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Vital things to know before and after opening and Etsy shop Answered

Imagine you have been selling on Etsy for years (in our case 4 years), and suddenly they shut down your store(s) without a legitimate reason and without you breaking any rule. After you have spent a lot of time building your customer base, reputation, etc this is utterly traumatic in every aspect you can think of.

We made this parody video reflecting our experience and that of many others who have suffered at the hands of Etsy. It's intended to educate those who have no idea about some of the ill practices they carry out and bring a bit of laughter to those already affected. More info published by the Daily Dot


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7 years ago

Keep finding and reading cases of people shut down on Etsy for no reason at all, it makes me sick to my stomach to see legitimate artisans screwed by Etsy while the well known rampant resellers are never touched and left alone to defraud Etsy buyers and while we have to hear Etsy lie to the media and us, the public, about how they are improving their service and cracking down on the so-called resellers.
The internet is getting filled with complaints about Etsy, read this one, it also refers people to a way they can fight back: http://www.justanswer.com/law/7qrzq-hi-i-own-ed-store-www-etsy-com-website.html