When I speak to my friends in the UK they say ‘what is Etsy?’ This is simply no good. Etsy is brilliant and they SHOULD know about it, so should you. So my mission for today is to spread the word about Etsy especially to people in the UK.
If you don’t know about Etsy take a look for yourself and see if you agree? If like me you think Etsy is just fab then all I ask is that you pass this link on to some friends and ask them to do the same. If you’ve received this post via friend then the likelyhood is that they know about Etsy and agree with me and they want you to spread the word too.
So what is Etsy?
Etsy is a worldwide online shop for all things ‘handmade’ and ‘vintage’. There are some absolutely gorgeous items on the site and you could quite easily adorn yourself, family and home from top to bottom and be the envy of your friends. It’s the perfect place for birthday and wedding gifts too. Etsy has become very popular in the USA and no doubt it will in the UK too once word gets out.
by redtile studio
Everyone knows Ebay, well Etsy has lots of similarities but it only sells handmade accessories, art, bags, purses, bath & beauty, books, zines, candles, ceramics, pottery, childrens items, clothes, crochet, dolls, minatures, furniture, geekery, glass, housewares, jewellery, knitting, music, needlecraft, paper goods, patterns, plants, edibles, quilts, supplies, toys, vintage, wedding gifts, woodwork. Sounds good doesn’t it !
Shopping is fun and can be done in several ways. You can search by colour, category, search terms, featured sellers, by Etsy treasuries (these are favourited items in stylish easy view panels), you can even take the etsy time machine and see historic items as they are addes to the site. You can also shop local by using http://www.etsy.com/local
In a similar way to Ebay, sellers can easily upload items and set up a shop for their handmade wares. And in the same way as Ebay, buyers can use the search tool, use paypal/ credit cards facilities to purchase items. Buyers leave feedback (like Ebay) so that sellers can build up a good reputation for all to see.