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Etsy Wholesale: Local Artists Pave the Way at Nordstrom

Feb 28, 2013

by Vanessa Bertozzi

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Last September, we gave you a peek into our vision for Etsy Wholesale: a private platform where professional buyers for boutiques and other retailers discover and connect with juried artists, designers, and vintage vendors who offer wholesale. Since then, we’ve been working behind the scenes on the site, doing in-depth research, and meeting with industry experts. In the coming weeks, we’ll be launching our invitation-only beta of Etsy Wholesale, during which we’ll test the site features and make adjustments based on feedback. Soon, our team will be migrating over a selection of Trunkt lifetime members and inviting selected vendors who are experienced in wholesale. We’ll be proceeding carefully to make sure the site works smoothly and that we’ve properly seeded the marketplace with a diverse array of quality finished goods from independent creative businesses around the world.

In addition to working on the nuts and bolts of the site, we’ve also been developing relationships with buyers of all sizes, including many independent boutiques. We’re also talking with some other types of buyers, for example, Erin Fergusson from UncommonGoods, Kathryn Kuntz from ModCloth, and museum store buyers such as Michele Tobin from the Walker Art Center shop.

We’ve also been collaborating with select major retailers who appreciate independent designers and craft. Our “Etsy for west elm” partnership (read more about that collaboration here) debuted the way local Etsy vendors can be brought into a major retail setting — all the while taking care to feature them for their individual talents and stories.

Michelle Smith-Lewis

Tanner, buyer for Nordstrom At Home

We’re really excited to announce our next major retail partner, Nordstrom, to sign on to be a buyer on Etsy Wholesale. I’ve been working closely with Tanner Moxcey from Nordstrom’s At Home department to feature selected Etsy vendors in their retail stores. This “Etsy & Nordstrom Present” collaboration is an exciting opportunity for these sellers, and it gives us — and you — a peek into what it takes to do wholesale with a major retailer. At the same time, Nordstrom gets to bring fresh, unique products to their shoppers. It’s a win-win-win!

 

Michelle Smith-Lewis

Downing Pottery’s Seattle neighborhood mugs

The long-term goal is for professionals like Tanner (and buyers from retailers of all sizes) to be able to have our Etsy Wholesale platform at their fingertips, for an unmatched variety of unique products, hard to find anywhere else.

 

Michelle Smith-Lewis

Downing Pottery display at Nordstrom, Seattle, WA

How did all this work? For the past few months, Tanner has been my “retail pen pal,” if you will. Tanner is a buyer for Nordstrom; his job is to source new products for their At Home department. We settled on their Seattle location first (where Nordstrom is headquartered) and then Chicago, with our sights on San Francisco or Washington, D.C. next. Tanner and I collaborated on selecting the sellers, as well as outreach, signage and hang-tag branding. (Each artist is credited on the back of the hang-tags.) These vendors made proper wholesale deals with Nordstrom, and went through all the ins and outs of doing a large order with a major retailer. (Long story short: there’s a lot involved!)

Sarah attached the Etsy hang-tags we gave her on each piece of her Nordstrom order.

 

Michelle Smith-Lewis

Sarah from Downing Pottery

 

 

 

You can now find neighborhood mugs by Sarah D. Woodson of Downing Pottery showcased in Seattle.

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa from TinyTerrains

 

 

Lisa Jones of Tiny Terrains has been able to take the opportunity even further and her marimo terrariums are in all Nordstrom locations with At Home departments across the country.

 

 

 

 

Erica Barraca

Andy and Nancy from CircaCeramics

 

The Chicago Nordstrom At Home location now features a grouping of porcelainware by Nancy Pizarro and Andy Witt of Circa Ceramics. These stellar Etsy products will also be sold for a limited time on Nordstrom’s website, with links back to their Etsy shops as well.

The reverse side of the tag for CircaCeramics

We’re absolutely thrilled for these artists and excited to broaden the exposure of our Etsy Wholesale vendors! Please check out their Related Items below and in person at Nordstrom!

If you’re a wholesale vendor or a professional buyer for a boutique or other retailer, please sign up to learn more. We’ll notify you when we’re ready to accept applications for Etsy Wholesale. You can also follow us @etsywholesale.

West Seattle Mug
West Seattle Mug
$38.00 USD
FREE 2nd Marimo Ball included- Marimo Terrarium:  Marimo Moss Ball Globe Aquarium, Several Colors Available
FREE 2nd Marimo Ball included- Marimo Terrarium: Marimo Moss Ball Globe Aquarium, Several Colors Available
$28.00 USD

1 Featured Comment

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago Featured

    Thanks for your comments! Let me explain the Etsy branded hang-tags, I should have been clearer about that in the post. This is just for the special partnership we're doing with Nordstrom. We also do similar hang-tags with our partnership with west elm. Each hang-tag has the artist's name, business name and city/state. The signage that you see there is also all about the artist, with their bio and inspiration. For the Etsy Wholesale marketplace, we here at Etsy of course will be just the platform, as you say, where boutiques and other retailers can connect with individual artists' brands. So in those cases, there wouldn't be Etsy hang-tags. The Nordstrom and west elm deals are co-co-co-branding with the three parties all involved. Etsy was very much the facilitator in every step of the process with Nordstrom. Does that make sense?

261 comments

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    Roxana from IlluminatedPerfume said 3 years ago

    This is so very intriguing.

  • PriscillaMajella

    Priscilla from PriscillaMajella said 3 years ago

    Well Done Etsy! Good efforts! Growing everyday what a fab business you have here - I love it. Thanks for all your hard work for US shops :)

  • pickleberries

    Lonnie from pickleberries said 3 years ago

    Wow, what an exciting opportunity!

  • youseeme

    T and S from LoveLush said 3 years ago

    very exciting!!!

  • ThatCleverClementine

    MsVicki from ThatCleverClementine said 3 years ago

    I am excited to see all this move forward!

  • MidwestAlchemy

    MidwestAlchemy from MidwestAlchemy said 3 years ago

    Wow...fantastic... look forward to hearing more!

  • AllEarzJewelry

    Michelle from AllEarzJewelry said 3 years ago

    I knew some terrific things were going on behind those curtains!

  • TagsOnBags

    Kristine from MyLovelyBridesmaids said 3 years ago

    Exciting! Well done etsy!

  • TagsOnBags

    Kristine from MyLovelyBridesmaids said 3 years ago

    Excellent - so exciting. Well done etsy!

  • ibleedheART

    Ashley Reagan from ibleedheART said 3 years ago

    Wow! Congratulations to all of the sellers that have this opportunity! Well done!

  • BreadandBadgerCustom

    Lea Keohane and Amanda Siska from BreadandBadgerCustom said 3 years ago

    Wow, what an awesome opportunity!

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello from JamieSpinello said 3 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 3 years ago

    Such a great opportunity!!!

  • allisonhowington

    Allison Warrington from MyALaModeBoutique said 3 years ago

    This is so exciting!! This is exactly what I am working towards!!

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal from crochetgal said 3 years ago

    A great opportunity for those who are able to do wholesale!

  • ThisCharmingCandy

    Susan Dziadosz from ThisCharmingCandy said 3 years ago

    Congratulations to all the artists who are now working with Nordstrom! Kudos all around.

  • williamholt

    William Lee Holt from WilliamLeeHolt said 3 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • SuzsCountryPrims

    Suz from CountryLaneHomeDecor said 3 years ago

    Very cool! I really notice the Etsy hang tags. Do the sellers have their own logos, branding, visible, too?

