Many complaints have been made regarding Etsy's ineptness at handling their international customers. Well, there is a new site for those who sell handmade in the UK and Ireland.
We were twitted about MyEhive. It just opened this month. Their fee structure and listing limits are similar to BigCartel, including free shops. There are some stats available, varying based on the subscription level.
There are community forums.
They are currently offering a promotion to the first 100 stores to sign up.
The QueenBee at the site told us
"we watched esty and built in everything they left out that people really
So if you're in the UK or Ireland, you have another alternative. Let us know how it goes and we'll post a more comprehensive review of it as an alternative to Etsy!