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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Etsy Online Market Opens New Doors for Crafters

Finding a unique gift is never an easy task, especially at malls and major retail stores. Craft shows are fun but only occassional events, and it's hard to find a one-stop,locally- owned gift shop,but at Etsy.com, you'll discover a world of quality homemade goods.

Etsy's service provides an economically friendly alternative for more than 100,000 crafters and customers around the world. Etsy helps both parties avoid many of the overhead costs involved with physical stores and it provides an extra source of income for the entire gambit of crafters,which is part of its mission.

 

Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice

 

Susannah Compton of Cocoa,Florida is a perfect example of a young crafter who was searching for an efficient and effective way to market the blankets ,scarves and baby hats  she knitted .Susannah learned the craft four years ago and sharpened her skills during community service projects for Florida Hospital,Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, and Winnie Palmer Hospital for women and babies (Which goes through 200 baby hats per day).

Susannah volunteered for the projects to give back to the hospitals that helped her when she needed surgery as a baby. She still knits regularly and started a store on her knitting blog, where she offers knitting advice and list a few of her items.Currently, she's a seventh-grader trying to raise funds for a laptop computer with a built-in microphone, for an online Spanish course that requires her to talk back to her computer. When she pulled up Etsy and saw the rate of .20 cents per-ad, she decided to add some of her newest items to help the fundraising effort, including flip flops.

They have good deals, and it's the first time trying to sell online.It was pretty neat. I think it's a good idea so I told my friends about it.

 

flip flopsIf you're looking for an easy way to find a unique gift and save some funds during these tight times, I recommend that you check out Susannah's items or Etsy's  holiday shopping list.

By Matt O'Hern at 10:12 AM | Comments (1)

(1) Thoughts on Etsy Online Market Opens New Doors for Crafters

Etsy is going to change the marketplace culture, much like Ebay did before it.
Prepare for an exciting wave to ride.

Comments by Mike Williamson : Friday, December 12, 2008 at 09:57 PM

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