  • wishartglass

    Anne Simon from wishartglass said 3 years ago

    This is wonderful!

  • cherryhillsbridal

    Cherry from CherryHillsBridal said 3 years ago

    Just my opinion, but if I wanted to sell wholesale - I wouldn't be here on Etsy. Most crafters and artists ALREADY give their products away, if you take into consideration their business costs, extra hours of time, and effort.

  • jhfabriccreations

    Janet Howard from JHFabricCreations said 3 years ago

    Congratulations to those artists. Beautiful displays.

  • montanagirl

    Carmen from MontanaGirl said 3 years ago

    This is terrific!

  • MeekaMayesMarket

    Sue from MeekaMayesMarket said 3 years ago

    Vintage wholesalers...an interesting concept. Could elaborate more on this segment? How does that work? Is it true vintage or vintage inspired?

  • wirequeen

    Michelle Hawkins from WirequeenJewelry said 3 years ago

    What a wonderful opportunity.. Great opportunity for the artists selected.

  • organikx

    Bridget from organikx said 3 years ago

    Odd to see the etsy hangtags on the handmade items. After all, etsy is simply the facilitator, not the artist.

  • ManicManx

    Kristi from ManicManx said 3 years ago

    Would the participants be selling under the etsy name or under their own label?

  • cherryhillsbridal

    Cherry from CherryHillsBridal said 3 years ago

    I would also like to know why there are Etsy hangtags on the items. Etsy doesn't make these pieces. They have nothing to do with the products other than being a venue.

  • heartworksbylori

    Lori from DearestMine said 3 years ago

    Huge congrats to those fantastic featured vendors/sellers! I'm excited to hop on board the wholesale train when it comes to town here on Etsy!

  • PreciousKnits

    Lindsey from PreciousKnits said 3 years ago

    Congrats to those who were chosen!! What a wonderful opportunity...this is great news!

  • HeyChica

    Hey Chica from HeyChica said 3 years ago

    Wow, congrats to these shops!

  • dimlim

    Ragga Katla from Dimlim said 3 years ago

    Good news. I also noticed the Etsy hangtags and am curious to know if this will be a requirement for the Etsy wholesale program, or if this is specific to this (and possibly other) events?

  • CountryFolkSoap

    Sue Johnson from CountryFolkSoap said 3 years ago

    YIKES, Congrat's and awesome opportunity. I love the Seattle marketplace; much like Maine.

  • paperEmu

    Paula Egan from paperEmu said 3 years ago

    Fabulous! Congrats to the artists.

  • swanscrossing

    Nafisa Azmi from SwansCrossing said 3 years ago

    This is fantastic! Congrats to these shops :)

  • LyndiArt

    Linda from LyndiArt said 3 years ago

    Very exciting. Congratulations to those artists. Wholesale may not be a fit for everyone, but I imagine for many it does. Glad to see it moving along and be an option. What a great opportunity, great job Etsy.

  • WonderfullyKnit

    Charity from WonderfullyKnit said 3 years ago

    Congrats to the artists. But I thought Etsy was just a venue? If so, how can they stick their name on someone else's product?

  • imrosebud

    Rose from RTOriginalDesigns said 3 years ago

    This is fantastic - maybe this can lead to us smaller sellers getting into some stores selling ooak, unique boutique items. Great start!!

  • DantesSpirit

    Wolf from DantesSpirit said 3 years ago

    Congrats to the shops who can do the wholesale. I have a Marim Moss Ball in my aquarium, they're quite neat. BUT! Why do the tags have Etsy as the prominant seller instead of the actual creators? It seems to me, the actual creators should be more prominant than the Etsy logo, since they did create the items, and not Etsy. The way the tags are now, while quite nice, makes it look like Etsy created these items, not the actual artists themselves. Maybe something to consider in the future.

  • archaicdesign

    Susan from archaicdesign said 3 years ago

    Yes! congratulations! I have the same question, why do the artist's work now have Etsy hangtags on them? I thought Etsy was just a selling venue not an actual 'brand,' I guess I'm wrong about that assumption.

  • sarantos

    sarantos from SARANTOS said 3 years ago

    I have already had my items in Nordstrom ages ago! It was in a traveling exhibit along with the AGTA Spectrum Awards. They had items for sale by the winning designers. :)

  • jbmanning1

    JB Manning from JBMVphotography said 3 years ago

    Very cool news! The Walker Art Center info is especially exciting! ;)

  • JLynnSupplies

    Brad from CasualInvertebrates said 3 years ago

    Juried, invitation only another perk for only the esty chosen. no where to even apply. nice.

  • isewcute

    June from isewcute said 3 years ago

    I'd like to apply! Where do I sign up?

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    Elizabeth from ABreathOfFrenchAir said 3 years ago

    This is great news!

  • ScribblingClubPrints

    Jen Lee from ScribblingClubBaby said 3 years ago

    Sounds exciting!

  • dayslonggone

    Gwynne Collins from DaysLongGone said 3 years ago

    Why is Etsy placing their name on the tags??? The artist should be receiving the credit! Confused?? Etsy is just a site to sell...not an artist!

  • nazaredufosse

    Nazare Dufosse from SoleildeProvence said 3 years ago

    Congrat Etsy for being so creative in doing art and business!!

  • hellome

    April from hellome said 3 years ago

    Wow. Exciting. Scary. So many thoughts, emotions. Everything looks lovely, though.

  • MerryMaenad

    Raven Delaval from MerryMaenad said 3 years ago

    Congrats to the seller who handmade the mugs! I hope this brings her much success. :) I hope her shop name is at least on the back of those Etsy hangtags. Otherwise, I can't understand why Etsy is tagging the items like it made them. It was the middleman. It's a venue. She's the artist and deserves all the credit in the world for this.

  • MrsGingerandWasabi

    Marta DQ from tribomo said 3 years ago

    Wow, that's awesome!

  • britzbeads

    Sandi Britz from BritzBeadsSupply said 3 years ago

    I guess i need to open my jewelry shop on etsy as i am selling beading supplies now so i might have a chance:>) I sold to Nordstrom in '84...

  • riskybeads

    Lori from riskybeads said 3 years ago

    I'm intrigued but have the same question about the hang tags.

  • DAGhandbags

    Rose Duffy from RosesHandbags said 3 years ago

    This is exciting, I look forward to learning more.

  • SolDelSur

    Soledad Proaño from SolDelSur said 3 years ago

    This is amazing news, I can't wait for the Wholesale site to start! Big congrats to the sellers.

  • KlidonasPhotoJewelry

    Stephanie from KlidonasPhotoJewelry said 3 years ago

    pretty cool, but the first thing I thought is Etsy didn't make those products ? none the less, exposure for all of us XO and it certainly can't hurt to get the Etsy name out there !!!

  • stephaniemonroe

    Stephanie Monroe from stephaniemonroe said 3 years ago

    Awesome sauce. Love that this is coming into fruition!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago Featured

    Thanks for your comments! Let me explain the Etsy branded hang-tags, I should have been clearer about that in the post. This is just for the special partnership we're doing with Nordstrom. We also do similar hang-tags with our partnership with west elm. Each hang-tag has the artist's name, business name and city/state. The signage that you see there is also all about the artist, with their bio and inspiration. For the Etsy Wholesale marketplace, we here at Etsy of course will be just the platform, as you say, where boutiques and other retailers can connect with individual artists' brands. So in those cases, there wouldn't be Etsy hang-tags. The Nordstrom and west elm deals are co-co-co-branding with the three parties all involved. Etsy was very much the facilitator in every step of the process with Nordstrom. Does that make sense?

