

    JeepersKeepers says:

    Yahoo! Me too, record sales in November since I started two years ago. Congrats Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet says:

    That's great for everyone who was included in the promotions!

    3 years ago

  • mikaart

    mikaart says:

    Wow, wonderful!

    3 years ago

  • mikelange3

    mikelange3 says:

    5 sales that day love it

    3 years ago

  • TheOfficeOfNature

    TheOfficeOfNature says:

    Whoa. Thanks for featuring my photo here. Ironically, no sales that day. Ha! Oh well, congrats to everyone else!

    3 years ago

  • BLUEskyBLACKbird

    BLUEskyBLACKbird says:

    This is a motivation booster to the shops out there like myself! You can't deny stats, the market is there, you just have to promote yourself!

    3 years ago

  • ariandmayadesigns

    ariandmayadesigns says:

    It was a blast!

    3 years ago

  • lacegrl130

    lacegrl130 says:

    I also had a great weekend. My whole Etsy experience has been tremendous!

    3 years ago

  • WintergreenDesign

    WintergreenDesign says:

    Fantastic to hear! I'm relatively new to Etsy but so far I've had great experiences both as a shopper and a seller.

    3 years ago

  • MissMossy

    MissMossy says:

    I've been buying and selling!! Support handmade! :)

    3 years ago

  • chantalmarieliving

    chantalmarieliving says:

    After a few dismal months, I had a few sales this last weekend and Monday. And they're still coming... Of course I did start StumbleUpon on Sunday too and my views have jumped TREMENDOUSLY!! And the EtsyMobile is also very helpful. Great news for everyone. Thank you Etsy for the wonderful news!

    3 years ago

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 says:

    This week was tremendously satisfying and more than a few time it was the buyers FIRST purchase on Etsy or their registration day was the day of the sale. It made me feel so proud of all we are doing here. We are real people Chad, with real businesses and we'd like to say congratulations and thank you. All of you have worked hard to make this success possible.

    3 years ago

  • MegnificentCo

    MegnificentCo says:

    Wow. Too bad I didn't help contribute at all to those numbers!

    3 years ago

  • BlueDaisySky

    BlueDaisySky says:

    That's awesome! I'm so glad to be part of Etsy. It's so fun using my sewing machines to make people happy.

    3 years ago

  • lauraprilltoo

    lauraprilltoo says:


    3 years ago

  • ideachic

    ideachic says:

    Etsy is an incredible if not best modern business model.

    3 years ago

  • hollysej

    hollysej says:

    Congrats to those that have done well! i'll just say....I'm greatful for my dayjob. Never did well on black Friday or Cyber Monday but this has been my worst month ever.

    3 years ago

  • beatroad

    beatroad says:

    I'm not surprised... I had great sales that day! Let's keep it up! :)

    3 years ago

  • MamandSirs

    MamandSirs says:

    Congratulations ETSY and the community of real people!

    3 years ago

  • underthenightmoon

    underthenightmoon says:

    Awesome news especially now- I am grateful for Etsy and the team behind the scenes! Thank you!!

    3 years ago

  • myalexasstore10

    myalexasstore10 says:

    Awesome! Good Luck & Happy Holidays

    3 years ago

  • CynthiaStudio

    CynthiaStudio says:

    All were extremely delighted at the good news! Hope everybody can be happy, handle the thing of the emotion well, in life trifling thing type, cut well too, that getting carefree really!

    3 years ago

  • justmerenee12

    justmerenee12 says:

    Way to go Etsy! I, for one, am proud to be here! Happy Holidays Everyone and best wishes for great sales!

    3 years ago

  • FiberStone

    FiberStone says:

    Very happy to hear that!

    3 years ago

  • lessthan3chrissy

    lessthan3chrissy says:

    Awesome! I had my first Cyber Monday sale this year and I made my own record for most sales in one day. Glad I could contribute to Etsy's overall sale record! Whoo!!

    3 years ago

  • pixestreasurechest

    pixestreasurechest says:

    Sheer awesomeness!

    3 years ago

  • LovejoyCreations

    LovejoyCreations says:

    Great news! My personal sales in my shop are record highs for me as well this Holiday season.

