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Recap From the European Road

Hello Etsians from Europe and around the world! It has been a crazy holiday season so we apologize for the delay in getting up our re-cap of the super trip  Liz, a.k.a. muka, and I took last month. We hosted meet-ups in Berlin, Paris and London as part of our goal of building greater awareness… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

The Second Etsy Community Council

UPDATE:  The application process for our second Etsy Seller Community Council is now closed; we’ll announce the new members in about two weeks. Thank you to everyone who applied for the first Community Council and for this one! The Etsy Seller Community Council is a group of members who volunteer to meet with Etsy Admin… Continue reading

Gift Guide Link to be removed from global nav

Hello Friends, Yesterday we made changes to the Global Navigation, the gray bar that appears on every page. Our intention was to inspire and engage Holiday shoppers, not to redirect traffic from individual shops. In retrospect, we realize that we implemented this change without adequate communication and community input and we apologize for this. We… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

First Etsy Community Council Announced

UPDATE: Friends, as I mentioned in my earlier article, this first Community Council would be something of an experiment. Over the course of these initial three months we have learned a great deal, including that three months is far too short a period for a single council to serve. Therefore, we have decided to extend… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy Chicago Meet Up: September 10, 2009

UPDATE: Just a friendly reminder that this is tonight, friends! [The following was originally published September 1, 2009.] Hey, Windy City types! We’re heading out to the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago next week, and we’d love to say hello to each and every one of you while we’re there. If you are in the… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy’s Handmade Moment Contest Ends in Just Three Weeks

I share an office with Matt (a.k.a. M-Cat, but only on mornings he calls me J-Dog). He’s helping me be rad.  You see, I was a dork. That’s not hard to say -— all the cool ones these days started as dorks. But back in the day I could tell you all about the BBS… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

West Coast Etsians, Let’s Get Together

It’s already July, and we’re heading out West! Come visit Etsy at Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles (July 11th-12th) or San Francisco (July 18th-19th). We’ll have a booth at both events and will be giving away lots of Etsy goodies, promos and maybe even holding a raffle or two. If you haven’t been to… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy Summer Tour 2009

UPDATE: Another leg of the Etsy Summer 2009 Tour draws near, and we’ve updated the info below with some specific dates and cities. Please RSVP if you can meet up with us in Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver or Portland. Hope to see you soon! [We originally posted the following on May 20, 2009.] Coming soon… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Talking Shop with Etsy Admin: Chad Dickerson, Sara Hicks, Matt Stinchcomb & Maria Thomas

Hi All, Thanks for listening to this podcast (otherwise known as online audio files) and for participating on Etsy. We asked for your questions in the comments of this post, and below we’ve embedded audio files with our responses. We are creating a written transcript of the audio files as well. With each response, we’ve… Continue reading

The Etsy Community Council

We are pleased to announce the trial run of the Etsy Community Council. In order to better serve the entire Etsy community, we are forming a council of community members on Etsy with whom we will meet directly. This council will help us test new products and features, report on the the state of the… Continue reading