  • knotandbow

    Erin from knotandbow said 3 years ago

    Bravo, Etsy! So exciting.

  • Railin

    Mel from Cuteling said 3 years ago

    pretty exciting and something to strive for!

  • PumpkinTreeLane

    PumpkinTreeLane from PumpkinTreeLane said 3 years ago

    Vanessa, Yes, that makes perfect sense and thank you for clearing that up!

  • VintageScraps

    Meg from VintageScraps said 3 years ago

    LOVE all this! How exciting to see it starting up!

  • MaryFosterCreative

    Mary Foster from MaryFosterCreative said 3 years ago

    Very exciting! Congrats to the featured artists!

  • organikx

    Bridget from organikx said 3 years ago

    Thanks for explaining that Vanessa. Makes much more sense. And yes, congrats to the artists. Sarah's display looks fabulous!

  • EviesToolEmporium

    Michelle and Dave from EviesToolEmporium said 3 years ago

    Excellent! Congrats to all on your hard work and dedication!

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading from newhopebeading said 3 years ago

    SO exciting! Thanks for sharing Vanessa!

  • contempojewels

    Staci Egan from ContempoJewelry said 3 years ago

    Wow, very cool!

  • sonyarasi

    Sonya Rasi from sonyarasi said 3 years ago

    Excellent!

  • MerryMaenad

    Raven Delaval from MerryMaenad said 3 years ago

    Thank you for chiming in, Vanessa

  • fireflynotes

    Sandy from fireflynotes said 3 years ago

    Yay! Exciting! I do have a question, are the select people you are moving into the wholesale market to begin with only from the USA or is this available for Canadians and your worldwide sellers? I know that there are no Nordstroms in Canada so I wonder if they will be welcoming to the rest of us eager to wholesale. Thanks!

  • patspottery

    Pat Parker from PatsPottery said 3 years ago

    What a wonderful opertunity for those who want to do wholesale and for etsy♥

  • AlwaysAMemory

    Kitty Phillips from AlwaysAMemory said 3 years ago

    This is great news! Exciting to see Etsy branching out!

  • darkcycleclothing

    darkcycleclothing from darkcycleclothing said 3 years ago

    As a shop owner that has made almost 100 wholesale connections on Etsy I am so excited to see what you guys roll out with! The wholesale process has been very klutzy with the way things are so I can't wait to see an easy way to go about it on here :)

  • MeekaMayesMarket

    Sue from MeekaMayesMarket said 3 years ago

    Ok, so now that the hang tag has been explained, please clarify the wholesale vintage aspect of this venture and where these items would be sold. Would they be actual vintage or vintage inspired? If it is a vintage seller, would they be limited to kitchen items? Linens? Elegant glass? Clothing? What would the guidelines be and how would etsy pick the partcipants for this line?

  • Urbanknit

    Dolapo James from Urbanknit said 3 years ago

    WOW

  • MerryMaenad

    Raven Delaval from MerryMaenad said 3 years ago

    Thanks for uploading the photo of the back of the tag, Vanessa. :)

  • SpotLightJewelry

    Cat Hutchings from SpotLightJewelry said 3 years ago

    So excited to see this moving forward! A wholesale venue was definitely on my Christmas list :D Way to go Vanessa and any other Etsy members involved in this huge undertaking.

  • LoveLaurie

    Laurie from LoveLaurie said 3 years ago

    Congratulations to all the artists. How exciting for you!!

  • beachseacrafts

    Marilyn from beachseacrafts said 3 years ago

    Wow great news! Go Etsy!

  • threestonebirds

    Vanessa from threestonebirds said 3 years ago

    I'm so excited to see this all unfolding (and in Seattle, too!). Congratulations to the artists who are a part of it, and I'll definitely be keeping a close eye on Etsy Wholesale as it rolls out.

  • WintergreenDesign

    Christa Cunningham from WintergreenDesign said 3 years ago

    Such a great opportunity... congratulations!!

  • soap

    soap from soap said 3 years ago

    Congrats to the artists! I have to check out Downing Pottery - can't believe I've never seen them before :( Vanessa, I think it would be helpful to give creators (vendors) a checklist of items many of the large wholesale buyers may need. Some requirements, like some legalities, may require some time and/or outside assistance (non Etsy) to comply.

  • mysticknotwork

    Matt and Jill Beaudoin from MysticKnotwork said 3 years ago

    very interesting collaboration. I'm sure it will help some of the new and smaller scale artisans break into the wholesale market. Kudos for Etsy for taking this step.

  • buffalogirls

    Ludmilla from buffalogirls said 3 years ago

    Very cool! I am happy for all the sellers who got picked up, hope more is coming. It is wonderful that these giant (giant to us) buyers are appreciating handmade and local. Thank you Etsy.

  • BonTons

    BonTons from BonTons said 3 years ago

    Interesting

  • ifanhour

    Michele Woodford from ifanhour said 3 years ago

    Soooooo exciting! Can't wait!!

  • TwistedDesigns

    Lindsay May from TwistedDesigns said 3 years ago

    I am excited about the new wholesale opportunities. Very cool for those who were involved.

  • BudgetWeddingBouquet

    BudgetWeddingBouquet from BudgetWeddingBouquet said 3 years ago

    Wow, creative thinking outside the box!! Artistic business at its best, Congrats!

  • erikareboucas

    Erika Reboucas from littlebigtopstudio said 3 years ago

    This sounds really exciting! It will be great to bring handmade products to more people :)

  • Faithopeinspire

    Jody and Terri from FaithHopeInspire said 3 years ago

    This is wonderful!!! BRAVO ETSY!!!

  • HomeStudio

    Stef and Mark from HomeStudio said 3 years ago

    Congrats everyone! How awesome!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago

    soap from soap says: Congrats to the artists! I have to check out Downing Pottery - can't believe I've never seen them before :( Vanessa, I think it would be helpful to give creators (vendors) a checklist of items many of the large wholesale buyers may need. Some requirements, like some legalities, may require some time and/or outside assistance (non Etsy) to comply. Yes this is a great idea! Thanks, soap!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago

    Sue from MeekaMayesMarket says: Vintage wholesalers...an interesting concept. Could elaborate more on this segment? How does that work? Is it true vintage or vintage inspired? Sue, there are vintage vendors who are able to sell multiples or sets ("lots") of vintage items at wholesale. Think a set of 25 vintage 1950s cocktail dresses or 50 turn of the century lace linens...

  • BackyardBrand

    Jim McLean from BackyardBrand said 3 years ago

    Thanks for the update. I've been curious about this.

  • SultanasCrochet

    Sultana Muzikir from SultanasCrochet said 3 years ago

    Congratulations to Everyone!!! This is such an exciting opportunity for those shops and future shops!!! I would be interested in any workshops that Etsy can provide on how to sell wholesale. Kudos to All!!!!

  • LittleBeachDesigns

    Gail from LittleBeachDesigns said 3 years ago

    How wonderful! Once you've been introduced into Nordstrom you have nowhere to go but up! Congrats to those who have made it.

  • duayam

    Kay D from JAKEALA said 3 years ago

    wow so exciting...

  • LCooperDesigns

    LC Cooper from LeMaisonBelle said 3 years ago

    How exciting to see your products in that beautiful display - Congrats!!!