    3 years ago

  • supermompenny

    supermompenny says:

    Way to go everyone!!! Wish I had a sale, during this weekend. I would love any advice from anyone on how to get my sales up. Merry Christmas all.

    3 years ago

  • tutusbylindsay

    tutusbylindsay says:

    How exciting!

    3 years ago

  • ModernEraDesign

    ModernEraDesign says:

    This is good news for Etsy. My shop has done pretty well, but I am noticing a very different tone from brand new buyers who haven't purchased handmade goods or done business before on Etsy. Sellers should be aware that many internet shoppers are unused to the turnaround involved in hand crafted goods, and since so many are purchasing on their mobile devices, they don't see the entire text of listings. These newcomers' expectations are typical of department store buyers, so keep in mind that they might become irritated with and abusive to sellers in a similar way they might treat retail clerks. Most buyers are lovely, but all it takes is one or two to spoil your pleasure in making handmade goods.

    3 years ago

  • ModernEraDesign

    ModernEraDesign says:

    I'll add that I've changed my thank-you "message to buyers" to include the turnaround time. The buyer still won't read that, but it is good protection if they decide to berate or badger you.

    3 years ago

  • TheStardustStudio

    TheStardustStudio says:

    Congratulations to everyone! What a great news!

    3 years ago

  • JonathanAndAnna

    JonathanAndAnna says:

    This is awesome for Etsy! It was also our shop's biggest day of sales and we didn't even offer a coupon code or run a sale!

    3 years ago

  • FancyandSchmancy

    FancyandSchmancy says:

    Great news. Congrats to everyone!

    3 years ago

  • giftworldz

    giftworldz says:

    That's soooo good to hear! Thanks Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • thefaerywatcher

    thefaerywatcher says:

    Wow, 15 million people and I know a few shops that have not had a sale in weeks. Facebooking, circles, twitter, listing new items, & renewing.....what is wrong with this picture?

    3 years ago

  • espurna88

    espurna88 says:

    Congratulations! Thank Etsy!! We are happy

    3 years ago

  • MakeMeSmileCrafts

    MakeMeSmileCrafts says:

    This whole year has been a year of change and has been challenging, fun and rewarding. I started last Sept, so things were slow because I was new last year, this year has been amazing and so many repeat customers throughout the whole year. I know 2012 will be even better. With so much negative things in the forums about the search change it is GREAT news to hear that it must work. Thanks Etsy for being a step ahead. Congrats to everyone and happy holidays!

    3 years ago

  • JillGriffinJewelry

    JillGriffinJewelry says:

    Great news! Way to go everyone.Thank you Etsy.

    3 years ago

  • CatiesJewelry

    CatiesJewelry says:

    Great going Etsy!1 I'm a new member in fact I just set up my shop a few days ago. I'm looking forward to increasing my inventory and selling successfully through out the season and into the years to come. Thanks Etsy

    3 years ago

  • antiquebeginnings

    antiquebeginnings says:

    This is a good way to get our economy back into shape! What exciting news for people who are out of work! I have to share on my facebook!

    3 years ago

  • lunaessence

    lunaessence says:

    Yeah ! Yeah ! Yeah !! :D So great to hear Good News !! Thank you for posting Diana

    3 years ago

  • CopperheadCreations

    CopperheadCreations says:

    Awesome! Congratulations, everyone!

    3 years ago

  • whitewolfsclouds

    whitewolfsclouds says:

    That is awesome news! =D

    3 years ago

  • RockArtiste

    RockArtiste says:

    I can hardly believe they had the most sales ever. I had the least sales ever = 0 despite all my social media networking, advertising, etc etc. Guess it is time to kill a cow and offer it up to God. My sales are so few I haven't even been able to pay my Etsy fees! Time to retire or reinvent once again.

    3 years ago

  • DivinelyDesignedBJM

    DivinelyDesignedBJM says:

    WOOHOO!! That is awesome!!

    3 years ago

  • Reconsumed

    Reconsumed says:

    Woohooo! Very exciting!

    3 years ago

  • LightTheDarkness

    LightTheDarkness says:

    Yaaaay! congrats!!!

    3 years ago

  • BackyardBrand

    BackyardBrand says:

    That's just wrongggg BLoomingTulip! Ditto here!

