Speaking of retirement, which I did a couple of days ago, the end is also approaching for Etsy. No, no need to panic, Etsy itself is not being retired from the Internet, it’s not going to vanish at the end of the year and only be stored on the WayBack Machine or in the memories of those of advancing Internet years. The end is approaching for me and Etsy, and that simply for business reasons.
Screenshot Source: Etsy
I have no doubt that Etsy is a wonderful outlet for many, many people who use it, and some of the items on offer there are really out of this world as well as being unique and original. The platform, however, didn’t work for me. Plenty of people – well, five or six – came along and marked my books as a favorite, and there has been a steady if small trickle of visitors to the shop. That, however, is all. My own Internet store is doing far better than the Etsy, which hasn’t covered even the very minor charges they demand for including items.
So I am retiring Etsy from my selling portfolio during December, a minor cost saving but a big saving in time.
Love & Kisses, Viki.