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Team Tip: Give Thanks!

Here at Etsy, we know working as a Team is no simple task, and we think it’s important to acknowledge your peers’ hard work. Letting people you collaborate with know they’re appreciated goes a long way. On that note, this week we wanted to take a moment to give a big thanks to the many,…

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Etsy Team Grants: Success!

The past few months have been busy with lots of really fantastic Etsy Team events. Here’s a wrap up of some of the wonderful Etsy Team Grant projects that have been recently completed, along with the sellers and their items. See here to learn more about Etsy Team Grants, and to learn how to join…

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Team Tip: Taking Craft Shows to the Next Level

Holiday craft show season is upon us again and we’re happy to hear of so many Etsy Teams and sellers taking part in holiday craft shows all over the world! Everyone loves a good craft show — chances to meet your favorite area artists in person, see and feel amazing handmade goodies as you buy…

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Team Tip: Merchandising!

There are many benefits of joining an Etsy Team, including cross promotion among Team members.  With the holidays quickly approaching, joint merchandising and promotional efforts are a really great way members can help each other and boost overall sales — and help shoppers find those perfect holiday gifts. For example, take Leandogpottery‘s Labyrinth Soap Dish….

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Team Tip: How To Twitter!

There’s a lot of buzz lately about Twitter.com as an interactive marketing tool. (In fact, you can find Etsy at http://www.twitter.com/etsy!) I’ve been giving a good deal of thought to how Etsy Teams can use Twitter.com to their advantage to effectively engage their audience and bring new buyers to members’ Etsy shops. Below are some…

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Team Tip: How to Join an Etsy Team!

We’ve decided to get back to basics with this Team Tip. Have you been wondering what Etsy Teams are all about, and whether or not you should join an Etsy Team? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about becoming part of the ever-growing Etsy Teams program. What are Etsy Teams? Good question! You…

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Featured Etsy Team: EtsyKids

Stay in the loop with the Teams program and discover ways to connect in your area by subscribing to the Teams Newsletter.

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Team Tip: Shop Critiques!

Your fellow Etsy Team members can be a really valuable resource for running your Etsy shop! At this critical time of year when you’re marketing your handmade wares and driving traffic to your items, you want to make sure you’re really putting your best foot forward. Below are some ideas on how to take a…

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Fresh News from Etsy Teams!

We asked the Etsy Teams based on craft, medium or general interest what new things they have up their sleeves for the coming weeks. Below you can find charitable events, sales, specials and calls for new members from a handful of some active Etsy Teams. To join an Etsy Team, check out the Join page…

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Team Tip: Fun Facts!

“Just what are the Etsy Teams and how do I get involved?” Since so much has grown about the Etsy Teams program in the past year, we’re revisiting this FAQ on the Etsy Teams. Since this article was first published, Etsy Teams program has more than doubled in size – in numbers of Teams and…

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Teams Digest : Location Based Teams!

Ever wish you could meet up with other Etsy members in your area, to see their handiwork up close and in person, or just meet other people who value handmade like you do? Here’s a list of opportunities! There are Etsy Teams in just about each of the US states and many more all over…

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Featured Etsy Team: Boston Handmade

Each week we feature a Local or Global Etsy Team that catches our eye. Boston Handmade has always been a great resource: not only within the group, but also to other Teams. We’re in awe of the work they have done to promote buying handmade! They are always sharing skills, knowledge and enthusiasm… and for…

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Etsy Teams Digest: Virtual Teams!

This week the Etsy Teams program welcomed its 400th Team! Here is a small sampling of some of the wonderful things the Virtual Etsy Teams are doing. Virtual Teams are groups of buyers and sellers who join together based on a common interest, not just based on location. To learn how to join a Team,…

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Featured Etsy Team: Bookbinding Team

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Team Tip: Steps to Achieving Team Goals

Etsy Teams can be a great way to participate in the Etsy Community. You can meet people from around the world or down the block who love handmade things and want to promote Etsy. Sellers might form a Team to hold joint promotions, organize fun events like scavenger hunts through your shops, throw Virtual Trunk…

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Etsy Teams Digest: Local Teams!

Support your Local Etsy Team by checking out some of these upcoming events! Location based Etsy Teams are sellers and buyers who team up based on where they live to encourage their local communities to buy handmade! These dynamic groups of Etsy members are passionate about educating their friends and neighbors about their craft, meeting…

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Featured Etsy Team: North Carolina Triangle

It’s such a great feeling when you connect with new people who share the same interests. It’s even more exciting when you can meet in person. This week we noticed one of those magnetic Local Teams, North Carolina Triangle.  Looks like they really support each other both online and off. We’re excited to introduce you…

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Team Tip: Membership Levels

Is your Etsy Team experiencing some growing pains? Having a hard time getting all of the members who have signed up to participate? These are common problems that groups face, and while I’m sorry to say there is no perfect solution, here are some ideas to inspire your members to get a little more involved….

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Etsy Team Grant Winners: August 2008!

The Etsy Teams are pleased to announce the August recipients of Etsy Team Grants! Congratulations to the Asheville Etsy Team in North Carolina, St. Louis’s Show Me Team, the EFA Team and the North Carolina Hornet’s Nest Team! Etsy Team Grants are given to Etsy Teams that apply with a great idea for how Etsy…

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Featured Etsy Team: eSMArts

A relatively new Team, eSMArts, caught our eye this week.  This Team is a global collaborative of mixed media artisans using social networking, online marketing and online promotions to increase sales. We’re big fans of learning how to promote your Etsy shop online (see last week’s article about this here) and by working together, this…

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