1. Setup on a better venue.
2. Just walk away.
Results: a lot less stress, more time to actually make things
Etsy is only powerful because you give it the power of numbers. The more people who walk away, the less power they will have. They don't deserve to be the face of handmade. Give that power to a venue that treats you and your business right!
Start taking away their power by not renewing, listing new items, or relisting. Effectively go on strike!
- Start searching other handmade venues for items before searching on Etsy.
- Purchase through your favorite handmade sellers other shops before resorting to their Etsy shop. You can ask them if they're on other venues, or look at their blogs or website for other shop widgets.