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    Megan C from AlaskaBagCompany said 3 years ago

    this is great!

  • mienkintoshfairie

    Aja' from mienkintoshfairie said 3 years ago

    So will non-Trunk members be able to apply for this wholesale in the future? I hope so. If not then this will only benefit a small amount of sellers on this large market place and the rest of us will have to work our butts of to get our own wholesale accounts the hard way.

  • hjmart

    helen from hjmArtGallery said 3 years ago

    Congratulations to all!

  • ashsnstones

    Ashley McIntosh from McIntoshJewelry said 3 years ago

    I'm excited for all of the new Etsy buzz.

  • louise35flower

    Louise from LouiseBrainwood said 3 years ago

    Looking forward to the roll out, it'll be great to have a simpler way to handle wholesale.

  • SilkBowTies

    Dan Lee from VaVaNeckwear said 3 years ago

    Totally awesome. Am stoked to see how this plays out as this sort of thing has always been in my longterm goals. Thank you, Etsy peeps!

  • JenniferCasady

    Jennifer Casady from JenniferCasady said 3 years ago

    Very exciting!

  • Vitrine

    Vitrine from Vitrine said 3 years ago

    This article actually gave me goosebumps because I see how Etsy is influencing large retailers to take handmade seriously and give artisans a home for their work. Etsy singlehandedly is getting stronger and bigger and vocalises how the world should interpret handmade. As we go more global, we are also supporting local and almost going back to our "community" for goods.

  • metalicious

    Stephanie Maslow Blackman from metalicious said 3 years ago

    Great opportunity! Looking forward to hearing more about it.

  • glowgirl16

    Deb Christian from glowgirl16 said 3 years ago

    Thanks for all your hard work Vanessa. It's exciting to see artisans here find another revenue stream through etsy. I am wondering about the nitty gritty stuff - fee structure, will sellers have a separate "wholesale" page, and how/if repeat orders get processed through etsy. Will etsy also be doing things like showing product at trade/gift shows too? I'll be patient as this comes together...!

  • juliapaulpottery

    juliapaulpottery from juliapaulpottery said 3 years ago

    looking forward to etsy wholesale!

  • cocolitaboutique

    Marie-Claude from CocolitaBoutique said 3 years ago

    Oh wow! This is so great. Really Etsy never finishes to impress me! I am opening my shop very soon and can wait to here more about Etsy wholesale :)

  • gatewayalpha

    Fabian and Nicoleta from GatewayAlpha said 3 years ago

    As a former manager for Nordstrom here in Bay Area, California, I am excited for the ones who made it! Although is mostly known as a luxury retailer, Nordstrom is very much involved in the local communities, and most buyers are open to new and original vendors, that could bring that unique touch that every retailer aspire to achieve and maintain. Kudos to Etsy for being such a great platform for the wholesalers!

  • lilinspirations

    Sandra from CoutureWeddingHankie said 3 years ago

    WOW!!!! Congratulations!! This must be sooo exciting for Etsy and all the wonderful businesses that have been selected. What a wonderful opportunity! C N R T L T O S O G A U A I N !!!!

  • lilinspirations

    Sandra from CoutureWeddingHankie said 3 years ago

    oooppppsss - that last line didn't post correctly. :( Supposed to say: CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • rosebarden1

    Rose Marie Barden from JewelsintheMaking said 3 years ago

    Well done!

  • reawakenedbynancy

    Nancy Atkins Savoca from reawakenedbynancy said 3 years ago

    Very interesting! It may be a great way to sell seasonal items at odd times so the stores have them in stock when they need them.

  • amysfunkyfibers

    Amy Gunderson from amysfunkyfibers said 3 years ago

    Exciting news!

  • BethMillner

    Beth Millner from BethMillnerJewelry said 3 years ago

    This is super cool! Excited to utilize my Etsy shop for wholesale!

  • gardendiva

    gardendiva from gardendiva said 3 years ago

    Very exciting!

  • uniqueartpendants

    Molly Spilane from UniqueArtPendants said 3 years ago

    Very, very exciting! I've done tons of wholesale through Etsy on my own. Can't wait to see what the Etsy Wholesale program can do for my business! VERY COOL!

  • VincentVdesigns

    Jaime Diehl from VincentVdesigns said 3 years ago

    This is fantastic! Congrats to those included!!

  • warmandsoft

    Meltem from warmandsoft said 3 years ago

    This is fantastic news!

  • tro88

    tro88 from tro88 said 3 years ago

    This is GREAT! I worked at Nordstroms Tacoma Mall and SouthCenter when in College :-) Really enjoyed my time there- love it and miss it! Am definitely interested!

  • Aristocrafts

    Aristocrafts from Aristocrafts said 3 years ago

    This is wonderful! Etsy, you're the best! Congratulations to Etsy for this wonderful initiative and hard work, and to all the sellers that are included!

  • jcbees

    jcbees from JCBees said 3 years ago

    Wonderful News! Thanks for providing this great opportunity!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago

    Aja' from mienkintoshfairie says: So will non-Trunk members be able to apply for this wholesale in the future? I hope so. If not then this will only benefit a small amount of sellers on this large market place and the rest of us will have to work our butts of to get our own wholesale accounts the hard way. Aja, our approach is to start off very carefully working out the kinks with some Trunkt lifetime members. Anyone will certainly be open to apply once our application process is live. Though to be up-font about it, not everyone will be accepted.

  • rsgirard

    Stephanie Girard from LarkRoadRhymes said 3 years ago

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

  • VeronicaRStudio

    Veronica from VeronicaRussekJoyas said 3 years ago

    Wow, this is really cool!!!!! Congratulations to the artists, I would love to go to Nordstrom and see the products!

  • fineartstoneware

    fineartstoneware from fineartstoneware said 3 years ago

    Good news. I'm glad that I read about this!

  • HandPaintedPetals

    Sheryl from HandPaintedPetals said 3 years ago

    wonderful news! Very happy about the visibility of the of the Etsy site (and kudos to the vendors above!)

  • MeekaMayesMarket

    Sue from MeekaMayesMarket said 3 years ago

    Sue from MeekaMayesMarket says: Vintage wholesalers...an interesting concept. Could elaborate more on this segment? How does that work? Is it true vintage or vintage inspired? Sue, there are vintage vendors who are able to sell multiples or sets ("lots") of vintage items at wholesale. Think a set of 25 vintage 1950s cocktail dresses or 50 turn of the century lace linens... How will you pick those vintage sellers? Attending an auction in my area would easily net me the linens, elegant glassware, tablecloths or wholesale lots of primitives. Because I am in a rural ag area, where people have lived for generations in the same house (large), you'd be surprised at the box lots one can acquire. Not to mention what is in my garage....where would these goods be marketed?

  • Nutalket

    Bonnie Newsom from Nutalket said 3 years ago

    Wow, this is great! Good job to the artists and the marketing team.

  • kgpaintings

    Kirsten Gilmore from PaintingsByKEGilmore said 3 years ago

    I'm happy etsy is trying this. You mention only some people would be accepted, once applications are taken to participate. What qualities would you be looking for in a product? Also, are certain products favored. Or certain price points? From art sellers (like me), would you likely look for original paintings or just prints?

