You would THINK that Etsy would have one person that could just BROWSE over the new shops as they are added… and then make a little list of ones that look questionable- then hand the list off to someone else to investigate further if needed…
I mean REALLY how hard would it be to have someone look over all the new shops as they sign up? Even if there were 500 new shops a day (which I am sure there is NOT) that would still be feasible for one person to quickly look over within one work day.
here is another blasted re-seller orifashion
(at least the shop re-photographed the wedding dresses) which does make it difficult to compare – but again- I bet there isn’t anything in this shop that isn’t made in a factory.
Now- take a look at the code number the Etsy seller has listed- and the one on the factory store site… Exactly the same. Also- take note that there the photos are the same woman, but different poses. I have a stinking suspicion that actual factories are the ones opening these shops on Etsy.
It would make a great amount of sense- the etsy shops that keep selling these wedding dresses and prom dresses tend to have photos of the same items, with the same models, but without the watermarks and or different poses… but still use the same dress numbers.
I believe Etsy could easily contact these sellers and tell them NO MORE!!!
working on cracking the shop iampamm on etsy-
feel free to search alibaba and post if you find anything…
damn you Etsy.
UPDATE: (from comments)
Just an update for anone new out there… Etsy did shut down Oriafashion as they were proven to be re-sellers (a factory in China) Thomas, who appears to run the business has gone off on quite a few wild rants here since his shop got closed down and in one he mentioned that he was going to re-open his shop on Etsy…
Sure enough he did re-open a new Etsy shop just a few days after Etsy shut down the first one. Here is the new shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Angelahandmade
When asked how many people he had working in the NEW Etsy shop and here is what he had to say:
“We had one girl listing dresses on etsy , communicate with customers and editting pictures, one girl taking pictures and do quality control, one girl making delivery. 3 girls for jobs on etsy, they graduated from universities and work quite hard and did execellent job.
We have one tailor who worked in tailoring dresses for thirty years. He tailor the dresses, and 3-4 professional workers who have more than 8 years experience of sewing clothes and dresses.
they are people who are doing jobs for customers on etsy.
Sure, Our company have other employees and factories, which make massive products for resellers,
all of them work very hard and work with love to help brides.
when the girl listing the products saw all the listings were suspended that day, she was very angry. it took her one month’s hard work to list all the items and make pictures and write descriptions, she really works with love , hope to help brides to get their dream dresses.
I received the email later from etsy, I was also very angry about that.
etsy removed our listings without any notice in advance, later sent us emails to notify us that our listings are not handmade, I replied that the wedding dresses are handmade, then we got a reply from etsy, says that we have factories, we are too large to etsy.”
————- Apparently Thomas knows darn well that Etsy said his company was too large to be on Etsy, but then he goes and says he is opening another shop on Etsy. Earth to Etsy… come in Etsy… this is INSANE!