Etsy marketplace getting tougher on sellers, move on to Etsy Alternative

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With Etsy having to answer to its stock holders since its IPO two and a half years ago, sellers on the marketplace are feeling the strain of an ever-changing platform:

While Etsy’s cut of sales hasn’t changed, it does offer services like promoted listings, which began in 2014, that eat into already-tight profit margins. Now, more than half of the site’s revenue now comes from services used by sellers, a shift concurrent with individual artists noticing their own sales slow, even though Etsy’s gross merchandise sales are up 13.2 percent year-over-year in Q3.
(via “Etsy’s Evolution Strains Sellers
After a lackluster IPO, longterm shopkeepers notice shifts.”)

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