Target Acquires Grand Junction Delivery Service

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Target announced they have agreed to acquire Grand Junction, a technology company that helps retailers make deliveries faster. Earlier in the year, Target started to work on a pilot program in New York with Grand Junction that offered same day delivery from a small store location in the Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan. The program was […]

Etsy Introduces New Tools for Sellers to Promote Listings

While Etsy is publically experimenting around a bit with search, the company did announce access to new tools to help sellers promote their products. Etsy stated that research shows 71% of Etsy shoppers look for the best deal on products they wish to buy. The new sales and coupons tools will help seller attract those […]

Etsy Focused on Search and Machine Learning

Despite a lot of shaky news around Etsy this year, the beleaguered marketplace has continued to focus on improving user experiences and search. To recap, earlier in the year the company booted many top executives and reduced operational staffing by over 22%. Most of the changes came from a behind the scenes push by activist […]

Walmart Marketplace Being Overlooked by Smaller Sellers?

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Walmart.com is making some serious inroads in marketplace sales, but many smaller sellers are not yet taking advantage of this growing marketplace. In the company’s April announcements of quarterly results, Walmart stated that its assortment of third party products grew from 10 million to 50 million in under one year. While this may still be […]

Etsy in Holding Pattern – More Layoffs

Etsy is laying off another 140 employees, or 15% of its workforce. This is in addition to the 90 layoffs announced earlier in the year. Total jobs lost are now 230 for the year, a 22% reduction in workforce from the end of 2016. The new job losses are primarily in marketing, product management, and […]

Amazon Handmade Goes After Another Etsy Business Segment

Wedding Day and Amazon wants a part of it.

Amazon is taking advantage of Etsy’s turmoil. Today the company announced they are introducing the Wedding Shop from Amazon Handmade. The handmade shop already offers a navigational selection for various occasions, but this store design is tailored specific for weddings. Amazon’s Wedding Shop will feature thousands of handcrafted and unique products to help celebrate and plan […]

Etsy instrumental in launch of first ever Microbusiness Caucus

Woman working on craft

Last week Etsy launched the first ever Microbusiness Caucus on Capitol Hill. Thanks to the bi-partisan leadership of Representatives Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), entrepreneurs will have a platform to share the everyday challenges and opportunities they face within their businesses. Etsy with over 1.7 million active […]