    3 years ago

  • BackyardBrand

    BackyardBrand says:

    Oops! I meant TheOfficeofNature!

    3 years ago

  • AlphabetCityStudio

    AlphabetCityStudio says:

    Wow! These are great numbers and stats! I didn't have any sales that day either, but this November is the best sales month I've had! ..and I'm excited and looking forward to my shop growing!

    3 years ago

  • mmillsdesigns

    mmillsdesigns says:

    Great news! November was an amazing month for me, December is starting off well too and I am hoping it will continue. It seems that all of my hard work is paying off and I am excited for the future! Congrats everyone! =)

    3 years ago

  • thebeersoapcompany

    thebeersoapcompany says:

    Thanks for making this holiday season awesome!

    3 years ago

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams says:

    Thanks Etsy - Black Friday and Cyber Monday brought buyers to my shop! Very happy to be here and witness this unprecedented growth.

    3 years ago

  • 5jerbals

    5jerbals says:

    thats amazing!

    3 years ago

  • eela082

    eela082 says:

    This news gives hope to us all.

    3 years ago

  • InANewLight

    InANewLight says:

    Fantastic!!! Happy Holidays!!! Woohoo!

    3 years ago

  • nicoahsmeem

    nicoahsmeem says:

    I'm new to Etsy. But this is great news for all of us trying hard to make a sale. Great job Etsians. Keep up the good work.

    3 years ago

  • soulmadeshop2

    soulmadeshop2 says:

    I'm so proud to be a part of this :)

    3 years ago

  • rochepapierciseaux
  • marshmallowplush

    marshmallowplush says:

    Oh my goodness. This is why I love Etsy. Everyone is on here is so great and it makes for a wonderful experience!!! :)

    3 years ago

  • BigBarnGifts

    BigBarnGifts says:

    Hope we can be a part of increasing this even further!

    3 years ago

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures says:

    Great news! Glad to be a small part in this wonderful online experience.

    3 years ago

  • zmedceramics

    zmedceramics says:

    thanks for the good news. we wish everyone a prosperous holiday season!

    3 years ago

  • sballgurl072005

    sballgurl072005 says:


    3 years ago

  • purplecatcreatives

    purplecatcreatives says:

    Wow, that is pretty darn awesome!

    3 years ago

  • antiques2adore

    antiques2adore says:

    Amazing news!

    3 years ago

  • retrofied

    retrofied says:

    My sales are back to their highest ever as well - matching 2009 sales again. Woohoo!

    3 years ago

  • wannaquilt

    wannaquilt says:

    Amazing milestone!

    3 years ago

  • studiokgraphicdesign

    studiokgraphicdesign says:

    Yay Etsy!! Thanks for giving us this amazing platform... I'm proud to be a part of this handmade revolution!

    3 years ago

  • Dprintsclayful

    Dprintsclayful says:

    Etsy is a fantastic place to be...Thank you!!!!

    3 years ago

  • suzanneartist

    suzanneartist says:

    I'm so thrilled to hear this, my hope is that it's also a reflection on our economy hopefully rebounding a little. SU

    3 years ago

  • GypsyJanes

    GypsyJanes says:

    Etsy is lots of fun, thankyou! And so easy to work!

    3 years ago

  • AREjewellery

    AREjewellery says:

    this is so depressing. I've made no sales this December! I guess someone is doing something right - it's just not me!

    3 years ago

  • MonkyLonkyDesigns

    MonkyLonkyDesigns says:

    That's amazing!! Congrats to all :)

    3 years ago

  • jenAitchison

    jenAitchison says:

    So amazing! GOOO ETSY :D

    3 years ago

  • kspdesigns

    kspdesigns says:

    That is awesome, I love this website, not only for selling items but buying a lot of things too!!

    3 years ago

  • KitKatCabaret

    KitKatCabaret says:

    Sales were good for October

    3 years ago

  • mrslydon

    mrslydon says:

    Excellent and very exciting.

    3 years ago

  • NaturesJewelsByVina

    NaturesJewelsByVina says:

    wishful thinking

    3 years ago

  • jinny888

    jinny888 says:

    that nice website and easy to work :)

    3 years ago

  • maidavale

    maidavale says:

    Yay! My shop definitely had a great day that day. Happy to hear it was a site-wide phenomenon.

