The following are excerpts from an article published by the Wall Street Journal less than a year ago. It states that Etsy takes very seriously the Integrity of the site therefore hires “experts in a specific area”, to police the site and shut down shops that break the rules, but the truth is THEY DON’T, below are the requirements for applicants to “Integrity/Trust & Safety Agent”. You searched for: everything sucks! Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind products and gifts related to your search. No matter what you’re looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Let’s get started!
If THAT is happening across the board, then that is exactly why people are talking about leaving etsy. I've supported myself with Ecommerce for 8 years, I have to go back into the rat race now. Part of the problem is definitely the economy. Sales across the board no matter the venue be it ebay, etsy, amazon or your own website, are down. I'd agree Etsy sucks but for different reasons. Etsy stupidly shows you every product listed anywhere in the world. Very very dumb idea! Customs commonly destroys or massively inflates the final price. Ebay addresses this by making it harder to find stuff that's listed across a customs barrier. I'd agree that Etsy should simply be avoided.Author: Mike Dewolfe.
You searched for: sucks! Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind products and gifts related to your search. No matter what you’re looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Let’s get started! (5) Etsy shows too many of my listings in search, and buyers prefer to buy from sellers who only have 5 listings as opposed to the hundreds of mine. Oh, here is a 6th one (bonus for your efforts): (6) Etsy LOVES me, because my name is Sarah (with the middle name being Rebekkah). Now, the only thing I forgot to mention is: I am a pathological liar!