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Etsy vs. Ruby Lane?
I had a shop on RL for two years. I left because of the high fees but I did enjoy the time I was there. To join your items and descriptions are critiqued before your shop can open and as I remember, that alone cost $50.00 after they give the OK. They do alot of advertising but if you want your shop to be visible, you must pay for the ad. RL has been around since 1998 so they have many loyal shoppers. Thy also have re-done the look of the site. I also have to give them credit for a site that is always up and running without problems and they have a live help person you can 'chat' with if you need immediate help with a question. I hope this info. helped you. :}
Just one other thing, I didn't like that they blocked listings due to price. If you had too many low ($20.00) priced items and you wanted to add another you couldn't list the item unless you charged a higher price. You could get around that a little bit by using the 'make an offer' option on your listing, but many of my items were low priced and I got tired of them controlling my prices.