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Etsy for iPhone Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Mar 2, 2012

by Michelle Traub handmade and vintage goods

It seems like just yesterday we were debuting shiny, new Etsy for iPhone, stuffing eleven million beautiful, one-of-a-kind items right into your pocket. No longer did you have to settle for waiting at the bus stop in boredom. The app made it easy and fun to find something inspiring on the go.

Well, folks, less than four months later we’re here: one million downloads! (Cue the ceiling balloons.) Not only has a world of iPhone users downloaded the app, they have then proceeded to use the heck out of it. With 25-60% growth in visits month-over-month since its release, and an average of 30 pageviews per visit, Etsy for iPhone has developed into quite the social butterfly.

No one could be prouder than Jey Biddulph, whose winning submission in our API contest was the seedling to this glorious app. Jey has since officially joined the Etsy staff, one of many representatives from our developer community who build tools inspired by the needs of the independent, creative businesses powering this marketplace. The number of apps like Jey’s, built on Etsy’s API, have grown more than 500% in the last year alone.

Etsy for iPhone is just one piece of the wider-world platform we’re continuing to build and improve upon. Our latest app release includes Direct Checkout, which makes it easier than ever to shop on your phone. Stay tuned for exciting updates, and if you haven’t already downloaded Etsy for iPhone, what are you waiting for?

Psst… To all the Android developers out there, we’re hiring!


  • TwentyTwoTurtledoves

    Samantha from TwentyTwoTurtledoves said 8 years ago

    What a FABULOUS video!!!!! And congrats!

  • faro

    Faro from Faro said 8 years ago

    That is great!

  • CatherinetteRings

    Daniel Proulx from CatherinetteRings said 8 years ago

    Makes me want to have an iPhone , Congratz .

  • TStyles

    Tsetsi La Mode from TsetsiLaMode said 8 years ago

    I love my iPhone and the Etsy application. Thank you Etsy <3

  • brookeelissa

    Brooke from brookeelissa said 8 years ago

    So awesome!

  • lulusnest

    Lulu Hill from lulusnest said 8 years ago

    I check my shop way too much on my iPhone! I'm addicted to the new Etsy app. Thanks for helping me get away from my computer!

  • filecutter

    Joyce and Tony from filecutter said 8 years ago

    Loved the video - can't keep my wife off her iPhone.

  • PoleStar

    Jennifer Juniper from PoleStar said 8 years ago

    awesome, it is a sweet app!

  • PheasantUnderGlass

    Al and Linda from PheasantUnderGlass said 8 years ago

    Great Job! Thanks etsy!

  • wearever

    Jen from wearever said 8 years ago

    Great app - can't wait to see what else will be added to it in the future! :)

  • lovestreams

    Anne Tonnerre said 8 years ago

    Wow ! Only 4 months ! I was away from Etsy for a while and I would have assumed Etsy to have had an app for much longer than that... I downloaded mine 2 weeks ago & I absolutely love it. It's fun & very well made, it's a great app. Also manages to create a different browsing experience of Etsy which is nice. Plus I now know precisely how many favorite items & shops I have, which is either cool or in my case - I've been on the site since May 2007 - a bit freaky... But anyway, congratulations to Etsy & to Jey Biddulph. This is indeed amazing !

  • baffinbags

    Karen - BaffinBags from BaffinBags said 8 years ago

    I love the etsy app on my iphone - just updated the new changes to the app the other day -

  • AlternativeBlooms

    Alternative Blooms from AlternativeBlooms said 8 years ago

    Amazing! today I was reading an article about just how much Canadians are on their iphones .. and no we are not checking our emails, we are surfing the World Wide Web! It is a great app! Hooray for creations :)

  • Lambsears

    Kelly from LambsEars said 8 years ago

    LOVE the video! I don't even own a cell phone (I know, I'm stone age!) but if/when I finally get one, it WILL be able to upload Etsy, for sure!!

  • patspottery

    Pat Parker from PatsPottery said 8 years ago

    I LOVE my etsy app♥♥

  • LittlePergola

    Amy from LittlePergola said 8 years ago

    I love my etsy app too, just wish it would let me add new listings to my shop!

  • dottywalker

    Dotty Walker from SewThoughtfulBlanket said 8 years ago


  • crochetgal

    crochetgal from crochetgal said 8 years ago

    Wow! Even 10 years ago, who would have thought we would be conducting business right from our phones! Congrats!

  • misket

    misket from misket said 8 years ago

    I am totally in love with my etsy app. It is fabulous! Congrats!

  • catbun

    Akiko Chii from catbun said 8 years ago

    I downloaded it! convenient and keeps me company when i am craving for a shopping spree on the go. Congratulations!

  • sweetsarahcardsandtr

    Sarah M. from sweetsarahpatisserie said 8 years ago

    I got it too! :) it's really great

  • crocodilecrunch

    crocodilecrunch from crocodilecrunch said 8 years ago

    I bought my I phone just because of the etsy ap! I love being able to respond to convos throughout the day as they come in. Thank you etsy for making it easier to do business!