  • EmilyWiserJewelry

    EmilyWiserJewelry from EmilyWiserJewelry said 3 years ago

    Sounds great. I can't wait for the wholesale section to get up and running.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago

    Sue, there are vintage boutiques and other types of retail stores that are looking to source wholesale vintage and bring those products into their stores. Your questions point out that Etsy Wholesale has the opportunity to really provide some educational resources for sellers who are interested in getting into wholesale. Right now our focus is on getting the basics of the site running and seeding the marketplace with those who already have wholesale experience. Down the road we'd like to start building some educational resources too.

  • valerieoutlet

    Valerie from vtylercollection said 3 years ago

    Are we going to be using the trunkt site or migrating over to here? I've been somewhat sitting on my trunkt account not sure whether to update it extensively or hold off. Looking forward to it though!

  • MechelleDesigns

    Mechelle from MechelleDesigns said 3 years ago

    This is an exciting opportunity!

  • EyePopArt

    Christine Claringbold from EyePopArt said 3 years ago

    This is so exciting! Can't wait to learn more!

  • Sugarcookielady

    Susan from Sugarcookielady said 3 years ago

    Exciting!

  • IreneHera

    Irene from IreneMollerJewelry said 3 years ago

    Congrats to the artists, and thank you Etsy for doing this. It's wonderful to know there are more options once my shop gets bigger.

  • UpscaleDownhome

    Sarah Ives from UpscaleDownhome said 3 years ago

    This is super exciting and congratulations to everyone featured. I hope to be a part of this program and it's wonderful to hear more about it!

  • MeekaMayesMarket

    Sue from MeekaMayesMarket said 3 years ago

    Vanessa, looking at the educational aspect and your comment above, it looks like this is a long range plan for etsy's vintage sellers. After 40 years in business I have provided linens, props, laces, materials for period costumes and other goods for movies, Broadway, interior designers that have been featured in national magazines and sold to celebrities. And, I don't think I am the only vintage seller with this experience. Is this something that will be on the back burner for awhile or will we need to go through the etsy 'education' on wholesaling? I am a bit confused on this approach.

  • ThatOldBlueHouse2

    Lisa S from ThatOldBlueHouse2 said 3 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing this progress! The potential is great! One issue I have had in selling to retail shops/boutiques is educating the retail buyer about one-of- kind, and/or vintage items. For example, I sell vintage lace jewelry. Shops can purchase a style of necklace, ie: oval, bib, square, which is set at a specific price, size, etc.....but each piece of lace is one-of-a-kind, therefore, slightly different. There is a leap of faith a store has to take in purchasing items they may not be able to see. Although I am able to send pictures to the shops at this point, for their approval, this might be something Etsy takes into consideration for those with one of a kind products.

  • MickyChaseJewelry

    Micky Chase from MickyChaseJewelry said 3 years ago

    Congratulations to the artists, this has got to be mind blowing - Well done Etsy!

  • chilisugar

    Aja from chilisugarcookie said 3 years ago

    Thanks for responding back to me Vanessa. I do appreciate your honesty. So after you take care of the Trunkt members, you will open the application process? Also, will you mainly look for sellers with the capability to produce large quantities like jewelry and ceramics?

  • Yoola

    Yael Falk from Yoola said 3 years ago

    Can't wait for it to launch , I'm sure it will bring amazing opportunities :) As an old timer etsian I'm so impresses to see how the site keeps developing and providing us with new features !

  • MarthasClassyGlass

    Martha Weekly from MarthasClassyGlass said 3 years ago

    Nordstrom's has been my favorite department store since they opened in Kansas City about 13 years ago. Their products and service are truly wonderful! Congratulations to all the artists!

  • jburkepottery

    Jennifer Burke from jburkepottery said 3 years ago

    What a wonderful opportunity - thanks to Etsy for creating more opportunities for artists and makers to expand and grow their businesses.

  • dustybluerose99

    dustybluerose99 from dustybluerose99 said 3 years ago

    I think this a great marketing tool. I love seeing the bright orange tag on the product, knowing people will walk buy and see Etsy attached.

  • joesbooksandthings

    joesbooksandthings from joesbooksandthings said 3 years ago

    This is great!

  • CheyAnneSexton

    CheyAnne Sexton from CheyAnneSexton said 3 years ago

    the moment I saw the title I was just thrilled. How exciting and fun for everyone envoled especially the artist that get to create for such a big chain. I am heading up to Seattle in May to visit my two new granddaughters and will look up Nordstrom on my trip. What a coo all the way around.

  • CheyAnneSexton

    CheyAnne Sexton from CheyAnneSexton said 3 years ago

    How do we as visual artists get involved in any of this?

  • TCaponePhoto

    Tracey Capone from TraceyCapone said 3 years ago

    This is exciting! As someone who has been able to forge a number of wholesale connections through Etsy (and some through Trunkt) I am happy to see how this is shaping up! Looking forward to seeing more! :)

  • thehouseofhemp

    sarah parker from thehouseofhemp said 3 years ago

    i had a trunkt membership, which was supposed to transfer into a lifetime membership through their big change - but i never had access to my account after that, and hence i may now be missing out on some potentially very cool opportunities. regardless - wow - amazing etsy, nicely done.

  • kaangunler

    Kaan Gunler said 3 years ago

    ı am happy to see shaping ,artist create for such a big chain,knowing people will walk see

  • byloomandhyde

    Alexandra Ritchie from byloomandhyde said 3 years ago

    Exciting! Will it be possible for european sellers to participate??

  • ExclusiefByVera

    Vera Tempelmans Plat from ItsVera said 3 years ago

    Congratulations Etsy, this is a wonderful venture. Handmade items produced by crafts people and artisans is an integral part of our society. Pricing will be the greatest challenge because handmade creations need to be valued higher than mass produced items. The general public needs to be educated about the creativity and productions methods that go into handmade items. Artisans need to get a grasp on production costs and pricing. Wholesale pricing is usually 50% of retail and there are so many items in Etsy shops that are under priced at retail. More and repeated information needs to be published regularly to remind artisans that it is not just the cost of materials that dictates the price of an item. Artisans must also keep retail pricing consistent: on line, craft shows, retail outlets. Otherwise, It is unfair to the consumer. Artisans and the general public need to value their work and price accordingly. I am looking forward to reading and seeing more about this wonderful addition to the Etsy network.

  • StuckTogether

    Wendy from StuckTogetherMagnets said 3 years ago

    This is going to be so fun! Thank Etsy for always being forward-thinking and helping us to progress.

  • MichelleWorldesigns

    Michelle from MichelleWorldesigns said 3 years ago

    Wow! This is really inspiring and very exciting to see handmade items being appreciated!

  • gainovertong

    gainover tong said 3 years ago

    Wow! This is really inspiring !

  • ToDieForVintage

    Leann from LeannsVintage said 3 years ago

    Great news!!

  • RobinMariaPedrero

    Robin Pedrero from RobinMariaPedrero said 3 years ago

    Wow!! I am so thrilled to learn of these success stories and how Etsy is working to create more successes.

  • ABridesEyeView

    Pat from ABridesEyeView said 3 years ago

    In deed, very exciting. I am doing unique items and wonder who to get involved in this type of program. I do hankies for weddings. Here are some of my 'out of the box' items: ♥ Groom to his mother ♥ Mother to the Groom ♥ Mother to son at her wedding ♥ Stepparent thoughts ♥ Bride or Groom to partner of their parent ♥ Many other combinations ♥ I write my own words at no charge to the buyer Here is an example: https://www.etsy.com/listing/92068158/mother-to-son-on-her-wedding-day-with I would love to have ideas as to how to get these some exposure. Best wishes to you and yours, Pat

  • janeeroberti

    Jane E Roberti from janeeroberti said 3 years ago

    Can't wait for more. Especially for jewelry and accessories. And with smaller-scale boutique and museum shop buyers. As one who, as a small-time apparel designer, sold to a couple big-time department stores in the past, I know how complicated such arrangements can be, with requirements for bar codes and hang tags and etc etc etc. I appreciate the Etsy "co-co" effort.

