Here are the top five reasons why I love Etsy:
1. Easy to use- I love shopping online and Etsy makes it convenient to shop local or global right from the comfort of my couch. I have purchased items from vendors as far away as Israel and Singapore! Just search a topic, select an item, correspond with the vendor if you have any questions and choose one of the multiple payment options to make your purchase.
2. Great customer service- Since many Etsy Shop owners are small (more like tiny) business owners, they lack the funds to advertise and rely on responsiveness and great customer service to make their mark. Etsy has a great system that enables you to rate your experience and see how others have graded shop owners so you can avoid the bad ones.
4. Endless, unique options- I admire creativity and am always on the hunt for “something different.” Etsy items are as varied as the shop owners who make them and are usually priced to fit any budget.
5. Women supporting women- I’m all about economic empowerment especially when it comes to women. Most Etsy shop owners are women and studies have shown that buying from women-owned enterprises helps both families and our broader communities thrive.
In support of all things Etsy, I’m starting a blog series on my favorite Etsy vendors! I’ll highlight the types of items they sell, what inspires them and discover their event passions. Stay tuned!