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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 handmade and vintage goods

Community Chatt with Matt, May 8th, 12:00pm EDT

REMINDER: Join me in the Classroom of the Virtual Labs! [The following was originally posted on May 5, 2009.] We are bringing back our weekly community chat. Please join Etsy’s VP of Community, Matt Stinchcomb, for a free-form chat about all things Etsy. This Friday, May 8, at 12:00pm EDT in the Classroom of the… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Another Etsy & Moo Partnership: Special Extra Limited Time Offer for Sellers

Etsy and MOO have teamed up yet again to offer a great deal to Etsy sellers! Buy 1 pack of MOO MiniCards and get your second pack at half price, now through May 19th, 2009.  In case you didn’t know, MOO is a printing company. They print beautiful products using images you upload directly to… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy Day Takes Over The World

A few weeks ago, Etsy artist Susan Schumann, aka schugirl, suggested that all Etsy members unite to collectively promote Etsy on April 24th (you can read more about it here). From videos on Youtube to four-legged billboards in France, Etsy members helped spread the gospel near and far. Thank you, schugirl, for your incredible effort… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy Book Club: Walden

Friends, Remember the good ole book club?  Well, we’re resurrecting it and sending it out into the wilderness! We’ve teamed up with, a service that sends books right to your inbox in convenient small installments, and would love you to read Henry David Thoreau‘s Walden with us!  Walden is a staple in the American… Continue reading

Confusion around Etsy bills- 3/15/09

Friends, I am really sorry for all the confusion around the Etsy bills that went out yesterday. We clearly did not explain the changes well enough, and I am truly sorry for that. As we mentioned last week, an email will be going out to all Etsy sellers in the days ahead. In the mean… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Etsy Email: Special Delivery

As the Etsy marketplace grows, we’re continually looking for new ways to encourage discovery of all the  stellar items offered on the site. Etsy Finds emails are just one avenue of discovery and are sent out daily with lovingly curated content from Etsy’s staff and guest contributors. Whether they’re highlighting the latest handmade trends, undiscovered… Continue reading

Talking Shop with Maria Thomas

Maria Thomas, Etsy's CEO, has published the next installment of her Talking Shop series. You can view it here: Please share your feedback with us here: Thanks, Matt * * * * * on account of over-hasty posting, I have moved the discussion thread to here: Thanks, Matt Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Tech Update: Admin Announcement Forum

Hello friends, Today we launched a new Forum section for announcements from Etsy admin. We are always striving to improve communication with our community, and we hope that this new Forum section is another step in that direction. Please understand that we will continue to engage with the community in the other sections of the… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Community Topics: Some Thoughts on Recently Listed Items

Dear Friends, Etsy has grown a great deal over the last two years, and in order to maintain site stability and speed we, like other large sites, are always tweaking the way things work. The engineering team at Etsy is constantly turning knobs and pulling levers to maximize site speed and availability, while also managing… Continue reading