    3 years ago

  • thewomensrepublic

    thewomensrepublic says:

    Wow! I just started to devote myself to a shop on etsy and am loving it. I am now prepared for next year's Cyber sales!

    3 years ago

  • SewnAge

    SewnAge says:

    I'm truly delighted for everyone who sold. As for me, must try harder.

    3 years ago

  • nuevowoodcrafts

    nuevowoodcrafts says:

    Simply Awesome! Glad to be apart of this ever increasing community of talented artisans, collectors who sell vintage, & all of the great suppliers, & a BIG FAT Thank You to Etsy for making it all possible! Congrats to everyone, & good luck all, to future Etsy endeavors!

    3 years ago

  • muddyum

    muddyum says:

    Love the card! Congrats and Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • BlueBrushStudio

    BlueBrushStudio says:

    I just strted my shop right before the holidays and can't wait to get into it more and be ready for next years cyber monday!

    3 years ago

  • freesoul

    freesoul says:

    Yayyy!!! BRavo to all the sellers who promote etsy : ) and bravo to etsy !!

    3 years ago

  • freesoul

    freesoul says:

    i agree guest checkout would be fab!

    3 years ago

  • mybeardedpigeon

    mybeardedpigeon says:

    i don't know why everyone is complaining about shop local. I am in Australia and most of my sales are from US so shop local is clearly not having an impact for me. My sales have been huge. Although last month- maybe because I am in Australia and people wanted Christmas presents -was my biggest month ever-! Thanks Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • SzetoBaby

    SzetoBaby says:

    It was indeed a busy, busy day! November was a killer busy month! I love shopping and selling here!!! Yaaaay Etsy! :o)

    3 years ago

  • mutatortot

    mutatortot says:


    3 years ago

  • JKLEncaustics

    JKLEncaustics says:

    i started too late

    3 years ago

  • OceansideCastle

    OceansideCastle says:

    Congrats to all on this milestone. A tribute to admin & the talented artists and shop owners on Etsy. I'm continually amazed by the diversity, quality, and creativity of Etsians! Proud to be part of it.

    3 years ago

  • MixyMatchy

    MixyMatchy says:

    That's great news. Congrats everyone! I still consider myself new here, so hopefully I'll join you all with the crazy sales soon! :)

    3 years ago

  • ArtMattersDM

    ArtMattersDM says:

    I'm brand new to Etsy but this is good news indeed.

    3 years ago

  • EskimoKissez

    EskimoKissez says:

    Thank you so much everyone for a VERY good month in sales!!! You are such an awesome community!!!

    3 years ago

  • BeadoRama123

    BeadoRama123 says:

    Think the world did their crimbo shopping rather early this year. So great to be joining such a success story!

    3 years ago

  • sovietreality

    sovietreality says:

    Yep, record sales thanks to resellers.

    3 years ago

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch says:

    A wonderful milestone.. I wouldn't be surprised if we replacing 'selling' with 'Etsy-ing' as the verb :) thanks for the perfect selling forum!

    3 years ago

  • cutietiffy

    cutietiffy says:

    yippie!! how wonderful

    3 years ago

  • VintageHalls

    VintageHalls says:

    I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community of creative and industrious people! Hats off to us! Thank you Etsy management as well for keeping our listing prices low and the site so user friendly!

    3 years ago

  • 1925twins

    1925twins says:

    Sounds so exciting I too want to grow my shop and business on Etsy. How can I find on line or local workshop to do so. I know I have the potential , just need to learn more from those who have built their success at Etsy shops.

    3 years ago

  • MulberryCreek

    MulberryCreek says:

    This is great news! I think it proves that people are looking for a real experience in shopping and customer service instead of the big box experience and are even willing to pay a little more for that. And most who shop here are looking for handmade, unique, and maybe even something custom just for them. This has been my first holiday season here and I have been very happy...but am hoping to do even better next year. But I realize that depends mostly on me...what I offer in my shop and the customer service I provide. Etsy provides the tools for me to promote and make that happen....thanks Etsy.....

