is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and
offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.
Etsy was founded in June 2005 in an
apartment in Brooklyn, New York to fill a need for an online community
where crafters, artists and makers could sell their handmade and vintage
goods and craft supplies. In the spirit of handmade, founder Rob Kalin
and two friends designed the first site, wrote the code, assembled the
servers and spliced the cables to get Etsy up and running.
In 2008, Chad Dickerson joined Etsy as its
first CTO, and created the company’s foundational engineering culture,
treating “Code as Craft". Chad became CEO in 2011 and began
championing the “reimagination of commerce," a transformation of
every aspect of how goods are made, bought and sold. Under Chad's
leadership, the website that began in an apartment in Brooklyn has
evolved into a sophisticated technology platform that connects Etsy
sellers and buyers across borders, languages and devices, a company that
spans the globe and a business that is committed to creating lasting
change in the world.
The heart and soul of Etsy is their global
community: the creative entrepreneurs who use Etsy to sell what they
make or curate, the shoppers looking for things they can’t find anywhere
else, the manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow,
and the Etsy employees who maintain and nurture the Etsy marketplace.
Here are a few primary reasons to utilize the Etsy
Discover handmade items, vintage goods and craft
supplies you can’t find anywhere else.
Get curated recommendations tailored to your taste.
Find boutiques, craft fairs and flea markets where
you can shop from Etsy sellers offline.
Etsy sellers range from hobbyists to professional
merchants, and have a broad range of personal and professional goals.
Some Etsy sellers just want some extra pocket money, while others depend
on their shops to support themselves and their families.
Etsy has become very popular among crafters as well
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