Amazon.com is positioned to win right now, but the Seattle-based behemoth isn’t the only winner. For people seeking to buy direct from the maker, Etsy.com is the way to go.
Etsy reported first-quarter consolidated gross merchandise sales jumped 32% year-on-year to $1.4 billion.
The Brooklyn, N.Y., company is also doing well on Wall Street. Shares of the internet retailer of handmade goods are soaring. On March 27, the stock closed at $38.67. Last Friday, the stock closed at $66.19, a massive gain in 30 days.
Etsy is the Platform Where Maker-to-Buyer Transactions Happen
Why are people buying from Etsy? The obvious answer is they can’t go to the store. The other answer is Amazon isn’t the answer to all that people seek.
Etsy features handmade products from indie makers, and it’s a discovery engine for shoppers seeking these kinds of quality goods.
The spot above is a good adjustment to COVID-19. The spot below was posted in January. It gets to the heart of why handmade is so appealing from the buyer’s perspective.
Now, let’s look at a maker’s POV.
Etsy is a platform for indie makers and those seeking handmade goods.
As a longtime shopper on Etsy, I often marvel at the low prices. There are deals and more deals. Take a look.
Aquadog the Corgi rides a Hammerhead Shark is just 10 bucks from collageOrama in Seattle.
What will you find on Etsy?
What joys will you provide to yourself and others?