  • chicandtonic

    Emilie St-Laurent from chicandtonic said 8 years ago

    I love Etsy App for iPhone:) This video is so cute and funny !

  • janedean

    Heather Dean from janedean said 8 years ago

    I just got an iphone last month and this was one of the first apps I downloaded. It's very easy to use and now I can keep up with my shop while on the go! :)

  • beadladymanila

    Angeli from beadladymanila said 8 years ago

    This is great! But it would be awesome if the app also had a way for us to list items!

  • archivefevervintage

    archivefevervintage from archivefevervintage said 8 years ago

    This is by far my favorite iPhone app, it's very well designed and I love getting notifications of every convo and order. It's beyond fantastic.

  • lauraprill

    Laura Prill from lauraprill said 8 years ago

    This app is excellent!

  • aliciacarol

    Alicia C from ReadySnapGo said 8 years ago

    I got it on my iPhone and it's really great! No more going through the internet search.

  • QsGoodies

    Q from QsGoodies said 8 years ago

    Congrats! Thanks Etsy! Luv the app!

  • ideology

    ideology from ideology said 8 years ago

    Congratulations! Such a cute video! The Etsy iPhone app is greatly appreciated. :)

  • PrairieGarden

    Liane Doxey from PrairieGarden said 8 years ago

    Any plans for an app for the WINDOWS 7 phone? please...oh please? :-)

  • HeartyDesign

    Paul McCollam from HeartyDesign said 8 years ago

    Any plans for some Android love?

  • AnnieandElmo

    Dawn Vieth from AnnieandElmo said 8 years ago

    I love my Etsy app! I can check on my shop from anywhere anytime I have a spare moment. Thank you!

  • BPvintage

    Cathy Costa from BPvintage said 8 years ago

    Well now I need an iPhone!

  • PortugueseVintage

    Paula from PortugueseVintage said 8 years ago


  • restorationharbor

    Laura and Blakeley Harbor from RestorationHarbor said 8 years ago

    awesome. We have loved this app for a while! Great job, everybody! Laura and Blakeley

  • vintagecdm

    Cindy McCandlish from VintageCindy said 8 years ago

    Love the app! and love the video! It's all good at Etsy. :)

  • ShopHavanaBanana

    Jacquelyne from ShopHavanaBanana said 8 years ago

    Addicted to my iPhone Etsy app! I really wish that I could list from the app and that I could check my activity feed! Just saying…!

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  • ZentrumStudios

    ZentrumStudios from ZentrumStudios said 8 years ago

    Great job. Thanks.

  • Giftseasonstore

    Wimonpon Wiroonsri from Giftseasonstore said 8 years ago

    Awesome. Thank you !

  • PureHeartland

    Maxwell from PureHeartland said 8 years ago

    Why can't we see our selling stats on the iPhone App? Hopefully we see it in an update soon!

  • mommytribe

    Cindy K from MommyTribe said 8 years ago

    OMG!! Cutest video every!!! And LOVE the app!! I especially LOVED the app more when it buzzed my phone to let me know that my shop received its first sale!!!! XOXO

  • consequences

    Rachel Somerville from consequences said 8 years ago

    I never knew there was an app for etsy - going to the app store right now! :D

  • suzanneartist

    Suzanne Urban from SmirkingGoddess said 8 years ago

    Whoohoo you go ETSY! Will have to have my husband download it, after he dries the phone-it fell in our rabbits water dish when he was trying to take a picture of them. su

  • frombeths

    Beth Morgan from FromBeths said 8 years ago

    OMG I didn't know it was new.. I guess because I am. I LOVE ME ESTY APP and wouldn't know what to do without it. Thank you Etsy developers! Nice Job..

  • Gabale

    GABALE from Gabale said 8 years ago

    have it !

  • debbiesharpe1

    Debbie from UpcycledSwag said 8 years ago

    thk u soo much for your time cheers

  • kiellemon

    Kiel Lemon from LemonLaneOrganics said 8 years ago

    Now if only we had an app for the iPad that would let us create new listings!

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    KitKatCabaret from KitKatCabaret said 8 years ago

    Although one can not ever afford an iphone, this is good to know

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  • plumfuchsia

    plumfuchsia from plumfuchsia said 8 years ago

    Broken-hearted--the etsy app I left behind when I switched from an iPhone to my HTC Evo 4G is sorely missed. Although, I appreciate the efforts made by others to create a true etsy experience, they leave very much to be desired. PLEASE don't forget about us in the Android World!

  • coli2654

    Nicole Kelner from NicoleKelner said 8 years ago

    I love the etsy app but I do wish that you could easily access the shop stats on it! Maybe in the next upgrade :)

  • evaricci

    Eva Ricci from evaricci said 8 years ago

    oh how cute

  • jackiesawyer

    Jackie Sawyer from FreckledJackieSawyer said 7 years ago

    Cant do new listing pic from iphone. :(. Bummer

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