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Etsy News

Etsy is a marketplace for hand made and craft goods
By Dan Wilson August 7, 2017 - 9:09 am

Etsy marketplace posts a surprise Q217 profit

Quirky vintage, retro and handmade online marketplace Etsy, based in Brooklyn, NYC has surprised Wall Street by posting an unexpected profit in the second quarter of 2017. The marketplace has been under pressure in recent months because it has been underperforming on analysts' expectations. These recent

Etsy sizing issue still ongoing after five months

Sellers on Etsy have been going nuts for five months over a size display issue for items such as t-shirts. They should be the simplest thing in the world to list but the glitch keeps displaying spurious text. The display to buyers has been ending up

Etsy reposition search filters to display more listings

Etsy are testing the placement of search filters which they believe will increase the visibility of filtering options on desktop search results pages. If you're in a test group, you'll notice that Etsy have moved existing filters from the left hand side of search results pages

Etsy start suspending listings unless you use Etsy Payments

As of the 1st of June, Etsy have started a wholesale suspension of seller's listings if they've not migrated to us Etsy Payments. Originally the date to set up Etsy Payments was the 17th of May, but Etsy extended the dealine to the 31st of

Q&A With new Etsy CEO Josh Silverman 11/5/17

Etsy sellers may be pleased to hear that new CEO Josh Silverman is putting into practise his welcome statement that he would "look forward to listening and learning from our employees, sellers, buyers and shareholders to help ensure we are focusing on the most value-enhancing

New CEO and lay-offs coming at Etsy

It seems like Etsy is having a rough time of it at the moment. There will be change at the helm of the company and redundancies coming. The stock price has been adversely impacted by the news. The CEO Chad Dickerson is to be replaced by

Etsy streamline purchasing with guest checkout and buy it now

Etsy introducing two new updates to checkout: guest checkout and a buy it now button. Guest Checkout Etsy's Guest Checkout will enable anyone to browse, add items to their cart, and make purchases on Etsy without creating an account. If you accept payments through Etsy Payments or

eBay, Alibaba and Etsy make case against GST on online imports to Australia

The Australian Government is currently considering a GST (Goods and Services Tax) that would impact anyone exporting goods into Australia. Under the current consultation by the Australian Senate, a number of companies involved have made submissions explaining why this move would lumber them with cumbersome

Set up Etsy Payments or lose your selling privileges

Etsy have renamed 'Direct Checkout' to 'Etsy Payments' and are now requiring that all sellers sign up to their newly named checkout flow. Previously, Etsy have allowed sellers to add their own PayPal account or other payment methods. Now they are requiring all payments, including PayPal,