Monday, April 09, 2007

Etsy email!

Dear Etsy Sellers,

This is a quick note to let you know that we've finalized the new DOs and DON'Ts of Etsy, which you can view by clicking the Help link in the main site header.

As we've grown and grown, the need for clearer rules has grown, too. We spent a lot of time sharing ideas and getting feedback from the community on our Forums, and the DOs and DON'Ts reflect this (we hope!). Our goal is to keep things growing nicely, encouraging community and kindness.

March set several records on Etsy: over 100,000 items sold in a single month, bringing the total items sold to well over half a million. That's a whole lot of crafting! On average over 1,000 new people a day join the community, which means more and more buyers.

Right now we're making some key changes and additions to the website. Our goal is to get things in shape for a flawless holiday season, and get us back on track adding the many many features everyone's been asking for (and we love to make for you).

Our goal is to grow big while staying small. We love the community we have and the site itself will always be something handmade. This month in the Etsy book club we're reading Ben & Jerry's Double Dip: How to Grow a Values-Led Business, which has many lessons to learn from.

Last but not least, if you're in town please come join us at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn on June 16th at 7pm, the night of the Renegade Craft Fair. We'll be having a party celebrating two years on the Web.

Our thanks to all the sellers who make Etsy what it is,
The Whole Etsy Crew

Rob, Chris, Haim, Jared, Matt, Adrian, Alex, Anda, Anna, Charles, Emily, Erin, Jay, Lauren, Lori, Mary, Mike, Sarah, Simon, Tim and Vanessa

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