19 Oct
they make it sound like one person is doing all of the work, but…

If this is not a re-seller and is actually the company listed on Alibaba – the profile on Alibaba says they have between 11 and 50 employees. Either way they shouldn’t be allowed to continue selling on Etsy.


9 Responses to “nacreart”

  1. tenley October 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    none of those are supplies. just another day at etsy.

  2. Joan October 19, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    You NEED to write about Temple St. Clair and Coralgate on Etsy.

  3. Life During Wartime October 20, 2010 at 1:50 am #

    While ‘coralgate’ was a disaster, it doesn’t tell us anything new about Etsy’s management style.

    When the community demanded action on the reseller issue — that was like a year ago now — nothing was done except posting some vague hiney-covering in the forums about ‘collectives’. Allowing resellers to flourish on the site, with their ‘collectives’ mostly undisclosed, has done harm to the credibility of all the sellers on Etsy.

    Personally, I think coralgate has provided a fabulous smokescreen for Etsy as the holiday season fast approaches. Etsy is pushing its own agenda, and ignoring the demands of community for better professional standards (less favoritism and more enforcement of the TOU) and for adding needed seller tools.

    Etsy has got a comprehensive system in place to promote their favorite shops and push their marketing ‘trends’. The suggested shops are weighted to offer the most popular shops rather than the most relevant, and their marketing trends rather than what the community member wants to see. They have allowed the formation of a few treasury cartels as offical Teams, and then put a hold on the formation of all new teams while they roll out their ‘groups’. The ‘jump to’ a page box has been removed from pages to force shops to renew in order to be seen. Etsy has hidden Etsy Finds — a huge promotional boost for selected shops — behind an email only curtain, while the favoritism and featuring of violators continues.

    Of course the new editor drone for the Dorque, who allowed coralgate to be published, is not an asset for Etsy. I mean, didn’t anyone read the ‘I can make that’ intro article about her? Making a joke of one of the most chilling comments an artisan can hear at a show demonstrated that this woman was not an artisan, was insensitive to the challenges artisans face running a business, and was hired by Etsy on the basis of her hipster resume and connections.

    I think she should be sent packing, and Dorque should have a little hiatus starting now through the beginning of next year.

  4. LoveandRage October 20, 2010 at 4:52 am #

    Even ever I am in a crowded space I want to yell out..


    like Marco -Polo and see who answers!

  5. it stinks October 20, 2010 at 6:15 am #

    Life, I agree with everything you said and I think you are very wise.

  6. The Unknown Etsian October 20, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    LDW you are spot on as usual.

  7. Laura October 20, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    How in the WORLD is this store okay? WOW to the copyright!

  8. madmomma October 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    LOL… Coralgate.
    What an effin’ disaster Etsy has made for itself.

  9. Nina November 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Coralgate 🙂 One thing coralgate made clear is that Etsy doesn’t give a damn about enforcing its own TOU unless it suits them to.

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