Tags: handembroideryshop, vietcrafts
More mass produced handmade. Etsy really needs to address this issue during the coming year. Let’s have a separate top level category for resellers, newer collectibles, estate jewelry and all the other types of items not specifically prohibited, but which do not conform to the TOU as written. That way, Etsy keeps its middle of the bell curve youngish girly girl customer base looking for cheap stuff. At the same time, more sophisticated shoppers will be better able to find items hand made by the sellers and vintage items 20+ years old.
They’ll address it alright- they’ll right it into the TOU couched in terms we actual handmade sellers won’t be able to decipher, that resellers and mass market producers will now be allowed on Etsy because they make them too much money to do away with.
Eventually they’ll subtly start removing the word’ handmade’ from the site and do it slyliy in the hopes that no one will notice until it’s too late to even bother wondering about.
WRITE, not right. Ugh. Stupid headache.
I just wanna see Martha S and others who Etsy so want in their corner, tape shows featuring nothing but reseller crap. It’s a good thing, right, Etsy?
Etsy will continue to punish people who speak out against the resellers, and will do nothing to rid the site of the resellers – that is my prediction for 2011.
I think I have the same crystal ball that you do WangFu! In fact I’m seeing a bigger push to include more and more resellers, and eventually do away with the piddly handmade folks that only sell a few items a month.
And the joke is if there weren’t dozens of constantly-renewing resellers pushing their cheap-in-all-meanings factory goods ahead of those handmade sellers in search, they’d probably be selling more than a few items!
The FP is particularly bland today. Very few of the picks are recogniable at first glance. Amost edgy, which etsy loves.
It makes you look at it as a whole rather than individual items.
I prefer lots of color.
January 2, 2011 at 11:24 am
Megan…the majority of those gowns are under $200. Unbelievable! Who do they think they are kidding with the 2 to 3 week “Make to order” time frame? That’s how long it probably takes to order it from the factory and have it sent to them.
And I’m sure that the materials used for the creation are of “top quality” (sic).
The listing on the gown I looked at said that you could sell the gowns too and they would provide you with samples, etc. They definitely are resellers. If any bride buys from them, they deserve what they get. There is no shop info or profile.
Wow, I bought a ton of those laundry drawstring bags (they’re everywhere!) when I went to Vietnam for $1 each, and I didn’t even bother to haggle. But $9 for a factory-made item? Ridiculous. It’s funny how resellers feel compelled to point out every chance they get that their items are “handmade, 100% made by hand” like they think people wouldn’t believe them.
Well, Watermarkshow’s shop is empty. Iambridal has been flagged and proof sent. I can find the links and repost for reference if needed.
Also have some new lovely resellers to mention soon
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