  • campbellstacy

    Stacy Campbell from ThisLooksCute said 3 years ago

    I love seeing handmade items appreciated! Great news!

  • PeriniDesigns

    Vanessa Perini from PeriniDesigns said 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • AustinModern

    Elle from ChaseAndScoutDesign said 3 years ago

    I think I had a Trunkt account but it wasn't lifetime (though I ought to check) since they were in the process of tweaking things or considering selling.. this was 2 or 3 years ago... I sell mostly pure vintage on Etsy but have had a lot of wholesale buyers for our altered ceramics contact us through Etsy as well. What will we need need to show to let Etsy know/prove we are capable of filling wholesale orders? Line sheets and copies of previous buyers invoices? Is there an ETA for the wholesale applications to go live for all Etsyians? I think I signed up for the Etsy list when Trunkt was purchased by Etsy last year (?) but this is the first I've heard about it moving forward. Good News!

  • AustinModern

    Elle from ChaseAndScoutDesign said 3 years ago

    Cool! According to an old email I signed up for Trunkt in 2010 when they were running a lifetime membership promo so I hope to get the Beta info from Etsy soon!

  • brooksbarrow

    brooks barrow from brooksbarrow said 3 years ago

    Cool! Sign me up!

  • MontclairMade

    Claire from MontclairMade said 3 years ago

    This is so exciting! I signed up! My wholesale business has been growing here on Etsy and it's just the direction I want to go. Can't wait!

  • CharmedByWine

    Mary from CharmedByWine said 3 years ago

    this would definitely make me think about (and do a LOT of research about) wholesale for the future. glad to see etsy attempting to create more selling opportunities for us.

  • riverpebble

    River Pebble from riverpebble said 3 years ago

    Great news for you fortunate artists! I hope that Etsy will provide a comprehensive path for others to follow into the wholesale collaborations of the future.

  • gracelinepaperstudio

    Karen Grace Hornsten from GracelinePaperStudio said 3 years ago

    Fortunate for some! Congrats to the etsy wholesalers! I am still trying to be featured on etsy's front page. I have a very long way to go i think.

  • Valonadesign

    Elina Mäntylä from ValonaDesign said 3 years ago

    This sounds very good!

  • BonesNelson

    Bones Nelson from BonesNelson said 3 years ago

    it's officially over.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago

    Alexandra asks is European sellers will be part of it? Yes, the Etsy Wholesale platform will be global. As for the Nordstrom deal in particular, so far Nordstrom has been looking for vendors local to their retail stores, so US only.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago

    Vera said "Wholesale pricing is usually 50% of retail and there are so many items in Etsy shops that are under priced at retail." <---- Yes to what she said. This is important.

  • ShopRedLeaf

    Chris from RedLeafBathandBody said 3 years ago

    I have sold Red Leaf products wholesale to over a hundred retailers and I can only imagine the work involved for both Etsy and the Etsy seller in dealing with a major retailer like Nordstroms. Their flagship store is just a few blocks away and I'm going over there today to check out the Downing Pottery display! Congratulations to both Etsy and the featured sellers, well done!

  • SusanFaye

    Susan Faye from SusanFayePetProjects said 3 years ago

    I'm thrilled! I've enjoyed making wholesale connections with retailers through my Etsy shop and look forward to making many more. Thanks, Etsy!

  • imakecutestuff

    Marlo M from imakecutestuff said 3 years ago

    This is just awesome! Congratulations to Downing Pottery for the feature and to Etsy for making the huge step toward helping sellers build their businesses! It's all so exciting! Hearts to you from team etsyRAIN in Seattle!

  • Pastecchi

    Pastecchi from TheAmazonBazaar said 3 years ago

    This is so exciting. I love how these wholesalers are getting a wider exposure. Go ARTISTS!!!

  • 2TrickPony

    Rachel from 2TrickPony said 3 years ago

    congratulations to everyone on this project.

  • lauraprilltoo

    Laura Prill from lauraprilltoo said 3 years ago

    great partnership!

  • sarahroses3

    Sarah Rose from SarahRoseBoutique said 3 years ago

    I would LOVE to work with Nordstrom. I sell my children's clothing line wholesale. How can I make this happen or at least get the chance to present my designs? I am in several small boutiques around the US and would love the opportunity to grow! Sarah Rose Sarah Rose Clothing Designs for girls https://www.etsy.com/shop/SarahRoseBoutique

  • sarahroses3

    Sarah Rose from SarahRoseBoutique said 3 years ago

    I would love to work with Nordstrom. I design and sell my own childrens clothing line "Sarah Rose". Will Nordstrom be looking to work with clothing lines too?

  • KSDluxe

    Karen Sims Deady from KSDluxe said 3 years ago

    How exciting! I am from the Pacific Northwest and grew up shopping at Nordstrom. I'll check it out in July when I'm there...maybe something for the future!

  • GrowingUpWild

    Kelly Engel from GrowingUpWild said 3 years ago

    I am really looking forward to seeing this progress! A platform to streamline my wholesale customers would be wonderful. I find it easy to manage my large customers but more difficult to provide the tools needed to guide smaller boutiques through the process. I am hoping this will be a way for smaller shops to have a wide selection of handmade goods at their fingertips

  • PippiHepburn

    Lisa Best from PippiHepburn said 3 years ago

    This sounds great! I am doing wholesale to boutiques right now. Any new platform to streamline the process of finding stores and clients would be great. Good luck to us all! Lisa

  • OceansideCastle

    Laura from OceansideCastle said 3 years ago

    Wonderful collaboration with Nordstom! As with West Elm, I'm so pleased to see Etsy partnering with high end luxury retailers. The Etsy brand recognition & association with quality retailers is beneficial to all Etsy sellers, wholesalers or not. Bravo!!

  • OceansideCastle

    Laura from OceansideCastle said 3 years ago

    Wonderful collaboration with Nordstrom! As with West Elm, I'm pleased that Etsy is partnering with high end luxury retailers. This association with the Etsy brand is a positive one for all Etsy sellers, US and worldwide; wholesalers or not. Bravo!!

  • AuriesDesigns

    AuriesDesigns from AuriesDesigns said 3 years ago

    Exciting News!!!

  • Sassyshades

    Kristi Uvence from Sassyshades said 3 years ago

    Awesome! Yeah for Etsy artisans!!

  • Reddaisie4

    Sarah Worthen from ransomletterhandmade said 3 years ago

    I like the Etsy hang tags. There are a lot more potential customers who recognize the Etsy Logo than my personal logo. It's eye catching! Congrats to the 'Chosen Ones'! It's an opportunity of a lifetime!

  • vint

    Charlie W. from vint said 3 years ago

    So excited about this-- as both a seller and a buyer!

  • LisaFlanders

    Lisa Flanders from LisaFlanders said 3 years ago

    Excellent! This is awesome!

