What Is Etsy?

What Is Etsy?

What Is Etsy?

Etsy is an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of vintage or hand-crafted goods. Most products sold on Etsy are categorized into arts, crafts, household goods, paper goods or jewelry. The company was founded in 2005 and has 685 employees with more than 29 million items listed, as of 2015.

The company also has additional offices in New York, London, Melbourne, Australia and Paris. Other offices are located in Toronto, San Francisco, Dublin and Berlin. Etsy makes money by charging a 20-cent listing fee for each item listed and a fee of 3.5 percent for every sale completed on the website. It also makes additional revenue through advertisements, shipping labels and payment processing.