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reseller infestion part 2
If Etsy decided that hers is the maximum input/effort/control of the items, it might be legal.
If the items are being made and sent by the third-party in another country, it probably is NOT legal.
If you are not sure where the shop falls, report it with your reasons and evidence and let Etsy review and decide. Sometimes it helps.
In etsy's Dos and Don'ts
Production assistance for certain intermediary tasks in some crafts may be acceptable. The following policies govern use of production assistance in the creation of handmade items:
An assistant, under the direct supervision of the seller, may: assist with a portion of the creation process, list items in a shop, ship items, communicate with buyers, accounting or other record keeping.
A third-party vendor may be used for intermediary tasks in some crafts. Acceptable examples include, but are not limited to: printing the seller's original artwork, metal casting from the seller's original mold, or kiln firing the seller's handcrafted ceramic work.
A third-party vendor may not fulfill your orders to your Etsy customers on your behalf (no drop-shipping).
An assistant or third-party vendor's involvement may not comprise a majority share of a handmade item's creation.
O.k. this is embarrassing but I feel Like "Wendy Pepper" from Project Runway when it was obvious that "Doll House" made Karison's shoes.