  • OceansideCastle

    Laura from OceansideCastle said 3 years ago

    Fantastic news! I'm thrilled that Etsy has chosen to partner with Nordstroms; a high end luxury retailer much like the previous collaborative efforts with West Elm. These types of partnerships not only benefit wholesale sellers but all Etsy shop owners in the US and worldwide. Etsy brand recognition and associations with highly regarded B & M retailers greatly enhances marketability and reputation for all of us.

  • jenzenzen

    Jen Zen from CalligraphySupplies said 3 years ago

    Awesome! Very interesting designs!

  • deadsetbabes

    dead set babes from deadsetbabes said 3 years ago

    This is so incredibly cool - congratulations!!!

  • diba

    diba from DiBA said 3 years ago

    How exciting! I sell both my DiBA Jewelry lines wholesale ~ Day2Evening and Vintage Made Modern .. I would love this opportunity!!

  • verlaivans

    Stacey Foster from FletcherandFox said 3 years ago

    Hurry, Etsy, the waiting is hard! This is such great news and my experience as one of the Etsy/West Elm vendors for Salt Lake City was so fantastic all around that I know this is going to be great for me and for so many other businesses. I'm also opening a mobile retail truck shop in June and am excited for the ways that Etsy Wholesale will be able to help me source amazing handmade products so much easier. Can't wait to use this for vending and buying!

  • shabbymcfabby

    Kimber from shabbymcfabby said 3 years ago

    We have been very blessed with so many wonderul customers that have found us and have placed many orders from us here on Etsy over the past years! Etsy has been a wonderful genre for many wholesale accounts that we now currently do orders for, as well! We just signed another huge one today...YaY!!! We owe our sincere gratitude of this wonderful marketplace to our success and being able to put a wonderfully made product into the hands of so many that truly appreciated hand~made!!! You GO Etsy...you SO RoCk!!! Can't wait to see all that is on the horizon for us ~ Cheers & Congrats!!!

  • 1snooterdoot

    Mama Snooter from SnooterDoots said 3 years ago

    This sounds like a great concept! Is it, perhaps, similar to WholesaleCraft.com? I'm eager to learn how the process will work, and what the criteria for acceptance will be. Small business/artists can use all the help we can find in getting our creations to larger markets. Production issues for OOAK producers can be a roadblock. It would be nice to learn any tips and ideas along those lines also. And, CONGRATS to Downing Pottery for their showing at Nordstrom! Their flagship store, here in Seattle, is a fabulous venue and should provide Downing with increased exposure and status.

  • 1snooterdoot

    Mama Snooter from SnooterDoots said 3 years ago

    This sounds like a great concept! Perhaps, similar to WholesaleCraft.com? Small business/artists can use all the help we can find to bring our creations to a larger market. I'm eager to learn how the process will work, and what the criteria for acceptance will be. Production seems to be an ongoing issue for me when bringing on new wholesale accounts - is anyone else in the same boat? And, CONGRATS to Downing Pottery for their collaboration with Nordstrom! Their flagship store, here in Seattle, is a fabulous venue and should provide Downing with increased exposure and prestige.

  • DaedalusPF

    Daedalus Print Factory from DaedalusPrintFactory said 3 years ago

    Awesome collaborations! Great to see high stores working with local artists and Etsy.

  • SwirlyGarden

    Meena Kumar from MEKU said 3 years ago

    I am beyond thrilled about this!!! Such an innovative and wonderful idea, way to go Etsy!

  • SwirlyGarden

    Meena Kumar from MEKU said 3 years ago

    I am beyond thrilled about this! Such an innovative and wonderful idea, way to go Etsy!

  • Beazerk

    Beazerk from BeazersGarden said 3 years ago

    How amazing!!! Etsy is sucha great platform for crafters to get their items out there. Would love an opportunity like this! Congrats to all involved!

  • 50splinters

    50splinters from 50SplintersWoodworks said 3 years ago

    What an exciting and great opportunity for us artists. Thank you Etsy for opening the door for those who have been invited!!

  • morgasmc

    Morgan McDonald from MuseofKhan said 3 years ago

    Will the women's wear section of Nordstrom also be featuring Etsy Sellers in the future?

  • richardlithgow

    Richard Lithgow from RichardLithgow said 3 years ago

    That's really awesome!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa Bertozzi from Vanessa said 3 years ago

    Morgan, we are just starting out with the At Home department for now. Hopefully, the partnership will expand, but that depends on how things go, if it gets buzz, etc.

  • ninedragons

    Elizabeth England from ninedragons said 3 years ago

    This is an amazing opportunity for Etsy shops and even better, fantastic exposure for Etsy as a brand. I think it's a terrific idea. Do more!

  • starlightwoods

    Lisa DiSciascio from starlightwoods said 3 years ago

    This is amazing! Go Etsy! I would love to be a part of this :)

  • tdogart

    Kelly Turner from TDOGART said 3 years ago

    I'm so very proud for each one of our Etsy members. Congratulations

  • PurplePoem

    May from PurplePoemCraft said 3 years ago

    Wow! That's awesome!!

  • doudoudesign

    dou dou from doudoubirds said 3 years ago

    Nice

  • Pysar

    Yuri Pysar from Pysar said 3 years ago

    that's amazing! congrats!

  • Gitanaflipflops

    Sonia Vera from Gitanaflipflops said 3 years ago

    Very Nice, Congrats!!!

  • doudoudesign

    dou dou from doudoubirds said 3 years ago

    Nice!

  • turquoiseangels

    turquoiseangels from TurquoiseWoodWorks said 3 years ago

    Congrats to all involved We have done large orders for boutiques and speciality shops. Most of our items are custom or personalized so wholesale would be difficult. We like the personal touch with our customers

  • TwistedThreadAndHook

    Magdalena Marsh from TwistedThreadAndHook said 3 years ago

    This is great. I would love to get involved in wholesale! Hope that will open new door for my handmade rugs :)

  • FantasticaIdea

    Roberta from FantaIdea said 3 years ago

    That is a great opportunity! Congrats!

  • steelmyheartdesigns

    steelmyheartdesigns from SteelMyHeartDesigns said 3 years ago

    Very Cool! And congrats to the artist that were chosen:)

  • miriammcgowan

    miriam from MizMiriam said 3 years ago

    hope it creates good for all on etsy .

  • cassiabourne

    Carol and Cassia from AnastasiaNoelle said 3 years ago

    Impressive! We thank you for always looking for ways to grow Bigger and Better for Etsy sellers. Congrats to all the creative people who were chosen!

  • cassiabourne

    Carol and Cassia from AnastasiaNoelle said 3 years ago

    Impressive! We thank you for always finding new ways to grow Bigger and Better for Etsy sellers. Congrats to all the creative people who were chosen to pioneer this new venture!

  • cassiabourne

    Carol and Cassia from AnastasiaNoelle said 3 years ago

    Impressive! Thanks for always finding ways to grow Bigger and Better for Etsy sellers. Congrats to all the creative people who were chosen to pioneer this new venture!

  • cassiabourne

    Carol and Cassia from AnastasiaNoelle said 3 years ago

    Impressive! Thanks for always finding ways to grow Bigger and Better for Etsy sellers. Congrats to all the creative people who were chosen to pioneer the new venture.

  • cassiabourne

    Carol and Cassia from AnastasiaNoelle said 3 years ago

    sorry so many, system wasn't working. feel free to delete extras :(

  • fabrikastudio

    Juan Carlos Morales from fabrikastudio said 3 years ago

    THIS IS REALLY GREAT. ETSY ADMIN: Any guidance (seminars, video content, features) you can provide for how to get on the road to wholesale would be great. I'm a relatively new shop and any info would be welcome... Tks!

