Isn't grassroots advertising usually reserved for brand new companies?
Spamming my friends and family and asking them to come to Etsy and then getting rewarded for such, is an embarrassment to a three year old company with over 100,000 sellers!
That's a program that should have been implemented in the beginning! You can't roll back the clocks and do it NOW!
Now is the time for Etsy to give back for all the work we ALREADY did for you--for all the countless blog posts--button sharing--word-of-mouth ads we DID do! Sure, the newbies will get fired up and pimp Etsy for you--but what about the rest of us that got you where you are today?
Buy a freakin' ad.
Stats in stasis
After waiting 3 years for statistics, the real problem now is, what does Etsy plan to collect and make public, and what can the stores use. Based on experience, what sellers want is very different from what Etsy decides sellers need.
I can understand that etsy can't intervene in a case, but seriously, if I'm making copies of FAMOUS Widgets and get put in a very visible place on a website, it would make sense for someone to tell me that hey, that famous widget you make, do you have a license for that?
I guess I don't understand why a company like Etsy covers their eyes at this. We're not talking about combing through listings and things like that, but when it is right in front of them, just sayin'.
Knock it off
what makes me sad is that we have a huge community of creative people making incredible one of a kind items, and for some reason, the items Etsy chooses to promote are in many cases cookie-cutter knock-offs...The site starts to look like, boringly similar- like what you'd find at Target...
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