Tropical Storm Dorian may impact online and marketplace sellers

Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Storm Dorian is moving along a path in the Caribbean that will see it impact several islands including Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Haiti. By early Sunday morning, the National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will make landfall in Florida. Some computer models have it crossing the state and continuing into the Gulf of […]

Etsy Labels Second-Quarter Results a ‘Breakthrough Quarter’

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Unfazed by the drop in Etsy shares following the company’s report on its second-quarter financial results, Josh Silverman, Etsy’s chief executive officer, said people will look back in the future and say this was a breakthrough quarter. In an interview with “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer, Silverman said the eCommerce site’s growth fundamentals in the […]

Etsy announces second quarter 2019 financial results

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Etsy announced financial results for its second quarter, which ended June 30, 2019. “Our excellent second-quarter growth in revenue and GMS reflects solid execution across our portfolio of product and marketing investments and the strength of our core marketplace. We are making great progress improving our product experience and marketing capabilities, and it is paying […]

Etsy Acquires Musical Instruments Marketplace Reverb

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Etsy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reverb, the marketplace for new, used and vintage music gear for $275 million in cash. The acquisition is still subject to certain adjustments with respect to cash, debt, working capital, transaction expenses and the value of equity awards granted in connection with the transaction. Reverb made buying […]

California law would force marketplaces to be more transparent – at a price

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On Tuesday, California Assembly Bill AB-1790 passed a major hurdle as the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill to move forward in a 7 to 1 vote. There is still a way to go before the provisions in AB-1790 become law. But it is a bipartisan bill, therefore the chances are good and AB-1790 could […]

Some Etsy Sellers are Not Happy with The New Free Shipping Push

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This week Etsy announced it would make Free Shipping a core part of the Etsy shopping experience. READ MORE: Etsy to favor listings with free shipping in US search results Since last year there have been suggestions that Etsy may push toward a higher adoption of offering free shipping by sellers, but it has not […]

Etsy to favor listings with free shipping in US search results

Etsy Free Shipping

Etsy, the global marketplace for unique and creative goods, today announced plans to make free shipping a core part of the Etsy shopping experience. Etsy is providing sellers with tools and support to help them guarantee free shipping to US buyers who spend at least $35 in their shop. By making it easy for sellers […]

Etsy update enables sellers to add different images to listing variations

Etsy announced this week they have added the ability for sellers to add images for each listing variation. This feature is standard for many ecommerce sites that sell products with different colors, sizes, quantities, and materials. Etsy sellers can finally add a specific variation to each image so that shoppers can visually see the differences […]

Etsy To Collect Sales Tax For 20 States And Washington D.C. By July 1

Etsy updated the list of states for which it will collect sales tax for its sellers. “Some states in the United States have introduced laws that affect online marketplaces such as Etsy. As a result, we’ve made some changes to how sales tax is handled on Etsy. We want you to know that we have […]

Etsy Names eCommerce Veteran Ryan Scott Chief Marketing Officer

Etsy has named Ryan Scott Chief Marketing Officer, effective June 24, 2019. Formerly CMO of Slice, a leading digital marketplace for pizza ordering, Scott has nearly two decades of marketing and eCommerce experience, including leadership roles at Grubhub (Seamless), SoulCycle, and Pond5. In this newly created position, Scott will have global responsibility for the company’s […]