  • ClassyRags

    Dianne from ClassyRags said 3 years ago

    This is such a wonderful opportunity! How do I get noticed? https://www.etsy.com/listing/125312452/hand-crocheted-easter-pastel-baby-bonnet?

  • ClassyRags

    Dianne from ClassyRags said 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful opportunity! How do I get noticed?

  • ArtForComfort

    Margaret from ArtForComfort said 3 years ago

    I have always loved Nordstrom's. They are a chain who truly cares about their customers. I even purchased my gorgeous wedding dress there. How wonderful that their buyers are noticing shops on Etsy. I am feverishly working on my art but would love to have an opportunity in the future. Great forum!!!

  • MeenaBN

    Meena Krishna from RadheHandmadeJewelry said 3 years ago

    Great work ! Congratulations to Etsy and featured Artists .. whatta great start with Nordstrom.. would love to see Etsy working with others too .. This inspires us all to do better and get noticed .. totally inspirational forum ..thank you :-)

  • nikdaisy722

    Nicole from StellaSofia said 3 years ago

    I second Juan's post. I am interested in learning to go wholesale. What's involved?

  • papooseclothing

    Ashley from papooseclothing said 3 years ago

    This is absolutely amazing, what a fabulous opportunity!

  • PoshBinky

    Jennifer from PoshBinky said 3 years ago

    What a great opportunity! Congrats on all of your hard work! I love your items!!

  • susanlaufer

    Susan from BellaCoutureCandles said 3 years ago

    Great! You did it!

  • creationsbysusie

    Susan from creationsbysusie said 3 years ago

    Happy to hear about the wholesale veture would like to apply when apps are ready I just made some newborn crochet blankets that I can knock out in just a few days can sell lots of 12 looking forward to the future of wholesale thanks

  • HappenstancePaper

    Susan from HappenstancePaper said 3 years ago

    This is so exciting! Etsy continues to amaze me! Yes Bravo!

  • gracedesign

    Alison Gledhill from gracedesign said 3 years ago

    This is so exciting Vanessa!! Can't wait to see it all unfold! Hopefully I'll see you at OOAK show in Toronto next week!

  • gracedesign

    Alison Gledhill from gracedesign said 3 years ago

    This is really exciting Vanessa - can't wait to see it all unfold! Hopefully will see you in Toronto next week at the OOAK show!

  • Rail19

    Rail19 from Rail19 said 3 years ago

    Very exciting!

  • rebeccascreations

    Rebecca Dufilie from rebeccascreations said 3 years ago

    This is indeed very exciting bringing local Etsy vendors into a major retail setting all the while taking care to feature them for their individual talents and stories. I feel it is a great idea and it will grow. Crafters go to craft fair to see what people are making and perhaps purchase something special as a gift. What a great idea to have someone's special creations shown in a home store setting. I would love to do this but I have trouble setting the correct price for my items so I would need help on setting the price for wholesale. I love this idea - going to a store to see handmade goods! Fantastic!

  • VibrantTrains

    VibrantTrains from VibrantTrains said 3 years ago

    Incredible opportunity through Etsy. Love.

  • JenSanCandles

    Jennifer and Sandra from JenSanHomeAndBody said 3 years ago

    Love all the work Etsy is doing behind the scene to support and spread the word about the high quality products available from the amazing independent boutiques in our marketplace. Congratulations to all the sellers given this opportunity!

  • creationsbysusie

    Susan from creationsbysusie said 3 years ago

    Wonderful to see that Etsy is now working on a wholesale section for vendors hope to be one of them in the future looking forward to see the application process for us vendors will be watching for further information thanks

  • Clixby66

    Mary Cattapan from Clixby66 said 3 years ago

    Will this apply to jewelry items? I have invented a unique magnetic interchangeable jewelry product (patent-pending) that can be used with an endless variety of images, pictures of maps, hobbies, pictures, etc. I sell wholesale as a large portion of my business and can customize pictures, designs, etc. This would be ideal for my business. Any idea when this will be up and running and how do we get in front of buyers?

  • eclu

    Jami from eclu said 3 years ago

    very interesting and super excited about this!

  • JennNycee

    Jennica Jennice from JNYCJWLZ said 3 years ago

    Glad to know that there are endless opportunities selling on Etsy! Congrats to those who have had amazing success to their business! Best of luck to every one here on this site!

  • sdbick24

    Sarah Bickett Mills from bluescarlettky said 3 years ago

    awesome to see high end stores working with local artists and Etsy! wonderful to know Etsy's artists are being recognized for their creative, beautiful work. Makes my day!

  • sharonkeck1

    Sharon Cuevas from SCCandlesandSoaps said 3 years ago

    Congrats to those shops! Great job. I can't wait for Etsy Wholesale to roll out. It is an opportunity I have been working toward.

  • artofwholesale

    Jess from ArtofWholesale said 3 years ago

    This is amazing Etsy! and right up my ally for wholesale iphone and samsung cases!! thanks!

  • Slowshirts

    Slow Loris from Slowshirts said 3 years ago

    We have been patiently waiting for the chance to join etsy wholesale. We have been using other wholesale sites for years and years and they just aren't up to par. Upon hearing last year about etsy purchasing trunkt (when we were trying to join trunkt) we were so thrilled, but now that it's taken so long, we may have to join a different wholesale site. I know you have stated that you can not give a time you are starting, but could you give us an even better clue of when we might be able to join? A week, months? End of the year? I'm worried we are going to invest time and money into another wholesale site for a 6 mo contract, just to see you have finally opened the next day. We have been wholesaling for over a decade and have been awaiting a good wholesale site for handmade goods like ours, please, please give us a better status update! We want to sell with etsy, but we need to know if it's even possible. Thanks!

  • Slowshirts

    Slow Loris from Slowshirts said 3 years ago

    testing

  • kitty525

    Toni Miller from BengalBijoux said 3 years ago

    This sounds fantastic! Good for Etsy. Where can I view your list of criteria to determine whether or not a shop is eligible to participate? Cheers, Toni

  • jcmt08

    Jill Marie from CatawbaCountryQuilts said 3 years ago

    This is fantastic! It's a win win for everyone. I love that it really gets the world to see how great handmade items are! Congrats Etsy!

  • maureenmcphail

    Maureen McPhail from PineTerraceTreasures said 3 years ago

    What a great opportunity! Does Etsy have articles how to sell wholesale?

  • shelleyrands1

    Shelley Rands from LAstyleCards said 2 years ago

    Very inspirational! A great team effort. Congrats.

  • byleedesign

    PositivelyGreen from byleedesign said 2 years ago

    Great Move! PS: Would love to be a part of this early stage co-co-co branding collaboration. We are ready. We have perpetual dream planners and sketchbooks offered as singles or as a set. PS: We are open in collaborating to what the market wants us to produce.

  • katicity

    Katice Parkhurst Ramirez from KaticesBowtique said 2 years ago

    This is amazing! I wish I saw this a year ago. Wow!

  • susiecamden1

    Susie Camden from BennyandMeDesigns said 2 years ago

    How Fabulous ! Congratulations to the featured shops. I was kind of confused on the wholesale part of Etsy, what a wonderful opportunity this can be for all of us.

  • stevartjohnson

    Stevart Johnson said 1 year ago

    I just loved the list of wholesale local artist you have shared with us. I have one more online store link with me http://www.loveandbuyit.com which i found while searching for online gifts stores in USA.

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