    3 years ago

  • petitona

    petitona says:

    Wow! Thanks Etsy!

    3 years ago

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  • gpopa1

    gpopa1 says:

    This is great news - congrats to the Etsy team first because they make it happen... I am very happy to see this level of interest ("15 million visitors came to the site between Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!") but am not surprised - there is an incredible number of talented people around us.

    3 years ago

  • gpopa1

    gpopa1 says:

    Incredible! this level of interest is remarkable (15M visitors between BF and CM!) Not surprising though - Lots of talented people around us!

    3 years ago

  • regansbrain

    regansbrain says:

    go Etsy! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • Lookatallthecolors

    Lookatallthecolors says:

    This is Awesome news!

    3 years ago

  • GlitznGlass

    GlitznGlass says:

    Enjoyed my best holdiay season ever in four years! Go Etsy!!

    3 years ago

  • ABridesEyeView

    ABridesEyeView says:

    Etsy ROCKS! I saw a few people with sad issues and I say to them, "put on your big boy/girl pants and get going!" It is never too late to start, it is never too soon to do new things, failure is never final, - - - I could go on, but you get the idea. If I had the time, I would create a blog on innovative ways to get better results but, alas, I am so busy with my store that I don't have time for writing as much as I want to do. If anyone asks me for advise, I - like so many other caring Etsy members - give it willingly and with joy. Seize the day - EVERYDAY! Pat

    3 years ago

  • MissOriginal

    MissOriginal says:

    I opened my Etsy shop in May of 2011. Every month is exponential!

    3 years ago

  • PenelopesWeaving

    PenelopesWeaving says:

    I am grateful to be part of this. It was my best day in a wonderful first year here on Etsy.

    3 years ago

  • rctees

    rctees says:

    Twas a good day for me....THANKS ROCK!!

    3 years ago

  • uta1114

    uta1114 says:

    Go Etsy!!!! Here is to an even better year for 2012. Uta =)

    3 years ago

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations to everyone, and wishing us all an even more successful 2012!

    3 years ago

  • Gingerpalace

    Gingerpalace says:

    This is really wonderful and very promising :)) Congratulations!! A happy and prosperous new year with many heartwarming aquaintances to everyone!

    3 years ago

  • fatepatterson

    fatepatterson says:

    That's really great :)

    3 years ago

  • dejavuartstore

    dejavuartstore says:


    3 years ago

  • AntiquesAsh

    AntiquesAsh says:

    Congradulations to everyone for the hard work you put in and thank you to everyone who is buying from a real person rather then a mega corporation.

    3 years ago

  • StudioYTE

    StudioYTE says:

    Amazing! I love Etsy!

    3 years ago

  • turtlecreekdesign

    turtlecreekdesign says:

    This is great news!! I am a new store this last year and am looking forward to 2012 and more sales. Way to go Etsy.

    3 years ago

  • wisavis

    wisavis says:

    Super news!

    3 years ago

  • fatepatterson

    fatepatterson says:

    Well, I didn't have any luck with my shop so far but I am still hopeful :)

    3 years ago

  • YellEureKa

    YellEureKa says:

    I love Etsy...i sleep less since I discover it!! I was so happy when i sold my first item, it was two days after I opened the shop...And than i began spending more and more time here. It is like my virtual home , LOL

    3 years ago

  • mutatortot

    mutatortot says:

    3 years ago


    WOODYWOODY says:

    I am so glad that sales were up, but alas I have only three sales so far ( I have been on Etsy a long time ), two to my Son ans one to Australia recently. Could somebody do me the honour of looking at my shop and give me some critique on what is wrong with it. I need/want to stay with Etsy, but at the moment I can not see the point. Sorry for the downer. Leo

    3 years ago

  • bjerkf

    wang yang from bjerkf says:

    Happy to share

    3 years ago

  • dottywalker

    Dotty Walker from SewThoughtfulBlanket says:

    Love the article! Let's get selling!

    3 years ago

  • StitchnPaintWhistler

    Mary-Jane from StitchnPaintWhistler says:

    That's good news

    2 years ago

  • vekwinchy

    Vesna Antic from VESNAsART says:

    Good News!

    2 years ago