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    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    Etsy Controversy: What is 20 cents Worth??

    Yesterday at 6:35pm (est) Matt from Etsy admin addressed the ongoing talk about sellers paying the 20 cent listing fee and what they get for that 20 cents. Matt told us that the 20 cents is a listing fee and being on the Recently Added Items is not guarenteed because of the amount of people selling and listing their items per day. Admin is working on featuring as many sellers as it possibly can but can't cover everyone.

    In just 24 hours, 137 pages have accumlated on this subject. Some people understood Etsy's point of view and others got angry with Etsy. I do agree that the 2 lines for Recently Added Items should be upped to 3 or 4 lines and that there is alot of clutter on the FP that needs to be reduced. With that said, I feel that sellers should feel appreciative that the listing fees have not been inflated because in this economy the price of everything is rising and Etsy is run by humans who can't do all for everyone.

    Use Etsy as an outlet to reach others in the world but don't solely rely on Etsy to sell your items for you. Look for other places to advertise. There are many free places to advertise like Twitter, Facebook, Myspace or put a free or cheap ad on a blog through Project Wonderful or join a Street Team (many of my sales have been through fellow street team members).

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