Etsy My New Best Friend (And secretly my Worst Enemy)
If you haven’t shopped on Etsy yet then you need to run, not walk your fingers over and find out exactly what it’s all about. Why? Because Etsy is the best place to shop. So a quick high level overview (I am not being paid and I an not an affiliate of Etsy FYI). Etsy was founded in 2005, they have less then 1k employees but they have thousands of sellers and make millions in sales. But here is the best part of Etsy they make it possible for small shop owners who run business sometimes out of their homes to have a marketplace worldwide. WHAT? You can find things on Etsy that you won’t be able to find anywhere else on the web. And trust me when I say like google, if you can’t find it on Etsy they don’t make it. And the even better part? Almost everything on Etsy is handmade, and once you have a user id and you’ve been shopping for awhile recommendations get tailored to your taste. Etsy just gets better and better. (That is were the worst enemy part comes in, especially if you shop to much…). It’s an American run business run out of Dumbo, New York (As a side note wouldn’t you love to live in Dumbo, New York?) but has a global reach.
I am enthralled with Etsy, and am always thrilled with the selections I can find and the different shops I can shop in. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad experience with a shop owner on Etsy.
But why Etsy?
But here is the reason Etsy should be the new place for you to shop. Because you are helping the little shop owners. Those little mom and pop shops, those shops being run out of homes and garages. Or small brick and mortar shops, or even a part time store because the shop hasn’t quite taken off yet. These are the business’s you or I dream of opening if you or I have ever dreamed of opening our own shop. I truly believe that we need to support small business owners. And don’t those small shops deserve our business more than corporate America?
So this is just what I think. But let me know what you think, I have found some wonderful and amazing shops on Etsy and I hope you can too.
Hugs all around. — Losa